Ubuntu :: Installed Kubuntu Desktop And No Shutdown Or Restart In KDE

May 11, 2010

I just recently installed Kubuntu desktop onto Ubuntu and I don't have any shutdown or restart options shown in KDE, but they show up in Gnome. I initially installed Kubuntu using GDM instead of KDM and switched to KDM when I saw that my Gnome taskbars overlayed my KDE taskbars. To switch from GDM to KDM I used the following command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm

After enabling KDM the terminal suggested a command to configure KDM, however I can't remember the command. I ran it and I got a message that KDM was already configured.

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Ubuntu Security :: Installed Prixfixe Through Software Center To Edit The Menus - Restart/shutdown Buttons Didn't Work?

Jan 21, 2011

I run apache on a non standard port(82).I just installed unity to play around with it and while I was playing with it I installed prixfixe through software center to edit the menus.While prixfixe was installing my computer was acting very slow which was odd, but not completely unusual.During this time I ran ps aux which showed that my apache server was taking up most of the processing power.I was about to stop my web server,but I waited just in case the web server was updating a few things (I run ampache).

My computer finished installing the software and then I ran some command with sudo (I can't remember what the command was), but it threw back some message saying "setid blabla". I restarted my computer and when I got to my gdm my normal user account did not show up. There were no accounts and the restart/shutdown buttons didn't work.Now I'm running on a livecd and checking out my apache access logs, apache error logs,and kernel logs,but nothing looks out of place..

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OpenSUSE Install :: Shutdown / Restart Screen Distortion With Logout Desktop Effect

Mar 28, 2011

When trying to "Leave" the system (either via the small button on the lower right of the taskbar or by right clicking on the Desktop and selecting "Leave") the logout / shutdown / restart screen comes up. I have the "Logout" desktop effect activated, which is supposed to desaturated the background when the Leave screen appears. However, instead of simply greying out the background, the image on the desktop and the rest of the screen also gets slightly distorted, with seemingly random distortion effects cropping up all over the place (e.g. horizontal lines or large blurs).

These distortions are different every time the Leave screen comes up. The Leave screen itself is displayed fine, and apart from the dodgy background I have no other issues with the whole process (the system shuts down or restarts properly according to my choice). I am using the Radeon drivers, and all other desktop effects I have on (Magic lamb, cover switch, present windows, etc) work fine and without a hitch. It's only the Logout effect that seems to glitch. Are the distortions intentionally created by the effect in order to emphasize the focus on the Leave screen?

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Ubuntu :: Uninstall The Packages That Were Installed As Part Of Kubuntu Desktop

Mar 11, 2010

I am trying to uninstall the packages that were installed as part of kubuntu desktop. I have gotten ~3 quarters of them, but didn't know if there was a better way than trying to pore over synaptic.

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Debian Multimedia :: 8.2 Installed With KDE Desktop - No Shutdown

Oct 9, 2015

I have debian 8.2 installed with kde desktop. When I try to shutdown the system sometimes, nothing happens. the desktop stays put. i can continue working though..the system does not freeze. The only option is to log into the terminal as su and shutdown with the shutdown command.

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Dec 2, 2010

I installed kubuntu few days back. By clicking blindly I lost my desktop - I mean it is working fine but there are no icons on the desktop and there is no task bar with list of programs.

How can I reset to the initial stage when i first installed?

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Ubuntu :: Can't Boot In Kubuntu After Restart The Pc

Oct 2, 2010

I have a new Dell 3500 laptop with a dualboot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 10.04. Directly after installing Kubuntu the pc was able to restart without problems. However having shutdown the pc once and restart again it fails to boot in Kubuntu.

No error messages are shown, nothing at all. What happens after selecting Kubuntu in OS's, for a couple of seconds a bar ("-") flashes upper left corner of the screen. After that the screen goes entirely black (as if it were shut off).

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Shutdown Or Restart 10.04

May 17, 2010

I have a recently new, less than 2 weeks old, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installl. It is a clean install since the prior install of 10.04 LTS decided it would no longer allow me to login.

My problem is that I cannot shutdown or restart my machine. And I have no idea why it happened.

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Ubuntu :: 11.04 Won't Restart Or Shutdown?

Apr 28, 2011

I have just installed 11.04 on my Acer Z5610 and it won't shutdown or even restart noramally. I have to force shutdown every time. I installed the ati graphics drivers but still no change. What could be wrong?I have reinstalled 4 times, using usb and cd.

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Ubuntu :: Once Shutdown Cant Restart It Again ?

Jul 8, 2011

I have assembled an Intel D915PDT Administration Intel Desktop motherboard with an Intel 651 Processor which has 3.40 GHz 800 MHz FSB 2MB L2 Cache and 1GB DDR1 400 MHz RAM also GeForce 8400GS 512 Graphics Cards. But this PC have a problem, if once I shut it down I cant restart it again, but the next day it works properly. I tried in various operating systems like Windows XP service pack 2, pack 1, Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate 32bit and I have checked several times the BIOS settings properly but the problem is still the same.

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Software :: Can't Restart Kubuntu 8.04

Feb 21, 2009

Due to a configuration problem with the NVIDIA video card I deleted the file xorg.conf but from that moment on the only thing I can see is the login dialog box (name and password) that continuously reappears after any login attempt of mine (the password, however is recognized). I thought it was a KDE problem, so, in recovery mode I even tried to solve it by typing this shell command: sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart but unsuccessfully as everything remains as before.

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Ubuntu :: Shutdown/Restart Doesn't Do Anything In 9.10

Feb 19, 2010

I'm in 9.10, I had KDE 4.3 now with SC 4.4, and it doesn't reboot or shut down from any graphical way I can access. Power management works otherwise, and I can shut down from the command line.

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Ubuntu :: No Shutdown Or Restart Button?

Apr 3, 2011

I have just installed ubuntu 10.10 so i am new to linux operating systems.In the top right hand corner where the shutdown button is with the options to restart, mine is not there.Could someone please tell me how to get back this button or another way that I restart so I can access my windows boot?

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Ubuntu :: Won't Shutdown - Restart Or Hibernate

May 3, 2011

Whatever I do, I can't get my linux to reboot, shutdown or hibernate.

Here is some new info:

I am using stripped down xfce4 with compiz and emerald.

Here's my .xinitrc


and my startup script


1. My login manager is SLIM which I use to autologin.




3. Here is what happens when I try to reboot with the .xinitrc file I published above - it freezes on console login screen: [url]

4. Here is what happens if I change the .xinitrc file to this:


And script file:


It won't even login: [url]

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Ubuntu :: Kubuntu Blue Screen On Shutdown Even Though Uninstalled KDE?

Feb 18, 2011

Everytime I shut down my netbook the blue Kubuntu Screen comes instead of the Red Ubuntu Screen. I don't want the Blue Kubuntu Screen, I want the RED Ubuntu Screen. How do I do this? I tried installing KDE and KDE for netbooks, and KDE default settings (all from software center). What else do I need to do to get rid of this blue screen?

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Ubuntu :: No Sound And No Shutdown/restart Options?

May 3, 2010

This is a really weird issue. I'm using 10.04 and on occasion when I boot into Ubuntu the sound doesn't work along with losing the ability to shutdown via the menu. When I click shutdown it just logs out. I need to shut down my PC by using the terminal.

It's strange because the sound and shutdown work as expected most of the time. The issue is seemingly random.

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May 21, 2010

I installed 10.04 on my old Dell Inspiron 600m laptop. After using it for about an hour, I was suddenly had no option to shutdown or restart the system when logged in on the main and only account. The 'Shut Down' applet on my bar was greyed out and the shutdown option was missing from the system menu.

I removed the 'Shut Down" applet and was unable to re-add it afterwards (wasn't a selection when adding to panel). If I log off, selecting shutdown or restart from the login screen does nothing.

'Sudo shutdown now' will shut it down, though it won't power the system off; it just hangs on an all-white screen.

I saw other posts suggesting Open Office Quickstart was the culprit, though I am not running this.

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Ubuntu :: Shutdown Or Restart Laptop Freezes With 10.04

Jul 13, 2010

sometime when i try to shutdown or restart my laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 it freezes and this is the last message : init: gdm main process (991) killed by KILL signalith status 255nal executable binary formats[ OK ] *Stopping Likewise DCE/RPC Endpoint Mapper: dcerpcd i could not find shutdown log file if is needed where is it?

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Ubuntu :: Shutdown - Restart And Logout Buttons Will Not Do Anything

Nov 5, 2010

On two of my machines that have Ubuntu 10.10 on them, I cannot shut down, restart or log out by pressing the "power button" on Gnome panel. I can not even do "Alt + Ctl + Backspace" either. However, I can shutdown or restart by: Quote: sudo shutdown -h now sudo shutdown -r now

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Ubuntu :: See Console Text On Restart/shutdown?

Aug 4, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on an IBM Thinkpad T60, when I try to Logoff, Restart, or Shutdown the system just goes to a black screen and I'm forced to do a hard reset to restart the system. I did a reinstall and things seemed to be working fine until I applied updates and reloaded my package list from my previous install then I got the same conditions as before. I suspect that this my be a result of a bad package or update. What I want to know is if their is a way to display console text of the shutdown process so I can see where the system hangs and possibly remove the problem application. I have an AMD 64 bit desktop running with the same package lists and have no issues I suspect it is a hardware specific issue for the laptop or an error with a 32 bit install.

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Ubuntu :: User Can't Shutdown, Logout, Restart?

Sep 29, 2010

My normal day to day user can't shutdown, restart, logout, etc...It just doesn't do anything at all when I try. This wasn't the case three days ago, just fresh installed and seeing the same problem (so it must be some setting saved in my home folder which wasn't wiped).

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Jan 19, 2011

Running Ubuntu 10.10 on a Gateway laptop (new). When I select "shutdown," it does a restart instead. All latest updates and additional drivers are installed. I may have upgraded to 10.10 from 10.04 - can't recall now. I have 10.10 on a Toshiba laptop that works fine.

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Ubuntu :: Kubuntu Desktop Start - Shows Terminal After Login And Cant Get My Desktop Back

Jul 4, 2010

Have recently tried to start ubuntu with kubuntu-desktop, but as I reboot my computer kubuntu only shows the terminal after the login and I cant get my desktop back.

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Ubuntu :: Restart - Shutdown Requires Root Password ?

Jan 11, 2010

I have been having a small problem since I upgraded from Jaunty to Karmic, whenever I shutdown or restart, root password is required due to multiple users being logged-in.

I have run ck-list-sessions, however I can not trace where (or what) session 5 is.


Since I have MythTV installed and there was a similar bug, I tried the following solution without any success: [url].

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Ubuntu :: Boot Priority Change With Every Restart After Shutdown

Mar 4, 2010

Whenever I start my PC, the information of 'First Boot device' in BIOS changes from hard disk to CD-Rom. It happens with new start, I mean, if I restart my computer after resetting First boot device to hard disk, then priority does not change. Just as I switch on computer, a black screen appears with the message:
CMOS - checksum error - defaults loaded
press F1 to continue, DEL to enter setup

Recently it used to happen, that PC was not reading my hard disk containing GRUB. I have 2 hard disks. I switched the power cables of two hard disks. After that, both hard disks were shown by BIOS but the above mentioned error started appearing. Also grub takes too much time to load. It takes almost 20 seconds. Earlier I was using 'Puppy Linux'. In that, Grub was loading in fraction of second.

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Ubuntu :: Disable Shutdown And Restart Dialog Window?

May 12, 2010

Is there a way to disable the window that pops up after you hit shutdown or restart so that Ubuntu restarts and shutdowns after one click?

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Ubuntu :: System Restart After Total Shutdown Command?

May 18, 2010

am starting to get this figured out. finally got the wifi working on a HP touchsmart tx2 laptop and once i give ubuntu a total system shutdown command this system restarts, is this normal or do i need to fix something?

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Ubuntu :: Hide Verbose Messages On Restart / Shutdown?

Jul 8, 2010

I have Lucid installed on two PCs. The PCs are identical except one uses the on-board Intel G33 video controller while the other has an nvidia 210 video card attached. The nvidia PC restarts/shuts down without showing any console text messages, however the Intel based PC has the following problem. The software on both machines is identical (except for the nvidia packages).

On restart or shutdown on the intel based PC plymouth gives way to a console for 2 or 3 seconds showing the following (none of which are errors as far as i know)...

Broadcast Message from root@xyz-desktop
(unknown) at 11:44 ...
The System is going down for restart NOW!
* Deactivating Swap ...
* Unmounting weak filesystems ...


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Ubuntu :: 10.10 Suspend/restart/shutdown/logout Often Freezes?

Oct 21, 2010

Lenovo X200 notebook, 64bit maverick, external monitor connected through DisplayPort, fast SSD drive, encrypted homeI'm almost positive these issues were non existent after installing 10.10RC, but I'm not 100% sure. Maybe I will install it again to check it outAnyway, when I try to suspend/restart/shutdown/logout the system often freezes, showing the console with the similar output:I know this guy is running Ubuntu in VM, but I have very similar ouput, except the last usplash line.But the first line I always have in the output is the infamousQuote:GLIb-WARNING **: getpwid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)On a very rare occassion, the system hanged while booting (showing the above glib line as well. But that's quite rare, so I'm not that concerned.

Now, sometimes it does respond to ctrl+alt+delete after freezing, and after I hit this combination, another line appears (from memory):Quote:Init: rc main process killed by TERM signalChecking for running unattended-upgradesBut that's it, I cannot do anything else, only hard reset, which is especially painful when I suspend in the middle of work...There is no interesting information in the logs - a few messages in the kern.log, but nothing I think would show the culpritEDIT: other than that, the machine is very stable and I have no issues with it. It also worked perfectly on lucid 32bit.

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Ubuntu :: How To Allow Normal User Shutdown And Restart Without Password

Jan 28, 2011

I have Ubuntu 10.10.How to allow normal user shutdown and restart without password?

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