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For some reason whenever I try to logout/reboot/shutdown from X it starts to shutdown, but then switches to a blank screen and hangs there. I've tried waiting for a while and I'm quite sure that I'm not just being impatient. When I hit the reset button and reboot it tells me that my system was shutdown improperly. I have the latest graphics drivers from nvidia, I have the proper specs in XConfig for my monitor (I double-checked) Everything seems to be working fine except for this (that I know of). Does anyone have any ideas? It seems like it should be a relatively simple thing, but I'm fairly new to linux so I'm at a loss.
ctrl-alt-bksp to terminate X.
i am a newbie, but if i am not wrong ctrl-alt-F3 goes into tty3? (which probably won't have X running though).
For some reason if you su into root, shutdown won't work, you have to type /sbin/shutdown.
Login as root works ok. WHY?
The problem is with my drivers. I had installed the nvidia 1.0-4496 graphics driver. While searching for similar problems I came across the nvidia linux forum. I solved the problem by reverting back to the generic gforce4 driver. I don't think there is a fix yet. Also I think that previous versions of the nvidia driver don't have this problem so those might work. Good luck.
Originally posted by helios007 I'm having the same problem with a Matrox G450. So it's not just the nvida drivers.
Same problem: Dell Inspiron 3700 laptop, ATI Rage Mobility 128 video card. Looks like the problem may originate from the OS, rather than from any specific vendor. I don't have a solution, I just wanted to expand the scope of the discussion.