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System hangs on restart

Postby nelamvr6 on Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:50 pm

OK, so this is a brand spanking new computer with a brand spanking new installation of Mint Cassandra. It's working great so far, except for one thing:

It hangs on restart consistently. But the weird thing is that it will shut down without any problems. But a restart is too much for it.

I disabled the splash screen so I could see where it was hanging, it got as far as (and I'm paraphrasing a bit here) "sending all processes the kill signal".

And then it just sat there.

It's obviously not an emergency, but I'd like to get this sorted. If any of you guys have any insight I'd appreciate the help.
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Postby Boo on Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:36 pm

well that message says it is hanging when is starts or finishes killing off all running processes.
so it is failing between the final shutdown tasks and before it starts up again. ie failing half way through a reboot.

have you updated the system?
have you tried installing again since it is a new system?

It could be that the system sends the wrong or invalid signal to your hardware for a reboot. ie hardware issue or driver issue. (acpi?)

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Postby nelamvr6 on Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:44 pm

Thanks a lot for your reply Boo, but I just came back from the Ubuntu forums where I learned that there is a problem with new Dells, a glitch in the ACPI implementation of sorts.

A fix is in the works for the next update, but in the meantime all I have to do is pass "reboot=B" to the kernel at boot time and all is well.

I won't have a chance to try this until tomorrow morning, but all indications are this will work a treat!
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Postby nelamvr6 on Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:06 am

Yep, that did the trick!
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