Cinnamon not restarting or shutting down the computer

With a fresh installed and fresh updated Garuda Cinnamon desktop. I am unable to reboot or shutdown from the menu power options. When attempting to reboot or shut down from the power menu, it appears to restart the session and take me directly back to the login screen. The only way to restart the computer or shut it down is from the login screen or from the terminal.

I couldn’t find any suggestions in searching the forum. Using an internet search suggests using the terminal which will work but is not ideal. Bing AI suggests the following which doesn’t exist “Navigate to the ‘Session and Startup’ settings in the ‘System Settings’ menu.”

Restarting the computer or cinnamon does not resolve the issue. Using Garuda assistant to reinstall all packages does not resolve the issue.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


  Kernel: 6.9.4-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=7b3d82a3-79d4-4dd1-ac8a-9c2aba77fe64 rw rootflags=subvol=@
    quiet resume=UUID=c68ba4b9-fafa-4a47-8e93-9b3dea41854d loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: Cinnamon v: 6.0.4 tk: GTK v: 3.24.42 wm: Muffin v: 6.2.0 tools:
    avail: cinnamon-screensaver,xautolock vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
    Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20JNS15900 v: ThinkPad T470 W10DG
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20JNS15900 v: SDK0J40697 WIN
    serial: <superuser required> part-nu: LENOVO_MT_20JN_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad
    T470 W10DG uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: N1QETA2W (1.77 )
    date: 02/26/2024
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 11.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 11.7/24.4 Wh (48.0%)
    volts: 12.4 min: 11.1 model: LGC 01AV421 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
    status: full cycles: 7
  ID-2: BAT1 charge: 22.0 Wh (58.7%) condition: 37.5/48.8 Wh (76.7%)
    power: 11.3 W volts: 11.5 min: 11.1 model: SANYO 01AV425 type: Li-ion
    serial: <filter> status: discharging cycles: 41
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-6300U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake
    gen: core 6 level: v3 note: check built: 2015 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 400/3000 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 bogomips: 19999
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Lenovo driver: i915
    v: kernel arch: Gen-9 process: Intel 14n built: 2015-16 ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Bison Integrated Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-8:3 chip-ID: 5986:2118
    class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3072x1728 s-dpi: 120 s-size: 650x366mm (25.59x14.41")
    s-diag: 746mm (29.37")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics 0x103d built: 2016 res: 3072x1728
    hz: 60 dpi: 253 gamma: 1.2 size: 309x173mm (12.17x6.81") diag: 354mm (13.9")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 7 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
    HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 24.1.1-arch1.1
    device-ID: 8086:1916 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
    (LLVM 17.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.1.1-arch1.1 (LLVM
    17.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. glxinfo is missing.
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.9.4-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel
    port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:156f class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24f3 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager, smbd, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-7:2 chip-ID: 8087:0a2b
    class-ID: e001
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.2
    lmp-v: 8 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 6c010c
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 62.12 GiB (26.0%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SanDisk model: SD7SB3Q256G
    size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0000 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 221.12 GiB size: 221.12 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 62.12 GiB (28.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 584 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 221.12 GiB size: 221.12 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 62.12 GiB (28.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 221.12 GiB size: 221.12 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 62.12 GiB (28.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 221.12 GiB size: 221.12 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 62.12 GiB (28.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.5 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 4 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 17.05 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C pch: 47.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.5 GiB used: 2.34 GiB (15.1%)
  Processes: 246 Power: uptime: 7m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 6.19 GiB services: csd-power,upowerd
    Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1420 libs: 426 tools: pamac,paru Compilers:
    clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: fish v: 3.7.1
    running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.34
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
  System install date:     2024-06-14
  Last full system update: 2024-06-15
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Failed units: 

This is not a Garuda Cinnamon specific issue.
Because Manjaro Cinnamon is unstable, and the same situation under ArcoLinux Cinnamon.

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what on earth did you do this is mighty unreadable…

use ~~~

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User use

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Looks to be a bug in cinnamon-session 6.2.0-1. Downgrading to the version right before this version solves the problem until I do an update or until they fix the bug.

Linux Mint 22 release is coming.
The new Cinnamon version is malleable.
You can upgrade to a newer version in days.

Hey Chris I am glad I am not alone!!! took some creative searching to find your post.
Thanks as this was a huge help!!

I am one of those who hates loving Garuda but loves hating it :smile:I keep trying others
but no matter where I go here I am.

Running on a 2015 Macbook Pro and 2015 Macbook Air.
Garuda make Apple hardware Rock!!(except video camera)

Garuda Team if you see this keep it up!!!


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