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greatquizzard 11-09-2008 09:43 AM

Ubuntu 8.10 shutdown problems
 
I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a friend's desktop PC (trying to get him 'converted'). The funny thing is, shutdown doesn't work. I've heard of this issue being present on some laptops where you need to add
Code:

nolapic
in menu.lst, but what could cause the error on a desktop? Compiz is not enabled, and it uses an onboard graphics card (nothing from AMD / nVidia).
Code:

shutdown -h now
doesn't work either. What happens is that on choosing to shutdown, the screen goes black, but hard disk, CPU, and monitor lights stay on (so that's not a shutdown).

I searched up about this issue online and found a possible solution which says that you need to
Code:

apm power_off=1
to
Code:

/etc/modules
. That didn't work out either. What else could possibly be the problem?

amani 11-09-2008 10:09 AM

Check
#sudo serviceconfig

greatquizzard 11-17-2008 04:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amani (Post 3336164)
Check
#sudo serviceconfig

That gives a 'command not found' error.

tommcd 11-18-2008 04:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greatquizzard (Post 3336144)
I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a friend's desktop PC (trying to get him 'converted'). The funny thing is, shutdown doesn't work.

Try booting to recovery mode. After booting to recovery mode try running:
Code:

sudo shutdown -h now
If it shuts down ok from recovery mode, then it may be an ACPI related problem. See this:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s....20/+bug/42160
That is an old bug report, but you could try editing grub's menu.lst and add acpi=force to the kernel line for booting Ubuntu. See if that works.

dopla 11-18-2008 04:57 AM

did you try "sudo halt" ?

greatquizzard 11-20-2008 10:37 AM

Solved!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tommcd (Post 3346094)
That is an old bug report, but you could try editing grub's menu.lst and add acpi=force to the kernel line for booting Ubuntu. See if that works.

That worked! Thanks for the help. (The computer, at my friend's place which was affected, is an old computer - so maybe that's what caused this problem.)

greatquizzard 11-24-2008 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dopla (Post 3346105)
did you try "sudo halt" ?

That didn't work either...before I tried what tommcd said, that is.


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