HOW do you turn off your Ubuntu boxes?

Bill Davidson harley7 at
Sat Dec 2 01:18:19 UTC 2006

Maybe this forum thread will help. It seems you're not alone with this 


Gerry Visel wrote:
>    Since I upgraded to Edgy, my computer will not turn off when I "shut
> it down."  It goes to the Kubuntu desplash screen, walks across its
> progress bar, flashes a black screen, and then returns to the splash
> screen and sits.  No drive activity thereafter.  I have to hold the
> power switch down for five seconds to shut it down.
>    Dapper behaved properly and shut off the box after the desplash
> screen progress bar got to the end.  
>    Is there something I can do to get this behavior back?
> Thanks,
> Gerry

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