Whether I do shutdown -P now or sudo shutdown --halt now Fedora does not shutdown. It will send SIGTERM and SIGKILL as usual, but then just stops at the screen with the fedora logo. My only option is to hold the power button down, which is obviously not the best option for shutting down.

This started at my last kernel upgrade, 3.5.16 11 days ago.

  • Assuming that you are using Fedora 20 or later, do any interesting messages show when you run journalctl? – Warwick Jul 30 '14 at 3:47
  • I honestly don't know enough to figure out what journalctl gives. – user75027 Jul 30 '14 at 4:00
  • You would want to look at the messages around the time that you shut the box down. Ones where the system is waiting for processes to finish and never complete will be of most interest. Also, make sure that you run sudo journalctl if you aren't logged in as root – Warwick Jul 30 '14 at 4:14
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    sudo journalctl | grep shutdown returns a lot about things receiving signal 15 (SIGTERM). The only two things it lists are dhclient and NetworkManager, along with my shutdown commands. – user75027 Jul 30 '14 at 4:20
  • How long have you waited for the computer to shutdown? – Cristian Ciupitu Jul 30 '14 at 13:51

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