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On shutdown the following message is displayed:

acpid: exiting
speech-dispatcher disabled; edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher

The computer hangs at this spot and does not complete a shutdown or reboot as requested.

Manually powering the machine down does work, but I cannot seem to find the culprit responsible for the system hang. I have no proprietary drivers and no updates are listed as available.

Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing this issue?

I noticed a similar question here: Ubuntu 13.04 shutdown hangs in Asus A3500E

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I'm using a Dell n4010 laptop and i have the same issue. I have to press power button to shutdown the system. – Optimus Prime Apr 27 '13 at 17:25

I was able to solve the hang up during shutdown by removing the speech-dispatcher. Not sure if that's the correct solution though but it's a temporary remedy to prevent the hang up for now.

Hope that helps.

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