Shutdown/reboot hangs in VMware Fusion VM

Bug #289513 reported by Henk Koster
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Bug Description

Installed Ubuntu 8.10 amd64 Intrepid Release Candidate in a VMware Fusion 2.0 VM on my MacBook Pro 4,1 (Penryn). After a successful and uneventful installation the reboot hangs for several minutes with a black screen (except for a static underscore in the top-left corner), then the message "acpid: exiting" appears, after which the reboot or the shutdown is almost immediate. The same happens when rebooting or shutting down from the installed version of Intrepid.

I have already tried the "acpi=off" kernel boot option, but this doesn't change anything. Just for the record: I have two other instances of GNU/Linux installed in parallel VMware Fusion VMs on the same computer: Debian testing (Lenny) and Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.1, with 2.6.26 and 2.6.24 kernels, respectively, all amd64 versions; neither of these identically configured VMs has the above problem. So, I'm inclined to blame the 2.6.27-7-generic kernel of Ubuntu Intrepid.

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Adriaan Leijnse (aidy-) wrote :

I have the same problem, but on a regular computer (32bit), I doubt that this has anything to do with the kernel, I'm running 2.6.27-3-rt.
It also hangs when I simply log off.

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Philipp Wollermann (philipp) wrote :

I can confirm this bug, using VMware Fusion 2.0.1 on a MacBook Pro (Late 2008). I have installed and completely updated (including backports + proposed) Ubuntu 8.10 32-bit and it hangs up when trying to reboot.

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kernel-janitor (kernel-janitor) wrote :

Hi Henk,

This bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? Can you try with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO CD images are available from .

If it remains an issue, could you run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p linux 289513

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to . Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text. Please let us know your results.

Thanks in advance.

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tags: added: needs-kernel-logs
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
tags: added: kj-triage
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

This bug report was marked as Incomplete and has not had any updated comments for quite some time. As a result this bug is being closed. Please reopen if this is still an issue in the current Ubuntu release . Also, please be sure to provide any requested information that may have been missing. To reopen the bug, click on the current status under the Status column and change the status back to "New". Thanks.

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tags: added: kj-expired
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

This has started affecting me, albeit with much newer versions of Fusion and Ubuntu: LP: #1061149

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