I had my netbook which is an Acer AspireOne lock up on me once earlier today and after doing a hard shutdown holding the power button and booting it back up I noticed that I could no longer reboot the machine from KDE’s graphical shutdown button. Basically I click it and it pops up with the 30 second count down and then nothing. However I can run as root,
Shutdown -r now
and it will comply and reboot. I did notice that rngd was returning an exit status 1 and after some research decided to uninstall it with no change to anything.
I decided to attempt and see if it was just a KDE issue as many problems have been, but when I attempted to log into Gnome I got a very nice white screen with one black line where the taskbar should be. Whether they are related or just coincidence I don’t know.
I’ve ran my google researching skills into the ground on this one and I’m tired and a bit grumpy because I haven’t been sleeping so it’d be awesome if I could get a heads up, because to my knowledge it’s not reporting any errors it just seems to hang without sending the shutdown signals.
Thanks in advance,