System doesn't completely shutdown

Bug #33775 reported by Vince on 2006-03-05
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Bug Description

On my Toshiba Portégé M200 (Centrino Based), when I shutdown the system, does the shutdown procedure normally, then, screen goes black, but the vent is still on and it never completely shuts down,
I have to manually use the switch to turn it off.
Worked under breezy

Note: the original reporter indicated the bug was in package 'base'; however, that package was not published in Ubuntu.

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

This bug probably belongs in initscripts (but it's hard to know without more information). I guess it would be helpful to know what the last message the system produces is.

Is it possible for you to boot into recovery mode and tell us what the last detailed message on shutdown is?

Sakari Vaelma (sakari-vaelma) wrote :

I have the same problem with my old 450MHz Athlon. It has an old motherboard, sorry that I don't remember the name. :/ Anyways, I have some logs, if there's anything more I can provide, please tell.

I think it's the same problem, because it worked, too, in breezy in my case.

Cpuinfo and meminfo:

/var/log/kern.log, messages and syslog:

When I shut down with "shutdown -h now" from the rescue mode, it ends up in this:

If there's any way I can help further, just contact me!

Lynoure Braakman (lynoure) wrote :

This happens to me too on my hp nc8230 about half of the time. The end results is a system that still responds to ping but not to any keyboard input.

wanger123 (wayneba) wrote :

Same problem using Dell Inspiron 9300. Using Dapper 6.06 beta system is up to date. I think it started after updating the init scripts??

ianni67 (ianni67) wrote :

The same for me, desktop pc with ASUS P5GD1 motherboard and ATI X600 pciexpress graphic card.
PIV HT processor, Dapper 6.06, kernel 2.6.15-23-386
upgraded up to the last updates in Ubuntu.

The shutdown process goes on until "system will now halt". Then a click, and freeze.

Lynoure Braakman (lynoure) wrote :

ianni67: At the point it has done all it knows how to do and you can safely turn off the computer. Some bioses have a setting that disallows powering down.

nodata (ubuntu-nodata) wrote :

Related to bug 43961?

Vince (v-brz) wrote :

What's funny is that shutdown works fine on my computer, it's only rebooting that hangs at that point.

Joel Stanley (shenki) wrote :

I see the oppersite behavour to Vince. Shutdown does not power off the machine, reboot does. Worked previously in breezy, and for the first few dapper flights (forget exact date/flight/kernel it stoped working)

See bug 43961 for dmesg, lspci, lshal outputs.

Morgan Collett (morgan) wrote :

I also have this behaviour - shutdown doesn't power off the machine, but reboot does reboot, although some times the BIOS splash screen seems to take ages and hang at that point - I haven't really checked thoroughly but when that happens I can ctrl-alt-delete and it will reboot properly. This is on a Sony Vaio VGN-S460. So I don't know if some BIOS thing is not being reset properly, causing it to hang/take forever?

Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :

What's the status of this bug? Does this still exist on the latest Dapper Final or on Edgy Beta, if it's possible to be tested?


Vince (v-brz) wrote :

It didn't exist any more on dapper final, then it appeared again in edgy, but now it works fine.

Morgan Collett (morgan) wrote :

I still have the problem on 6.06, 6.06.1 and edgy beta.

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