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I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed alongside Win8. When I try to shut down Ubuntu it either freezes with the purple "Ubuntu screen" (identical to the one at startup) or it freezes with the following message on a black screen:

Broadcast message from root@jokifi
(unknown) at hh:mm …

The system is going down for power off NOW!

acpid: exiting

speech-dispatcher disaled; edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher

Restart however works fine.

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