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Shutdown/Restart Issue

C. Beamer
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Hi All,

Recently, I've started to experience an issue when trying to restart
or shutdown my computer using the K menu "Log Out" selection, which
gives the options to "End Current Session", "Restart the Computer",
"Turn of the Computer" and of course, "Cancel".  If I select to
restart or turn off the computer, the computer will do neither.  My
monitor shuts down, but the computer itself neither restarts or shuts
off depending on which selection I've made.

I *can* restart or shutdown properly if I do it from the command line
in a terminal window.  This probably isn't a specific Gentoo issue.
It *could* be a KDE issue, but I haven't done anything to KDE.  When I
installed KDE in September, I emerged kde-meta.  I don't recall if
there have been updates since then, but I know that I could shutdown
or restart using the menu selection and no changes were made to KDE
since before this behaviour started.

This seemed to start around the same time as I upgraded mysql.  I
don't know specifically if that had anything to do with it.  I'm just
saying that this behaviour started around that time and up until then,
everything was fine.

Any ideas?

Regards,

Colleen

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Re: Shutdown/Restart Issue

Martins Steinbergs
On Friday 04 November 2005 20:49, C. Beamer wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Recently, I've started to experience an issue when trying to restart
> or shutdown my computer using the K menu "Log Out" selection, which
> gives the options to "End Current Session", "Restart the Computer",
> "Turn of the Computer" and of course, "Cancel".  If I select to
> restart or turn off the computer, the computer will do neither.  My
> monitor shuts down, but the computer itself neither restarts or shuts
> off depending on which selection I've made.

i,v run into this problem few weeks ago too with no luck fixing it. yes, and
sometimes shutdown from console fails too.
only guess in list was - "It seems X f***s up your video memory, or something
of this kind". Anyway should check forums and bugs for something similar.

martins

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Re: Shutdown/Restart Issue

Philip Webb
On Friday 04 November 2005 20:49, C. Beamer wrote:
> Recently, when trying to restart or shutdown my computer
> using the K menu "Log Out" selection, which gives the options
> to "End Current Session", "Restart the Computer", "Turn of the Computer".
> If I select to restart or turn off, my monitor shuts down,
> but the computer itself neither restarts or shuts off.

For "shut off", the problem could result from a recent kernel update,
if you didn't activate the config line to allow power management.
I'm not sure if that would affect "restart" as well.
That's just  1  suggestion: HTH.

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Re: Shutdown/Restart Issue

C. Beamer
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Philip Webb wrote:

>On Friday 04 November 2005 20:49, C. Beamer wrote:
>
>>Recently, when trying to restart or shutdown my computer
>>using the K menu "Log Out" selection, which gives the options
>>to "End Current Session", "Restart the Computer", "Turn of the Computer".
>>If I select to restart or turn off, my monitor shuts down,
>>but the computer itself neither restarts or shuts off.
>
>
>For "shut off", the problem could result from a recent kernel update,
>if you didn't activate the config line to allow power management.
>I'm not sure if that would affect "restart" as well.
>That's just 1 suggestion: HTH.
>

Not the case in this situation.  True, when I did an emerge recently,
it downloaded new kernel sources, but I haven't installed them yet.
(This is because I am working on something that has a deadline and
I've never updated the kernel in Gentoo before.  Despite the fact that
the Gentoo documentation is excellent, I don't want to risk making a
"boo-boo" and then being at a point where I might have to spend days
correcting my mistake.)

Regards,

Colleen
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Re: Shutdown/Restart Issue

C. Beamer
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Martins Steinbergs wrote:

>On Friday 04 November 2005 20:49, C. Beamer wrote:
>
>>Hi All,
>>
>>Recently, I've started to experience an issue when trying to restart
>>or shutdown my computer using the K menu "Log Out" selection, which
>>gives the options to "End Current Session", "Restart the Computer",
>>"Turn of the Computer" and of course, "Cancel". If I select to
>>restart or turn off the computer, the computer will do neither. My
>>monitor shuts down, but the computer itself neither restarts or shuts
>>off depending on which selection I've made.
>
>
>i,v run into this problem few weeks ago too with no luck fixing it. yes, and
>sometimes shutdown from console fails too.
>only guess in list was - "It seems X f***s up your video memory, or something
>of this kind". Anyway should check forums and bugs for something similar.


Well, I'm certainly not an authority here, but based on your comment,
I do recall that when I did a recent update (either the emerge of Open
Office 2.0 or the upgrade of MySQL), one of them changed some files
that were related to X and QT (sorry, this isn't a very good
description - I just saw the listing go by on the screen).  At the end
of the emerge, I got told that some configuration files in /etc had
changed and what to do to find out out the files were.  When I ran
etc-update, it then gave me 3 choices regarding what to do -1, -3, and
- -5.  I chose the -3 options, which replaces the config files.

However, even knowing this, and surmising that this might be the
problem, I have no idea what to do to correct it.

Regards,

Colleen
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