Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby kuhinja » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:56 am

Hi,

I'm a Linux newbie and I just installed zorin os on my laptop acer e1-510, side by side with Windows 7 and when I tried to shut down it just stays blue screen, zorin os color and I hear laptop fan working harder than usual.

I have to forcefully shut down laptop after this. :(

Please help.
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Re: Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:10 pm

Hi, have you followed Wolfman's Post install guide?:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2054

Additional info that might help (but first link is outdated):

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AA1/Fixes#Fan_Control

from above page:

http://www.piie.net/index.php?section=acerhdf

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Re: Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby Linx » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:46 pm

What happens if you tell it to shutdown via terminal
Code: Select all
sudo shutdown -h 00

It should ask for your password and then it should shut everything down.
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Re: Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby kuhinja » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:56 am

Swarfendor437 wrote:Hi, have you followed Wolfman's Post install guide?:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2054

Additional info that might help (but first link is outdated):

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AA1/Fixes#Fan_Control

from above page:

http://www.piie.net/index.php?section=acerhdf

Keep us posted!


Hi,

Thank you for responding. I followed the installation guide on zorin os official site and it has successfully installed but it won't successfully shut down. :D
I didn’t really found out what could be useful on the link that you have provided for me for this problem. Is there something specific I should look for?
The fan by itself isn't a problem because it only happens when zorin won't shut down and it get noisy then.
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Re: Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby kuhinja » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:01 am

Linx wrote:What happens if you tell it to shutdown via terminal
Code: Select all
sudo shutdown -h 00

It should ask for your password and then it should shut everything down.


It does the same as a regular shut down button, prepare for shut down but doesn't actually shut down. Only shows blue zorin screen and freezes.

I tried this in the meanwhile and it worked but today it started to do this again, it won't shut down again.

Step 1: Go to terminal and type


sudo gedit /etc/default/grub


It will open the grub file. Change the line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" acpi=force apm=power_off
and close it after saving.


Step 2: Again hit the terminal and type


sudo gedit /etc/modules


It will open the modules - just type apm power_off=1 below lp and save the file.


Step 3: Next type in the terminal
sudo update-grub


Now the grub will be updated and you won't face any issue with shutdown.


This works like a charm in Ubuntu 11.04 with grub2. Hopefully it will work for other versions as well.


Addition on 14Nov2011:


In addition, you may need to modify ACPI configuration to enable smooth shutdown. To do so, type the following in the terminal.


sudo modprobe -rf rt2860sta
sudo modprobe rt2860sta
echo blacklist rt2800pci | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf


Once you restart your computer, your shutdown would be proper and things won't hang at shutdown.



Source: http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.com/2011 ... perly.html
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Re: Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby Gizmuntu » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:06 am

Just in case you didn't know !!!!
All the way on the far right of the clock on the panel.
Click on the icon [ ] ......
In there you'll find where it says shutdown.
See if that kills the Notebook.
Reason being.... some of the Start Menu's are a bit wacky.
Try changing to a different Menu !!!!
That's if you have luck with my other suggestion.
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Re: Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby kuhinja » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:25 am

Gizmuntu wrote:Just in case you didn't know !!!!
All the way on the far right of the clock on the panel.
Click on the icon [ ] ......
In there you'll find where it says shutdown.
See if that kills the Notebook.
Reason being.... some of the Start Menu's are a bit wacky.
Try changing to a different Menu !!!!
That's if you have luck with my other suggestion.


I tried that and it worked. :mrgreen: It shut it down. Thanks, man. Hope this solution lasts. :D
I don't care about the Menu as long as it works somehow to shut it down. When this problem occurred for the first time, I tried that shut-down option before, but nothing happened. I guess this tweaking on Terminal, made it work, but I dismissed it because of previous experience.

But, just in case, don't close the topic yet. :mrgreen:
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Re: Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby Gizmuntu » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:39 am

Note :

When you have strange things like this happen.
It really helps you and the moderators know what you have done recently just before the twilight episode.
Zorin desktop changer.
Zorin Menu
Some of the [ Menu Themes ] ' Functions ' don't work. Example [ Shutdown ] >>> From gnome-look.org
Noticed on different installs on different computers. [ Kernel ]
Ubuntu/Mate 14.04 wouldn't shutdown.
Had to force the shutdown a couple of times.
Some after being updated.....installing graphics drivers.
Things started working after a bit.

One thing not to do unless your experienced with Zorin OS !!!!
Don't tweak any of the compiz config settings.
Ask before you go messing with the unknown.
Specially Zorin OS....some had to learn the hard way.
Don't want see you have to go through the headaches. :D :D
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Re: Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby kuhinja » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:09 am

Gizmuntu wrote:Note :

When you have strange things like this happen.
It really helps you and the moderators know what you have done recently just before the twilight episode.
Zorin desktop changer.
Zorin Menu
Some of the [ Menu Themes ] ' Functions ' don't work. Example [ Shutdown ] >>> From gnome-look.org
Noticed on different installs on different computers. [ Kernel ]
Ubuntu/Mate 14.04 wouldn't shutdown.
Had to force the shutdown a couple of times.
Some after being updated.....installing graphics drivers.
Things started working after a bit.

One thing not to do unless your experienced with Zorin OS !!!!
Don't tweak any of the compiz config settings.
Ask before you go messing with the unknown.
Specially Zorin OS....some had to learn the hard way.
Don't want see you have to go through the headaches. :D :D


I didn’t do anything actually before the twilight episode. I installed Zorin for the first time, followed the instructions on the website and on installation interface, checked the box for updates to be installed trough installation interface and that was it. When I tried to shut it down, it froze. Then I tired those codes and it worked for a day when I shut it down via Menu.

Next time, I'll ask before changing stuff. I hope these codes above didn't do anything wrong.
My windows 7 was too slow and I got recommended to install Zorin OS and the speed is awesome but everything else is bit confusing. Luckly, I need it only for basic operations.

p.s. I'm currently struggling to install f.lux on this, because the brightness is killing me. I need my warm yellow light. :D
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Re: Urgent: Zorin OS won't shut down

Postby Gizmuntu » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:16 am

July 29, 2015 upgrade to Win10.....have been playing with Win10 on a couple dozen or so Notebooks.
Take my word for it....it's worth the trouble.
Win10 is rock solid on most everything I've been experimenting with compared to Win7.
This is including Win7 OEM Notebooks.
Win10 is less resource hungry compared to Win7 by a big margin !!!!
Can't beat Free !!!! :lol: :lol:
Doubt we see this again in the next decade from Microsoft !!!! [ Free ]
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