the act of stopping & starting a process, or rebooting an entire PC.

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Can I continue aborted debootstrap?

My debootstrap process stops in the middle with an error. Yes this is a huge PITA. Would it be possible to continue where it left of to debug this or do I have to restart the whole strap from the ...
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Network manager must be restarted after wakeup in Ubuntu 15.04

Upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 on my lenovo T410 a couple of weeks ago and I have been having some problems with my network connection ever since. Everything worked fine with 14.04, but now I am ...
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Change lock screen background through command line

I'm interested in changing my lock screen background through the command line. I'm hoping to be able to do it such that, after I run a series of commands, the next time it locks that image comes up. ...
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unable to detect usb device untill restarting

I'm using Lenovo G40-70, OS-Ubuntu 14.04 64bit It is not possible to access usb devices to the laptop until it is restarted several times. Can anyone help me to fix this problem please. Below link ...
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How to get OS selection screen?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1 in my dell inspiron 15 5547 (Legacy Mode, windows 8.1 in uefi mode), while restarting OS selection window is not displayed. Every time I need to ...
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How do I restart 14.04?

The System Menu on the right end of the top bar is supposed to have lines for me to "switch users, lock screen, log out, suspend, restart, or shutdown" my computer. But there is no line to restart ...
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Ubuntu in endless password asking loop [duplicate]

This is very strange broblem, I have never seen anything even close to this. I have ubuntu 14 (or so) which is put into old 2005's cheap laptop computer. It had worked well since now, even tough ...
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My computer needs 30 seconds to start [closed]

My Mac is 7 years old, he had many problems to run normally. I installed in it Ubuntu and the results are very good so I dont regret my choice. But I think that I may have a little problem which is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Shuts Down While Watching Video

I have an Ubuntu computer, and while watching video my system would just shut down. I've noticed while watching streaming video my system would shut down sooner than if I'd watch video from my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04 freeze on shutdown/restart

I've been using ubuntu 14.04 with unity for a few months on my current laptop without any issue until today. I had to install Windows 7 in order to use a software which isn't available on linux. ...
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Does the service command work in 15.04

The manpage for the service command in 15.04 says that it is for running a System V init script, although under DESCRIPTION, it says that it can also be used for an upstart job. It is my understanding ...
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Lost the Shutdown/restart menu upper right 14.04

This is a recent Trusty load, not sure how lost it but it's consistently gone. Would very much like it back. tnx rich
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Restart Unity Without Logging Out

I've used the command unity to restart Unity without logging out, but recently that's been also logging me out. I've also tried using unity --replace but that does the same thing. Can someone ...
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Applications vanish after restart

This is actually very similar to this (Google Chrome vanished from applications launcher) but I can't comment there due to lack of "reputation". The answer there doesn't work for me. Terminal says ...
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Cannot shut down/restart without using the power button

I cannot get it to shut down/restart without clicking on the options multiple times and even then it won't without pressing the power button. System: Host: patrik-Lenovo-G50-45 Kernel: ...
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How to restart Nvidia CUDA driver without rebooting?

When a CUDA process terminates due to errors, sometimes the device context are not released properly (due to driver bugs), since the Nvidia CUDA driver supports limited number of context instances ...
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wifi doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04 after few time until restart the system

My Situation: I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new HP laptop. My problem: My system is able to connect my wifi after system starts. But after few minutes (30-45) min internet doesn't works ...
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Ubuntu not shutting off [duplicate]

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it won't shut down after updating, I have to manually shut it down by holding the power key, it happens when I either try to restart it or shut it down. Anyone got ...
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I need to restart from the root command line [duplicate]

I need help restarting/shutting down from the root command line, any commands I could use? I don't like hard resetting
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ubuntu randomly restarting

I bought an Acer Aspire E15 a few weeks ago and erased windows and put on Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is randomly restarting. If I'm watching a video, the video freezes and the audio repeats itself a few ...
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How to analyze abrupt session restarts?

Sometimes, my Ubuntu session abruptly restarts without a warning. Sometimes my documents are lost (for example, once my Libre Office Writer document gets lost). How can I analyze the issue?
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Why does my laptop freeze and restart unexpectedly on its own at random times?

I have Ubuntu 14.04, I recently had windows 8.1 which came installed with my dell inspiron 15 amd laptop. I decided I wanted ubuntu so i ran it off of a flash drive and replaced windows with it, now ...
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Unable to either Restart or Shutdown my Install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( No Dual Boot ) on Acer Aspire ES1-512

I am puzzled as to why my machine does not shutdown within my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation on my Acer (UEFI Boot Mode). I go into the whole "Shutdown" process, starts looking like it is about to ...
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Shutdown command from UI restarts system in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on Lenovo Flex 2 laptop. My problem is that whenever I select shutdown from the menu, the laptop restarts instead of completely shutting down. Any idea why this might ...
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Intermittent problems with desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. The problem is that sometimes (maybe with 20% probability), when I turn on my PC, I face these bugs: Dummy output/no sound card detected If I lock the screen and try to ...
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Clicking Shutdown/Restart shows Log Out dialog

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. When I click on shutdown or restart from the top right menu, the Log Out dialog is displayed. Also if I click on log out or lock button in that dialog or click on ...
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Can't cancel the restart/shut down dialog box in Gnome

When I click on the "Restart..." or "Shut Down..." options of the Gnome panel, a box dialog appears in order to confirm whether I really want to "Accept" or "Cancel" the process (as expected). ...
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Automatically restart a crashed software [duplicate]

I am using "Docky" and it is a software prone to crashes once in a while. Is there a way to keep this software always running even after a crash? I want "Docky" to restart itself if it crashes so i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown or reboot on Dell XPS M1330 laptop

I'm trying to fix the same type of problem reported in Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown / reboot D630 but for a Dell XPS M1330 laptop that has Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop installed on it. Reboot or shutdown ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 won't restart /shutdown after enabled hibernate

I have enabled hibernate for successfully (appear on menu ).but i can't restart or shutdown .. my screen still have loading ubuntu logo when restart or shutdown . i have 6GB for Ram and 12GB for Swap ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on VM on Windows 8.1 won't restart!

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my Windows 8.1 inside a Virtual Machine (VM VirtualBox). When I restarted my ubuntu, I got the following: It freezes and nothing happens! The only warning ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside windows 7 system restarts

I can't install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS because system restarts as I choose to install alongside windows 7 and press continue till then everything goes fine. I tried many times but I didn't get success. ...
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How to diagnose computer restarting when brasero or xfburn finish burning iso to cd?

My computer restarts suddenly when burning iso's (whatever the plural of iso is). I tried three different isos, just because I'm paranoid and was burning rootkit tools to check a windows machine, and ...
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How can I restrict a user to specific command?

I will restrict my user chipi to only one executable command. I will allow him only to use ./ftprestart.sh: $ cat ftprestart.sh sudo service proftpd restart How can i do this? I searched a lot ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Restarting Randomly

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my external HD and everything works just fine (I haven't made any changes to the system files yet), but after a little while (I don't know how long, sometimes it's 15 ...
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Wi-fi doesn't work without reinstalling after every restart - please help me - 14.04

Wi-fi doesn't work without reinstalling after every restart - please help me I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and bcmwl driver on Dell Inspiron 15 3521 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation ...
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Unable to Shutdown after updating to 14.10 from 14.04

After updating to Ubuntu 14.10 I have noticed that my Dell inspiron 7537 is unable to shutdown. When I try to shutdown with UI - It keeps restarting. When I try in terminal (i.e sudo shutdown now, ...
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Cannot load grub4dos through kexec

I execute sudo kexec -l /sbin/grub.exe sudo kexec -e and get black screen with some phrases. The font is squeezed vertically and I see also one copy of the same phrases on the right. There are ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not power off after shutdown

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) which until last week was running normally. Now after selecting to shutdown or restart it does not continue -eventually some output (as per ...
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Ubuntu Shuts Down on Restart (v 14.04.1)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my laptop and I am not able to restart it. Every time I press the restart button, the system logs me off as usual, then the ubuntu loading screen appears ...
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how to deactivate restart button on case

I have my little boy who likes to press both the power and the reset buttons on the case throwing away everything I am doing on my computer. I managed to configure the power button to have no effect ...
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start on emit is not working on upstart

I am working to restart service if stopped. I was looking for upstart, to restart service. I found some answers. I took apache2 service for testing. I changed code as below. # File : ...
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Laptop “pop” loud noise on shutdown/restart

Every single time I turn off Ubuntu or restarts it, my speakers make two loud "pop" noises, I'm pretty sure it comes from the speakers and they are very loud and I don't think they are healthy at all ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps restarting the PC

When using Ubuntu 14.04, my PC doesn't shutdown. When I try to turn it off, it performs the procedure, the led goes out. Soon after it (re)start again. That doesn't happen with Fedora 20 and ...
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Acer Travelmate 2420 doesn't restart/shut down

Yesterday I install Lubuntu on an Acer Travelmate 2420. The systems it's good but it impossible to shut down or restart the pc. I tried all the online guide but the problem it's the same. The ...
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Run commands on system shutdown/reboot/logout [duplicate]

I would like to run certain aliases and simple commands when system shuts down or reboots or when I simply log out of system. This would help a lot as I usually forget about shutting down vagrant ( ...
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Slow shutdown laptop Ubuntu 14.04

I have an ASUS K53TA-BBR6. The shutdown speed used to be normal when I was running Ubuntu 12.04, but after I upgraded to 14.04 (clean install; removed the entire old partition first) the shutdown and ...
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Additional HD not recognized after turn on again

I put only the OS and programs in one drive. All the staff and archives goes in a different HD, when I try to work with those files after turning the machine on the next day they are not linked ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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How can I troubleshoot my system freezing just before restart?

Kubuntu 14.04 on a new computer. GPU is R9 280x in case it's relevant. Sometimes (not every time) when I restart in order to switch to Windows, Kubuntu seems to hang. There's a black screen. I am ...