Bug 470151 - poweroff fails
poweroff fails
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: upstart (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Casey Dahlin
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Reported: 2008-11-05 18:29 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-06-18 04:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:45:13 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2008-11-05 18:29:40 EST
I have no idea how to report this.

Twice now I have run long-running-command && poweroff from a console while the screensaver is running, and come back to fine shutdown failed. After a lot of three fingered salutes, the machine reboots. I leave the room to get a coffee.

I come back and see my gnome desktop: I am already logged in.

So two problems: shutdown fails, and then the next boot I get autologin.
Comment 1 Daniel Malmgren 2008-11-06 02:10:32 EST
Hmmm... So you try to shutdown the computer and instead of shutting down it reboots, right? When the shutdown fails, do you get any error messages that could be worth reporting?

And autologin is normally disabled? Sounds to me like something strange is happening with gdm (assuming you are using gdm).
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2008-11-06 02:48:14 EST
Instead of shutting down it starts to shut down then gets stuck. I have to keep ctrl+lt+deleting to get it to continue. I will get you info on where it gets stuck.

autologin is always disabled.
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2008-11-12 16:58:23 EST
Let's just concentrate on the first problem (which I can reproduce).

poweroff gets stuck. Will post more next time it happens.
Comment 4 Daniel Malmgren 2008-11-13 04:24:17 EST
Just to make sure this bug is correctly categorized; you do use initng right?
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2008-11-13 12:48:46 EST
Ah, no. Apparently not. Well, init-rg is not installed anyway.

I've installed it now, should I do anything else?
Comment 6 Daniel Malmgren 2008-11-13 13:32:52 EST
I didn't mean that you should install initng. I simply meant that if you haven't been using initng (which is a alternative to sysvinit or upstart, the systems that starts up your system) the bug is miscategorized. I don't really know where to put it, I'll try with upstart...
Comment 7 Casey Dahlin 2008-11-13 13:55:05 EST
Could be upstart. What does the console say when it gets stuck?
Comment 8 Need Real Name 2008-11-13 14:18:44 EST
Nothing useful. X quits, then I see the console saying something like "system going down for poweroff now!". If I continuously ctrl+alt+del I finally get it to shutdown.

I'll try and get the name of the service it gets stuck on, but I'm not sure that will help - what will?
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 23:50:36 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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