How do I turn off a hung laptop?

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Apr 27 21:10:53 UTC 2010

On 04/27/2010 07:14 AM, Laura Conrad wrote:
> Does anyone know anything good to do when CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work,
> and CTRL-ALT-F<n> doesn't get to a terminal, and the power switch
> doesn't do anything?  I've been pulling out the power cord and taking
> out the battery, and then the power switch turns things on, but there
> must be an easier way.

If it's not a hardware problem (i.e., you can shutdown from another OS,
or other kernel) I'd start here:


or you could add '+lucid' to try and narrow down the results.


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