[Asus EE PC 1225B] System reboots instead of shutdown.

Bug #1083386 reported by Tomasz Wyrowinski on 2012-11-27
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Version: Lubuntu 12.10
Package: plymouth(?)

I expected system shutdown. Instead of that it reboots all the time, even if I use terminal commands to shutdown.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: libplymouth2 0.8.4-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Nov 27 01:56:01 2012
DefaultPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/lubuntu-logo/lubuntu-logo.plymouth
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.1)
MachineType: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 1225B
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=416b8acd-1607-4f44-8b0c-7156be7b819a ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcFB: 0 radeondrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=416b8acd-1607-4f44-8b0c-7156be7b819a ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: plymouth
TextPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/lubuntu-text/lubuntu-text.plymouth
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 02/20/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 205
dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
dmi.board.name: 1225B
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.board.version: 205
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr205:bd02/20/2012:svnASUSTeKComputerInc.:pn1225B:pvr1.0:rvnASUSTeKComputerInc.:rn1225B:rvr205:cvnASUSTeKComputerInc.:ct10:cvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: 1225B
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

plymouth is definitely the wrong package for this report; plymouth only manages the console/input output and doesn't have anything to do with handling of shutdown.

When you use a terminal command to try to shut the system down, what command are you using?

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

W dniu 27.11.2012 02:17, Steve Langasek pisze:
> plymouth is definitely the wrong package for this report; plymouth only
> manages the console/input output and doesn't have anything to do with
> handling of shutdown.
>
> When you use a terminal command to try to shut the system down, what
> command are you using?
>
> ** Changed in: plymouth (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
I am using "shutdown -P now" to do it.

There are many threads, especially on Ubuntu forums, but unfortunately
the problem has been solved very rarely. Some people were waiting for
months and didn't find any solution.

This is likely a bug in the kernel. Reassigning.

affects: plymouth (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New

This change was made by a bot.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Please test the latest v3.7 kernel[0] (Not a kernel in the daily directory) and install both the linux-image and linux-image-extra .deb packages.

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, for example it will not boot, please add the tag: 'kernel-unable-to-test-upstream'.
Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.

[0] http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.7-rc7-raring/

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
tags: added: kernel-bug-exists-upstream
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

Thanks for your concern,
unfortunately install the newest kernel doesn't help.
I've added recommended tag and mark as "Confirmed".

I've just noticed very interesting thing. The bug appears only when
computer is in AC mode. Otherwise, if it's disconnected from the power,
in battery mode, computer shuts down properly.

This bug affects also my Acer V5-571G, on Ubuntu 12.10, kernel 3.5.0-23-generic. However, differently from Tomas, it happens more often when the laptop is in battery mode.

Accidentally, after installing Win7 the problem has disappeared.

Vladimir Makhnychev (makhnich) wrote :

I have the same bug at my Acer V5-571G, Ubuntu 13.04, kernel 3.5.0.29-generic (signed image, UEFI & secure boot).

Some people at Arch wiki suppose that the problem seems to arise from incorrect work of pm-utils. I am not sure of that, but if I write value 'on' into '/sys/bus/*/devices/*/power/control', the kernel takes control over power management at the specified devices, and somehow this makes the hardware to shut down correctly in my case.

(I have created a shutdown script like:

    #!/bin/bash

    case "$1" in
      stop) for i in /sys/bus/*/devices/*/power/control ; do echo on > $i ; done
      ;;
    esac

    exit 0

and that fixed my problem.)

Hope this helps.

Tomasz Wyrowinski, as per http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/Eee_PC_1225B/#support_Download_30 an update is available for your BIOS (207). If you update to this, does it change anything?

If not, could you please both specify what happened, and provide the output of the following terminal command:
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

Thank you for your understanding.

tags: added: bios-outdated-207 needs-upstream-testing regression-potential
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
summary: - System reboots instead of shutdown.
+ [Asus EE PC 1225B] System reboots instead of shutdown.
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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