I restored my old setup on a new, faster laptop, but the shutdown time of my large-storage qubes is really long now. I don’t know if this has anything to do with the restore, to be fair – but on my older laptop, this never happened.
It takes 2-5 minutes to shut down both AppVMs and templates, and even worse, during that time the rest of the OS is basically locked up. Anything more that dragging windows around is impossible. Sometimes the Qubes Manager goes blank during this time as well, especially if I’m on another desktop space.
I have tried rebooting but I wouldn’t know what else to do to solve this. It’s quite annoying since the system becomes mostly unusable during VM shutdown and the Qubes Manager is not only unusable but also shows no “dot” at all (not yellow) so it can be hard to tell what’s going on. My laptop’s hard drive light is flashing and goes out when the shutdown completes, and everything returns to normal.
The expected messaging is normal – I get the message that the qube is attempting to shut down, then it takes several minutes for the next message to appear that it has completed shutting down.