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    having shut-down errors and system errors

    When I try to shut-down my commputer stays in the ubuntu shut-down loading screen and never shuts-down, I even left it over night to see if it would and it didn't.

    So I have been shutting down my system with the manual shut-down button, which is not good on the commputer.

    I also have been getting "System program problem detected" errors that don't seem to do anything, but get very anoying.

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    Re: having shut-down errors and system errors

    Quote Originally Posted by jjclonker View Post
    So I have been shutting down my system with the manual shut-down button, which is not good on the commputer.

    I also have been getting "System program problem detected" errors that don't seem to do anything, but get very anoying.
    Actually shutting down the computer manually isn't bad for the computer, only for the file system and your data.
    But the first thing that springs to mind (aside from the question what OS version and what computer, is it a virtual environment or not) is did you do an upgrade?
    You know, in a terminal
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

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    Re: having shut-down errors and system errors

    jjclonker; Good afternoon ;

    As much as it can be when your system is problematic !

    As there is insufficient info at this time to make a guess, may I suggest to run a file system check 1st to preclude file system problems ?

    #From liveCD so everything is unmounted, swap off if necessary, change example shown with partition sda1 to your partition(s);
    To see the partitioning: Terminal code:
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -lu
    #e2fsck is used to check the ext2/ext3/ext4 family of file systems. -p trys fixes where response not required; This terminal command as a 1st approximation;
    Code:
    sudo e2fsck -C0 -p -f -v /dev/sda1
    #if errors: -y auto answers yes for fixes needing response see:
    Code:
    man e2fsck
    Code:
    sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sdb1
    Post back the output if errors are detected. We will give our best advise !

    gotta start gathering info somewhere
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: having shut-down errors and system errors

    Quote Originally Posted by jjclonker View Post
    When I try to shut-down my commputer stays in the ubuntu shut-down loading screen and never shuts-down, I even left it over night to see if it would and it didn't.
    Please provide some informations about your ubuntu version.
    in any case try to run this command from terminal:
    Code:
    shutdown -h now
    this is supposed to shut the system down immediately.

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    Re: having shut-down errors and system errors

    Hello, jjclonker. Which version of Ubuntu do you use? How do you shut-down PC?
    Try to open terminal and
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -h now
    If it will write some errors, paste it here.
    Or you can try
    Code:
    dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit" /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Stop
    If it will not turn off your PC, write about it here.
    PS
    Sorry, for my bad English.
    PPS
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key

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    Re: having shut-down errors and system errors

    jdeca57: Your guess is right, all the problems seem to happen right after I update my system.

    asus-user: My ubutnu version is 12.04.

    Bashing-om: Sorry for once I'm not sure I understand your instructions? Are you wanting me to put in my ubuntu CD and boot from CD then input these commands?


    Question: Is ubuntu 13 more stable?

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    Re: having shut-down errors and system errors

    I am going to re-install ubuntu 12.04 and start from there if I run into more problems I will post them here.

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    Re: having shut-down errors and system errors

    Quote Originally Posted by jjclonker View Post

    Question: Is ubuntu 13 more stable?
    No, it is not.
    for more details to understand the difference between Ubuntu versions see:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS

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    Re: having shut-down errors and system errors

    Thanks asus-user I will stick with ubuntu 12 then!

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    Re: having shut-down errors and system errors

    I re-installed ubuntu 12.04 and updated it and it worked no shut-down errors!! The updates must have corupted the first 2 times I updated my system. So it's SOLVED!!!

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