System: Kernel: 3.6.9-030609-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: Xfce 4.10.0 (Gtk 2.24.13) Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: Mobo: ASRock model: Z77 Extreme4 Bios: American Megatrends version: P2.50 date: 10/31/2012
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-3570K CPU (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27198.6
Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz 3: 1600.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network: Card: Broadcom NetLink BCM57781 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 ver: 3.124 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 788.2GB (14.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3160811AS size: 160.0GB
2: id: /dev/sdb model: M4 size: 128.0GB 3: id: /dev/sdc model: ST3500630AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 23G used: 4.3G (20%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 95G used: 606M (1%) fs: ext4
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 185 Uptime: 1:48 Memory: 949.8/7681.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
cwsnyder wrote:I have seen this type of problem reported before, and usually the 'fix' is to continue using the older kernel until the next general update. I assume you are talking about shutting down from the terminal with sudo shutdown now
cwsnyder wrote:Have you been reading this thread? http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=189&t=120833
If you have any external drives mounted, @on4aa suggests that there is a problem shutting down without running the umount -a command in a terminal window. If this works, the thread gives information to add it to your default shutdown instructions.
sudo umount -a
sudo shutdown now
cwsnyder wrote:I can help you with any modifications to work with LM Nadia 64-bit, if the code actually allows shutdown to work:
If it doesn't, no harm, no foul. I have been doing quite a bit of experimenting because of my video problems with modifying startup and shutdown scripts in GDM, LightDM, and MDM.
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sudo umount -a
sudo shutdown now
viking777 wrote:Since I installed kernel 3.5.0-21-generic (64 bit) on Mint Nadia about 4 days ago, I have been unable to shut down my computer. If I hit the 'shutdown' button or invoke shutdown from the command line the machine just reboots, it doesn't shut down. The problem also occurs in Ubuntu with the same kernel (though there it does occasionally shut down correctly, in Mint it never does). If I revert back to kernel 3.5.0-19 on either distro the computer shuts down properly every time.
There are no shutdown error messages (I don't run a splash screen so I can read them) the shutdown sequence is perfectly normal, but always ends in a reboot.
Anyone else with this problem or information about it (I haven't found any yet).
EDIT. Correction I found a similar though not identical report here:
It seems it is affecting only efi booted machines which is probably why there are so few reports.
viking777 wrote:Well after a lot of trying I have finally found a workround for this problem. I thought it was a Uefi problem, but it isn't, it is something to do with my external hard drive in relation to kernels newer than 3.5.0-19. I will describe it here in case anyone else is unlucky enough to be afflicted by it.
When my external usb hard drive is plugged in to a - built in - usb3 port on kernels newer than 3.5.0-19 my laptop will not shut down - it permanently reboots unless you hold down the power key.
However I have an express card slot on this laptop, and this slot contains a usb3 expansion card. If I plug the external hard drive into one of the two slots on the expansion card, the laptop shuts down normally whichever kernel I am using.
I know it sounds weird, but believe me it is true!
Of course I am lucky in having this Express Card slot, they seem to have fallen out of fashion just recently, if you don't have such an option then the only way to make the machine shutdown is to use an older kernel or to unplug the external hard drive before you want to shut down.
it might be a good idea to send a bug report,