"could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutdown

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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Postby Oyabunbaba on Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:55 pm

Seems it's harmless, i have it on all machines i installed Mint. Two new laptops and one desktop all have different graphics, Intel, Nvidia, CPU Intel / AMD, have it always from the beginning and i don't bother it since everything works fine, but... something should be fixed coz it's not normal to have any errors messages like this.
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Postby AlbertP on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:49 am

@ TomC: Since the topic have been merged, my answer on this is now found above your post.
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Postby nerdygeek on Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:17 pm

This problem went away after the following steps:

Failed step:
Booted into recovery, attempted to use the option to fix broken packages, fail to resolve archive.ubuntu.com, basically failed attempt at upgrading packages.

It-works-now step:
Boot into normal mode.
Open terminal as root, attempt apt-get upgrade (not distribution upgrade), installed whatever bits and pieces it needed, overwriting any older configs with package maintainer's versions.
Log out, no error but some terminal text, log in, log out, no error and also no funky text, just smoothly logs out to the login page.

This system is Mint 13 installed on USB with Cinnamon, now moved to MATE. After that I had the error text, and now after taking these above steps it hopefully will stay gone.
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Postby mblaker on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:03 pm

Is this really an issue?
My laptop with Linux Mint 13 does the same thing, but I don't see that its hurting anything.
I'm not looking into like the deepest levels of the computer but all my stuff is still here and works.
But if this is doing something I am missing could someone let me know :)
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Postby AlbertP on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:23 pm

I already said quite a few times that it is harmless. People are still coming up with fixes but there is really no need for fixing it.
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Postby yaye on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:59 pm

The message itself was harmless, but I also had the computer hanging at shutdown. I think this happened after I unchecked the boxes for playing the Login and System Ready sounds, while using the Login Window applet. I'm using Linux Mint MATE,so

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dpkg-reconfigure mdm


solved the problem.
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Postby Empa-T on Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:44 am

Hi!
I hope this is the right forum.
I am a newbie at Linux. Just did a fresh install Linux mint 14 MATE x64 at my desktop. Overall I am happy and looking forward to learn more.
At shutdown of my computer an error occur every time and I have to press the off button a longer time to power off.
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" <--message at shutd

Postby sdibaja on Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:04 pm

andrewdonshik wrote:I seem to have fixed it.

1. Boot into recovery mode
2. Repair broken packages
3. Hit the continue boot button
4. Log in to the desktop
5. Reboot
6. Log in normally

And it's gone!


That worked for me too. Thanks
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" <--message at shutd

Postby sdibaja on Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:57 am

sdibaja wrote:
andrewdonshik wrote:I seem to have fixed it.

1. Boot into recovery mode
2. Repair broken packages
3. Hit the continue boot button
4. Log in to the desktop
5. Reboot
6. Log in normally

And it's gone!


That worked for me too. Thanks

The issue came back, kinda stuck again
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Postby austin.texas on Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:17 am

I always had the "broken pipe" message with Mint 13 - until I installed the 3.12 kernel. Now it doesn't show up anymore.
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Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Postby clfarron4 on Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:39 am

I've been having the "broken pipe" message for ages with Linux Mint and ArchLinux, but it hasn't done anything bad, so I haven't thought about it.
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