Why would I have an exceptionally long shutdown?

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flatiron
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Why would I have an exceptionally long shutdown?

Post by flatiron » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:34 pm

I clicked shutdown and it took so long I had to force shutdown.

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Re: Why would I have an exceptionally long shutdown?

Post by Laurent85 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:01 pm

Press the escape key while shutting down, can you see at what stage the process hangs ?
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Re: Why would I have an exceptionally long shutdown?

Post by karlchen » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:08 pm

How many seconds is "so long"? :?
By the way, on my company notebook shutdown usually switches off the notebook within less than 10 seconds. Yet, there are rare occasions when shutdown will be stuck on something for 2 minutes. So it is 10 seconds (>90%) vs. 2 min. (<10%) on my company notebook.
(Have not taken the time to follow Laurent85's advice, yet. :oops: )
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Re: Why would I have an exceptionally long shutdown?

Post by Moem » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:16 pm

flatiron wrote:it took so long I had to force shutdown.
Why? What's so bad about just letting it do its thing? Forcing shutdown can cause damage.
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Re: Why would I have an exceptionally long shutdown?

Post by flatiron » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:26 am

I had to crap and I didn't want to leave it on. How does a forced shut down hurt it? Seems like I left if for a few minutes. Normal shut down happens in seconds.

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Re: Why would I have an exceptionally long shutdown?

Post by Cosmo. » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:22 am

Which version of Mint? This version originally installed or upgraded from a previous version?

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