Difficult Shut Down

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat Mar 29 12:57:30 UTC 2008

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- 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
> Joseph,
> 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
    On Ubuntu version 7.1 there is a small red square in the top right 
corner. Click that and see if the choice to quit is there.



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