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    Default No hibernate or shut down options after strange crash

    Using openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 GNOME 3.4.

    I just turned on the laptop, and just after half a minute or so after having openSUSE started I got a strange message that looked like the new "death screen" of Windows 8 when there's a fatal error: "An error has been found and the system cannot recover itself, please end session" or something like that, with the picture of a computer with sad face. Restarted and now if I want to shut down or restart I have to log out because... there's no shutdown, hibernate or restart options normally anymore!

    What happened!? Someone please help me...

    EDIT: It's very similar to what this guy got (when I press ALT the option suspend is replaced by the option power off), but in my case it happened after that freaking strange crash. I have all my system packages updated through Yast... What I want is the options (or MY ENTIRE SYSTEM) all back to normal, perhaps 12.2 was indeed released a more unstable than 12.1...

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    Default Re: No hibernate or shut down options after strange crash

    I talked with my friend about this and told me this was indeed the crash I should be expecting when referring back to this very issue in that thread (so if you check mr Lwfinger was actually right, this is not the same crash as the Broadcom infamous one), with the difference that in my friend's case he wasn't able to start openSUSE normally anymore and he had to do a clean reinstall again. I at least am able to still use my system but with the issues I mention in my first post above.

    My friend was a bit surprised because I didn't get the sad face crash in this whole time until we found out why: the "culprit" was the system update. He updated his system right after finishing installing his system, I did just yesterday.

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    Default Re: No hibernate or shut down options after strange crash

    Quote Originally Posted by F style
    Using openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 GNOME 3.4.

    I just turned on the laptop, and just after half a minute or so after
    having openSUSE started I got a strange message that looked like the new
    "death screen" of Windows 8 when there's a fatal error: "An error has
    been found and the system cannot recover itself, please end session" or
    something like that, with the picture of a computer with sad face.
    Restarted and now if I want to shut down or restart I have to log out
    because... there's no shutdown, hibernate or restart options normally
    anymore!

    What happened!? Someone please help me...

    Hi
    What you saw was the 'oh ow' caused by an extension error. If you
    select the menu (As in the one with your name) and then press the alt
    key, does 'shutdown' appear? Also check via the gnome shell advanced
    settings, is the 'alt status menu' extension disabled? If it's causing
    issues, you may need to force the re-install of this extension.

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    openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
    up 3:53, 3 users, load average: 0.04, 0.09, 0.07
    CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU


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    Default Re: No hibernate or shut down options after strange crash

    Thanks for your help mr Malcolmlewis. Checked in the GNOME Shell Advanced Settings and Alternate Status Menu was indeed disabled. Enabled it and I got my options back.

    As for your first question, I already mentioned that in my first post in this thread: when I pressed ALT the suspend option was switched by the shutdown one.

    Also, I'd be grateful if you could read a bit more carefully my 2 first posts, me explaining the additional more details regarding this issue. It would be nice to get a professional's point of view.

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    Default Re: No hibernate or shut down options after strange crash

    How could the Broadcom issue be related to this?

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    Default Re: No hibernate or shut down options after strange crash

    On Mon, 29 Oct 2012 04:06:02 +0000, F style wrote:

    > Thanks for your help mr Malcolmlewis. Checked in the GNOME Shell
    > Advanced Settings and Alternate Status Menu was indeed disabled.
    > Enabled it and I got my options back.
    >
    > As for your first question, I already mentioned that in my first post in
    > this thread: when I pressed ALT the suspend option was switched by the
    > shutdown one.
    >
    > Also, I'd be grateful if you could read a bit more carefully my 2 first
    > posts, me explaining the additional more details regarding this issue.
    > It would be nice to get a professional's point of view.

    Hi
    AFAIK the broadcom issue is unrelated to the shell crashing, normally if
    the shell crashes it may disable your installed extensions. I hit the
    same broadcom bug on this system, but switched to the brcmsmac which
    works better for me (I have a BCM43224) and blacklisted the b43.

    If the shell crashes again, check the ~/.xsession-errors file for
    possible hints.

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    Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
    up 1 day 0:05, 3 users, load average: 0.12, 0.12, 0.14
    CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

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