Stop button not working

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Apr 20 02:15:28 UTC 2010

On 04/19/2010 04:52 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 04/19/2010 04:32 AM, Freddy Van Ingelgom wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am new to this list.
> Welcome to the list.
>> I have a Ubuntu 9.10 on a Dell Inspiron 17 with a strange problem: sometimes
>> it refuses to stop, the appropriate button opens a window with  buttons stop
>> and restart, but these are not reacting: system continuous to run and does
>> not stop. I that case I have to open a terminal, sudo halt, and then the
>> system stops normally.
>> This weekend I installed *on another desktop computer* Ubuntu 10.04 beta 2,
>> and I experience the same problem!
>> Is this problem being reported already? Where can I find the solution?
> When you say "stop" are you referring to "Shutdown"? One possibility
> would be to try 'acpi=force' in the grub start command line & see if
> that might help. You can sort through some of these to see if you can
> find something specific to your systems:
> <'t+power+off&>

Amongst the myriad of other possibilities, throw this one into the fray:
[openoffice quicklaunch prevents from closing gnome session]
Just confirmed on lucid 10.04...

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