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Using the 64 bit desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10, macbook pro 7,1 won't shutdown or reboot, it will only go to a blank screen and then hang there forever until the power button is held down for 3 seconds.

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The documentation for Lucid offers this advice: which, unfortunately, changed nothing. – wwwwwwwww Mar 20 '13 at 23:05
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As it turns out, the driver for the nvidia graphics card was causing this, however I don't know why. I was using the nvidia-current driver, as the guide here told me to do.

The solution: change the driver the graphics card is using. Software Sources > Additional Drivers > and change the nvidia driver to nvidia-experimental-304


Unable to reboot/shutdown:

  • nvidia-current

  • nvidia-current-updates

  • nvidia-experimental-310

Able to reboot/shutdown:

  • nvidia-experimental-304

  • nouveau(but with other graphical problems)

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If anyone has any additional information, please post here or let me know somehow. – wwwwwwwww Mar 31 '13 at 19:49

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