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On both 13.4 (and now after upgrading to 13.10) I find that I can not cycle the machine with a reboot because during the shutdown process the step of "Killing all remaining processes" fails:

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I can force a reboot with reboot -f that works but I don't want to reboot without the benefit of a graceful shutdown process (which the -f imposes). I guess it's also worth stating that the only major software that I've put on top of the base Ubuntu install is:

  • mySQL 2.4.6
  • Couchbase 2.1.x
  • PHP 5.3.x

As you can see from the screenshot it appears that mySQL and Couchbase have successfully shutdown and obviously PHP isn't a server process so I'm a little bit unsure what to do next.

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You are using reboot now which will drop you into maintenance mode. This is not a bug but can be confusing. If the command doesn't have any explicit option to it, it will drop into maintenance mode. Therefore please use shutdown -r now but if you feel this is a bug please comment here.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+bug/1065851

  • could it be located anywhere else? I don't have anything at /var/log/messages – ken Nov 27 '13 at 16:38
  • try /var/log/syslog - sorry – K2Chris1983 Nov 27 '13 at 17:06
  • ok, the last item in the log is the only mildly suspicious item: Nov 27 09:56:17 ubuntu rsyslogd-2039: Could not open output pipe '/dev/xconsole' [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2039 ]. It's worth noting that I'm using a headless configuration which doesn't use X. – ken Nov 27 '13 at 18:13
  • I have found reference to /dev/xconsole in /etc/rsyslog.d, also this is an interesting read: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsyslog/+bug/459730. Am going to remove and see where this leaves me. – ken Nov 27 '13 at 18:15
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    Try this shutdown -r now instead of reboot – K2Chris1983 Nov 27 '13 at 19:44

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