My computer doesn't shutdown completely

Liam Proven lproven at
Sun Jan 3 23:24:55 UTC 2016

On 3 January 2016 at 11:20, Catalin Soare <lolinux.soare at> wrote:
> I also tried adding the "acpi=force" line in /etc/default/grub.

This may sound weird, but it has worked for me, some years ago.

Normally my 1st suggestion would be "update the firmware" but you say
you've done that.

Is it a very old motherboard? As in, 4-5Y+? If not, I don't think
`acpi=force` will help.

But disabling kernel modeswitching might.

This is a line in /etc/default/grub or you can pass it to the kernel
at the GRUB command line.

It's a single parameter --


It tells the kernel not to try to switch the console into graphics
mode, but leave that job up to X.11 when it starts.

Worth a try.

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