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Old 05-25-2015, 02:08 AM   #1
Sepulcher
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Kali Linux 1.1.0 Debian stuck at shutting down.


Hi,
This has never happened before. My system has been stuck while shutting down for almost 6 hours now. After clicking the shutdown button, the top bar and bottom bar on the screen disappeared and now all i can see is my wallpaper, the computer icon and my pointer, cant move anything. What can I do to avoid doing a hard shutdown?
 
Old 05-25-2015, 02:58 AM   #2
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Hit CTRL + ALT + F1 and log in as root. This will bring you into a terminal window outside of the GUI. Then type shutdown -h now.

I suggest though looking at some logs before you shutdown. There is likely a reason, and not a good one, that your system is not shutting down when you click "shut down" in X.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 05:25 AM   #3
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No beans, still frozen..
If it helps, I'm running kali as dual boot on a macbook pro mid-2009

Last edited by Sepulcher; 05-25-2015 at 06:24 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 06:34 AM   #4
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What can I do to avoid doing a hard shutdown?
REISUB?

I'm not sure if it is enabled in Kali though.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 07:47 AM   #5
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Macs unfortunately do not have the SysRq button therefore i can not possibly use REISUB, as it requires ALT+SYSRQ+ typing in "REISUB". Unless there is an alternative to the SysRq button for a Macbook Pro Mid2009 Unibody?
 
  


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