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Fedora 25 doesn't shut down or reboot via GUI

asked 2017-02-06 03:55:25 -0500

eronis gravatar image

I'm using Fedora 25 Xfce and when I try to restart of poweroff my computer, doing it via xfce panel never works. Only thing I see is a black screen. My computer doesn't shut down. When I write restart to bash, it works flawlessly. When I write poweroff to bash, it works flawlessly. I've got a netbook (Asus Tp200SA) has the same configurations with this computer and there is no problem with it.

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Please post output of journalctl -xe as that might help troubleshoot the problem.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-02-06 08:38:21 -0500 )edit

are you using open source video driver, or proprietary one from AMD?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-02-06 13:17:12 -0500 )edit

open source ones. On my model there is no up to date propriotary driver.

eronis gravatar imageeronis ( 2017-02-06 13:33:20 -0500 )edit

as a test, when grub loads, hit E and add nomodeset on the linux command line, after the word quiet. That might let a generic graphics mode load up. running errands with my wife, may be a while before I respond again.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-02-06 14:23:25 -0500 )edit

@steceebey73742 only made things worse. Screen resolution was weird and screen constantly turned off/on by itself.

eronis gravatar imageeronis ( 2017-02-06 15:21:02 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-07 06:16:15 -0500

eronis gravatar image

UPDATE ! It seems problem has been disappeared right after new kernel update. Thanks for your help again and I want to thank every one contributes to Fedora since it was my first distro and was the greatest distro I've ever tried :) (Using linux since times Fedora 20 has been released)

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Try command sudo dnf update --debugsolver from fix problems ;)

lobocode gravatar imagelobocode ( 2017-02-07 08:01:36 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-02-06 12:01:48 -0500

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Not owning your model or brand of laptop, the only think I have in my mind is a Network interface problem. Is your laptop using a Broadcom network chip?

Layman's way. Try the following, to determine if it is a network interface problem

Disable networking, reboot (to insure networking is not starting up) dosomething on the laptop do the shutdown as you normally do.

Did the shutdown work or not work?

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I've got a desktop computeı and this problem only happens on it.

eronis gravatar imageeronis ( 2017-02-06 13:04:15 -0500 )edit

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