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The computer freezes when i shutdown. I have tried the acpi options acpi=off and acpi=force but they don't work. The computer is a MSI U130. The only way to shutdown is by long pressing the power button. It is running Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10.

Wifi: RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe

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Finally fixed it it was a problem with the wifi driver all I had to do is this:

Open /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (as root) and add at the end:

blacklist rt2800pci

The problem has that there was a wrong driver loaded.

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How did you arrive at this conclusion?? – Henrik Jan 28 '11 at 18:58
I'd like to know too because I am having a similar problem. – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Feb 16 '11 at 11:01

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