selva@25 wrote:hi.. i am newbie to linux. icant shut down my mint even after closing all programs... the terminal opens showing signs of shutting down but my system dont shut down... a blank screen appears.. then i switch off the power.. i have intel quad core, nvidia 8600gt, 2gb ram... help me overcome this problem... thank u.
I have been googling around to find a solution to this problem and came across this post. It seems there is an issue somewhere with Debian based OS's with sutdown/power off? I have a Packard Bell Easynote (MV46?) which loads and runs Mint 14 very nice but will not shut down properly. This is the same from live dvd or installed. I have tried Mint 13 and Peppermint 3 with the same result. Laptop behaves correctly with Windows . The machine has to be shut down by holding power button down. Some posts elsewhere have suggested that maybe this is ok but it really isn't - it's the sort of thing that can put newcomers to Linux off. I would be glad to hear of some suggestions to this. I am going to try an older system (Unbuntu 10.4) to see what happens and will post the results. Cheers