[PC-BSD Testing] Peculiar shutdown of 7.0.1 ia64

Fabrizio Parrella fabrizio at bibivu.com
Sat Oct 25 06:44:45 PDT 2008

same problem here, but it was not happening with 7.0

I tried to play a bit as for some reason I was thinking that the reason is 
the video driver..

I changed the drivers to VESA, and TA-DA... PC-BSD shuts down properly.

I usually use the Intel or Intel-3d-enable drivers with desktop effect 
enabled and an opengl screen saver (if that may help)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arthur" <a-koziol at neiu.edu>
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Peculiar shutdown of 7.0.1 ia64

>>Thanks to my ineptitude with the meaning of various gibberish
>>presented by the BIOS in my computer, I've now installed PCBSD
>>7.0.1 from DVD twice. The second installation was unnecessary;
>>purely a brain-phert.
>>However, it brought a peculiarity to my attention. It might
>>have nothing to do with just having installed it, but my memory
>>recalls being surprised by this behavior the first time I
>>installed it.
>>Since I'm just messing around with this for the time being, I
>>shut the computer down for the night. After selecting this from
>>the menu on the bottom left (whatever it's properly named), my
>>screen goes dark grey. Nothing much seems to be going on but
>>burning juice and spinning fans. It seems willing to do this
>>until the cows come home; longer, even. After considerable time
>>- say enough to watch a sitcom - I'll try to get its attention.
>>Nothing much seems to work ... except CNTL-ALT-DEL.
>>Hitting that key combo changes the display to something that
>>has a choice to shutdown on it. The mouse works again, so it
>>can be chosen. Doing so, brings up yet another window from
>>which one can choose to shutdown. Clicking that button finally
>>will shut the computer down.
>>All this seems like a pretty convoluted, user unfriendly approach to me.
>>Is this normal?
> I have observed this as well and it is not always repeatable. Sometimes
> issuing a shutdown from start menu will shutdown. Sometimes, no so much.
> When it seems to have gotten "stuck, I find that I can usually just punch 
> the
> power button once and let it shut down the ACPI way.
> Arthur
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