Difficult Shut Down
ubuntu at e-pops.org
Sat Mar 29 14:12:19 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 06:57 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> 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.
> Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
The "shut down" and "restart" buttons were not there until I was told
where to turn them on. They are indeed there now. <grin> Thanks
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