Hi everyone, I have my 11.04 on a Toshiba Satellite L-series notebook, and it could not shutdown/restart properly for months.
At start I suspected it was a problem of the kernel and so I waited and see whether there are kernel update, but after months I was failed to get any fix.
My notebook just quit X-server, then sit there for hours or so without any activities...this really **** me off (as a quick, trouble-less shutdown is what I am proud of using Linux instead of W**dows.) I was forced to shutdown my computer with the power button for dozens of times.
I can read every message on the virtual terminal, some from The syndrome does not go away even when I use sudo shutdown -h now, or using old kernel (2.6.38-8) in recovery mode or not.
My prime suspects include:
1. The kernel (may be not anymore)
2. ACPI setting (I don't know...but some say this may be the reason...how to figure out it is correct or not?)
3. fglrx driver for ATI Radeon
(pls tell me if you are pointing the problem to other software...)
Can anyone help guiding me to check them out? I have a camera for capturing virtually any screenshot and I am sure I could read out all characters + error messages, besides, I can provide log file on request...
My uname -a string:
Linux bill-Satellite-L500 2.6.38-11-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 29 19:02:55 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux