Bug 498620 - shutdown/reboot from logged in session does not work
shutdown/reboot from logged in session does not work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-01 10:46 EDT by Tom Horsley
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:18 EDT (History)
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Description Tom Horsley 2009-05-01 10:46:33 EDT
Description of problem:

I have a feeling this is probably a duplicate since I see a lot of complaints
about it, but I can't quite find an existing bugzilla that doesn't read like
a slightly different problem. What I see is:

I'm logged into a gnome session as an ordinary user.

I got to the system menu, pick shutdown, then click the Restart button
in the dialog that pops up.

Sometimes the system will shutdown and reboot, sometimes it won't.

When it doesn't, X does go away, I see console messages about the system
going down immediately, but it doesn't, it hangs instead. If, at this point,
I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del, then the reboot actually proceeds, all the messages
from services being stopped scroll past, and the system reboots.

At least once when the system did go ahead and reboot, I found the root
filesystem got fsck errors and had to do the recovering journal and
clearing orphan inode thing (this is ext3). So apparently when it shutdown
it didn't manage to cleanly shutdown.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Hard to guess which component since I'm merely starting this from the gnome
menu, but I don't know that gnome is at fault. However, the most recent
gnome desktop update is:


How reproducible:
Most of the time I get the hang, but not always. The unclean filesystem only
happened once so far.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.see above
Actual results:
Hangs rather than completing the reboot process

Expected results:

Additional info:
If I just type "reboot" in a terminal, that always seems to work OK, which is
why I suspect gnome is involved somehow. Typing reboot behind gnome's back
does tend to get gnome really excited and popup lots of unexpected shutdown
dialog boxes while X is still there to show them.
Comment 1 Benjamin Bellec 2009-05-04 05:55:49 EDT
I have exactly the same problem.
I use an Athlon XP (i586), F11 Preview Gnome LiveCD x86 (updated).
The packages used are :
- gnome-desktop-2.26.1-4.fc11.i586
- kernel-

But in my case, I don't remember to have issues with the filesystem (ext4).
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:56:59 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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