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While I am trying to Reboot or Shutdown my system using the menu, I am again routed to Login page. From the login page I am not able to shutdown or reboot the system, only thing i can do is to login.

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what happens if you try: sudo reboot or sudo poweroff ? – Alvar Dec 22 '11 at 20:46
"sudo shutdown -h now" works fine – Mikl Dec 22 '11 at 20:57
exactly the same symptoms:, except that i have not logged by myself using a few users – Mikl Dec 22 '11 at 21:08
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Freevo was the trouble maker. I uninstall Freevo and shutdown works fine.

Occasionally, i press CTRL+ALT+F9 and found Freevo, it was starting automatically on boot. I press exit and Freevo closed. After this i go to previos default tty (CTRL+ALT+F7), and then shutdown Ubuntu successfully. This i have found in logs:

/var/log/auth.log.1:503:Dec 18 01:33:34 m-desktop su[1069]: pam_unix(su:session): session closed for user freevo

I think that i was unable to shutdown, because of another user "freevo", which was logged in automatically on boot.

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