Shutdown button problem

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Shutdown button problem

Postby R791486 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:02 pm

The shutdown button on the panel does not work for me. I have been forcing the shutdown via a command line but I would prefer to click a button. How do I get it to work? Is there another button I could install say into plank?

I have switched from Ubuntu to Lubuntu. I am using 12.04.

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Re: Shutdown button problem

Postby Rex Bouwense » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:34 pm

Welcome to the lxde forum. First, Lubuntu 12.04 has already reached its end of life and is no loger supported. It hasn't been supported since October. Ubuntu 12.04 is still supported. Did you install Ubuntu 12.04 and then install lxde over it? or Did you install Lubuntu 12.04? I am not sure that it should make any difference as far as the power button is concerned though.

edit: After I posted, I found this thread.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2116032
The comments may very well lead you to a solution, especially those by sudodus. Welcome again.
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Re: Shutdown button problem

Postby R791486 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:17 pm

Thank you for the suggestion. I have tried:

Isudo vi /etc/default/grub
set
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi=noirq quiet splash"

then

sudo update-grub


I have deleted the shutdown icon from the panel and so can not try the change. I thought the button might be corrupted and intended to reinstall. Do you know how to restore the shutdown icon? Which panel item will bring it back?

I have installed lubuntu into Ubunt 12.04. I did not do a fresh install of lubuntu.
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Re: Shutdown button problem

Postby Rex Bouwense » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:28 pm

Here you go.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubun ... _add_it.3F
You did understand that Lubuntu 12.04 is dead. It sounds like you have Ubuntu 12.04 with the lxde desktop unless I have misunderstood you.
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Re: Shutdown button problem

Postby R791486 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:37 pm

Thanks for the links, which I am reading now.

Yes I think I have Ubuntu with lxde but when I log in I choose lubuntu as the system. I know I did not download Lubuntu but does the login option imply anthing about what I have installed.
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Re: Shutdown button problem

Postby R791486 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:15 pm

I have not been able to get the shutdown Icon to go back into the panel.

In the menu there is an item for logout, and else where for shutdown. Both do not work. Is it because the commands are lubuntu and my underlying system is Ubuntu? Should the commands be changed to refer to ubuntu instead of lubuntu? I don't think so from the following:

robins@office:~$ whereis logout
logout: /usr/share/man/man3/logout.3.gz
robins@office:~$ whereis ubuntu-logout
ubuntu-logout:
robins@office:~$ whereis lubuntu-logout
lubuntu-logout: /usr/bin/lubuntu-logout /usr/bin/X11/lubuntu-logout
robins@office:~$


So why do you think it is not loging out or closing down via the buttons?
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Re: Shutdown button problem

Postby Rex Bouwense » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:19 pm

You have Ubuntu + LXDE which essentially is Lubuntu. There are probably very minor differences. Unless you uninstalled the Ubuntu unique libraries they are still on your computer. That is not a problem unless you have a small hard drive and need the space. There are probably many people using 12.04 with LXDE because there has never been a LTS version of Lubuntu and one is not scheduled to be released until 14.04. We are all awaiting that release because the versions that are still active 12.10, 13.04, and 13.10 are due to reach end of life in April 2014, January 2014, and July 2014. Since they moved the support for versions to nine months you are talking about a lot of re-installs (every nine months if you want the latest and greatest).
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Re: Shutdown button problem

Postby Rex Bouwense » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:21 pm

First question. No.
Second question. I don't know. Wait. More research required.

Edit:
Did follow the instructions that were provided in the previous post?
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Re: Shutdown button problem

Postby R791486 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:35 pm

Rex Bouwense wrote:First question. No.
Second question. I don't know. Wait. More research required.

Edit:
Did follow the instructions that were provided in the previous post?

I got into a slight muddle over following
After that, please right click on LXPanel > Add/Remove Panel Items > Add > Application Launch Bar > Add > double click on Application Launch Bar > Preferences > select Shutdown from the list and on the right and then click "Add" > Close > Close


But as the items are in the menu I assume I did it ok.
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Re: Shutdown button problem

Postby Rex Bouwense » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:54 pm

So now you have the power button back on the LXPanel but it doesn't do anything.
Are you the only user on this computer? If you are, create a second user. That will give you a brand new default LXPanel for that user only.
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