How can I properly shutdown my machine ? :)

asked 2018-01-13 07:57:34 -0500

LinuxEnthusiast gravatar image

updated 2018-01-13 07:58:29 -0500

After updating from fedora 25 to 26, I cannot shutdown my laptop. regardless how I do it, it just doesn't work, leaving me with no option but to do it manually by briefly holding the power button. I am a complete noob when it comes to Linux, so I would really appreciate if you could bear with me here. and one more thing, I am unsure whether this could be helpful or has anything to do with this issue, but there are some ACPI and mce errors that pop up on the screen whenever I boot up my machine.

Took a photo while booting :

https://postimg.org/image/j5p40cr0j/

Any sort of guidance would be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Could you examine the log messages from sudo journalctl -r -b -1 and perhaps post the content (so long as no personal information is divulged)? This will show the log entries in reverse order (-r; so, latest entry at the top) for the last boot cycle (-b -1). This should give us an idea of any errors you are encountering while trying to shut down the system.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2018-01-13 08:38:42 -0500 )edit

@bitwiseoperator, Ok, I just issued this command, it produced a rather long list, printed mostly in white, but there some lines here and there printed in red. I speculate those are the errors :) should i just enlist the first couple of these errors, or should I take a screenshot of the terminal ?? I am a sceptical, since you've mentioned that there might be senstive data gathered in this list.

LinuxEnthusiast gravatar imageLinuxEnthusiast ( 2018-01-13 15:11:06 -0500 )edit

Sorry, I meant to include '-p3' in the list of options (so the full command would be sudo journalctl -r -b -1 -p3. That will limit the output to only the red lines (as you rightly notice, they're messages with a priority of 'error' or above) and that should be easier for you to give a once-over for personal information.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2018-01-14 04:34:04 -0500 )edit

@bitwiseoperator, Thank you for the update here is a link to the file containing the output of the aforementioned command:

https://www.justbeamit.com/vnfwx

LinuxEnthusiast gravatar imageLinuxEnthusiast ( 2018-01-14 09:32:27 -0500 )edit

Hm, maybe I'm too late returning to this, but I don't see the output at that link.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2018-01-20 06:07:27 -0500 )edit