Kubuntu power off issue

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On my laptop I am currently using a dual boot Kubuntu / Winxp setup. I really prefer to use Kubuntu (I'm a fairly new linux user), but I have a problem.

Every time I go to shutdown from Kubuntu, it hangs on the loading screen or power down screen if you will and never shuts off unless I manually force it off with the power button.

I am not sure what could be causing this.

Any ideas?
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Run ps -aux or whatever the command is in kubuntu to see what processes are running before you shutdown. Take a guess as to which process might be hanging the machine and kill it first, using the kill command. You can kill one or more, then shutdown and see what happens.
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I did ps -aux before shutting down, but I don't really know what I'm looking for. There are so many items listed.

None of them really seem to be taking up my CPU% or Mem.
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Here I will show you what the ps -aux brought up:


USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
root 1 0.1 0.0 2912 1844 ? Ss 13:40 0:01 /sbin/init
root 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [migration/0]
root 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? SN 13:40 0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
root 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [watchdog/0]
root 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [migration/1]
root 6 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? SN 13:40 0:00 [ksoftirqd/1]
root 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [watchdog/1]
root 8 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [events/0]
root 9 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [events/1]
root 10 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [khelper]
root 11 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kthread]
root 35 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kblockd/0]
root 36 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kblockd/1]
root 37 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kacpid]
root 38 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kacpi_notify]
root 145 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kseriod]
root 174 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [pdflush]
root 175 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [pdflush]
root 176 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kswapd0]
root 177 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [aio/0]
root 178 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [aio/1]
root 806 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [kirqd]
root 2006 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [ksuspend_usbd]
root 2007 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [khubd]
root 2040 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [ata/0]
root 2053 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [ata/1]
root 2054 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [ata_aux]
root 2193 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [scsi_eh_0]
root 2194 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [scsi_eh_1]
root 2195 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [scsi_eh_2]
root 2196 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [scsi_eh_3]
root 2472 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kjournald]
root 2669 0.0 0.0 2908 1252 ? S<s 13:40 0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
root 3607 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kmmcd]
root 3641 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kpsmoused]
root 3720 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [hda_codec]
root 3929 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [wrap_wq]
root 3930 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [ntos_wq]
root 3932 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:40 0:00 [ndis_wq]
root 4120 2.2 0.3 9120 6532 ? Ss 13:40 0:15 /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g /dev/disk/by-uuid/D2CC072BCC070985 /media/sda1 -o rw,local
root 4124 0.1 0.0 4032 1452 ? Ss 13:40 0:01 /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g /dev/disk/by-uuid/E8F8A0FEF8A0CBDE /media/sda2 -o rw,local
daemon 4211 0.0 0.0 1768 384 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /sbin/portmap
root 4342 0.0 0.0 1652 512 tty4 Ss+ 13:40 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty4
root 4343 0.0 0.0 1652 508 tty5 Ss+ 13:40 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
root 4345 0.0 0.0 1648 508 tty2 Ss+ 13:40 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty2
root 4346 0.0 0.0 1652 512 tty3 Ss+ 13:40 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty3
root 4347 0.0 0.0 1648 508 tty1 Ss+ 13:40 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
root 4349 0.0 0.0 1648 508 tty6 Ss+ 13:40 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty6
root 4644 0.0 0.0 2256 1172 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/sbin/acpid -c /etc/acpi/events -s /var/run/acpid.socket
root 4749 0.0 0.0 1704 672 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /sbin/syslogd
root 4801 0.0 0.0 1796 528 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /bin/dd bs 1 if /proc/kmsg of /var/run/klogd/kmsg
klog 4803 0.0 0.0 2424 1372 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /sbin/klogd -P /var/run/klogd/kmsg
103 4824 0.1 0.0 2852 1052 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --system
107 4842 0.1 0.1 5456 3708 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/sbin/hald
root 4843 0.0 0.0 2876 1024 ? S 13:40 0:00 hald-runner
107 4849 0.0 0.0 2112 904 ? S 13:40 0:00 hald-addon-keyboard: listening on /dev/input/event1
107 4850 0.0 0.0 2108 896 ? S 13:40 0:00 hald-addon-keyboard: listening on /dev/input/event4
107 4851 0.0 0.0 2112 896 ? S 13:40 0:00 hald-addon-keyboard: listening on /dev/input/event5
107 4852 0.0 0.0 2112 900 ? S 13:40 0:00 hald-addon-keyboard: listening on /dev/input/event6
root 4854 0.0 0.0 2940 1072 ? S 13:40 0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-cpufreq
107 4855 0.0 0.0 2112 888 ? S 13:40 0:00 hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
107 4856 0.0 0.0 2112 896 ? S 13:40 0:00 hald-addon-keyboard: listening on /dev/input/event7
107 4862 0.0 0.0 3044 1180 ? S 13:40 0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/hda (every 2 sec)
root 4880 0.0 0.0 1944 836 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/sbin/dhcdbd --system
root 4895 0.0 0.1 21552 2120 ? Ssl 13:40 0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --pid-file /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.pid
avahi 4912 0.0 0.0 2668 1368 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 avahi-daemon: running [reed-laptop.local]
avahi 4913 0.0 0.0 2668 464 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 avahi-daemon: chroot helper
root 4927 0.0 0.0 3060 1264 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManagerDispatcher --pid-file /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkM
root 4944 0.0 0.0 2868 800 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/bin/system-tools-backends
root 4945 0.0 0.0 2720 1224 ? S 13:40 0:00 dbus-daemon --session --print-address --nofork
root 5050 0.0 0.0 6416 832 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/sbin/hpiod
hplip 5053 0.0 0.2 9988 4892 ? S 13:40 0:00 python /usr/sbin/hpssd
root 5145 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kondemand/0]
root 5146 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [kondemand/1]
statd 5193 0.0 0.0 1836 740 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /sbin/rpc.statd
root 5210 0.0 0.0 2696 1036 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/sbin/hcid -x -s
root 5230 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:40 0:00 [krfcommd]
daemon 5266 0.0 0.0 1908 420 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/sbin/atd
root 5280 0.0 0.0 2284 900 ? Ss 13:40 0:00 /usr/sbin/cron
root 5396 0.0 0.0 3156 612 ? Ss 13:41 0:00 /usr/bin/kdm
root 5403 0.7 1.1 32456 21680 tty7 SLs+ 13:41 0:04 /usr/bin/X -br -nolisten tcp :0 vt7 -auth /var/run/xauth/A:0-ltFPIy
root 5423 0.0 0.0 4164 1480 ? S 13:41 0:00 -:0
merlyn 5460 0.0 0.0 4256 1616 ? Ss 13:41 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/startkde
merlyn 5508 0.0 0.0 4256 528 ? Ss 13:41 0:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/startkde
merlyn 5511 0.0 0.0 2664 640 ? S 13:41 0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/startkde
merlyn 5512 0.0 0.0 2716 516 ? Ss 13:41 0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 4 --print-address 6 --session
root 5548 0.0 0.0 1500 144 ? S 13:41 0:00 start_kdeinit --new-startup +kcminit_startup
merlyn 5549 0.0 0.2 25836 4412 ? Ss 13:41 0:00 kdeinit Running...
merlyn 5552 0.0 0.1 25656 3120 ? S 13:41 0:00 dcopserver [kdeinit] --nosid
merlyn 5554 0.0 0.3 25804 6484 ? S 13:41 0:00 klauncher [kdeinit] --new-startup
merlyn 5556 0.1 0.7 32664 13848 ? S 13:41 0:00 kded [kdeinit] --new-startup
merlyn 5561 0.0 0.0 1636 356 ? S 13:41 0:00 kwrapper ksmserver
merlyn 5563 0.0 0.4 27352 8584 ? S 13:41 0:00 ksmserver [kdeinit]
merlyn 5564 0.0 0.5 29916 11348 ? S 13:41 0:00 kwin [kdeinit]
merlyn 5566 0.3 0.7 32660 14116 ? S 13:41 0:02 kdesktop [kdeinit]
merlyn 5568 0.1 0.8 33948 16900 ? S 13:41 0:00 kicker [kdeinit]
merlyn 5570 0.0 0.3 27324 6248 ? S 13:41 0:00 kio_file [kdeinit] file /tmp/ksocket-merlyn/klauncherf2k4oc.slave-socket /tmp/
merlyn 5574 0.0 0.6 30272 12440 ? S 13:41 0:00 kio_uiserver [kdeinit]
merlyn 5587 0.2 0.2 10964 5312 ? S 13:41 0:01 /usr/bin/artsd -F 10 -S 4096 -s 60 -m artsmessage -c drkonqi -l 3 -f
merlyn 5590 0.0 0.4 27040 7864 ? S 13:41 0:00 kaccess [kdeinit]
merlyn 5593 0.3 1.5 57920 30380 ? S 13:41 0:01 /usr/bin/python /usr/share/python-support/kde-guidance/guidance-power-manager.
merlyn 5594 0.1 0.9 38464 18800 ? S 13:41 0:00 konqueror [kdeinit] --preload
merlyn 5599 0.1 0.8 31596 15856 ? R 13:41 0:00 /usr/bin/yakuake
merlyn 5600 0.0 0.4 28196 9596 ? S 13:41 0:00 klipper [kdeinit]
merlyn 5602 0.0 0.6 29152 11704 ? S 13:41 0:00 kbluetoothd --dontforceshow
merlyn 5604 0.1 0.5 31376 10940 ? S 13:41 0:00 knetworkmanager [kdeinit]
merlyn 5606 0.0 0.0 1840 624 ? S 13:41 0:00 /usr/bin/passkey-agent --default /usr/lib/kdebluetooth/kbluepin
merlyn 5608 0.1 0.9 38464 18792 ? S 13:41 0:00 konqueror [kdeinit] --preload
merlyn 5611 0.0 0.1 5752 3272 pts/1 Ss 13:41 0:00 /bin/bash
merlyn 5632 0.0 0.5 33500 10240 ? S 13:42 0:00 knotify [kdeinit]
root 5641 0.0 0.0 3788 1448 ? S 13:42 0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -dd -g /var/run/wpa_supplicant-global
merlyn 5643 0.0 0.6 28860 12796 ? S 13:42 0:00 kwalletmanager --kwalletd
dhcp 5657 0.0 0.0 2452 1216 ? S 13:42 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -1 -lf /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.eth0.leases -pf /var/run/dhclien
cupsys 5834 0.0 0.0 4676 1720 ? SNs 13:47 0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
merlyn 5940 0.0 0.0 2560 1000 pts/1 R+ 13:51 0:00 ps -aux
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It appears that you are booting straight to X windows (GUI) Boot the machine as always but before you shutdown hit crtl alt backspace to exit the GUI. The run the shutdown command from the command prompt.
shutdown -h now

Note: I use FreeBSD and it maybe somewhat different but that's the general idea.
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Thank you very much.

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