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I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and I am unable to shutdown via shutdown option. If I issue a shutdown the system goes back to the login prompt. I can shutdown the system only via terminal using sudo shutdown -h now. Let me know how to resolve this issue.

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First use sudo shutdown -P now instead of -h. Next try sudo shutdown -P now and again turn the computer ON. Now, try shutting it down using the GUI. –  green7 Apr 9 '13 at 11:17
no it wont works out @green7 –  blue Apr 10 '13 at 4:45
@green7- itried with that command. but it doesn't works out –  blue Apr 16 '13 at 9:27
I'm looking into it. Will get back with some solution. :) –  green7 Apr 16 '13 at 9:37
Do you have rabbitmq installed? Also please attach your ~/.xsession-errors file. –  green7 Apr 16 '13 at 10:25

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The problem might be due to rabbitmq being installed on your machine.

See this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rabbitmq-server/+bug/670289

Remove rabbitmq using:

sudo apt-get purge rabbitmq-server
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