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    Exclamation macbook pro 7,1 not shutting down without holding power button

    Using the 64 bit desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10, it won't shutdown or reboot properly without holding down the power button. It will only go to a blank screen and then hang there forever. running "sudo shutdown -h now" has the same results. The documentation for Lucid offers this advice: help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro7-1/Lucid#Reboot which, unfortunately, changed nothing.
    Last edited by fourdigit; March 21st, 2013 at 02:03 AM.

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    Re: macbook pro 7,1 not shutting down without holding power button

    As it turns out, the driver for the nvidia graphics card was causing this, however I don't know why. I was using the nvidia-current driver, as the guide here told me to do.

    The solution: change the driver the graphics card is using.
    Software Sources > Additional Drivers > and change the nvidia driver to nvidia-experimental-304

    FAIL to reboot/shutdown:
    • nvidia-current
    • nvidia-current-updates
    • nvidia-experimental-310

    Able to reboot/shutdown:
    • nvidia-experimental-304
    • nouveau(but with other graphics related issues)


    I would appreciate it if anyone could confirm this, as I am only able to replicate it on my own machine.
    Last edited by fourdigit; March 24th, 2013 at 05:40 PM.

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