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On my laptop ( ASUS GL 552V ) I have installed SOLUS 3 now twice from scratch and run into the same problem: it will not shut down or reboot.

After some time (I have waited up to an hour) I press the power button for a few seconds to shut down the system.

When starting up again, the system will briefly tell that it is recovering the journal and then continue.

What can I check for more information, or change in the setup so my system will reboot/shutdown from software (I don't care if that loses me suspend/hibernate functionality)?


  • The system boots from UEFI.
  • I updated the Solus system, this did not work before and nor after the update.
  • FWIW Linux Mint 17 on this laptop doesn't have this problem, IIRC neither has Linux Mint 18
  • After installing from the Solus live USB system I could not reboot either
  • This doesn't work using the GUI, nor from a terminal using sudo poweroff or sudo init 0 nor when doing these commands logged into the system using ssh.

I have been Linux user for 20+ years so I should be able to try things out, get you more details.

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AvdN created this task.Aug 28 2017, 12:48 PM
AvdN updated the task description. (Show Details)Aug 28 2017, 12:52 PM
DataDrake edited projects, added Software; removed Lacks Project.Nov 2 2017, 3:45 PM

Hey! This happens to me too.

But I can detect that I can't turn off Solus, if my netbook is connected to AC.
If netbook is running with batery, it turn off correctly.

Any idea whit this?

I have the same issue with a Lenovo T470 when rebooting or shutting it down. I have FDE enabled in case this might have an effect here. It hangs with the following screen:

I am thinking of upgrading my T-460 to a T-470, so this issue is kind of important.

ovichiro added a comment.EditedJan 26 2018, 5:39 PM

Same laptop (ASUS GL552V), same issue. When trying to reboot, from the live session or installed on disk, the system freezes. Being on battery or disconnected from wifi (as I saw in one Fedora thread) does not remedy the problem.
The workaround for me was to install the nVidia drivers, so this may be tied to the Intel drivers somehow (or nouveau).

ovichiro added a comment.EditedJan 26 2018, 9:20 PM

I managed to fix this for my laptop. Apparently the fault lies with the nouveau driver, so it needs to be blacklisted.
Simply uninstalling xorg-driver-video-nouveau did not work.
Shutdown, restart and sleep are all fine now.

sudo mkdir /etc/modprobe.d
echo "blacklist nouveau" | sudo tee -a blacklist.conf

Another way is using nouveau.modeset=0 as kernel param.
Basically echo 'nouveau.modeset=0' | sudo tee /etc/kernel/cmdline instead of the blacklisting.
Mode setting is also useful on first boot so you can shut down properly.
Some details on the forum:

It would be useful if system config was somehow detected on boot and, depending on availability of drivers and what the system is capable of, enable/disable stuff so things work out of the box.

Compiled from:

dmn added a subscriber: dmn.Apr 19 2018, 8:32 AM

I have the same issue with a Lenovo T470 when rebooting or shutting it down. I have FDE enabled in case this might have an effect here. It hangs with the following screen:

I had the exact same problem on the same Lenovo T470 laptop with encrypted disk.

@ovichiro's comment ( helped with resolving the problem. Basically I blacklisted the nouveau module and now my machine can reboot! Thank you for the tip.

AvdN added a comment.Jun 30 2018, 3:58 AM

I finally had some time to check this (not using my laptop that often) and the suggestion to blacklist the nouveau driver as per @ovichiro solved this.

However the instructions posted are not always working and should be:

sudo mkdir /etc/modprobe.d
echo "blacklist nouveau" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

(in the original version you are not going to write the `blacklist.conf into /etc/modprobe.d` with the second command, if you were not already located in the directory you're creating with the first command).

AvdN closed this task as Resolved.Jun 30 2018, 3:59 AM

Adding /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf with the content "blacklist nouveau" resulted in Solus 4 not booting anymore on my Macbook mid-2010. I'm putting this here in case someone else considers trying this on a macbook: have a plan B.