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Old 27th January 2012, 07:07 PM
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(SOLVED)Can t shutdown

I was a happy Kubuntu user, but I really like Gnome 3.
So i installed Fedora 16 (loving it)

yesterday I did a update and a new kernel was installed (3.2.1-3)
Now, I can't shutdown, every time I choose "Shutdown" the system does a reboot.
(I have to press the power button for a few seconds to shutdown the system)

Did anyone had a similar problem after a update?
(And maybe a solution )

Jan

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Old 27th January 2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: Can t shutdown

Now this is new. This has not happened to me yet. I have had the system not shutdown one or two times in F15 but this - nope!
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Old 28th January 2012, 09:18 AM
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Re: Can t shutdown

If I use the old kernel (3.1.0-7) everything works perfectly.

Perhaps I should wait for the next kernel-update
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Old 28th January 2012, 02:22 PM
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Re: Can t shutdown

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Originally Posted by JanKei

Perhaps I should wait for the next kernel-update
Maybe so.

Rebooting shutdowns are not new. There has been at least one bugzilla report ongoing about it since Fedora 15 last summer. People there have reported various things they claim worked, but a universal definitive cause or cure has not been posted. Some people around here got the idea from the Arch forum to set some wake alarm setting a year ahead. Several people here and several Archers claimed it worked. Now there is a kernel patch that does that. It may end up in new kernels like you are asking.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=710532
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=267137
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=131928
To me, the thing that is new about your case is that booting a previous kernel prevents it from happening. Are you sure about that? For me and many others, the problem was intermittent. Maybe every other shutdown attempt, or so. I ended up dropping back to Upstart in Fedora 15, and so far that has worked, but that is a horrendous hack to the system that nobody else should try because for every day that passes, Fedora moves farther away from Upstart and supporting it. Besides, in that bug report at least one person chimed in about Fedora 14 doing it (I never had that problem with 14 and it still used Upstart), and systemd is sort of an experimental option in Arch right now that most Archers don't use. But I also use Arch Linux without issues on the same machine that Fedora 15 introduced me to the rebooting shutdowns. So see, this thing has been all over the place. Who knows what it is or what to do about.

P.S.: Instead of pressing the power button on your computer, and until you figure out something to solve this for you, try shutting down with the shutdown or poweroff commands in a terminal (see their man pages).
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Old 28th January 2012, 06:24 PM
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Re: Can t shutdown

Thanks for you're answer.

I just tried it again (using a previous kernel ) and the system shuts down.

When I use the commands, the system will also not shutdown, only reboots
"sync && poweroff -f" or "shutdown -h now"

I will try this "wake alarm setting"
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Old 3rd February 2012, 12:27 AM
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Re: Can t shutdown

I have this exact same behavior. I cannot shutdown or logout from kernels 3.2.1 or 3.2.2, also the sound stopped working. I can shutdown/logout from 3.1.6 or 3.1.9 and the sound works in both of those.
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Old 4th February 2012, 12:43 PM
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Re: Can t shutdown

I removed al USB and LAN from the system(Only keyboard,mouse and monitor) , and now the computer shuts down.
I started the computer with only LAN, and still the computer shuts down.
One by one I put the USB back.
It was my Web cam.
If I connect the Web cam (Logitech) the system will only reboot, disconnecting it and all works perfect.

I still don' t know why the web cam is causing this, but I can shutdown my system.
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Old 5th February 2012, 05:01 AM
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Re: Can t shutdown

Perhaps try, as root,
$ halt
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Old 6th February 2012, 11:27 AM
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Re: Can t shutdown

The new kernel (3.2.3-2) fixed all the problems
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