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Re: The Pc won't shut down
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2015, 05:31:17 am »
I have a feeling this is related to the hybrid AMD/Intel graphics setup you have .. are you being offered any drivers when you go to

menu > Preferences > Additional Drivers

and give it a minute to scan ?
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Re: The Pc won't shut down
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2015, 12:44:15 pm »
Good evening,
i'm sorry but i had a little trouble  :( The additional driver that you requested me are these [ http://postimg.org/image/erp2sv6sf ].
Listed they are: 1. X.Org X server made by xserver-xorg-video-ati (open source, tested)
                            2. AMD graphic accelerator made by fglrx-updates (proprietary)
                            3.  AMD graphic accelerator made by fglrx (proprietary)
I've tryied to swap from X.org X server (the default one) to the AMD graphics accelerator fglrx (the last one in the photo) and the PC shutted down using the button.
The issue now is that as soon as i start the PC it will start in shell mode, it ask me the login but i cannot see the desktop  :'(
What should i do? should i reinstall the OS? (i'm sorry to cause you so much trouble  :(  ) .
Thank you again a lot for the help and i'm sorry if i'm such a noob!
I hope  you'll have a nice weekend!
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Re: The Pc won't shut down
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2015, 01:39:17 pm »
Oh how I wish people wouldn't preempt what they think I'm going to suggest next :)

Can you get to a command prompt ?

and can you explain exactly what happens when you boot .. does the screen just go black ?
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Re: The Pc won't shut down
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2015, 01:59:07 pm »
good evening again sir,
i've rushed a bit and i'm asking for your forgiveness, i didn't mean to offend you, my brain just went black and i did that thing.
I think you are doing a really good job on helping me, and i'm sorry for my bad behavior  :'(
When i boot it the screen goes black, then it appear a text saying welcome to peppermint OS six, it ask me the user name and the password (all in text mode) and after i logged in, it appear
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luke@LC-Lenovo-G500 ~ $ as if i was in full windows terminal.
I tried to start again the driver that was on before (the x.org driver) with the command
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startx but it give me back an error and stay in "terminal-mode".
Again Sir, I feel very sorry for this thing, i never meant to waste your time.
(if you think that reinstall the OS is a good option, i'd like to inform you that i have all my data saved in another place so i can do it without problem ;) )
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Re: The Pc won't shut down
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2015, 02:13:30 pm »
Try this:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*then when that completes, reboot with
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sudo shutdown -r nowdid graphics return ?

if so, can you post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display
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Re: The Pc won't shut down
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2015, 07:07:41 am »
Good morning,
it worked perfectly ty.
from this code
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sudo lshw -C display i get back this response
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luke@LC-Lenovo-G500 ~ $ sudo lshw -C display
PCI (sysfs) 
and then if i try to write it'll write erasing the letters of PCI (sysfs);
The terminal become frozen, i waited a bit and it didn't change since the response i posted in this post.
Thanks again for the help
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Re: The Pc won't shut down
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2015, 02:42:22 pm »
Run that command again, and give it time to complete
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Re: The Pc won't shut down
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2015, 01:33:39 pm »
good evening, i had to shut down the PC and restart it to properly run the command  ???
the response was this one:
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luke@LC-Lenovo-G500 ~ $ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for luke:
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:44 memory:d8000000-d83fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:4000(size=64)
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