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Mar 3, 2011

My computer won't shut off unless I just hold down the power button. Everytime I try System > Shut Off it just turns off, then restarts. My computer screen will sometimes just 'turn black' and become unresponsive, and I have to shut it down and restart. (The longest I waited was a few minutes with no response. How do I get customized mouse pointers? When I download something and 'extract' it, how do I know which file I'm supposed to open after I click 'show the files'? I've downloaded a few things and extracted them but I'm assuming I must do more, since they are not on my applications. Which is the best browser to use on Fedora? I love Opera, but for some reason my internet is twice as slow on Opera as it is on Firefox or Chrome?

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Apr 23, 2010

As the topic says. I'm having problem after problem, everytime I figure out a way to take a step forward, my PC has pre-emptively taken a step back.

I'm unable to boot to X or (recovery mode).

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Apr 22, 2011

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Oct 13, 2009

Offlate I installed F11 i586 on my laptop. F11 shares the hard disk with Vista Home Premium 32-bit. The problem is that when running F11 (or even Ubuntu), my system shut off suddenly(not a normal OS shut down, but a sudden power off without any warning). This could have been a hardware trouble(heating) but it doesn't happen with Vista.
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Jun 30, 2010

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Nov 20, 2009

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Apr 9, 2011

This started happening about 1 hour ago. My computer display just went black, and the power light never changed state. I turned off it's power, and then back on (after a few seconds), and the power light came on "blue", which is what it's supposed to be, but i got nothing on the display, and hitting the menu buttons did not show a menu for the display, or any kind of response. i rebooted a couple of times, to no avail.

I thought my new display just crapped out, so i took it to another computer (windows xp laptop) and plugged in the vga cable (my server uses DVI), and it was fine. I took it to another computer (windows 7) with a DVI cable, and it was fine. I brought it back to my desktop/server, and plugged it back in, and it was fine again. Menu buttons and all.

Then, a few minutes later, it went out again. I turned the power for it off for a few minutes, then back on, and it came on with weird scanlines of various colors... then went back to black.

I played with unplugging the dvi cable in the back of the monitor/display, and wiggling it, and then at the computer connection, and at some point it came back on, for no obvious reason (i think i already stopped playing with it).

xorg.log was uneventful, but i can post it, if need be.

Dmesg shows this (the very last line of the NEXT post was the only one of any interest; but googling it returned no scenarious involving display crashes):

[ 15.615437] dracut: Switching root
[ 17.529852] udev[521]: starting version 161
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[ 18.994541] EDAC MC: Ver: 2.1.0 Feb 7 2011
[ 19.044674] microcode: CPU0: patch_level=0x10000bf


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Mar 17, 2010

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May 2, 2010

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The only possible way to shutdown computer at that moment is holding power button for 5 seconds. However, restart works OK. Now, I am sure that shutdown worked earlier fine, but unfortunately I cannot remember when the problems started: either when I installed 8.04 or after installing some of the kernel updates. Configuration: Asus 5pgl-mx motherboard, 1.5 GB ram, nvidia graphic card (sorry, not sure what model), etc.

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Jul 16, 2011

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Jan 9, 2010

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Jul 12, 2011

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Jun 11, 2010

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Audio is down. The volume can be changed, but it isn't reflected in the volume icon at the top of the screen. Sound preferences show the only output available is a dummy speaker. When I try to restart or shut down, it just logs me out of my profile and takes me to the login screen. As always, if you need more info, just tell me where to find it.

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Sep 4, 2010

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Oct 2, 2010

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Sep 8, 2010

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Aug 2, 2011

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Some bright spark turned off the power supply to my computer.

I don't know exactly what stage the installation was at, but it must have been installing the upgrade at least, because I'm now locked out of my computer.

Boot up progresses until the ubuntu loading screen. At this point is says,

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