I have found that when I click the shutdown button when logged into a normal user account that once it has terminated all running processes and it says something about a modem shutting down, it can take up to 10-15 minutes or more to
But when in the console running the command:
That it then does shutdown almost instantaneously. This then seems to be because as a normal user, I do not have the privileges to terminate a process which is then stopping the machine from shutting down.
This was not always the case, so is there any way around this?
I am running Ubuntu 14.10.