Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Minimal - Shutdown problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    21

    Minimal - Shutdown problems

    Hello there!

    my HTPC with minimal Ubuntu Oneiric 32 bit and XBMC installed has one serious issue: shutdown does not work properly.
    When I try shutting the machine down using XBMC, the shutdown is initiated but not completed (see below).

    Entering
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -h 0
    in terminal also causes problems with my machine. I tried googling but i didnt really get any useful information.
    All I see right now is the following:
    Code:
    Asking all remaining processes to terminate... [OK]
    All processes ended within 1 seconds [OK]
    Deconfiguring network interfaces [OK]
    Deactivating Swap [OK]
    Will now halt
    [76.336770] Power down.
    My screen is frozen now, no input can be made and i have to force a shutdown by pressing the power button for 5 seconds.

    Taking a look at kern.log and boot.log was not successful either.

    Mainboard: ASrock E350M1 with latest available BIOS installed.

    Hopefully someone might be able to help me.

  2. #2
    winh8r is offline Iced Almond Soy Ubuntu, No Foam
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Minimal - Shutdown problems

    You can also try

    Code:
    sudo poweroff now

    If the system hangs, try this to avoid shutting down using the power button:

    Press and hold down the ALT key

    Press and release the PrintScreen key

    type these letters

    R E I S U B

    This will cause the machine to safely shutdown and reboot and prevent potential filesystem damage from using the power button method.


    It might also be worthwhile trying to allow the system longer to shutdown when using the

    sudo shutdown -h method

    try using

    Code:
    sudo shutdown -h 2
    to allow more time for remaining processes to end properly

    Hope this helps

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    21

    Re: Minimal - Shutdown problems

    Code:
    sudo poweroff now
    Does not work either. Worked twice and at the third time, same problem, now even with a blurry, strange screen (text display is totally distorted across the screen).


    If the system hangs, try this to avoid shutting down using the power button:

    Press and hold down the ALT key

    Press and release the PrintScreen key

    type these letters

    R E I S U B

    This will cause the machine to safely shutdown and reboot and prevent potential filesystem damage from using the power button method.
    No reaction. Tried this multiple times, no success.


    When entering the console this time, i got welcomed with the following message:

    Code:
    sp5100 tco timer mmio address 0xbafe00 already in use

    Delaying the shutdown with

    Code:
    sudo shutdown -h 2
    didnt work either.


  4. #4
    winh8r is offline Iced Almond Soy Ubuntu, No Foam
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Minimal - Shutdown problems

    I did find this thread :

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1812698

    The last post in that thread seems to have solved the issue for that user but those issues seem to be splash screen related rather than specifically to do with shutdown issues you are having.

    Are you running a desktop environment on your minimal install or is it command line only?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    21

    Re: Minimal - Shutdown problems

    Command line only! (Starting XBMC in XServer)

  6. #6
    winh8r is offline Iced Almond Soy Ubuntu, No Foam
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Minimal - Shutdown problems

    Take a look at post #1 in this thread, about the script he uses to shutdown xbmc, might help you.

    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=32891

    Hope so.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    21

    Re: Minimal - Shutdown problems

    Sadly I dont think this script is going to work for me.
    It does what I was doing all the time...

    When I'm rebooting by using
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    the reboot is ALWAYS (tested 20 times) successful.


    I just read my Motherboard's BIOS update log and they say
    Fix Ubuntu 11.04 can not shut down issue.
    something that might be interesting has been applied in the last BIOS update.
    Sadly enough, my BIOS version is up to date and I still have those shutdown problems...

  8. #8
    winh8r is offline Iced Almond Soy Ubuntu, No Foam
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Minimal - Shutdown problems

    Try shutting down using the console (tty1)

    control + Alt + F1

    username and password

    Code:
    sudo shutdown -P now
    might work, worth a try

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    21

    Re: Minimal - Shutdown problems

    Problem persists.

    Tried installing 11.04 but i cannot shutdown there properly either.

    I think it's a hardware defect, more detailed a motherboard defect....

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    21

    Re: Minimal - Shutdown problems

    Tested Windows 7 again.

    Worked like a charm. 10 times in a row standard shutdown without any problems.

    Is there a possibility to simulate a windows shutdown-signal for the BIOS in linux?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •