I've bought a new acer aspire e14 laptop and installed ubuntu 15.04 but my problem is that I can't shutdown, suspend or reboot. it goes in the normal process the screen turn off but the led is always on, and the HDD never turn off.

I pressed esc while shutdown and the last message is

[83.973836] systemd_shutdown[1]: failed to finalize DM devices, ignoring
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    possible duplicate of Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA
    – Pilot6
    Aug 7, 2015 at 14:32
  • tried that didn't work either
    – Eng Fares
    Aug 7, 2015 at 14:58
  • I suggest using upstart instead of systemd or install Ubuntu 14.04.
    – Pilot6
    Aug 7, 2015 at 14:58
  • ok how to do that?
    – Eng Fares
    Aug 7, 2015 at 15:05
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    I have this exact same problem with a upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04, plus I also added sda3_crypt disk encryption - cannot find a solution. restart works fine but shutdown hangs with the same final error msg
    – bph
    May 19, 2016 at 21:02

1 Answer 1


try # init 0 or poweroff for shutdown.

try # init 6 for reboot.

  • didnt work, however init 0 left me in the shutdown animation (the animation hangs and still hanged this forever)
    – Eng Fares
    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:49
  • Try above commands with sudo. after this if it does not work then try sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. Aug 7, 2015 at 12:57
  • no nothing works
    – Eng Fares
    Aug 7, 2015 at 13:08

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