I have just started using linux (as I am learning it at uni). After installing Fedora (twice - updated it and killed X
) and not finding it to my tastes I have moved onto Mandrake 10. My problem is that every time I shut it down, the shutdown does not work. It does not hang, it just never shuts down (left it on for 3 hours and it didn't shut down).
When I choose shutdown the regular Mandrake shutting down screen comes up, and hitting esc (to enter verbose mode?) everything seems to be going fine until it reaches a certain point. For all of the lines starting with Stopping... they all end in [ OK ] until it gets to the line
Stopping hotplug : ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: remove, state1
after that line it prints some stuff about usb disconnect and 4 sets of things that seem to be related to shutting down the 4 slots on my USB card reader. They all seem to be made up of a set of 4 lines - but right before it stops shutting down it prints the first 2 of 4 for another device:
Attached scsi removable disk sdd at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 3, type 0
Attached scsi generic sg3 at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 3, type 0
After that it does nothing, but I can still type stuff in the prompt (not that it does anything, no commands seem to work). I have no idea what is happening, I assume it has something to do with hotplug.
If I have not provided enough info, is there a place where a log of the shutdown is stored? Because it would be a bit of a pain to have to write everything out by hand and then retype.
Any help is greatly appreciated! And remember, I am a linux noob, I know a few commands, but not much!
On another unrelated note, how do you make the commands in /sbin/ like ifconfig work without having to type /sbin/ifconfig ? The lab computers at uni seem to only require you to type ifconfig (without the /sbin/)