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Sometimes my Ubuntu 11.10 does not want to shutdown properly. After about 3-5 boots, on shutdown it hangs.
I am updating it regularly.

Has anyone encountered this issue? Could it be because of some updates?
What could be the reason for this?

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see also this AskUbuntu question: askubuntu.com/questions/72934/… – Pisu Oct 27 '11 at 20:46
    
What are the last messages you see on the console? Take a picture with your phone. After reboot, are there hints in /var/log/syslog why the shutdown is hanging? – ott-- Oct 30 '12 at 20:30

I have this problem every time I try to shut down. Try sudo apt-get install -f. If yours is like mine, that will not work but at least you'll know if you had any broken dependencies. Until a real fix comes around, shut down with sudo /sbin/poweroff now.

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