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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?


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

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I have seen faulty bios cause similar issues.

What is the make/model of the computer?

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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.

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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

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