I am using a Dell Inspiron 3521 series, with dual boot (Wndows7 and Ubuntu 12.04). Since 2 days, I am encountering a shutdown problem. When I shut down Ubuntu, it returns to login screen. What can be the problem and how can I solve it?


Once it gets rebooted and retuerns to the login screen. Login through the root and use the below command,

shutdown -h now

This will helps to shutdown the machine.

  • Every time I shutdown, should I type this command ? – Ganesh Prasad Jan 9 '15 at 7:06
  • Yes type the command in the Terminal. – vembutech Jan 9 '15 at 7:07
  • You can also use 'sudo poweroff' command... – saptarshi nag Jan 9 '15 at 7:07
  • My Ubuntu 12.04 is running in 2D mode. Many features will not be available. what is the solution ? – Ganesh Prasad Jan 9 '15 at 7:10
  • if i wrote C/C++ programs, how should i compile those programs ? and in which dir i find those programmes? – Ganesh Prasad Jan 9 '15 at 7:12

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