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