Why unable to soft boot (11.04)?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 20 09:35:57 UTC 2011

On 20 September 2011 10:22, Steve Flynn <anothermindbomb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 9:53 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 20 September 2011 01:14, Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > My ubuntu (11.04) machine is unable to soft reboot
>> What is a soft reboot?
> The kind of reboot you get when you hit Control-Alt-Delete in Windows or
> issue 'shutdown -r now' in Linux. Hard reboot would be hitting the power
> button or the reset switch on the motherboard.

Oh, so restart in fact?

@OP: assuming that you mean you cannot restart, how are you trying to
achieve that?
What happens when you attempt it?
Which version of Ubuntu are you using (run cat /etc/issue in a
terminal if you do not know)?
If you open a terminal and enter
sudo shutdown -r now
and enter your password, does it restart?


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