System doesn't shut down properly under Fedora-18

Jonathan Ryshpan jonrysh at
Thu Mar 7 07:22:58 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-03-06 at 17:52 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:
> > I attempted to take both Rick Stevens' and Tom Horsley's advice as
> > follows:
> >
> >       1. Log off my KDE session using the GUI.
> >       2. Open a console window using CTRL/ALT/F2
> >       3. Log in as root
> >       4. Enter shutdown -h now
> >
> > Result, exactly the same as before.  System appears to halt properly
> > except for faint light around the start button, but can't be rebooted
> > without being reset, messages from systemd-fsck in boot.log.
> I'm wondering if perhaps that's something from the BIOS causing that...
> like "wake on LAN" or something. You might want to reboot the machine
> and verify that the BIOS permits going to a full powerdown state as
> opposed to some hibernation state.

A good thought.  But I had no trouble with powering down till I
installed Fedora-18.  Sleep works fine now, as it always did. 

One change in BIOS settings: I disabled "Quick Boot", since I was having
trouble getting into the BIOS by pressing DEL during BIOS hardware test
A new keyboard, which plugs into a USB port was not being recognized by
the BIOS at test time; disabling "Quick Boot" slows down the boot
process and allows me to get into the BIOS reliably.  I'll try
re-enabling "Quick Boot" tomorrow to see if it makes any difference.


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