[ubuntu-uk] Computer restarts on shutdown

Anton Kanishchev antonk20117 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 22:24:29 UTC 2012

What you could do is to patch 12.04 installation fully.
Then try to shut down from terminal. If that works consistently (might do)
then it is a software bug or error. If it isn't it is likely to be another
issue. If you are still under warranty and /or lenovo phone support is
free/not expensive you could try calling them to see whether it is a known
issue. You can could also manually check the lenovo website for updates.
Is this problem new or has it been present for a while?
Could you check whether it restarts instead of shutdown on both battery and
main, some similarly if there are any programs that are running when you
On Oct 4, 2012 9:45 PM, "Simon Greenwood" <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 4 October 2012 21:11, James Morrissey <morrissey.james1 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have been having a problem with a new machine.
>> Occasionally when i go to shut it down, it restarts instead. If i try
>> and shut it down again, once it has rebooted to the login in screen,
>> it shuts down completely.
>> Sometimes it plays up and sometimes it doesn't i haven't be able to
>> work out what causes it.
>> I have read elsewhere that this might be a power setting in the BIOS,
>> but i think not as i) it doesn't happen in windows (which i dual boot)
>> and ii) it only happens some of the time and never if i shutdown
>> straight from the login screen.
>> Its not a world-ending problem, but its a bit of a hassle if i am in a
>> rush to go somewhere and want to shut my machine down and it decides
>> to restart.
>> All of this takes place when shutting down via the cog in the top
>> right of the panel.
>> I've had this question kicking around the forums for a couple of weeks
>> , but nothing has really come up. Someone suggested looking at the
>> logs, but i am not sure where i'd be looking or what i'd be looking
>> for.
>> I was wondering if anyone on here might have any ideas.
> Checking logs would be a good answer. You can use Log File Viewer and try
> and things like Error or Warning in syslog (or, 'rror' or 'arning' - comes
> in useful more often than you might think) but if it's an abrupt failure
> being caused by something in BIOS or hardware it is less likely to log. If
> there were any example logs in the forums you're looking in you could
> search for those as well.
> It does sound like a BIOS issue more than anything as it's going to be in
> something like the suspend or hibernate process and that it's not
> recovering properly.
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