Ubuntu – Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on shutdown


When I try to shut down my computer, it hangs at the shutdown screen and these are the only lines I can see:

wait-for-state stop/waiting
Stoping GNUstep distributed object mapper: gdomap.
* Stopping rsync daemon rsync [ OK ]
* Stopping Speech Dispatcher speech-dispatcher [ OK ]

And thats all.

I'm using gnome 3.10 (had 3.12 but downgraded because of some problems) if it has something to do with that.

Rebooting the computer works; it doesn't hang.

Best Answer

In my case these simple steps worked for me fine:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to go to a terminal and type:

    sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

    This will open the grub config file. Change the line:



    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi=force apm=power_off"

    Then save & close it.

  2. Type in the same terminal:

    sudo gedit /etc/modules

    This will open the modules config, just add the following:

    apm power_off=1

    and save the file.

  3. Next type in the terminal:

    sudo update-grub


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