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    Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    sometime l would shutdown the computer but it wont turn off it stays pitch black with a dash on the left top part of the monitor
    in order to turn off l need to force the computer any help with this would be really appreciated

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    Re: Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    When it's black, what happens if you press ctrl-alt-del ?

    I've had the same thing happen (not always, but several times), and when I then press ctrl-alt-del, it gives me the message "failed to shutdown md devices". If you're getting the same thing, I think it's this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/350207

    edit: it looks like installing backports may fix this problem. i just installed backports a couple days ago, and haven't had the problem since then, so time will tell ...
    Last edited by tessk; July 6th, 2009 at 06:54 PM.

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    Re: Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    if you're on jaunty, here's the command to install backports:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty

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    Re: Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    the last error say something like microcode sw error

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    Re: Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    Did you install backports?
    To err is human, to forgive is very ... dog-like.

    Thomas Aaron
    FetchMasters, LLC

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    Re: Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    yes seem ok now running some test

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    Re: Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    seems back to normal thanks

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    Re: Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by thomasaaron View Post
    Did you install backports?
    Tom,

    Just so you know, I also installed backports and that seems to have fixed the hung shutdown for me as well. I didn't want to post sooner as I wanted to make sure it did the trick!

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    Re: Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    That's good news, riseringseeker.

    Was thinking about you yesterday while flying back from San Fran on a 757. Take-off and landing from/in Denver scared the bejeebees out of me. Strong cross-winds.
    To err is human, to forgive is very ... dog-like.

    Thomas Aaron
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    Re: Computer wont shutdown sometimes

    Thanks to all. This is good to know, as it happens to me occasionally. Although when I press ctrl-alt-del, nothing actually happens.

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