Re: System freezes on logout with 'Starting/stopping NTP server (ntpd)'
Update: Some of this is arbitrary but here is the gist:
After little to no networking activity, e.g. simple web/e-mail or instant messages, I can shut the computer down (with the aforementioned changes) either by GUI or command line:
After substantial network activity, e.g. file transfers, music playback on home network, multimedia web browsing, etc., I find that the hang usually still occurs.
sudo shutdown -h now
What helps is telling the computer to wait some random amount of time before shutting down. For good luck, I usually go with 7 minutes: Naturally, I started with 1 minute and got up to 7 before I noticed a reliable response.
Homegrown's alright with me