Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Every time I restart or shut down my new installation of Ubuntu 12.04, I get to a black screen and the computer just hangs there forever. The only way to get past that is through the physical restart/shutdown button. When I do restart the machine that way, next time Ubuntu starts, there's no indication that a faulty shutdown occurred, everything proceeds as intended.

I would love to investigate this issue and figure out what's going on, since not being able to restart the machine remotely is a show stopper.

Are there any logs I could look into to understand this better? Any other advice?

Edit:

Link to the Q87M-E motherboard, in case that helps.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

I have seen faulty bios cause similar issues.

What is the make/model of the computer?

Similar question with answer

Eventually in the case for the M6600 from Dell, Dell release a bios update the corrected the issue. But the grub switch workaround mentioned in the above link may fix your problem.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks for the link, I'll investigate and let you know! Updated the OP with the link to the motherboard in case that helps. –  Alexandr Kurilin Jun 22 '13 at 0:39
    
I did try both reboot=bios and reboot=pci in the grub config and neither seem to have done the trick. –  Alexandr Kurilin Jun 28 '13 at 20:50

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.