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Old 10-12-2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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Could not shutdown the computer


The PC is running Fedora C5 and KDE 3.4. WHenever I shutdown the computer, the screen turns to black with a mouse pointer , nothing I can do except wait and wait. Finally I turned it off by the power button.

What's wrong ?

What can I do ?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 10:40 PM   #2
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How are you shutting it down?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 11:57 PM   #3
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How are you shutting it down?

Logout->turnoff computer
 
Old 10-13-2006, 01:44 AM   #4
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What happens if you use the commands 'halt' or 'init 0'?
 
Old 10-13-2006, 02:29 AM   #5
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I've seen failing shutdowns on Fedora when some processes are hung on IO.
When you are at the black screen, try pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 (or F2, ...).
It should bring up a command prompt, from which you can for instance check for hung processes (using the "ps" command).
If that works, you can use Ctrl-Alt-F7 to go back.

It's also possible that some of your "kill" scripts in /etc/rc.d (or etc/init.d) don't work like they should.
Basically, when you shutdown, those scripts are called, in a specific order (see "man chkconfig"), to shutdown
all services and stuff. If one of those hangs, your shutdown may be interrupted too.
 
  


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