I have searched the forums but have not found anything that addresses this problem.
I have a fresh install of PCLinuxOS 2010 on my Dell Precision 470 machine. Windows boots from the first SATA drive, Linux from the second. The Linux unstallation is fresh and updated, with a few samba drives manually mounted to the filesystem after login to KDE.
When I try to reboot the system, the splash screen is shown for ages, and pressing ESC (or any other key) doesn't show the terminal (it works at boot). After a long time it finally reboots. Checking /var/log/messages shows that nothing happens for 6 minutes after the last successful command and the reboot.
Because earlier the shutdown didn't turn the machine off, I added "acpi=force" to '/boot/grum/menu.lst' as recommended on this forum. However, I am not sure how to fix this one.
Can anyone help?