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I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and after upgrading from 12.04 I'm no longer able to shut down my pc. The system get stuck trying to shut down and I can see the text


what can I do?

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Does this problem occur everytime when you try to shutdown the PC? – clel Nov 1 '12 at 14:44
Yes, it happens every time :( – Newton Nov 1 '12 at 14:45
Do you have any network filesystem mounted or any other networking service active? – qbi Nov 1 '12 at 14:53
I have a folder shared on my local network – Newton Nov 1 '12 at 15:18

Well, if it has almost shutdown but just won't halt/poweroff (which is what anything related to acpi usually means), then just use the power button to halt it/power it off.

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I had the same problem, my system got stuck during the shutdown, but it didn't show the same text that you specify. I tried modifying the grub, I used the terminal with the different commands possible to force shutdown the system and none worked, However I've found a solution by updating the BIOS, maybe you can try this.

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