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Ubuntu 14.04 does not reboot or turn off

I have used a notebook with Ubuntu 14.04. However, since I installed version 14.04, whenever I ask the system to reboot or shutdown the system becomes locked showing the Ubuntu logo. The system is ...
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Ubuntu freeze and not recover

I'm using 14.04 on my dell n5010 laptop. Started from last couple of days my laptop freezes after sometime I started it. I can't figure out why. There is a small icon like figure near the mouse ...
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PC hangs *before* POST on reboot from Ubuntu [on hold]

This is a problem that I've struggled with since 2009 (so not linked to a particular Ubuntu distribution). I dual-boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 on a Compaq Presario SR119UK Desktop. When ...
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Report System Error

Whenever Ubuntu is loaded, I am faced with a report system error. I click report, the window disappears and then reloads. I click report again, and it goes away for good, but that is it. No error is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 doesn't restart properly or hangs at restart [on hold]

I using 64-bit ubuntu 14.04.1 on my asus x550lc notebook. Everytime I restart the system freezes(hangs).
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How do I include a task in in shutdown, logout, or reboot

I have a task that I would like to run when I tell Ubuntu to shut down. Given that I have a script file sitting in my home folder, can I symlink that to a system folder to run on shutdown or log off? ...
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Forced reboot stopping in grub on HyperV

On 14.04, running on HyperV (Windows 8.1, deploy planned for 2008R2). For a complicated reason, I need to occasionally force a second reboot while the system is booting (I will also post a question ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 rebooting on

I am facing a strange problem of rebooting. Here is the detail of my configuration : MotherBoard : Digilite DL-AD2550BG-ITX, Processor : Quad thread, RAM : 2 X 2 GB SODIMM RAM, OS ...
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reboot doesn't reboot

I've used reboot for quite a few years to reboot Ubuntu Server, but now the command just puts Ubuntu into some low level, unresponsive state and I have to use the reset button to reboot. I don't have ...
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Reboot is not happening automatically

In Ubuntu 12.04, If I provide reboot or init 6 it is going to shutdown state but it is not coming into Active (manually I am starting it). Can anyone please help me in this.
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ubuntu cannot shutdown without plugging usb device

I use samsung laptop series 5 and install Ubuntu 12.04 LTE. But I found that I cannot shutdown the system, it will close the OS but still restart it, just like reboot the system. Recently, I found ...
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raid mdadm “active,resync” after reboot

I created a raid1 (Intel RST + Ubuntu Server 64Bit). I waited until the mdadm status of the raid changed to "clean". All worked fine. But I noticed that after every reboot, mdadm shows "active,resync ...
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Update manager always wants to reboot

I have the recent Ubuntu 14.04 version installed. Since a few days the update manager keeps asking me to reboot. Even if I do reboot and no new updates are installed, it asks again after startup. How ...
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Deluge losing track of .torrent after reboot in ubuntu 14.04

Every time after booting, I have to mount the partition and apply force re-check on the torrents in Deluge.Is there any way to avoid force rechecking or every time I start deluge or alternatively ...
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How to make sure that grub is properly configured?

On a production server, I just did a dist-upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.04.01. During the upgrade, I encountered a serious problem with configuring grub. I finally traced back the source of the ...
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Why does Ubuntu freeze during reboot (14.04 LTS)?

I'm new to this whole Linux thing, and although I have been able to figure out how to set up Ubuntu thus far, there is one issue that bugs me. Whenever I attempt to restart the computer, it freezes ...
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GTX860M/ROG ASUS G750JM Fans Max on reboot

Okay, on my own I discovered that following the instructions that I listed here: Ubuntu and ASUS G750JM, GTX860M / Nvidia problems my graphics card would work with my G750JM and it's GTX860M. BUT ...
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Debugging random reboots

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.16.1 kernel compiled from source, and when I leave my PC running for a long time, it always reboots after about 4-8 days. Nothing is displayed on the screen, everything ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 stops booting after update from 13.10

Sorry to ask if this issue already is solved, and please let me know. My Ubuntu server 13.10 after updated to 14.04 past week , never more got booted. I'll explain; After upgrade i had to reboot, then ...
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How can a regular user be notified of a required reboot?

I am administrating multiple machines on which I am admin and the users have not admin-rights. The machines are configured to pull and install updates automatically. A new kernel will require a ...
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Keyboard layout changes to English after each reboot [duplicate]

Recently I upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.04 and now my keyboard layout changes to "English (US)" each time I reboot, even though in the top right of my screen "German (Swiss)" is selected as the active ...
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Everything Resets after reboot in 14.04

I just installed 14.04 and after I reboot, all my settings revert as well as all installed apps go missing. It's as if I'm booting in for the first time every reboot.
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14.04 and grub hanging after reboot

I almost tried every combination of grub parameters in /etc/default/grub but still my systems hangs in the grub menu after a reboot. Boot from power off works properly. This is my current grub.conf: ...
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14.04 and needs “sudo reboot” twice to reboot

I insalled my 14.04 freshly and added a lot of packages to fulfill my purpose. From a certain stage on, I have to type in "sudo reboot" twice to really get my system to reboot. After the 1st "sudo ...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 hangs during shutdown. Sticks on plymouth splash screen, only responds to forced shutdown

As of a few days ago Ubuntu will no longer shutdown or reboot. It hangs on the plymoputh splash screen with the dots ticking along. If I press one of the F keys at the start of the shutdown the only ...
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MacMini Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 Headless Boot, Not Accessible, Not Booting

I have a 14.04 Ubuntu Desktop installation on a MacMini running headless in my closet. When I boot the server, it will not assign itself an IP address until I login to a user session. This means ...
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Again Ubuntu 14.04 runs fine in test mode but will not boot after install is completed

This question was posted by another user a month ago but has received no answers so I'm no holding out much hope. I'm new to Linux after becoming disenchanted with Windows so my skill level is ...
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Ubuntu GUI 14.04 reboots

I'm an Ubuntu newbie. I have to install version 14.04 on an old machine, with only a SCSI CD-ROM and no USB boot capabilities, so an external DVD unit is out of question. I had to choose the Server ...
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How do I find logs that report the cause of a system crash?

My computer with Trusty is often rebooting, apparently in a random way. I have looked in system register but there are so many logs that is quite difficult to find the ones which only report the error ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 constantly reboots

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from Ubuntu 12.04 and I have encountered a very annoying problem. Eversince I installed this last version, my laptop has entered a cycle of reboots over and over again ...
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How do I make my nvidia settings permanent on every login?

I want to make my nvidia settings permanent on every login/boot I do. I am currently the only one using this pc so it is just a hazzle to change it everytime I start up the pc. I have read and used ...
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How do i Reboot into Bootmenu from terminal

My Laptop has this Fast boot function that i cant turn off and it just starts booting into Ubuntu instantly from a fresh start. So im wondering is there a terminal command to reboot into the ...
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Is there a problem to upgrade a system if you get “System restart required” upon logging in?

I know there's a lot of questions similar to this one but I need clarifications (and since I don't have 50 reputation to comment, let's ask another question!) I have this system someone upgraded not ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show when restarting MacBook Pro

I've had Ubuntu for a while now, almost two weeks. I used rEFIt as a tool to open Ubuntu when I restart. I decided to delete it. Now I can't open Ubuntu. When I restart my MacBook Pro and press ...
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Laptop Froze, Did a Hard Reboot and Lost Networking

Earlier I left my laptop unattended for a few moments and when I returned to it, Ubuntu had evidently frozen. This has never happened before. I did a hard reboot (held down power button) and ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu via a bootable flash drive, created on Mac

My brother recently decided to build a computer, but I had the privilege to put it together and to download Ubuntu. I created a bootable drive, on my Mac, using the 64 bit version of Ubuntu. When that ...
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Unable to shutdown & reboot ubuntu 14.04

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and I'm not able to shut down or reboot my laptop. After pressing the reboot/shutdown button it just shows the purple screen & 5 dots. I'm not able to understand where the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Laptop cannot remain powered off. After shutdown, powers off, but then restarts

A few months again my laptop stopped being able to shut down. I do not recall any changes which might have caused the problem. I was using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on a machine built by System76. I ...
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Reboot / shutdown log

On a 12.04 server, I have random reboot issues with my dedicated server, that I can only resolve through ssh. Sometimes (usually after applying important security updates), I issue a reboot through ...
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Ubuntu doesn't reboot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Lately, when I'm trying to reboot or shutdown my Ubuntu, it doesn't shows the reboot dialog at all. However, I can reboot from terminal. What it can be? Thanks everyone!
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Make sure that sshd will automatically start after reboot

I am connected to a computer over ssh. I have to reboot it remotely, while making sure that I will be able to reconnect to it over ssh just after reboot. I install 'bum' and marked sshd to be ...
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Restart instead of shutdown after suspend

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T530. I noticed that if I suspend the laptop at some point, the next shutdown will instead cause a restart. It seems that I am not alone with this (and ...
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How to automatically reboot my pc every 3 hours? [duplicate]

My pc runs a program when it boots. Sometimes the program stops working after a few hours, but it will work fine when it reboots. So, I want to schedule my pc to reboot every 3 hours to prevent the ...
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Install Lubuntu 12.04 from Windows XP

I want to install Lubuntu 12.04 (my PC don't support more) from Windows XP without reboot system. How I can do this? I heard something about wubi, but I am not sure from whre to download it. Thanks!
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Reboot after upgrade (13.10 to 14.04) doesn't work

The Upgrade went fine, but after the reboot I cant start Ubuntu. I can get into recovery mode but when I select a option there, it comes to a shell and nothing happen. Could anybody help me please ...
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Stuck at GNU GRUB

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with no other OS alongside. Normally, when I start the computer, it shows the Asus logo first and then go to the Ubuntu loading screen and finally to Ubuntu home screen. Now ...
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Problems with Testdisk recovery [duplicate]

My problem is that yesterday I replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.4, and with that I accidentally deleted my partitions and lost my data. After that I read that there is this Testdisk utility that I ...
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New hardware -> random freezes and reboots [closed]

I need some help from the community on this one. I recently started playing DOTA2 through Steam on my box and decided to upgrade a few of the components for better gameplay. First I added in another ...
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How to display reboot required user notification after installing a custom package in linux?

After installing a custom package I should force a reboot of the system. I looked at couple of solutions to this use notify-send to display user notification followed by a reboot command, which did ...