Ubuntu – Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at shutdown


I am having this weird problem in Ubuntu 18.04. My laptop gets stuck at the shutdown screen every time I use shutdown and I have to manually press the power button for 5 seconds to turn the machine off.

Before 18.04, I was using Ubuntu 16.04 and it never got stuck at shutdown.

Any fix for this?

Best Answer

While none of the other answers here helped for me (encountering the same problem), I fixed it by switching from the X.org graphics driver to the propietary nvidia driver that is recommended under software&updates. Since then, reboot works flawlessly.

My setup: Asus G Series Laptop G501VW, with Nvidia 960M graphics card.

To do this:

  • open Software&Updates (top left: Click on activities and type "software". Pick software&updates)
  • go to "additional drivers"
  • select a nvidia driver instead of the X.org driver
  • reboot the system
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