Can't shutdown or logout

Liam Proven lproven at
Fri Jun 25 09:25:28 UTC 2010

On 25 June 2010 00:49, Li Li <li2005lilly at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 17:37 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
>> Anyone met this one?
>> My laptop is functioning perfectly, with a desktop spread across its
>> internal & an external monitor. (Mint 9, which is to say, Ubuntu
>> 10.04. Suspend or hibernate and resume doesn't work but I can live
>> with that.)
>> The only snag is, it completely ignores me when I try to log out or
>> shut down. Nothing happens, no error, zero.
> I see the same thing with Mint 9, and since I'm frequently re-booting to
> play around with the Maverick alpha, it's annoying.  I don't see
> anything with top or htop that could be holding the session open either.
> Another Mint annoyance: they don't run a listserv, only a forum (hate
> hate hate them!).  Have you asked there?  If not, I'll get one of my
> mates who has more tolerance for HTML stupidity to ask for us both.

Strongly agree. I don't like webfora myself. No, I've not asked; I might do.

TBH I am considering reverting to vanilla Ubuntu. I use Mint on
another project so I tend to run it on my laptop, but as I'm using my
laptop for a work project ATM, I'd kinda rather be running the more
"mainstream" OS.

I'm also waiting for the new Crunchbang to go final. Debian is quicker
than *buntu on this machine, but life is too short to get all my
hardware etc. working in raw Debian. Crunchbang was fun but not
noticeably quicker than Ubuntu 9/Mint 7. I will give the new
Debian-based #! a look, though, when it's final.

Another weird gotcha is that despite my elderly AMD Radeon Mobility
graphics chipset with just 16MB of VRAM, on Lucid, Compiz worked
fairly well and I could use the Netbook Remix launcher, which works
well on my internal 1024×768 screen. The screen fonts in the launcher
were the wrong colour - I've filed a bug which many people have now
also reported - but it worked.

But on Isadora, I only get the option of Netbook 2D, which does not
work so well.

Either way, suspend/resume, which finally started working in 9.10, has
completely failed in *buntu 10, which is a PITA. Thus far, the
improved boot/shutdown time is worth it...

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