ubuntu hangs while shutting down

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Sun Dec 16 21:36:21 UTC 2012

Tapas Mishra wrote:
> I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and when I shut it down sudo reboot it hangs
> while shutting down.
> I observed for more than 30 minutes and it could not still shut down.
> What should I check?

Do you know how far it gets through the shutdown? Are there any
messages on the screen at the time?

Generally, /var/log/syslog, /var/log/messages and /var/log/dmesg are
not unreasonable places ot start looking.


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