So I was facing weird graphics drivers issues due to the default nouveau drivers that came installed with Ubuntu 10.10 hence I installed the latest nVidia graphics drivers & the weird graphics issues stopped happening. So far so good, but when I tried to shut down the laptop it got stuck at the window with text
15, shutting down... modem-manager: Caught signal 15, shutting down... init: Disconnected from system us init: dbus main process (1107) killed by TERM signal
And this happens .everytime.without.fail. I tried updating the kernel and any/all drivers through update manager but it still happens. Not only this even the startup screen is totally screwed up. It just displays Ubuntu 10.10 in text with 3 dots. But that is acceptable. To power cycle down the laptop each and everytime for shutdown is not. Same goes for when I try to restart.
Interesting thing is if I try to shutdown the laptop when I am on the login screen it does so without any problems.
I googled & many people seem to face the same issue but I couldn't find any silver bullet hoping to find one here.