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    Unable to shut down.

    I am really happy running Ubuntu 13.04 but unfortunately i am unable to shut down my laptop at night? When i go to the gear wheel icon in the top right-hand corner and select shut down it does exactly that but within a few seconds starts to reboot? I was fortunate in that i had Puppy Linux Slacko installed on a USB stick and now in order to shut down my laptop at night i must reboot the machine into Puppy Linux Slacko just to shut down.

    I know very little about computers or operating systems but there must (in my opinion) be something wrong with Ubuntu 13.04 for this to happen?

    Despite the problem with shutting down the machine at night i'm will continue to use Ubuntu 13.04 because i think it is still the best OS around!

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    Re: Why is it?

    To shutdown, in a terminal, you could try

    sudo shutdown -h 0

    Easier than rebooting and shutting down again.

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    Re: Why is it?

    Hiya davetv

    Have tried that and failed mate.
    Thanks for the reply though.

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    Re: Why is it?

    What was your error message ?
    I might not be able to help you with this, but others will. Without any info on the error, no one will

    Edit: changed your thread title.
    Last edited by bapoumba; August 6th, 2013 at 11:20 AM.

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    Re: Why is it?

    Hi

    What are the specs for your hardware ?

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    Re: Unable to shut down.

    try the following command:

    sudo init 0

    Kind regards

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    Re: Unable to shut down.

    Sorry that i've taken so long to reply but here i am at last.

    Right i have tried closing down the netbook with both sudo shutdown -h 0 and sudo init 0 and neither of the commands worked and no error was shown either.

    The machine's specs are as follows:

    Acer Aspire Netbook V5-571 series.
    Memory: 8GiB
    Disk: 500GiB
    Processor: intel Core i3-2367M CPU @ 1.40GHz x 4
    Graphics: intel Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2

    Hope that helps?

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    Re: Unable to shut down.

    Could you do this in command prompt.

    sudo tail -f /var/log/syslog

    after you have run this command try typing the commands that we supplied in a second shell?

    Once you have done this post the output here please.

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    Re: Unable to shut down.

    Hi Mikog

    I have ran the sudo tail -f /ar/log/syslog and its output was:
    twsLeGR@ubuntu-13:~$ sudo tail -f /var/log/syslog
    Aug 8 11:26:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:28:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:30:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:32:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:34:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:44:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:46:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:48:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:50:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:52:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 11:58:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:00:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:02:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:04:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:06:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:08:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:10:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:12:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:14:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:16:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:17:01 ubuntu-13 CRON[6357]: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Aug 8 12:20:45 ubuntu-13 wpa_supplicant[1188]: wlan0: WPA: Group rekeying completed with 00:1e:2a:13:a5:92 [GTK=TKIP]
    Aug 8 12:20:45 ubuntu-13 wpa_supplicant[1188]: wlan0: WPA: Group rekeying completed with 00:1e:2a:13:a5:92 [GTK=TKIP]
    Aug 8 12:22:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:24:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:26:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
    Aug 8 12:28:08 ubuntu-13 NetworkManager[1029]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted

    And its still going?

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    Re: Unable to shut down.

    Hi

    Try installing the laptop-mode-tools

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools
    They may help.

    Kind regards
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