I got a Raspberry Pi 3 model B a few days ago and have been struggling to get it to work reliably with the latest version of Raspbian. When I try to shut it down or reboot, nothing happens. I have tried
- Main menu > Shutdown... > Shutdown
- Main menu > Shutdown... > Reboot
sudo shutdown -r now
sudo shutdown -h now
For the GUI commands the buttons do nothing at all. For the terminal commands, it looks as if something is executing but nothing is being printed and nothing else happens.
I am reluctant to pull the power physically; I have done that before and apparently something was corrupted, since the next time I powered it on it complained about an EXT4 error and refused to boot fully. I ended up having to reformat and reimage the card.
I am able to log out, but then the options (shutdown, reboot, etc.) in the menu in the top right corner are all grayed out, so that's not helpful.
Edit I'm using the default user (username
raspberry). After running
sudo halt -p the log says
Aug 11 17:32:33 raspberrypi systemd: Looping too fast. Throttling execution a little.
Judging by the timestamps this message is being written every 2-3 seconds.