Panic when doing shutdown or reboot

Bill Perkins bp241 at
Thu Mar 7 23:35:07 UTC 2013

On 2013.03.07 18:21, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-03-07 at 15:17 -0500, Bill Perkins wrote:
> > The panic message displays on the console before the system 
> freezes.
> > You need to boot your Fedora system without the "rhgb quiet" at the
> end 
> > of the linux boot line in order to see all of the details, or hit
> the 
> > ESC key at the right point in time during boot or shutdown.  
> Removing "rhgb quiet" from the boot line is a very good idea.  It's a
> lot more fun to watch the messages flash by under the 4 penguins than
> to
> watch a more or less empty screen.  Unfortunately, the system puts 
> the
> monitor to sleep after system shutdown, and the screen goes blank.  I
> *think* I see messages about unmounting file systems and that I don't
> see a panic message, but I'm not sure.
> I'll try to find a monitor setting to keep the screen from going 
> blank
> when it receives no signal.  Any advice would be welcome: the monitor
> is
> an Acer P243W)
> Thanks - jon


Try tapping the shift key periodically during the shutdown and the 
screen should stay lit.  Once the system freezes with the panic 
message, the screen may not go to sleep again until you reset the 


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