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Shutdown problem

Postby nickembleton on Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:02 am

Hi there, when i shutdown the OS it sticks at the shutdown screen and does not turn the pc off im using a dell inspiron 531,
Help greatly appreciated,
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Re: Shutdown problem

Postby erginemr on Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:00 am

Hi again,

To see the error message issued before the computer stalls, you need to press Alt+F3 when the Ubuntu logo with the orange progress bar appears. Messages will start to flow, until the one that causes the system to hang.

Can you also please try opening a terminal with: Alt+F2 >> gnome-terminal,
and issue the alternative terminal shutdown command: "sudo shutdown -h now" or in its abridged form: "sudo halt" to turn it off or "sudo reboot" to, well, reboot.

Does it work this way?
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Re: Shutdown problem

Postby nickembleton on Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:42 pm

Hi there, nope that method did not work it still hangs on the "linux mint from freedom came elegance" screen, reboot works fine,
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Re: Shutdown problem

Postby nickembleton on Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:59 am

Is there anyway this can be fixed?
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Re: Shutdown problem

Postby erginemr on Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:06 am

Before the possible fix, you should pinpoint the source of the problem. That is; you need to see the text messages behind the screen with the Linux Mint logo and a progress bar. There are a few ways to do this:

1. While shutting down, press Alt+F3 (F4, F5, F6, F7, etc.) to find the text screen whence the messages flow.

2. While starting the computer, at the Grub menu, press F2 to edit the lines and remove the words "quite splash" from the kernel boot parameters. This will temporarily disable the a/m shutdown screen when you use the panel later on to shutdown the computer.

3. You can have a look at the system logs (available under Mint Menu >> Administration tools) for an indication of the stall.
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Re: Shutdown problem

Postby deadguy on Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:10 am

I had the same problem with an older machine I have.

this fixed it for me:

modify (as root) /etc/modules
from the terminal:
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gksudo gedit /etc/modules


add the following line at the end of the file:

apm power_off=1 {press ENTER]

then restart the system.
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Re: Shutdown problem

Postby nickembleton on Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:11 am

Hi there, i tried your method but no luck when the system trys to shutdown it sounds like its powered down like asif its gone into hibernate mode but the screen sticks and the power is still on, any ideas?
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