Ubuntu – Computer won’t shut down


My computer will not shut down. I press the shutdown button in the drop box and then it looks like its shutting down and the screen goes black but the computer itself does not stop working and the light does not turn off.

Here are the specs:

  • UBUNTU 10.04 (Lucid)

  • Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-23-generic

  • GNOME 2.30.2

  • Memory: 495.7 MiB

  • Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz

Best Answer

From the command line try the following command

sudo shutdown -h now

See whether the system shut-down normally. if not take a note of the messages and write them here.

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