How to shut down ubuntu 12.10 with no icon in the upper right screen like before

Asked by steve ginkel on 2012-11-16

Ubuntu 12.10 will not shut down and has no icon to shut it down with like the earlier version

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2012-11-16
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2012-11-16
James Musser (jim4305) said : #1

Go to the top right corner of the Desktop, look for the gear symbol next to your name. Click on the gear symbol and go to the Shut Down line at the bottom. Click on Shut Down to shut off the computer.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Another possibility:

Open a terminal (ctrl-alt-t) and issue the command

sudo shutdown -P now

(or 'sudo shutdown -r now' to reboot)

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Hi ,

you can shutdown from terminal (CTRL+ALT+T keys combo to open it)

~$ sudo poweroff
or
~$ sudo shutdown -P now
or
~$ sudo poweroff -f (but this is for instant shutdown , do not use it all the time).

If the buttons vanished , then install dconf-tools

~$ sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

open dconf-editor (call it from Dash) and go to com=>canonical=>indicator session re-enable the shutdown - restart etc buttons. Alternatively see here
http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/10/disable-shutdown-restart-logout-in-ubuntu-12-10-quantal-quetzal/

Thanks

Or;

sudo shutdown -h now

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