Well I´m new in linux and I´m pretty lost... My laptop is an asus with ryzen 5 and gpu RX560X, maybe is only a drivers issue, but i don't know how to get what i need. Thanks!

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    please provide more details, how do you trying shutdown? open terminal emulator and try sudo shutdown -k now(if you are not root)
    – user413666
    May 20, 2020 at 23:11
  • I tried with shutdown command and normally with hte button of Mint, in both the OS is shutting down but the laptop still ON with the screen in black. I tried shutdown -k now but it doesn't appears to be doing anything...
    – Jaykooh
    May 21, 2020 at 9:23

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Here is my personal experience:

I installed mint tricia 32-bit (xfce, kernel 5.4.0-77) on my old (OLD!) Samsung NC10 about 6 weeks ago, and it was fine.

Yesterday I switched it on for the first time in 5 weeks, did an update, and then it would not shut down through the standard shutdown button from the menu. I did shut it eventually by keeping the off-button pressed for a few seconds. I started it again. With the menu button it did not shut down, again, and by pressing the Esc key I could see the messages scrolled on the screen --- something like the following:

After "Shutdown" there was a "kernel panic",

"not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
/shutdown: error while loading shared libraries: libpcre.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file ..."  

So I switched it off by holding the off-button, started it again, searched for the .so library (locate libpcre.so.3); I saw that there was one in /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ directory.

I just tried and copied it into a more standard path:

sudo cp /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libpcre.so.3 /usr/lib/

and then I tried to shut down through the menu button and it worked!

I tried once again, and it booted up fine and then shut down properly via the menu button. Hope this helps.


I've got the same problem with kernel 5.3.0-53. Kernel 5.3.0-51 works fine!


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