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Mysterious Ubuntu restart (with logs)

My Ubuntu 13.10 was running a simulation that should last for days, but it for some reason rebooted automatically. The log said: Dec 17 10:24:26 phz225 cron[1078]: (CRON) INFO (Running @reboot jobs) ...
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Change file system state in recovery mode [duplicate]

Sorry for the format, but im trying to do this on my smartphone since my ubuntu is down lol. I am trying to run the command sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current in the root shell prompt but I am getting ...
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How to make v4l2ucp's “Exposure, Auto Priority” persistent on reboot?

My laptop's webcam has the common too dark issue, and what fixes it is using v4l2ucp and activating "Exposure, Auto Priority". The problem is, the setting reverts after every reboot. Any way to make ...
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Just installed Ubuntu, what to do after reboot?

OK so I've been trying all day to install Ubuntu and finally succeeded, sort of. You see, when it tells me to reboot/reset my computer after installation, I do so, and upon startup, I get a screen ...
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Wallpaper won't stay

I'm a new Lubuntu user (LXLE to be precise). I want to know why doesn't my wallpaper stay after a reboot? Any help is appreciated.
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how to reboot from failed installation

I just tried to instal ubuntu 13.10 on my old laptop. I started the installation using a DVD. I do not know why, but the installation bugged during the login (just after asking for email adress, ...
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13.10 mouse and keyboard slow to start after reboot

After a reboot which I do because of other issues, the mouse and keyboard drivers are slow to load up to two minutes after wireless is established. This started after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 ...
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Can`t reboot sometimes (Ubuntu 13.10, AMD driver 13.10)

When I shut down my notebook (Asus u38dt)- after Ubuntu logo the notebook freezes with black screen, power is still on and no reaction on any button (even no result with REISUB). The only way is to ...
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Hotkey to start sync or flushing memory

I'm asking a question in a very strange manner, i'm sorry. I know what i want, but i don't know exactly how it's called. I hear somewhere that ubuntu (or linux) has hotkeys , shortcut to start ...
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13.10 on HP dc5700 sff keeps restarting after shutdown

One of my ubuntu machines, a HP dc5700 sff running 13.10, can no longer shutdown, instead the computer constantly reboots. I have tried everything I could find on this topic in the forums but ...
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Can anybody help me resolve these FWTS issues?

See the list below. I have no clue where to start... I ran firmware testsuitelive (USB). Some tests failed, which might explain the issues I'm having with my machine (constant reboot after shutdown or ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't reboot after stalled upgrade

While upgrading to 13.10, my system froze and required a hard reboot. After rebooting, it appears that 13.10 did actually install, but I cannot reboot. System freezes on the purple ubuntu screen. This ...
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Can't shut down or restart after 13.10 upgrade [duplicate]

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, and when I try to shut down the system, by using the up-right button of the screen, nothing happens. I have to switch off the computer manualy. Can anyone help ...
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how to automatically reset ubuntu after rebooting computer

I am working in a university and we are using ubuntu for all the computers. We are "updating" our students computers. What we would like to do is to reset our computers everytime after we reboot the ...
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Why am I shown the Setup Screen (Choose Language) after every reboot?

I get the setup screen where it asks me to choose language after I reboot the Ubuntu server. It happens after every reboot. How could I git rid of it?
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PC restarts after a few seconds when performing shutdown or suspend

After a shutdown or suspend, the machine appears to completely shutdown (all fans stop and are quiet), after a few seconds, everything is powered up again by itself. Despite the many offered ...
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Quad screen unmirroring causes Ubuntu to crash [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Optiplex 970 box. I have four monitors, two on the motherboard video and two on a plugin video card. When Ubuntu comes up, I see the screen mirrored on the two ...
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Segmentation fault on reboot Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 Server image running on a VMWare VM. I am getting a Segmentation Fault when rebooting the system. I am unable to figure out what the problem might be. Here is a screenshot:
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How to find root cause which results in my ubuntu 12.04 suddenly reboot frequently while I using make to compile?

When I was using make to compile my source code, the ubuntu reboot suddenly, after reboot and re-compile for a while, the ubuntu reboot again, this problem frequently occurred these two days, and I ...
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Keyboard layout keeps allways falling back to default after reboot - how to change?

I have Chromebook Acer C7 and i like it. It's fast etc. To install *buntu linux on it i did use Crouton. It's a program who install *buntu on ChromeOS without erace the orginal system. Anyway! I ...
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I can't get it to replace windows 8!

I have a windows 8 installed laptop, and have installed ubuntu, but when I reboot my system, I am given a choice to choose Ubuntu or windows 8, when I choose Ubuntu, the screen loads up and then ...
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ubuntu wont run because windows cant load after i reboot my computer [duplicate]

i recently downloaded ubuntu and after installing it and rebooting it the computer tells me windows failed to laod components have been erased or missing and insert your installation disk and press ...
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reboot stuck on “[1534.028775] Restarting system”

I just did a fresh install of 13.04, after hearing great comments from people. The experience was great overall, but the only problem I have is that while rebooting, a black terminal-styled reboot ...
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Ubuntu doesn't restart, but logs-out when restart button is pressed

The issues I am having with my Ubuntu is that when I am going for a restart, from the tray icon - Shutdown-->restart, it doesn't restart, but actually just logs out and gives me the ubuntu login ...
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13.04 reboot from terminal

when I try to reboot my system from the terminal it down't work. I type sync sudo reboot now and this is supposed to write the cache to disk, the n reboot. Instead it closes my Xwindows, and ...
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machine goes to DHCP after reboot

Our server if rebooted goes to DHCP even if we have provided static IP to the server. What all changes needs to be done so that even machine reboots it will boot with static IP. Pl. help.
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Skip rc.local while booting

I'm running ubuntu-10.04.2-server, accidentally somebody put command "reboot" on rc.local, so when i started ubuntu it always restarting, can i force ubuntu to not load rc.local? thank you
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How do I configure Ubuntu to reboot every day at a given time?

Using the terminal or a bash file, how can I configure Ubuntu to reboot every day at (say for instance) 3 AM? In other words, I want to schedule an automatic reboot through the terminal. I haven't ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 CCC requires reboot?

CCC requires a reboot every time i enable or disable a screen. since i do it at least 8 times a day, this isn't acceptable for me. How do i get around this issue?! I'm running the official AMD ...
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How to get Ubuntu to stop heating up so much

I already have another post on how to control the fans, but I was wondering if I am doing anything to cause this. Ubuntu is running great at the beginning but after about twenty minutes of running ...
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what should i do if ubuntu 13.04 needs to reboot to fully install but won't?

i currently have a mac os x 10.7.5 and used VirtualBoxVM to install ubuntu 13.04. i went through the whole process and the os is created, but the only problem is it needs to reboot but it stays stuck ...
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Reboot from terminal waiting running apps to quit

Sometimes (~once in a month), my Ubuntu won't wake up from sleep correctly (it just shows black screen instead of asking for password). In these situations I go to first terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and do ...
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How to check if everything is ok with Unity3D in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Please read the full post and then judge me. As suggested, to setup Unity3D mode I at first checked /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p and Unity 3D support came positive. OpenGL vendor string: ...
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Stuck on purple loading screen

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 today. It was running slow, so I tried the Enlightenment E17 Desktop. I didn't like it and was getting an error message when trying to use the software manager, so I was ...
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Is it normal for Ubuntu to take a long time to shut down after running the boot-repair program?

Several months ago, I installed Lubuntu alongside Windows 7 on my laptop. I decided to uninstall Lubuntu and install Linux Mint, and so I used EasyBCD to write the MBR for Windows 7/Windows Vista and ...
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Reboot ubuntu without a complete hardware reboot

I would like to reboot the OS as if it is pulled up from GRUB, but without actually rebooting the entire computer. This is because this machine has a bunch of different OSes on it and while a reboot ...
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My computer will not reboot after fresh install of ubuntu 12.04LTS

I bought a new computer yesterday and it came with Windows 8. When installing Ubuntu, i choose the erase and install option thinking that Ubuntu would install easily like it did for my old laptop... ...
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Computer locks up on “last screen” when restarting/shutting down Ubuntu 12.04

Every time I restart or shut down my new installation of Ubuntu 12.04, I get to a black screen and the computer just hangs there forever. The only way to get past that is through the physical ...
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Ubuntu will not restart fully

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on one of my hard drives: /dev/sdc I created a swap area partition (2 gigs) and two 250 gig partitions for root and /home respectively. Installation went flawlessly but ...
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Upstart job doesn't die correctly

I'm making a simple upstart daemon. Following the Upstart documentation[1] I make the conf script: description "Super Daemon" author "Bastian Baltasar Bux" start on started dbus stop on runlevel ...
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Ubuntu One: can you shutdown your computer when syncing is in process?

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my other laptop. I logged into my ubuntu one account and it starts syncing files that I stored from my other laptop. However the files are too big and the syncing ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes at reboot

I just moved from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer Aspire E1-471G laptop, the hardware is listed below: CPU: Ivy Bridge i3-3110M Graphics: NVIDIA GT 630M & Intel HD4000 ...
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How to disable OpenVPN from autostarting at boot-up or reboot?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, 64-bit, OpenVPN client 2.3.1 How do I prevent OpenVPN from autostarting at boot-up or reboot?
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13.04 sudo reboot now is not working instead ends up in run level 1

Hi After a recent update to packages on to 13.04 (i.e. this has recently manifested) I now have 5 different systems which will all fail to reboot using sudo reboot now this will result in them being ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 hangs on reboot (shutdown works fine)

I have Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad SL510. Since upgrading to 13.04, the computer hangs on the Ubuntu loading screen (the changing white and orange dots) when rebooting. Turning on and off ...
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Laptop reboot when I want to shut down [duplicate]

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e130 with Ubuntu 13.04. I don't know why, but when I try to shut down my laptop, it happens really often that the computer restarts. Does someone has the same issue ?
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Execute a script upon logout/reboot/shutdown in Ubuntu

I'd like to run a .sh file using bash on logout and shutdown of Ubuntu. I have searched up and down the web and have found only fixes for KDE and GNOME. The script is simple, I just need to know if I ...
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Nasty Ubuntu problem, possibly a virus

I'm not sure how much background to give. If it's too much or too little, I'll edit the post later. (Also, it seems that bug-report questions - possibly including this one - might not get answered ...
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Shut down acts as restart?

I've installed Ubuntu (almost all latest versions), when my Acer Aspire V5-471 is want to shutdown from Ubuntu, it acts as restart/reboot. Refer to edit 2 for releases tried and edit 1 for tried ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 shutdown hangs in Asus A3500E [closed]

On reboot or shutdown, in a old Asus A3500E notebook, with a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 install, the process hangs and shows the messages: "acpid: exiting" "speech-dispatcher disabled; edit ...