View Full Version : [ubuntu] 8.10 shutdown problems following 1st update

November 2nd, 2008, 11:26 PM
I've just installed 8.10 on my two laptops (a HP dv2000 and an Asus F9E, both centrino duos with 2GB ram, 160GB HDD). Everything was working perfectly until I ran the update manager for the first time and installed the available updates on them both (these were base-files, linux-headers-2.6.27-7, linux-headers-2.6.27-7-generic, linux libc-dev, and procps). Now both laptops appear to hang on shutdown - the screens go blank except for a blinking cursor. A couple of questions:

1) Anyone else come across this and have a fix? I notice that other users have mentioned that ALSA might be problem. I don't know how to tell if I am seeing the same thing.

2) If it is the updates is it possibly to uninstall the updates listed above?

At the end of the day I could just reinstall and then make sure not to update but would appreciate any help/advice before having to take that step as it takes several hours per laptop to set them up as I like!

Many Thanks.

November 3rd, 2008, 07:59 PM
The problem does seem to have been ALSA. The fix was described here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=967165&highlight=ifconfig



ifconfig wlan0 down

at the beginning of stop) in: /etc/init.d/alsa-utils

and now both laptops shutdown properly.