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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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Precise boots up with 60% brightness and says it's 100%

Sometimes when I boot my Acer Aspire One D257, the brightness goes to around 60%. That wouldn't be an issue because I could of just execute "xbacklight -set 100" at start-up, but that's not the ...
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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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Wireless connections “Device not ready (firmware missing)” 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell laptop and have been for the last few weeks. Up until now, wireless has functioned fine; however, I got this message after rebooting today. The computer froze ...
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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 ...
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12.04.2 Install/reboot problem

I downloaded 12.04.2 LTS and burned the iso to dvd, dropped it into the dvd drive then restarted my computer. Everything worked fine and the install process went thru without any errors UNTIL it got ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not rebooting after hard shutdown. Cannot access BIOS

Ubuntu 12.10 not rebooting after hard shutdown. After I suspended my laptop, I tried to wake it up but it did not, when I pressed any of its keys. So I did a forced shutdown. Now I am not able to ...
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ubuntu live-usb doesn't save settings

When I boot my laptop using my live-usb, and then change the settings (e.g. desktop wallpaper) and then reboot, the settings go back to default. How do I make the live-usb save the settings?
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Ubuntu 12.10 will not shutdown/reboot. How could I solve this?

Ubuntu 12.10 will not shutdown or restart, even by using terminal commands such as: sudo shutdown -r now, init 0, halt, etc. I have noticed one thing, that whenever I reinstall NVIDIA drivers, the ...
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On shutdown, computer reboots when started via wake on lan

Here's the situation: I start my main computer from another pc via wake on lan "wakeonlan ". All works fine. When I'm done doing what I did, I run "sudo shutdown -h now" (in the ssh terminal in ...
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Laptop suddenly rebooted

My laptop has rebooted suddenly without any warnings, but it has closed all programms, and killed all processes as if it was me who send it in reboot. The question is - where in logs can I see what ...
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Wallpaper settings via nitrogren are lost after rebooting?

I use nitrogen to set a different wallpaper for each monitor. It requires disabling of the Nautilus desktop, but works great. Until I reboot...at which point the settings are lost and I go back to ...
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How to determine if installing updates will require a reboot?

I have some Ubuntu Server machines which I'd like to keep up-to-date, but not always if it requires a reboot. Is there a way to tell if pending package updates require a reboot BEFORE installing the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't save display settings after reboot . How do I fix this?

When I mean display settings I mean desktop backgrounds or icons that I removed from the Unity launcher. It just goes back to the default every reboot. The only thing it did save is the theme that I ...
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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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 ...