[Bug 1441253] Re: hanging suspend job prevents shutdown

Robert Jansen rj6603 at gmail.com
Sat May 14 08:02:52 UTC 2016

Same problem here. Xubuntu 14.04 through 16.04.
Suspend, reboot, shutdown.
All fail in some or other way on all the above versions.

On 16.04:

shutdown -h now

Failed to start poweroff.target: Transaction is destructive.


systemctl suspend

fails because a suspend process is already in progress. If I kill this
process, the machine suspends immediately but is unusable after power on
( black screen or no networking etc ).

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  hanging suspend job prevents shutdown

Status in systemd package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  poweroff (systemd poweroff) and reboot no longer work

  running sudo sytemd poweroff generates this:

  Failed to start poweroff.target: Transaction is destructive.

  journal log also shows:

  Apr 07 18:30:12 alice polkitd(authority=local)[1088]: Registered Authentication Agent for unix-process:32412:2895609 (system bus name :1.194 [/usr/bin/pkttyagent --notify-fd 5 --fallback], object path /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale en_US.UTF-8)
  Apr 07 18:30:12 alice systemd[1]: Requested transaction contradicts existing jobs: Transaction is destructive.
  Apr 07 18:30:12 alice polkitd(authority=local)[1088]: Unregistered Authentication Agent for unix-process:32412:2895609 (system bus name :1.194, object path /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale en_US.UTF-8) (disconnected from bus)

  Output of systemctl list-jobs
   JOB UNIT                    TYPE  STATE  
  6009 suspend.target          start waiting
  6010 systemd-suspend.service start running
  6014 anacron-resume.service  start waiting

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
  Package: systemd 219-6ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-12.12-generic 3.19.3
  Uname: Linux 3.19.0-12-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
  ApportVersion: 2.17-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue Apr  7 18:32:27 2015
  MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP EliteBook 8560w
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-12-generic root=UUID=90fa42f5-708d-4432-9241-315b9c08ba98 ro nomodeset rootflags=subvol=@
  SourcePackage: systemd
  UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2015-03-02 (36 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/04/2014
  dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.bios.version: 68SVD Ver. F.50
  dmi.board.name: 1631
  dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.board.version: KBC Version 01.3D
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68SVDVer.F.50:bd08/04/2014:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPEliteBook8560w:pvrA0001D02:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn1631:rvrKBCVersion01.3D:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: HP EliteBook 8560w
  dmi.product.version: A0001D02
  dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

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