Ubuntu – My PC doesn’t shutdown from GUI


Since at least a month, my 11.10-64bit PC doesn't shutdown anymore from the GUI. It simply freezes on plymouth screen. If I open gnome-terminal and type "sudo poweroff", it shuts down correctly.

This is very annoying. I don't have any relevant message in the logs. It simply stops at "The system will be halted"…but it doesn't power off.

Best Answer

I have fixed this by adding the following line to the file /etc/default/halt:


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