I recently decided to install Debian 8 with the KDE desktop environment. A problem I have been having is shutting down the computer. The computer always restarts even when I tell it to shut down. I end up having to hope I don't mess up my drive encryption and hold down the power button. Is this is a known bug or just me? How can I resolve it? I've searched
/var/log/ for any shutdown-related errors but can't find anything that appears related.
Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Debian 4.8.4-1) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt9-3 (2015-04-23)
I've since learned how to enable systemd logging thanks to
/usr/share/doc/systemd/README.Debian, but it only seems to log start up events and not shut down. It always restarts instead of shutting down.
I get the same results when I use
sudo shutdown -h now via the command line, the system reboots rather than shut down.
I attempted to boot into single user mode and shutdown from there as well. When I enter single user mode, I have the following messages/errors:
bash: cannot set terminal process group (-1): Inappropriate ioctl for device bash: no job control in this shell
When I run
shutdown -h now I then get this error and nothing happens:
Failed to talk to init daemon.
If I just try shutdown I get this error:
Failed to talk to shutdownd, proceeding with immediate shutdown: No such file or directory