there is something strange in Ubuntu 17.10. When I do shutdown (or reboot) the system hangs on black empty screen with cursor only. It is not tty1, nor tty7. The only way to let system shutdown is to switch on tty7 manually. After switching in 1-2 sec system continue shutdown itself normally. The question is how to avoid such behaviour.
I had similar symptoms. I could get a successful reboot only by removing
quiet splash from the
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= line in
/etc/default/grub (and running
Not a real solution, but at least it avoids the hang.
Awesome - Here is my fix.
I had tried everything (10-20 different fixes, and getting frustrated - tough to troubleshoot), but this worked.
And i will re-iterate it for others.
Reduce the timeout in
Remove # from these lines to activate them, and change timings in these following lines (they were 90 seconds!):
sudo -H gedit /etc/systemd/system.conf
Save, Exit (reload it to confirm the changes as i had some strange "Gedit Errors)
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
Reboot now in 5-10 Seconds - Awesome !
Say Thanks, Mark