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

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Random, possibly graphics-related restarts? [duplicate]

I'm running 12.04 on a desktop, and as the title suggests, I'm getting random reboots that seemed to be linked to graphics. It happens without fail while gaming, and occasionally even while watching ...
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Computer not restarting at the end of the installation process (13.04)

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad S300 - rather standard stuff including Intel Core i3 and Intel HD3000 graphics - UEFI enabled). The process goes fine, but at the ...
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Power went off when restart is needed (after updating)

So far nothing bad happened, but it has only been a few minutes. The power in my house went off so my laptop was automatically powered off, too, but restart (after update) was needed (the shut down ...
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Automatically restart my “dell inspiron n5110” laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron n5110 with Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is, that my laptop automatically restarts after 5-6 minute when running Ubuntu. Windows works properly.
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“restart”/“shutdown” processes fails to execute ( 12.04 tls - 64 bit )

This process = used to work after a fresh install and prior to the update of all the applications. Now - based on information from the /var/log/syslog - it appears there is an issue with ...
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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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Why does doing a restart, not restart?

I press the power button on my laptop, press restart, but my computer only shuts off and doesn't really restart. Is there a way to fix this?
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ubuntu 13.04 only re-starts, does not shut down when unity shutdown button is chosen- no errors

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC and am having trouble shutting down. When the right "shut down" button is chosen, the machine will restart. I have tried re-installing Unity, to no avail. I am a ...
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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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Randomly rebooting server

I have an older ubuntu server that reboots without help from me. All of the fans are running, and it doesn't seem to be overheating. Below is the output of syslog right before the reboot. As you can ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 i386 as a VM in VirtualBox, the system crashes upon completion

I followed numerous tutorials to download Ubuntu 13.04, and it continues to crash at the end of the setup. I basically followed this tutorial. I am prompted to restart my computer at the end of the ...
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How do you restart unity? I have no menu bars [duplicate]

Yesterday after running my ubuntu HDD in VMware on win7 I found that I had somehow lost unity. Even after actually booting into Ubuntu, unity was GONE. Every answer on the web couldn't bring it back. ...
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Lubuntu's asking password for shutting down

I've Lubuntu 13.04 64 Bit on my Lenovo Y570. System works well but Lubuntu's asking my password when I want to shutdown or restart the computer. How can i fix it?
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Switching off the mouse during suspend? How too?

How can I automatically switch off the mouse, during suspend, so that an accidental brushing of the mouse or table, doesn't result in a restart?
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Ubuntu not booting after installation. (dual boot with win7)

I install Ubuntu along-side with win7 on a separate partition. Problem: When I choose Ubuntu at the grub menu, Ubuntu not starting just the computer do restart after ~30 secs. I try to reinstall, ...
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Machine restarts abruptly

I'm running on 12.04.2, and over the last two days, there have been 3 incidences where my computer has re started. No warning message, nothing, it just blanked out and started itself again. Everything ...
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Unable to shutdown, restart or log out

I have been unable to restart, shutdown, or log out of ubuntu since the release of 12.04. I have upgrade at the time of release for 12.10 and now for 13.04 and have had no change in the situation. On ...
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ubuntu 13.04 endless reboot

I was using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problem. When Ubuntu 13.04 was released, I formated my disk and installed new Ubuntu 13.04 from USB. Installation process was done, I restarted system, but while ...
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Restart of new 12.04.2 installation in Toshiba Satellite goes to black screen after login

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 and restart goes to black screen after login. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite with Celeron processor. Rebooted several times and still no success!
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Cannot shutdown or restart using Ubuntu 12.10

I use Ubuntu 12.10 recently installed. Now it cannot shutdown or restart. I remember it was shut-downed or restarted properly a few days ago. Now when I shutdown it, the screen turns to black swiftly ...
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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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apache2 won't start

I upgraded from ubuntu 10.04 server to ubuntu 12.04 server and things got messed up. After a while i got things to work. After a new installation of apache2 and mysql and phpmyadmin, apache2 won't ...
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Dropbox keeps having me log back in

Each time I boot up Ubuntu, Dropbox asks me to log back and then tells me that I have linked to this computer before, which I have. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 off of a live USB. Dropbox is the only ...
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How do I reset the network stack as if from a reboot?

Sometimes my netbook (Dell Mini 10v with Broadcom bcm4322 wireless adapter, Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS) gets into a state where it can see wireless connections but not connect to them. Rebooting always fixes ...
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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 12.04 Server install fails, loops to restart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 Server 64bit on an Intel Core 2 Duo PC (2GB RAM). I can boot from CD or USB-Stick (tried both) and the menu where I can choose to install Ubuntu server appears. ...
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Have to CTRL+ALT+DEL to get GRUB menu HP Pavilion ze2000 Ubuntu 12.10

I've got a HP Pavilion ze2000 with a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and after I got my wireless working, (12.10 HP Pavilion ze2000 wireless doesn't work) I'm ready to tackle this GRUB menu issue. ...
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Ubuntu and Thunderbird forget my settings — how can I stop this?

A greenhorn here, so apologies for not spotting a probably simple solution. Ubuntu Unity sometimes loads with wireless internet switched off. Thunderbird never remembers basic user settings such as ...
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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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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10 with USB

I've downloaded the .iso file (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso), and then used Unetbootin to make my 16Gb Kingston pendrive a live-USB. Then I restart my notebook (samsung r580) and access the BIOS. I ...
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Unity broken after regular updates

Today I updated Ubuntu 12.04 with the Update Manager as usual. After that I restarted the system as required. When I logged in again the sidebar has only the trash can, the dash button and the switch ...
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Can't shutdown/restart linux

This started yesterday, I'm dual booting win7 and Ubuntu but when I'm shutting down/restarting Ubuntu to switch OS I only get to the log-out screen. I can turn the computer off with the power button ...
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Computer gave up on life after restart

I am using Ubuntu for a while and I don't have Internet Connection. So I got installed No updates recently. From few days its behaving strangely.I am not sure what actually cause this , either due to ...
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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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Ubuntu Random Freeze and then Restart [duplicate]

I'm on the verge of throwing my computer out my window. Ubuntu keeps randomly freezing and restarting itself. When it freezes, I can't move the mouse and it won't respond to any keyboard input. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 restarts unexpectedly and runs very slow

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed Ubuntu 12.10. I have first time tried OS other than Windows. I have Processor: Genuine Intel® CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz × 2 Ram: 2.0 GB Graphics: Intel® 945GM ...
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My OS restarting repeatedly

I am using EDUBUNTU 11.10 from last 2-3 months. I have been experiencing a problem since 2/3 weeks that when I am opening 2-3 pages in Chromium or Firefox, or working with any office tool, the OS ...
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grub out of disk error on restart

Just purchased 60 Gb Intel SSD and instaled 12.04 on my old HP nx7400. After reboot grub: out of disk apeared I turned computer off and turned on again - no errors - ubuntu loaded. Restarted and ...
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Ubuntu via usb. Nothing works

I am using ubuntu via usb to try it out. I can't use wifi. Every time I try to install updates it fails half way through. When I restart all of my setting are lost. Do I need to install in order to ...
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How to restart every 30 minutes automatically?

I would like to schedule a restart of my Ubuntu every 30 minutes. Is there any command or a graphical way to do it?
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What if my computer restarts when trying to login in sl or clicking any Dash option?

Till a week ago everything was working just fine. After my last update whenever I try to login in Second Life OR clicking any Dash option, my computer restarts! A new ...symptom raised - I downloaded ...
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“/etc/init.d/networking restart” with non-root user

I have a thin client with 112mb RAM which boots ubuntu server 12.04.1 from a usb drive with openbox and it is to be used by students to communicate with cisco equipment. And because of this the ...
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How to manually restart services affected by apt upgrades?

How can I issue apt upgrades without automatically stopping/starting daemons? I'd like to manually restart services. To cite a specific example: I'll revisit a long-running machine and run sudo ...
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why do I have to restart Ubuntu 12.10 in a couple of days time max?

When I installed Ubuntu 12.10, one of the benefits I was looking for was to go without restarting the OS for months. But every 2 days or so the system gets heavy and it's not the same switching ...
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Ubuntu restarts nightly at 12:00 EST. Why?

Title says it all really. But every night, unless I'm actively using it, my computer restarts, and every time, at midnight. I was wondering if their is anything I can do to stop it, or to find out ...
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My PC restarts when watching movies

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I always keep my computer updated. Now, for some strange reason, whenever I start watching any movie, the computer restarts randomly. I tried watching with VLC, totem and ...
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Workspace Shifter Hot-Keys

I don't know if it's just me, or my installation, but I set F9-F12 for all four of my Ubuntu workspaces, and it works until the 3rd boot up. Every 3 times I turn my Laptop on I have to reset just the ...
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Restart Trouble Ubuntu 12.10

I`ve installed Ubuntu 12.10 on 3 different machines: Acer AspireOne Netbook Lenovo T60 Notebook Desktop - P5P77 - Asus mainboard - I3 - porcessor I have the same issue on all of themm ...
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How to restart colord

A tiff security update came out today for 12.04 and colord is still running with the older shared library # lsof -n | grep DEL | grep /lib colord 3454 colord DEL REG ...
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My Ubuntu shortcuts arent persistent

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit version. I changed the shortcuts, for moving Windows to left/right/up/down workspace from SHIFT+STRG+ALT+... to STRG+SUPER+ALT+... and after I did so everything works ...