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Old 10-01-2009, 06:38 AM   #1
Tigerjilly
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Unhappy Unable to SHUT DOWN Acer Aspire One!


Hi

I am new to LInux in 2009 and have learned some but a way to go and researching all the time.

I recently found my Aspire One laptop is running slower and slower so explored and entered 'package updater' found a mountain of updates and tried to install them.

Some were problematic and conflicted + wouldn't install:-

Updated gnome screen-saver packages
Updated notify-python packages available
Updated scim pinyin packages available
Updated ucview packages available
UPdated yelp packages available

Should I be updating all these packages and also all patches to keep my system running well, please advise.

None of those above would install and I completes a mass of other updates.

Now I am unable to shutdown the laptop, it just freezes! Any advice?

J
 
Old 10-01-2009, 06:56 AM   #2
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Freezes in the sense? At what does it freeze?
As far as updates are concerned you should do that. I usually keep the system updated. It helps.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 08:16 AM   #3
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Exclamation when using usual shutdown...

When I use the usual shutdown symbol, it goes to choice of restart, shutdown, sleep etc and I click on shutdown.... it goes to the next page which says 'Acer Aspire One' and stays there indefinitely, even if left for several hours.

I found one forum that said to enter 'sudo -h now' or similar it shuts down but still won't work from normal route.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 08:31 AM   #4
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Actually I had to go back and find out which command worked and this one does...

sudo shutdown -h now

But still unable to shutdown in normal way.

Any idea why or which update may have caused this?

Or how to remove the update maybe when I find it?

Cheers J
 
Old 10-01-2009, 08:34 AM   #5
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Oddly enough when I try that command now it says connections refused... definitely a problem there
 
Old 10-01-2009, 08:46 AM   #6
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Connection refused? What connection? There could be issue with apic. Add noapic option in your grub configuration at the end of kernel line.
 
Old 10-02-2009, 09:05 PM   #7
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bit of a beginner here, 1. I need a list of terminal commands to use and a rough idea of how to

"Add noapic option in your grub configuration at the end of kernel line"

I do need some basic instructions in using limpus lite and the terminal window, desp to learn by finding resources to learn from is hard.

I also just found that I can no longer 'mount' my removable volume (memory stick) which is a real pain and shows that the updates have done a lot of damage so far. All my data is stored on the stick and can't read it from this. I remember once I found a way in terminal to find mountable volumes etc... not using right terms here... need to search and find memory stick and mount it... any ideas?

All best J
 
Old 10-02-2009, 09:26 PM   #8
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does it all still work when booting from live cd?
i am running jaunty on a travelmate 2480 without any problems
Since you are a beginner my advice is to see if it still works from live cd and then do a clean install again, i know some will say that it is better to repair than to use dumb force, but for me this has been the quickest way to get back in production in my pioneering days. you are reporting a few errors that are quiet unusual, providing your computer has no hardware issues, these problems are most likely fixed if you reinstall and run your updates after for sure, i keep my systems up to date and that has always worked good for me. I first did not see which distro you were using, noticed the 'f' sign so you use fedora, something i am a stranger to as i use the three major Ubuntu's out there. still I would give these options a try, i have been able to resolve a lot of problems without going to deep into command line, but I don't shy away from the cli as much anymore.

and with regards to learning linux and finding sources of info, keep coming back here, this site has been great for me.

good luck
 
  


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