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

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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 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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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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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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How do I fix the missing reboot/shutdown issue in 13.10?

I am one of the unfortunate who has the problem in 13.10 whereby my reboot/shutdown button is missing from the menu bar. After googling around I found the bug being submitted but the fixes (which ...
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Shutdown/logoff script in Ubuntu 13.10

Which would be the best way to run a script upon GUI logoff, shutdown, hibernate, sleep modes? In 12.04 I think I did this in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, but on 13.10, the folder structure changed and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't shutdown or restart (Just a black screen)

I have looked all over the Internet trying to find a fix, but I can't seem to find one. I have a custom built PC running an AMD processor, Nvidia graphics, 16GB of ram and a 1TB HDD for Ubuntu. I am ...
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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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Restart Button missing in 12.04 Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get “restart” option in the shutdown menu in Unity? Can anyone possibly give me a solution to regain the restart button from the power button (top ...
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Why does my PC restart when trying to use a live CD and flash drive?

Recently I was recommended Ubuntu 11.10 64-Bit. I burned the .ISO to a disc and verified it and went to boot it on my PC. When I selected it to boot on the disc, it would get to the menu. As I wanted ...
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Why do I get a “Restart to complete updates ” warning?

I updated my packages Ubuntu 11.10 with Update manager, and got: "The package information was just updated" and "There are no updates to install". But I still have the warning from the restart icon, ...
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Using Init 0 to shutdown computer

Okay so i have ubuntu 10.10 and for some reason if i shutdown with the shutdown button in the top corner under power or shutdown -h now or shutdown now these things end up restarting my computer. ...
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Clicking Shutdown shuts down immediately instead of showing dialog. Cannot restart

In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric (Unity), clicking on shutdown will immediately shut down the machine instead of prompting with Restart / Shutdown option dialog.
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Laptop restarts sometimes when I move the lid

I have a 2006 Acer Aspire 5630 running Ubuntu 11.04. recently it started to have these symptoms: Random restarts Restarts whenever I move the lid forward or backward by one inch. Restarts the most ...
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Shutdown, restart and suspend problems on Acer E5 511 (Sandy Bridge) 14.04 and 15.04

Lot's of similar problems out there. Basically I have tried most or all of the suggestions offed but to no avail. Specifically. I installed Unity 15.04 on two Acer E5 511 C1WE laptops and it seems to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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after ubuntu-tweak, restart, the ubuntu was in tty1 login mode

When in 12.04, if I run Ubuntu-Tweak -> Janitor tab, check all boxes click Clean, after re-start ... my Ubuntu will in tty1 mode. So I run what is instructed in ...
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Capslock remapped with Tweak Tool. Keyboard shortcuts not working on Startup

I used the gnome-tweak-tool to remap my Capslock key as a super key. Shortcut keys involving the super key do not work upon system restart. (However my keyboard shortcuts under launchers for things ...
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Cannot load /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_mpm_itk.so

I ran tasksel to install lamp server, but I accidentally delete everything, when I got everything work as before I noticed that apache is not working and here is there message I get while trying to ...
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ubuntu server restarting instead of shutting down

Whenever I try to shutdown my pc by using sudo shutdown -... now (it doesn't matter what I fill in for the ...), it always shutdowns down for about 3-4 seconds, and than just powers up again. I'm sure ...
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Shutdown, Restart, Halt issues, not powering off system

Before any one says search around, I have, to no avail. I can't seem to get it working after trying every fix out there. So basically, when I turn off my laptop it shuts down fine but the last line ...
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Computer restart when I choose Windows 8 in GRUB

Good morning, I installed Windows 8 on an old P4 and it worked. Then I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS after having created a partition for it. Everything went right and I can access Ubuntu by choosing ...
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unwanted periodical restarts

A couple of weeks ago, I thought I solved the cron job problem which is responsible for unwanted periodical restarts in 60 mins. I used acpi=off line for this. But now the problem occurs again with ...
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how to restart clickpad evdev driver

I am running a variant of evdev for the purpose of wheel emulation scrolling using the TrackPoint and clickpad on a modern ThinkPad. The driver works well but the scrolling emulation stops working ...
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Restart not working in Trusty

I recently installed a 14.04 over an old 13.04 install. Everything is running smoothly, but for some odd reason, whenever I tell it to reboot (graphically, reboot or otherwise), it just shuts down ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Problem with shutdown/restart option

Whenever I try to shutdown/restart from the system tab, I am given the option to log out or lock and pressing them does nothing. shutting down from the terminal works fine using commands like ...
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Issue restarting after changing /etc/network/interfaces to a static IP Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I've been trying to set up a static IP address on my new Ubuntu build (12.04.3 LTS). I changed the following lines in my /etc/network/interfaces file from: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp to: auto ...
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System will not power down on shutdown

I'm having problems with shutdown on my Dell Inspiron 14z-5423. When I shut down, I hear the hard disk stop but the machine does not actually power down. Interestingly, when I do a restart, the ...
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Problem on installing Ubuntu 13.04 using VM VirtualBox Manager after clicking RESTART/Windows 8 Intel i7

Here is my problem: Trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 to use it as VM on Windows 8 Intel i7(not sure if that makes any difference). I use the most recent version of Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't restart, but logs-out when restart button is pressed

The issues I am having with my Ubuntu is that when I am going for a restart, from the tray icon - Shutdown-->restart, it doesn't restart, but actually just logs out and gives me the ubuntu login ...
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Samba server doesn't appear to work on system restart

I finally got a Samba file server setup successfully and connected to it and could transfer files fine. I mapped it as a network drive on several windows computers. I shut it down for the night as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Session is restarted continuously without request (Ubuntu 11.10)

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with no problems on my Desktop. Suddenly, there are two weeks, it restart the session without apparent reason. It occurs without any warning and I lose my job. It worked ...
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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 ...