Ubuntu – Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at shutdown


I am having this weird problem in Ubuntu 18.04. My laptop gets stuck at the shutdown screen every time I use shutdown and I have to manually press the power button for 5 seconds to turn the machine off.

Before 18.04, I was using Ubuntu 16.04 and it never got stuck at shutdown.

Any fix for this?

Best Answer

  • While none of the other answers here helped for me (encountering the same problem), I fixed it by switching from the X.org graphics driver to the propietary nvidia driver that is recommended under software&updates. Since then, reboot works flawlessly.

    My setup: Asus G Series Laptop G501VW, with Nvidia 960M graphics card.

    To do this:

    • open Software&Updates (top left: Click on activities and type "software". Pick software&updates)
    • go to "additional drivers"
    • select a nvidia driver instead of the X.org driver
    • reboot the system
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