how do I find out what's hanging me up?

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Sat Jul 2 20:23:45 UTC 2016

As user, try systemctl reboot and systemctl shutdown and systemctl 
On Sat, 2 Jul 2016, Mark Peveto wrote:

> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 04:54:43
> From: Mark Peveto <southernprince73 at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: blinux <blinux-list at>
> Subject: how do I find out what's hanging me up?
> Hi all,
> The short version of a long story.  I've just installed sonar on a dell pc.  I've also got it installed on a compaq/hp machine, where the followig
> problem doesn't exist.  On the dell, sudo reboot seems to hang.  Sudo shutdown works fine.  I've tried sudo shutdown -r now, sudo systemctl reboot, and
> other options.  How, without sighted help, can I find out what's causing this machine to hang when I reboot.  What's strange is this...why does it shut
> down just fine, but not reboot?
> Mark Peveto
> Registered Linux user number 600552
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