Difficult Shut Down

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 29 04:02:17 UTC 2008

--- Joseph <ubuntu at e-pops.org> wrote:

> I am having difficulty a lot with shut downs.  I
> click the red and white
> shut down button which gives [I think] six choices
> of what to do....
> such as hibernate, shut down, restart, etc.
> When I click the button and the choice screen comes
> up, there's no
> restart or shut down buttons.  There's only the "Log
> out, lock screen,
> switch user, suspend, and hibernate" buttons. 
> Therefore I have to do a
> sudden shut down by pushing the power button.
> Why do the shut down and restart buttons not show up
> and how can I get
> them back and keep them?
> Thanks
Not a good idea to force shutdown as you describe. You
can not only lose data but corrupt the file system.
Do just what you said you were doing and choose the
first icon in the list of options, ie., log out. This
will bring you back to the login screen. From there
click the bottom right icon which will bring up
another popup menu that has "shutdown" at the bottom
of the list. Click the shutdown item and you system
will shutdown and turn off your computer. I think
that's the way it's supposed to work and the way it
works for me.
If you go to top menu bar and select System -> quit,
it works the same way.  Hope that helps and good luck,

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

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