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i can't shutdown my computer normally

asked 2013-05-23 00:38:48 -0600

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updated 2014-02-15 13:30:22 -0600

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I had install fedora 18 on my computer a few day ago.   This operating system is really very good.  It worked so nice that i can't work without it.

But, today, when i turn off my computer, i find that i can't do it. i see the process of shutdown stoped. The last line of the screen is "exiting hardware virtualization" . I try to do something, but everthing is not useful. I had to shutdown my computer forcely. I know what i do is harmful for my computer's disk.

i'm a layman, i don't know how can i do to solve the problem.

who can help me. thank you very mach.

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so u say that, when u shutdown your computer, it stops at "exiting hardware virtualization" and hangs there?

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2013-05-27 02:10:46 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-11-25 13:42:12 -0600

I have been fighting the same problem for quit some time now. I have tried many things from searching the net for this problem. The only thing that helped me was renaming my .kde directory to something like .kde-todays date. then reboot system. The .kde directory will get rebuilt on boot up, but all the desktop setting will go to default. If this fixes the problem you can get your desktop setting back by copying some of the config files from your old .kde directory located in .kde/share/config. Of course all this is only if you are using KDE as you Desktop. If you are using Gnome there might be a similiar fix but I would not know the details since I have been using KDE, when they came out with Gnome 3.x

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You don't really need to reboot for that; all you need is to log out and log back in again because that will start a new KDE session, which will create a new .kde directory for you. Rebooting doesn't hurt, you understand, but if you have things going on in the background, such as BOINC projects, this won't force them to stop and restart.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-11-25 21:27:25 -0600 )edit

Yes, I understand normally all you would have to do is log off then back on, but with the problem I was having I could not log off, At least from the desktop menu gui. When I would try that I would get a blank screen with some messages and no command prompt. I need to find what the cli command is for logging out. But by doing the .kde trick, I am now able to log off.

mjstefl gravatar imagemjstefl ( 2013-11-26 12:03:10 -0600 )edit

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