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Hardware - Support => Start up and Shutdown => Topic started by: Bart Leetch on May 21, 2019, 05:50:15 PM

Title: lap top won't shut down normally have to use start button.
Post by: Bart Leetch on May 21, 2019, 05:50:15 PM
I received this.



/var/log/lite-software.log


Thx for help, Bart
Title: Re: lap top won't shut down normally have to use start button.
Post by: Artim on May 22, 2019, 03:45:12 AM
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/var/log/lite-software.log

That's a file name, not a message from the system.  And normal shutdown is using the "Start" button:

Menu --> Logout --> Shutdown
Title: Re: lap top won't shut down normally have to use start button.
Post by: Bart Leetch on May 22, 2019, 10:13:57 AM
The start button I referred to is the mechanical push button on the outside of the computer case. to shut down i have to push & hold this button down until the computer shuts down. When I do this now it stops at desk top & doesn't shut down.
Title: Re: lap top won't shut down normally have to use start button.
Post by: torreydale on May 22, 2019, 11:00:31 AM
@Bart Leetch ,


Please define what you mean by normal shutdown.
Title: Re: lap top won't shut down normally have to use start button.
Post by: Bart Leetch on May 22, 2019, 12:27:48 PM
Click on button in the tray bring up log out click it & get to shut down & click it, computer shuts down.
Title: Re: lap top won't shut down normally have to use start button.
Post by: torreydale on May 22, 2019, 12:51:05 PM

@Bart Leetch

My mother has a laptop that gets stuck on every reboot and shutdown.  I have to manually shut it down using the power button.  I don't recall this happening in earlier Ubuntu based Linux distros.  But with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS based distros, it does.  I only tried Linux Lite 4.x and Linux Mint 19.x Cinnamon and MATE versions.  It wouldn't take a LM Cinnamon installation, and it gets stuck on reboots/shutdowns when using LL 4.x or LM Mate 19.x.  Not sure what the problem is.  I didn't try the following, but maybe this might help:


https://askubuntu.com/questions/1029068/ubuntu-18-04-stuck-at-shutdown (https://askubuntu.com/questions/1029068/ubuntu-18-04-stuck-at-shutdown)


I plan on giving these options a try.  I may start with the first one that discusses "acpi=off".
Title: Re: lap top won't shut down normally have to use start button.
Post by: DeepThought on May 22, 2019, 01:04:43 PM
@Bart Leetch , @torreydale

Check out a previous thread I started.

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https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/suggestions-and-feedback/possible-kernel-problems-with-ubuntu-18-04-and-latest-kernel/msg41538/#msg41538
specifically my reply #25

This sounds like the problem you both have. There are 2 ways of power management, APM and ACPI..... APM is an old way and has been deprecated, APM works via the bios while ACPI is OS based. Modern kernels no longer have the APM modules built and this causes problems with shutdown in old machines.

The easiest solution is to search the bios for power management settings and disable them. This allows the software based ACPI to work.

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: lap top won't shut down normally have to use start button.
Post by: Bart Leetch on June 03, 2019, 10:43:35 AM
I now have this popping up.

Received error while trying to log out

Session manager must be in idle state when requesting a shutdown

Is there a simple fix?