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

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Firefox not closed properly when loging out

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 beta2 and out of 25 tries either logging out, shutting down or restarting, my session didn't close Firefox properly 23 times when exiting. The result is the Firefox tabs ...
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HP Envy 15 keeps restarting instead of installing Ubuntu 12.10 from usb stick

I have set the bios to boot using the usb stick and I can get to a menu that asks if I would like to try Ubuntu or install it. When I choose install, it asks me if I want to install Ubuntu inside of ...
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resarts when I'm working of or online using 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04! 1) Unit shuts down and restart.! 2) Mouse freezes 3) keyboard locks-up 4) Audio loops - about one haft secound (like a skipping record. If there is anyone there old enough to know what ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on new Macbook Pro. Installs then fails after restart

So i install Ubuntu from a live USB. No problems there. I get to the end of the the installation and am told to restart. I restart it them get a white screen with a blinking file icon with a question ...
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Can't log out/restart/shutdown via Top menu bar

When I click on Log Out, Restart or Shutdown nothing happens, but I can suspend computer. What's wrong? I'm using Ubuntu 13.10.
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Are reboots required after updates?

I noticed from other posts that /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs tells what package is requiring a reboot, but this file does not exist anymore. I have been running Ubuntu 13.10 (and updated to beta ...
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Ubuntu Studio 13.10 unable to shutdown d620 when bios wifi enabled

With wireless enabled in the D620 bios, the machine hangs in the shutdown panel at shutdown or restart; pressing and holding the power button shuts it down. With wireless disabled, it shuts down ...
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Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it

Yes, I was watching a WebM video. Specifically the recent LinuxActionShow "review" of Elementary OS Luna. And about 8 or 9 minutes into the video. The sound just cut out completely. And now no sound ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Power and Restart Button not working

I have an Issue with Ubuntu 13.10 x64. Fairly recent install since I dropped back from the 14.04 beta. The issue is both the Restart and Shutdown menu items (from the upper right menu), when clicked ...
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Start byobu setup with server reboot

I would like to start my byobu setup at a server reboot. With screen I use the rc.local and do it like this: su user -c 'screen -dmS screenname sh /home/user/start.sh' Now I would like to know how ...
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Why hibernate command in 12.04 hibernates temporarily and restarts my PC?

Hibernate worked fine for my system in previous 10.10, 11.04 versions. I recently upgraded to 12.04. I did not see any hibernate command in the menu. I did the change proposed in another askubuntu ...
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Banshee - have to restart in order to play another selection

I have 3 Internet radio stations I listen to. When I stop playing one station and then select another station the timer shows that it's playing, but no sound. The only way to play is to stop the ...
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Clicking on “Shut Down” system is displaying “Lock” and “Log Out” button

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10 (32 bit) Problem Description: Clicking on Shut Down from the ubuntu top panel , system is displaying Lock and Log Out button. Even both the buttons (i.e. Lock and Log Out) are ...
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I dont want to restart ffserver after adding few texts to ffserver.conf and saving it…is there any solution ?

whenever i add few lines to ffserver.conf file i need to restart ffserver in order for ffserver to work again (as ffserver need ffserver.conf file) . if i dont restart ffserver, i get input/output ...
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I just upgraded to 13.10 in my virtual machine through Virtual Box but can restart successfully

This is what i see after i restart. How can i fix this? Am i suppose to type in a command? Is restoring my host computer to a later point a possible option?
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Restart of Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04, Kernel 3.8.0-37 My problem is that anytime I restart laptop will not start. System shuts down as it supposed to, but then some beeps go out and nothing happens. Computer is not ...
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Why is Apache failing to restart? “review the situation by hand”

ubuntu@fast:~$ /etc/init.d/apache2 restart * Restarting web server apache2 [fail] * There are processes named 'apache2' running which do not match your ...
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Cairo-Dock disabled my Restart and shutdown options

I had Cairo-Dock installed and I had added it on start up. Later I removed it using apt-get --purge remove and removed its packages using synaptic package manager. Yet I can access Cairo-Dock and ...
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SSH Stopped working

I restarted my computer, and now I can't connect to it through ssh on my remote machine. I can connect to it through the host machine, but that's it. It says ssh is running, but I can't connect from ...
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Ubuntu STILL restarts on shut down and now I can't open grub after a troubleshoot edit

I'm new to this OS, in fact I just installed 12.04 two days ago and have been troubleshooting non-stop ever since - some things I managed to solve (installation crash from USB boot, black screen after ...
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Should I restart after updating my system?

Should I restart my PC every time it gets updated?
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Is it harmful not to restart immediately after an update [duplicate]

Often my Ubuntu 12.04 notifies for available updates. Sometimes it asks to restart and gear icon on top right corner for system settings becomes red. Usually I ignore the restart request while remain ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 restarts immediatly after suspension

I have a HP430 G1 and it is running on Ubuntu 12.04. Whenever I try to suspend the computer, close my lid (it's supposed to suspend when I close it) the hard drive and the fans goes silent. After less ...
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what is the command to restart firefox from the command line?

how to restart firefox from the command-line. I have already given as "firefox". Is this the right command to restart the firefox?
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How do I set my coomputer to restart on crash?

I have a computer that occasionally crashes. I am using teamviewer to access it remotely, but I obviously lose access when it crashes. Is it possible to switch the default behavior from shutting down ...
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Wireless driver (Relink RT3290) not working

I'm having HP ProBook 450 and Ubuntu 13.10 with 3.11 kernel. Laptop was new, it came with SuSe Enterprise edition but as it was not possible to be translated to my local language I installed Ubuntu. ...
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Running a daemon process from upstart

I'm running my application on a VPS under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. And I have a problem with one daemon process for one of my applications. This process is called "delayed_job" (If not familiar - this is ...
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Why do we need to be root in terminal for shutdown and restart?

When we install/remove/update packages or make any changes which require administrative privileges we are prompted for the password of admin user who has the sudo privileges - this happens both via ...
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Computer continously boots after Kernel Version 3.13.5 installed on Ubuntu 13.10

there is some strange thing that happened after I installed Kernel 3.13.5 on Ubuntu 13.10. After restart I selected new installed Kernel in GRUB. After that Ubuntu starts up like usually and I can ...
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How to successfully restart a network without reboot?

When I am using Ubuntu, sometimes the network goes down and there is no option to bring back the wired network. There is always option for wireless, but no option for wired network. In such case I try ...
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System hangs when dbus service is restarted

When I run the command service dbus restart the system hangs. I can move the mouse pointer properly but toolbars can not be seen, terminals can not be opened and I can not do anything till I reboot my ...
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Ubuntu Start menu Shutdown/Restart have the same function [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. After upgrading and fixing some things the one thing I cannot fix is that the start menu lists Shutdown and Restart and both these buttons just open a menu with shutdown and ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't shutdown/restart

I installed the 'new' Ubuntu 13.10, and it won't shutdown/restart from the menu. When pressing any of those buttons, Ubuntu will close some programs and then do nothing. The only way that I've to ...
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How to fix “sudo: unable to open … Read-only file system”?

The title might not be as descriptive as I would like it to be but couldn't come up with a better one. My server's file system went into Read-only. And I don't understand why it does so and how to ...
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Unable to use GUI interface to Shut Down, Suspend, Restart in my Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (32-bit) on my pc. I have never used Ubuntu before. It's great so far, but I am facing a bug. The Shutdown, restart, and suspend buttons do not seem to work. If I click ...
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Unable to start

So, I had some distorted boot screen, like inch gap from right and from top, (the screen is slightly left , hope you got it, i cannot update a image as i am on live CD). I've followed this site and ...
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How to start / stop a process using a .sh file?

I think my confluence page died and the process stopped working. I want to restart it, how to do that using these files: start-conlfuence.sh stop-confluence.sh Google hasn't helped so far, and I ...
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“Restart Now” after installation error

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and when I clicked the 'Restart Now' button it says there was a problem with the virtual manager and it must close the program. What could be wrong? I have an HP G60 with a ...
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When restarting my laptop after installing Ubuntu, the computer just stays on with a black screen

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T400 that I recently bought used. I put in an SSD that had Windows 7 on it. I decided to install Ubuntu and remove Windows because the same problem was happening. When Windows ...
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“Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out

While logged in as a sudo user, click the right top power icon, then select and click "Shutdown" menu, it comes up with a dialog asking if I want to close all programs. The dialog has two options: ...
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Is it necessary to reboot after changing group membership?

I would like to know, why it is required to reboot, to apply the changes, which I made. I refer to the use of adduser username sudo I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Server".
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Acer Aspire V5-571 not shutting down but restarting after 9 seconds

My Aspire 571g is dual booted with windows7 and ubuntu 12.4. Everything is fine but when i off the power from ubuntu, the system is halting and within 9 seconds, the system is starting again. The same ...
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MySQL won't start after removing bind-address

So, I am running mysql on an ubuntu server (command-line) VirtualBox, on a Windows 7 host. In the Virtual machine, I changed the /etc/mysql/my.cnf file by commenting out the line bind-address = ...
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Unknown command hwmatch, installation error?

Yesterday I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Lubuntu 13.10. When I installed it I upgraded so I could keep my stuff. When I clicked Install it said there was no 1MB partition called Boot Loader. I ...
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Command to restart single USB port

my mouse is broken and it disconnects from time to time. Unplugging and plugging it again works - it reconnects and works fine until next time (disconnects every hour or so so it's tolerable). When ...
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Shotwell auto import issue

I am trying to auto-import for the first time a very large Pictures folder with Shotwell. Though, it restarts my Ubuntu 13.10 while importing the library. To troubleshoot this I start Shotwell as $ ...
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Installation problem with Ubuntu

For the first time in my Life I am installing an OS. I installed it properly using a USB. After the installation, it asked to restart. On restarting, two things are happening: I restart with the ...
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Can't stay logged in on Google Chrome

I'm using Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 on Ubuntu 13.04 (raring). It was all working fine but since last day whenever I restart my computer, I'm automatically logged off all the sites (such as Stack ...
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restarting after installation

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 and it shows that installation is successful. After restarting the system the log in page appears but after 10-15 seconds it disappears. What should I do now
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FLASH / VIDEOS / ARCHIVE MANAGER

When I try to download and install Flash, it asks me what version of Ubuntu I'm using. I assume it would know because I don't. The video player won't let me play any of my previously Windows-viewed ...