[rabbitmq-discuss] Ubuntu 11.10 does not shutdown

Timo Alakoski talakosk at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 15:17:51 GMT 2011

I believe the problem is with lightdm with rabbitmq service user.

Lightdm thinks there is another user logged in and doesn't know what
do so it doesn't do anything. There are bug reports here:

There is no solution for it as today. I switched from lightdm to gdm
the shutdown works but only from the gdm login screen. When you give
while in gnome session it still logs you out which seems to be "a

You can change gdm with this command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm

Unrelated to this problem, but if shutdown still doesn't work with gdm
then you
might problems with acpid.  Adding "acpi=force" to your grub config
file might help:


On Nov 23, 1:19 pm, Simon MacMullen <si... at rabbitmq.com> wrote:
> On 20/11/11 11:47, Sampo Savolainen wrote:
> > So it seems having rabbitmq running is preventing another service
> > (network-manager perhaps?) from shutting down cleanly.
> I have no idea how on earth that could happen, but I don't know much
> about NetworkManager.
> There are also reports from Ubuntu users that "ConsoleKit" (whatever
> that is) considers the RabbitMQ service to be a regular logged in user.
> I wonder if the two issues could be related?
> The trouble is, we don't know much about how this is supposed to work
> (and it doesn't seem very documented), and can't replicate things.
> I'll go and poke some Launchpad bugs and see if I can get anyone from
> Ubuntu / Canonical to help.
> Cheers, Simon
> --
> Simon MacMullen
> RabbitMQ, VMware
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