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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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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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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 ...
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Reboot always redirects to initramfs shell

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell PowerEdge 2800 RAID Controller 4e/Di (with 6 hard drives, I chosed RAID5). I encrypted the disks using LUKS (cryptsetup). After installation, each time I reboot the ...
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Ubuntu password reset question unable to shutdown 12.04

So basically my father passed away has unbuntu on a Lenovo t61. I have no idea what his password was and I really want to be able to access all the stuff on his computer. I have done the following ...
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12.04 won't reboot following update

Dear Ubuntu community, I've installed LTS 12.04 recently as XP extented support ceased. I've used a CD for the installation as it seems my PC cannot boot from USB. After 2 weeks of enjoying Ubuntu, ...
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Kexec does'n work

I've got some problem with kexec -e command: I use kexec -l to load a kernel, or pxe-kexec. Then I type kexec -eand the result is a complete freeze of the system (no keyword works but ctrl+alt+canc ...
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Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440)

I have a rather serious shutdown/reboot issue with my Ubuntu OS on my brand new Dell latitude E7440 netbook. The issue does not seem to depend on the OS version: it occurs with 12.04, 13.10 and now ...
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Cannot reboot after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 sometimes

My laptop: Lenovo V460 I upgraded it from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Sometimes it fails to reboot (from both terminal and desktop) and just hangs there. I just observe several points blinking one after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop not getting shutdown

My Computer : Intel i5-4440 Quad Core on Intel Motherboard DB85FL (built-in graphics). I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10 through 'Software Updater'. The process was fully automatic and ...
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Weird Ubuntu 14.04 Post-Install Issues

Firstly, thank you for the help last night with the catastrophe that ruined my 12.04 to 14.04 LTS upgrade. I'm now comfortably running 14.04 with all my data back and all is well in the world. I'm ...
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Will ubuntu boot if the /boot partition is full?

If the boot partition is 100% full will my system still be able to boot? I ask because I had a system go down and was unable to boot and I'm trying to find the root cause. I'm suspecting its ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 reboot issue

Have some problem with restart server supermicro on Ubuntu server 13.10. Command: reboot shutdown -r now init 6 dont restart my server, but after it shutdown. I need to push power button every ...
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Keyboard and mouse only working after reboot

I'm currently running 14.04 beta on a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist (s230u). As the OS boots into the login screen, the built-in mouse and keyboard are disabled. The touch screen remains active, however. ...
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ubuntu wont run after instalation

Im using Chromebook C720 and I installed Ubuntu but when it restarts/reboots it enters into chrome os and not ubuntu, please help me.
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How to check when the server was rebootet? Ubuntu 12.04 Server

Guys I need to know if my server was rebootet. I only see my last login when I login. Where is this info stored?
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What is the difference between reboot and shutdown -r?

The title says it all: What is the difference between executing shutdown -r and reboot?
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My wireless mouse is not working after reboot on Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

If I reboot my computer with the bluetooth micro-receiver of my mouse pluged in a USB, when it boots it doesn't recognise my mouse. (Before the reboot the mouse was working properly) If I shutdown ...
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Automatic shut down and reboot at specific time [duplicate]

I have an assignment that requires me to write a script that shuts down a server at 11pm and reboots it at 6am daily. So far, I have only written a command to shut it down but I do not know how to ...
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How to do-release-upgrade with automatic yes to all continue and disable reboot after upgrade completion

How do I disable reboot after do-release-upgrade? Is that even possible? How do I automatically answer y to all continue during do-release-upgrade`?
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Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 Live-USB Not saving

So this week I have been messing around with my USB drive. I decided to make myself an Ubuntu Live-USB drive (as I have done in the past). So I downloaded unetbootin and Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and set the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at “reboot: Restarting System”

I know this has been asked multiple times before, but most of these threads don't have an answer. I tried user62664's solution here and ran sudo update-grub successfully, but nothing changed. This ...
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How to add the shutdown options to the unity

How to add the options: shutdown reboot logout Suspend Hibernate Lock Screen to the unity dash as shown in the picture below.
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REISUB not working when Ubuntu freezes

I am using 12.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 15 3521. Whenever the system hangs up with keyboard becoming unresponsive, REISUB does not give any results. Now I edited etc/sysctl.conf file as was suggested ...
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Starting Ubuntu from computer off will not start ethernet connection; ok after reboot

Starting Ubuntu from computer off will not start the ethernet connection. It will however, start my connection on a reboot every time; this has happened through many versions of Ubuntu. This may be ...
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Partition the disk Without rebooting

How to extend the partition table Without rebooting? The change should be informed to kernel without rebooting.
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Start-up / Reboot scripts for different users

I'm still trying to learn a little more about bash scripting and start-up / reboot, I have read about crontab @reboot and also just looking at other options but I just wondered if someone could maybe ...
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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Things to check after a hard reboot

My power got cut off while I had my battery off on my PC so it hard shut down. My question is is there anything I can do to check if the system got damaged or was doing something at the time which ...
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Execute command before shutdown/reboot

I have a machine running a couple of vagrant VM. The problem I have is that sometimes I forget to shutdown those VM before I shutdown or reboot my machine. Because of that my machine get stuck with ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Can't shutdown

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad S431, but it can't shutdown. Any kind of shutdown only restarts the laptop. I've tried all sorts of things from re-installing Ubuntu to shutting ...
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How to reset administrative password without the use of a “p” key.

So I do not know my administrative password. I read up on how to reset it by clicking left shift after the BIOS page upon start up. going to the recovery option, then root, then doing mount -o rw, ...
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unsuccessful mounting of external memory - cannot access files

At work there is an Ubuntu 12.04 server with 2 internal hard drives (1.0TB and 2.0TB), 2 external hard drives (2.0TB and 4.0TB), and a 32GB USB memory that is used as swap. It's kind of a complicated ...
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How to update an Ubuntu server without having to reboot? [duplicate]

I am running a website using Ubuntu server 12.04. How can I update my server avoiding a reboot (after the updates)? I did apt-get update and then apt-get upgrade; but then it asks to reboot each ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 12.04 for reboot/shutdown that can be executed by even non-root users

I wish to create a shortcut key for reboot/shutdownfor all the users (including non-root users). I have tried creating a custom shortcut key Ctrl+R and assigned it to the command “gksu reboot” ...
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How can I tell what processes are running at shutdown?

I'm having a problem where it takes ages to shutdown or reboot my computer. Shutdown -h puts it down right away, but otherwise it takes about 5 minutes to shutdown. Booting up is very quick. How can ...
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Script that will reboot PC on specific GPU temp

Recently I've started mining litecoins. My miner consists of 3 Radeon R9 290x GPUs. From time to time one of them (not a specific one, it happens randomly) stops mining. Usually restarting cgminer ...
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Reboot a Server from Command Line?

How do I reboot a Ubuntu Server from the command line? sudo reboot now never seems to work for me. Because its a server, I don't have a window manager installed, so I can't do it from a GUI (which ...
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boot shows failing processes after upgrading packages and rebooting [closed]

I am really new to this, so if I did something wrong that is obvious to you, please just let me know because I have no idea what is happening. When I installed ubuntu 13.10, I went through all the set ...
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How can I remote control Ubuntu from a Mac?

So I am going out of town for a month and want to be able to control my Ubuntu from my MacBook Pro since it will be mining litecoins and I want to be able to make sure it starts up/works correctly if ...
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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 ...