I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad S431, but it can't shutdown. Any kind of shutdown only restarts the laptop. I've tried all sorts of things from re-installing Ubuntu to shutting down from the terminal. I've read many discussions about this issue, but I can't find a solution. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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    What happens when you shutdown from terminal with a command like sudo shutdown -h now? Please add any command output. – Wilf Jan 26 '14 at 0:15

I would advise you to try and shut it down without any devices plugged in the usb ports. I have read that some devices may cause your PC/laptop to start up after a shutdown.

If that doesn't work you may want to try what this Ubuntu Forums post suggests.

  • Please provide a rough summary of what the post you're linking to contains - give us the important bits instead of just linking to them! :) – user98085 Feb 13 '14 at 22:38

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