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When I am logged in, I press shut down and it logs out. from the log in screen I try to shut down and nothing happens. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi Jan 19 '12 at 2:08

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It sounds like you are experiencing bug 838792. If this matches the issue you are facing, could you please follow the link and mark yourself as affected on the bug report? Thanks! – Christopher Kyle Horton Jan 18 '12 at 23:36
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! What to do with questions that describe known bugs? this has been reported on Launchpad and as such is now closed. – Marco Ceppi Jan 19 '12 at 2:08

From the bug report I linked to, it sounds like some people resolved this issue by various means:

  • Reinstalling all gnome-keyring packages
  • Running

    sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

    in a terminal, then removing the autologin-user= YOUR USERNAME line and running

    sudo shutdown -h now
  • Killing plexmediaserver, if installed
  • Doing a fresh reinstall of the whole OS

I have not tried any of these methods myself (I was previously affected but not anymore), so I cannot say from personal experience which of these would likely work for you. Be sure to backup any data before trying any of these suggestions.

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