Questions related to restarting Ubuntu machines.

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How to fix black screen of Ubuntu after I on my laptop?

I am using Compaq Pressario CQ40. While I was trying to fix the problem of touchpad, I opened up /etc/X11/xorg.conf and typed the commands: Section "InputClass" Identifier "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" ...
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Launch program in screen after reboot

I am running several headless Ubuntu 12.04 boxes. My typical usage involves logging into each machine via a putty session and executing a script using screen. After logging in via putty, I execute ...
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Can I remote reboot my D-link 320 NAS?

At home in the UK I have a D-Link ShareCentre (DNS320) and I'm in Venezuela at the moment. I have been using it fine for a while (accessing web GUI, etc) but today I an unable to login. I'm getting ...
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ubuntu is not able to start up with Bluetooth error

I used to have dual system on my laptop windows 7 and ubuntu. when I add a SSD to my laptop I decide to install windows8 and ubuntu in my new SSD. I format the old partions, one for windows 7 and one ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Keeps rebooting randomly

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 using the 'Installing Ubuntu with the Windows installer' (wubi) feature on the www.ubuntu.com to install it on my computer. My computer is a ASUS with 6 ggs for ram and ...
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Asking all remaining processes to terminate… fail

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits with Unity. When I restart or shutdown the PC, it takes too long to do it. It shows the line Asking all remaining processes to terminate... [fail] and after Killing all remaining ...
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Laptop hangs when restarting

When issuing a reboot from Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 (Linux kernel 3.5), the laptop hangs for about 1m30s on the "Restarting System" line of the shutdown output. This only happens when I have a second drive ...
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Repeating Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue

During start up I get Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue... I have done the steps of the first answer from the following link Error: invalid environment block. Press any ...
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How to read shutdown/reboot log

I own a laptop running 12.10 with Gnome 3.6 (installed on a SSD). I have been noticing since 12.04 that when rebooting, the computer hangs for about 30 seconds (sometimes even more) with a black ...
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Should I always restart the system when I see “System restart required”?

These two nice SE posts (1, 2) comment on restarting one's ubuntu machine but they leave me with a few questions: How do you actually do the restart (I'm a beginner and using 12.04.1 LTS)? Should I ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu 12.10 on Samsung Notebook.

Everyone, I'm a new comer to Ubuntu. Recently, I downloaded the Ubuntu Desktop 12.10 (64 bit) ISO file. After verifying that the file is not damaged or corrupted, I install it on a 4 GB Sandisk pen ...
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Simplest way to make a command run after system reboot

I have a server which exists to run one little Django application. If the server reboots, I want Django to start again: nohup /opt/myapp/manage.py runserver ... I'm having trouble finding a simple ...
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Failed rebooting ubuntu 12.10 after installation in VirtualBox

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 i386 with the latest VirtualBox on windows 8 x64 pro sony vaio vpcf11e1r. At the end of installation I waited for about 10 minutes observing the system is going down ...
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rebooting problem ubuntu 12.10

so i have unbuntu 12.10 and i have two big problems: first one is everytime i turn on my laptop with ubuntu there is a message that appears for a really sort time saying :no wilbur what does that mean ...
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After changing password, Ubuntu won't recognize any password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I wanted to change my password and tried to do so in the system settings, but when I clicked the button Change, the ...
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Run python script on reboot (boot)

I am trying to run a script once the server reboots. So, how can I change it. My script needs only one file to open and it opens in terminal. I read something about changing configurations or ...
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`shutdown -r now` command completely shutting down instead of restarting

Hi we've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto a new server. It's on a SuperMicro X9SCA-f Motherboard . Now we're aiming to locate this in a remote server room - however when we execute a shutdown -r ...
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client CUPS prints only on reboot

Is this CUPS printing behaviour normal? CUPS server and printer running on one 12.04 PC. Client laptop 12.04 on home network boots, sees the printer available. lpstat -p shows printer idle. Do a ...
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How to move icons in the Unity Launcher permanently, i.e. it survives a reboot

There are plenty of answered questions regarding this subject but how on earth can icons be moved permanently so that after the next boot they are where they were left? Some icons to programs I use a ...
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Computer seems to be frozen during reboot after installation. How long should the reboot take?

I'm attempting to dual-boot my laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Everything to my knowledge has gone perfectly, up until now. The installation was success. Consequently, the computer began the ...
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ubuntu not loading

I have installed ubuntu on an external drive, I did restart and ubuntu was working but now I tried to use ubuntu again but it didnt work it said the wubildr.mbr file was missing although I didnt ...
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12.04 LTS reboot issue: fsck forced

after having upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 LTS I have the following problems at shutdown/reboot: - the only way to reliably shot-down system is to log-out from all user and shut-down from login screen ...
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LightDM freezes at first startup

Nearly every time I bootup my Ubuntu I come to the login screen. But instead of showing me the wallpaper from selected account, I just see the default purple background with those white dots on it. ...
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How do I reboot from the recovery console?

I run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and I've managed to reset my password in recovery mode, by editing the parameters according to these instructions on Superuser.com. Summarizing my steps: I changed ...
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Freeze During a Restart on ASPIRE 4751Z [closed]

I notice this happen every time with my ACER ASPIRE 4751Z. Whenever I reboot from Ubuntu, the boot up freezes during "BIOS load". That means, the boot up menu isn't shown yet. I also have Windows XP ...
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Can I set Ubuntu 12.10 to automatically reboot to Windows once only?

Is there some way when I'm in Ubuntu 12.10 that I can set it to reboot automatically to Windows just once, so that when I'm in Windows I can reboot and it will automatically boot back into Ubuntu? I ...
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fbset does nothing

I can't change tty resolution/mode by running fbset. No matter what mode or geometry I use (correct syntax, I even referred to /etc/fb.modes), it simply shows no output and it doesn't change ...
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Why does rebooting with control alt delete not require superuser privileges

When you press Control Alt Delete in a Terminal, your system reboots. This does not prompt for authentication to reboot. However, running sudo reboot does require authentication as a sudoer to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 neither shuts down nor reboots properly

(HP dv6-6180eg, Intel3000/ATI 6770M) Although there have been several questions posted about this issue, I'm still not able to find a solution. FYI, it's not possible to toggle the screen ...
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The system always requires reboot

The system always requires reboot. Writes: "Restart your computer to complete the update." After rebooting the message again. Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS precise
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Rebooting from Ubuntu server - minimal desktop installation

I installed server 12.10 with the "--without-recommends ubuntu-desktop" option - this gives a minimal Unity GUI, without most of the addons for a desktop user. But now I cannot figure out how to ...
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Timely automatic unexpected reboot on ubuntu desktop

We have a remote linux server (ubuntu 10.04 desktop). The system log indicates the system has been restarted on the timely fashion. Here is a part of the last output: ut pts/0 ...
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Restart Trouble Ubuntu 12.10

I`ve installed Ubuntu 12.10 on 3 different machines: Acer AspireOne Netbook Lenovo T60 Notebook Desktop - P5P77 - Asus mainboard - I3 - porcessor I have the same issue on all of themm ...
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Blank screen at shutdown when disabling second GPU

Running ubuntu 12.10 on a dell XPS15. To disable the second GPU on my laptop i used this code in my rc.local file (/etc/rc.local): OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch This code is doing ...
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Can't restart from Ubuntu 12.10

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 Pro. Both run seamlessly but I've had the persistent issue of not being able to restart my machine properly from Ubuntu. If I am on Ubuntu and hit the ...
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I used sudo halt and now can't access my server to restart!

Bit of a noob here (clearly). I was having some issues with my server so I tried to restart it, I used sudo halt and now can't access my server to restart! I didn't forsee this problem, it's a ...
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Ubuntu installation does not respond after rebooting

I installed Ubuntu and after completing the steps at the website and rebooting my computer shows a menu to choose between Ubuntu and windows 7. When I choose Ubuntu it shows that it is completing ...
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Problems with 12.10. Can't find menu.lst in /boot/grub

I have Asus 1225N and I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 but I have 2 major problems: Sometimes when I restart the system after boot my touchpad and keyboard don't work and I must reset 3 or 4 times When ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.10 No GUI Headless Boot and/or Reboot

I have a headless server running the latest Ubuntu Server 12.10. It does not have any GUI at all. I am having the same issue that others are having which is that when you boot or reboot without a ...
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Calling script on reboot only after MongoDB has started

I'm using the @reboot option as a root cron to update MongoDB when we do a reboot of a EC2 instance. The problem I have is MongoDB isn't loaded at the point the cron runs the script. Where is the ...
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Need a few reboots to connect to wireless

I am running xubuntu 12.10 on my msi wind U100 netbook. I have a problem with the wireless connection. Whether the wireless connects automatically to a known wifi hotspot (both at home and ...
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Can't run ubuntu after the reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: cannot boot ubuntu after reboot I followed the installation instructions. After the step of the reboot, when I try run ubuntu, I get the message that the file is missing ...
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Reboot only shuts down and doesn't actually boot again

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server on an abmx rack mount server. When I attempt to reboot with sudo shutdown -r now, the machine just shuts down and doesn't come back up without me ...
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Reboot without actually shutting down

Is it possible to do a reboot, without actually rebooting? I have Ksplice, haven't had the chance to use it yet, but need something different. My desktop only will boot into the HD if I enter the bios ...
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Remote reboot over ssh does not restart [duplicate]

I would like to remotely reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server via ssh. I do sudo reboot and I loose connection and the server connection does not reappear. It does not ping. When I go the the physical ...
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Simply clicking on the dash launcher cause a reboot to the login screen

That is more or less as the title states. Also, some softwares open and some bring me at once back to the login screen. The softwares that fail start to open and then, am right back at login screen. ...
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Howto enable boot messages in ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable boot messages to be printed on screen during boot up? Hello when I do reboot or init 6 in console under ubuntu 12.04 my system does not start correctly. it ...
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Starting / Shutting down Problem

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop. There is the following starting/shutting down problem: When clicking the power button, the laptop starts for 1 second and after that abruptly shuts down. When ...
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What am I doing wrong? Visudo

I am trying to make it so that I can have a script running on my computer that will check to see if a reboot code has been sent, and it will be checking a MySQL database. I have the php script ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu

So, I installed ubuntu no problem at all thru the installation. The last step when it said "please reboot your system so it can take all the changes" or something like that, i clicked on reboot, then ...