6.10 not shutting power off
John at DMJ-Consultancy.co.uk
Fri Nov 17 11:25:48 UTC 2006
Francisco Borges wrote:
> : On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 12:33AM +0000, John wrote:
>> I'm a recent convert to Ubuntu and have installed 6.10 (ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso) on my (rather
>> ancient, in computer years) Dell Inspiron laptop (7000).
>> Whereas all previous operating systems, including SuSE 10.0, have
>> shutdown and switched off the power, U6.10 does not.
>> I've tried a live U6.06 and this works fine.
>> What's happened in 6.10 and how can I put the matter right?
> I also own a Dell Inspiron (6400) that is running 6.10.
> It powers off normally.
> Two observations:
> I am running Kubuntu (i.e. KDE), if you search the Ubuntu bug list, you
> will see some bugs related to people being unable to logoff from Gnome.
> (Gnome logout fails regularly for me). Could this be your problem? That
> you are trying to shutdown from inside Gnome, and Gnome won't do it
> because it's locked?
> That happens because some other program holds Gnome, and as far as I
> could tell, Gnome itself is unable to catch programs that don't behave
> as it expects. Can somebody that knows Gnome better comment on this last
> Rarely on 6.06 running KDE, the system would indeed fail to power
> off. But that has been rare, once, or at most twice, a month.
Thanks, Francisco. I'll check out the bug report.
I tried a live version of Kubuntu 6.10 (kubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso)
to ensure that no Gnome was about; when shutting down it gets to the
disk eject and says press enter to continue' but does not respond to the
keyboard at all.
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