I am trying to configure a remote server running OpenSuse 13.2 x64 minimal and I believe I have messed something up since the server will not boot anymore after issuing shutdown -r now.

Since I only have remote access via ssh to the machine, in order to bring it back to life I have to force a reboot via the hosting company's control panel that offers a cold boot option.

I think that this problem started after messing several times with x11vnc server (removing it, adding it again and trying some alternatives such as vino).

Right now I have ssh access to the machine and on top of it I tunnel vnc using x11vnc. My current desktop is Gnome.

I know this is probably a pretty generic question and all I am looking for is some hints on what to check (logs?) that could potentially point me to the problem source.

  • What virtualization service does your VM run under? It sounds like the normal reboot is getting hung up somewhere. – jsbillings Sep 26 '15 at 12:45
  • It's not a VM but a dedicated physical server. – kagelos Sep 26 '15 at 13:16
  • Sorry, it sounded like a VM since you rebooted it with a control panel. Does the service include a serial console? – jsbillings Sep 26 '15 at 14:07
  • No, only a 'reboot' option via a web control panel. Nothing else. – kagelos Sep 26 '15 at 14:39

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