Shutdown/restart don't work from X

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri May 9 23:20:55 UTC 2008


On 05/09/2008 01:13 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 05/08/2008 06:58 PM, Avi Schwartz wrote:
>> For some reason shutdown/restart/log out don't work from X.  All X based
>> application are terminated and I am left with what looks like the root
>> window displaying the Heron background. To shutdown I need to switch to
>> a virtual terminal and shutdown from there as root.  I can also restart
>> gdm and then get back the GUI login screen.
>> 
>> Any idea how to fix this (I think) gdm problem?
>> 
>> Avi
>> 
>> 
> 
> This worked for me on my old Clevo (350Mhz):
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.22/+bug/119308
> See:
> <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.22/+bug/119308/comments/36>
> 
> And filed for hardy:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/181892
> 
> 
> 
> 

Added note: Do sudo gedit /etc/modules. Add the following line, then save:
apm power_off=1

worked for me. I didn't have to add anything to the menu.lst option.






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