I have to manually shut down and to enter my SDA crypt pass and my user pass over again.

How do I force the poweroff without having to hit the power button, or get back to a login screen. Nobody has answered this for multiple people.

Ctrl+Alt+F1 does nothing, my console is gone.

How can I get back to the login screen when ubuntu 13.04 freezes.

  • I would be alot more calm but this is the 50th time it's froze, and ALL I tried to do THIS TIME was open VLC, any little thing is causing an overload! This didn't happen in 12.04 for me D: Not ever to this degree and nobody anywhere on this website is answering anyones question for this and it's getting to be a big issue. I'm to scared to even move my files from my external to 13.04 tbh. Also thanks for the edit. Lol – Nate McFly May 13 '13 at 22:01
  • I've had similar problems with 13.04. I don't consider it very stable yet. – Seth May 13 '13 at 22:04
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    been running xubuntu 13.04 since beta and it is very stable here, i would try to SSH into the frozen system and try the reboot command, after trying to see what happened, you can try the REISUB thing, rarely works for me when it freezes – GM-Script-Writer-62850 May 13 '13 at 22:11
  • SSH into frozen system? Better exp please? Also note: I can't reboot/restart ubuntu >.> I'm actually running it on a laptop that has no screen connected to a monitor because I broke it one day when I still had windows, that's when my friend showed me what linux was lmfao.... – Nate McFly May 13 '13 at 22:37
  • What make/model is your laptop, there may be certain driver/graphics (might explain the complete unresponsive freeze) issues with the new version, also does your keyboard have a "fn" key - this is often used to save space on keyboards - but you may need to use with "F1" (just a thought; unless ctrl+alt+F1 brings up tty1 normally) – Mateo May 14 '13 at 2:16

If it locks up completely, you can REISUB it, which is a safer alternative to just cold rebooting the computer.


While holding Alt and the SysReq(Print Screen) keys, type R E I S U B.

R: Switch to XLATE mode E: Send Terminate signal to all processes except for init I: Send Kill signal to all processes except for init S: Sync all mounted filesystems U: Remount filesystems as read-only B: Reboot

REISUB is BUSIER backwards, as in "The System is busier than it should be", if you need to remember it. Or mnemonically - R)eboot, E)ven, I)f, S)ystem, U)tterly, B)roken.

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