• Stop Job is running running for

    Hello dear Antergos community,

    i have following problem:

    when i reboot or shutdown my gnome system i often get a stop job is running message . So it takes about 1min 30 secs sometimes longer for the system to shutdown/reboot.
    Now I have googled the problem and it seems I am not the only one facing this problem.
    In the arch wiki it tells me to follow the instructions of this link :

    I cant seem to understand how to boot with the debug options mentioned there.
    Can someone please help me out and tell me what to do.

  • systemd.log_level=debug systemd.log_target=kmsg log_buf_len=1M printk.devkmsg=on enforcing=0

    needs to be added to kernel parameters at boot see:

    then reboot with the parameters…

    create the script by:

    sudo nano /usr/lib/systemd/system-shutdown/debug.sh

    put thius inside the file:

    mount -o remount,rw /
    dmesg > /shutdown-log.txt
    mount -o remount,ro /

    save with [Ctrl+X]
    make it executable by:

    sudo chmod +x /usr/lib/systemd/system-shutdown/debug.sh

    and reboot
    then you will get the report under /shutdown-log.txt
    copy it to your home by:

    cp /shutdown-log.txt ~/shutdown-log.txt

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  • and do not forget to remove both after you get what you need:

    sudo rm /usr/lib/systemd/system-shutdown/debug.sh

    and delete the kernel parameters too…

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  • I think the easiest is to edit system.conf

    sudo gedit /etc/systemd/system.conf

    remove the # from these lines (you may have to reboot to activate these settings)


  • Thanlks for the help.

    I uploaded the shutdown-log.txt file but I cant seem to find a timeout entry maybe I did something wrong.

    I added the Kernel Parameters like this in terminal:

    sudo nano /etc/default/grub
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet systemd.log_level=debug systemd.log_target=kmsg log_buf_len=1M printk.devkmsg=on enforcing=0"

    Then I saved it and regenereated grub with:

    # grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

    Then I created the debug.sh file like instructed.

    When I rebooted a timeout came.

    But in the created log there is no timeout to be seen.

    Hmm I cant seem to upload the zip file. I dont have enough privileges.

    So I uploaded it on Dropbox I hope that is ok.


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