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Old 02-27-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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OpenSUSE won't shut down correctly. Black screen, pointer, halts


Hi,

When I close down or reboot, OpenSuse 11.1 attempts to close down, changes to black screen, plays the closing down tune, then the mouse pointer freezes and the computer stalls. Only way I can resolve is to reboot.

Upon reboot, I lose the KDE settings on the icons. Dolphin icon on the panel goes to a "010011101" icon and is unusable, and all previous icons do the same. I lose any changes to the desktop/panel during the last session also.

Is there a way to determine what is causing the system to hang each time?

Thank you,
Petey
 
Old 02-27-2009, 02:40 PM   #2
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I do not have a remedy, but in your situation I would do this:

1. Open a terminal window and log in as root.
2. Issue the following command: init 3
This will put you at runlevel 3, which is a text-only mode.
3. You will find yourself at a command prompt. Log in as root and
try to shut down using a regular Linux command: shutdown -h now

As a result, the machine will give you some feedback (or shut down correctly) and that would provide a starting point.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
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Check out /var/log/messages and post relevant errors here.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 03:14 AM   #4
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Checked that folder, but not really sure what I'm looking for.

There's a 1.8MB file called Messages that i cannot open and several messages .gz files but opening them in Ark reveals an empty archive.

Petey

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Check out /var/log/messages and post relevant errors here.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 03:29 AM   #5
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Check it out. There is some option in menu.lst "resume= " that you need remove.


http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&GetDown=false
 
Old 02-28-2009, 05:41 AM   #6
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Just run this command as root in terminal;
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less /var/log/messages

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Old 03-01-2009, 08:12 AM   #7
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Alan,

I couldn't find the shutdown command in the log because it's littered with repeats of below, over and over, every minute or so, going back days.

Mar 1 13:09:03 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: timed out
Mar 1 13:09:03 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: trying to use old lease in `/var/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-eth0.info'
Mar 1 13:09:03 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: broadcasting for a lease
Mar 1 13:09:23 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: timed out
Mar 1 13:09:23 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: trying to use old lease in `/var/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-eth0.info'
Mar 1 13:09:23 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: broadcasting for a lease
Mar 1 13:09:43 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: timed out
Mar 1 13:09:43 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: trying to use old lease in `/var/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-eth0.info'
Mar 1 13:09:43 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: broadcasting for a lease
Mar 1 13:10:03 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: timed out
Mar 1 13:10:03 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: trying to use old lease in `/var/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-eth0.info'
Mar 1 13:10:03 linux-qj5v dhcpcd[2616]: eth0: broadcasting for a lease

I don't have LAN. I use wireless internet from a Belkin USB adapter, and Belkin wireless router to a cable modem. Hope that adds sufficient details to be useful.

Pete

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Old 03-01-2009, 10:30 AM   #8
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Post the output of ifconfig -a and iwconfig.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 11:32 AM   #9
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Post the output of ifconfig -a and iwconfig.
<snip>

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Old 03-01-2009, 01:18 PM   #10
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It seems that at least one (or one group) of your problems is related to the fact that the system is looking for a non-existent Ethernet connection. You should consider disabling that connection. I don't know exactly the command to use in your situation, but you would probably start by opening YaST and selecting Network Devices on the left. Click on the Network Card icon and go from there.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 01:23 PM   #11
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Incidentally, I just sent you an email regarding your post. It is a security-related issue.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 03:45 PM   #12
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Use Yast to disable eth0 then post if you can shutdown computer properly and if those error messages are gone.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 04:55 PM   #13
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Error messages gone and rebooted fine.

I am still getting binary appearance icons placed on the desktop at bootup, and two on the main panel. These reappear each time I bootup. Had thought that was due to closing down with power off when system was hanging, but they returned again. Must be something to do with KDE malfunctioning.

Petey

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Use Yast to disable eth0 then post if you can shutdown computer properly and if those error messages are gone.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 06:15 PM   #14
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Yes,this is a KDE 4.x.x issue.Those "icons" are now invalid links and you should remove them.I suggest that you read this and check out links on that page.

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