Sunday, 13 April 2014
Arch Linux Diagnose Shutdown Problems
If your arch installation fails to shutdown correctly its important to find out if the issue is a kernel or systemd issue. To find this out try each of :
$ sudo sync && sudo reboot -f
$ sudo sync && sudo poweroff -f
If any of the two above commands do not work its a kernel and _not systemd issue.
For systemd issues fter boot run :
$ sudo systemctl --state=failed
Then see if any modules failed to load and work through each in turn.
One other potential issue is that your username is not part of the power group. Add user to group with :
$ sudo gpasswd -a <username> power
Then logoff/on to apply the new group and try to shutdown.