[SOLVED] Won't power off during shutdown

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[SOLVED] Won't power off during shutdown

Postby Hetherington » 18 Jun 2017, 04:34

Using Porteus 4.9.0 with KDE Desktop on Toshiba Tecra R940 laptop off of a Lexar S75 USB 3.0 64G USB drive. (Laptop has failed hard drive which got me into this whole thing.) USB drive is formatted ext4.

I've been using Linux about a week, and before starting to mess around with Porteus I used Slax (which I quickly realized has not been updated since 2013.)

Anyway, I've gotten to a problem with Porteus that I have been unable to fix - the machine never actually turns off. During shutdown, it logs off, goes through a normal-looking shutdown (or at least, I see no error messages), the screen goes dark, the indicator light on the USB turns off, but the power indicator for the laptop stays on and I can still hear the fan running.

I initially tried it on a FAT32 drive, but used Porteus installer and switched to ext4. The shutdown problem is consistent with both installs.

I consulted [Solved] Won't power off or turn off and tried a number of things.

Logged in as root in desktop - same problem.
Always fresh - same problem.
Log into console as root
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init 3
to return to text mode
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poweroff
- same problem
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shutdown -hP now
- same problem

Does anyone have ideas on how to fix this?
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Re: Won't power off during shutdown

Postby Bogomips » 18 Jun 2017, 14:02

Welcome to Porteus. Porteus 4.9.0 is not clear. Do you mean kernel 4.9.0? Please also provide name of iso file used to set up Porteus.
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB
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Re: Won't power off during shutdown

Postby Hetherington » 18 Jun 2017, 16:57

Porteus system info gives me: VERSION: Porteus-v3.2.2 Kernel: 4.9.0-porteus
The .iso I used was Porteus-KDE-v3.2.2-x86_64.iso

Also, after the laptop had recently powered up from being asleep (I had closed the lid and left it a while) it shut down properly and turned off. When I shut down after that, it was the same problem of everything going dark but power remaining. I tried to recreate that scenario by going to Leave/Suspend to RAM. After waking up the system, I was able to shut down the system and it turned off. So far this is the only scenario I have found to cause it to shut down correctly.
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Re: Won't power off during shutdown

Postby Ed_P » 18 Jun 2017, 23:35

Hetherington try using a more current kernel/vmlinux combination. See options here: http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/kernel/
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Re: Won't power off during shutdown

Postby Hetherington » 19 Jun 2017, 00:03

Thank you, that worked perfectly. I didn't even realize there was a more up-to-date kernel.
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Re: [SOLVED] Won't power off during shutdown

Postby Ed_P » 19 Jun 2017, 04:24

Hetherington wrote:Thank you, that worked perfectly.

:Yahoo!: Which kernel worked for you? :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Won't power off during shutdown

Postby Hetherington » 19 Jun 2017, 04:30

Kernel: 4.10.8-porteus
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