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I have a new install of Debian 3.1, and something rather odd is happening. I have reinstalled it something like 4 times in the last 3 days and the problem remains.
Sometimes, not all the time, when I go to shut the computer down - all of the usual shut-down text scrolls by, it gets to the line that says *power off* and that, is simply, that. It goes no further and blinking cursor remains. To turn it off at this point I have to force it to turn off (hold the power button down for a count of 10).
Another problem is when I go to reboot from inside Gnome - generally it will reboot fine - the problem cames when it is time to reboot into Debian - it generally hangs up (grey screen with a cursor) and I have to force it to shut down once again. I did turn off the automatic log-in setting thinking that might help, no difference.
Granted, I don't generally reboot or turn my computer off - it is pretty common around the time that I am reinstalling though - especially after tweaking assorted settings and sometimes I will still do a reboot (even if not technically needed)
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. I just moved from Libranet 2.8.1 to Debian 3.1 and I do have to say that this rather odd computer behavior didn't happen with Libranet (which is basically Debian with an Adminmenu).
Distribution: Debian Wheezy / BackTrack 5/ Linux Mint 17
When the boot CD starts and you get "Hit F1 for help or ENTER to boot:", it has a colon at the end. This signifies that you can type text. Type linux26 and hit the enter key and it will install the 2.6 kernel.
I did it, and it worked I did check out the Bios settings for power, but there really wasn't much there - it seemed to be mainly related to what happens with the computer goes on standby (which it never does)
Anyway, I now have the 2.6 kernel, and we will see if that fixes the problem.
Originally posted by ckostyn Sometimes, not all the time, when I go to shut the computer down (...) it gets to the line that says *power off* and that, is simply, that.(...)To turn it off at this point I have to force it to turn off.
--You may have your issue solved by now (the last post was written a few days ago), but...you didn't mention what computer did you run debian on. If it is a pre-ATX computer (an AT), chances are that no operating system will shut it down automatically. Window$ keeps telling "now you can safely turn off the computer", and Debian says "Power down". Dunno if this is the case, anyway
I just moved from Libranet 2.8.1 to Debian 3.1 and I do have to say that this rather odd computer behavior didn't happen with Libranet (which is basically Debian with an Adminmenu).
---It may probably be an installation or other stuff issue, perhaps. I have got two computers fairly different one another (a Pentium 200 MMX and an AMD Athlon 1600 xp+) and Debian runs flawlessly on both....