gregorylock wrote:Linux Lite 3.0 is running the machine smoother. However I still experience the same shut down problems in just about about as often as I did with MX15. With that being said, I still love MX15. But Linux Lite seems to be better suited for this particular computer. However I have one complaint about Linux Lite that I feel that I need to mention to the folks at Linux lite. MX15 and most of the other distros I've tried on this machine, at least told me what it was doing in the background. When Linux lite shuts down and it fails, you don't get any messages telling you what is going on. All you get is black screen with a small white cursor.
Try purging Plymouth and rebuilding your initrd. The result should provide a full complement of legible text messages both during init and shutdown. With any luck it will solve the original problem too.
Do you run arch?
I never heard of Plymouth and I don't know how to rebuild initrd. At least a link to a wiki page would be a nice start.
spandey wrote:I had similar problem with a old machine. Whenever I used suspend and resume the shutdown will have same problem like yours. Hope it's not the case with you?
I never tried to suspend a linux system.
spandey wrote:If it's not related to suspend and resume then you can cheat the BIOS by supplying ACPI parameter from GRUB.
You can edit the GRUB entry while booting and one of the following kernel parameters:-
acpi_osi = "!Windows 2006" that is for Windows Vista
acpi_osi = "!Windows 2006 SP1" that is for Windows Vista SP1
acpi_osi = "!windows 2006 SP2" that is for Windows Vista SP2
If this works you can edit /etc/default/grub and add acpi_osi to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" and update the GRUB to make it permanent.
Currently I don't have Windows Vista on this machine. Since the support for Vista is running out, I don't think I'm going to bother with reinstalling it.