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

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Restart returned to session indicator menu after upgrading to 13.10

This is the first time I'm having problems during Ubuntu upgrade. I had previously enabled the new Unity logout/shutdown dialogs and the restart option had gone. But now it's back again, though ...
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Dell Studio 1569 Cannot Shutdown in Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04

I have not tried a version of Ubuntu prior to 11.10 on my machine. The laptop will not shut down or restart. Shutting down causes it to pause at "Will now Halt", where upon it sits until the battery ...
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How to completely restart script from inside the script itself

I'm setting up a shell script with menues and sub menues, options, etc. But on each menu/submenu/etc, i need a "Go back to main menu" choice. I've already got the menu set up and it works fine, but i ...
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Ubuntu restarts on shutdown/hibernation commands, instead of shutdown

Friends, Whenever I am going to shutdown/hibernate my Ubuntu PC its restarting after completing their process. Mean to say if press shutdown button its shutdown properly and switch off the display but ...
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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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Alsamixer is out to get me?

I've been unable to piece together a proper solution to get alsamixer to properly manage my sound. Here's my desired behavior: On rebooting, hibernating or sleeping and then waking up, I want all ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 restarts automatically

I am running a program which takes several days at a stretch in my ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I find my pc restarted sometimes. There is no specific pattern to it. Sometimes the first day or sometimes the ...
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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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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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Reset a USB Modem without physical access (KVM virtual machine)

ubuntu community, im using a usb-modem to connect a virtual machine with the internet. So host and guest do not share the same ip/network. I emulate by qemu-kvm, device forwarding works great with ...
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Squid Proxy Problem to arised after update

When I restart squid web proxy service, I receive the following errors. What are these errors? /etc/init.d/squid restart Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) ...
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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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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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I downloaded Ubuntu. it appeared as a removable disk drive. Then i restarted my computer. The ubuntu files were missing. How do I get them back? [duplicate]

After I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 on to my laptop running windows 8, it appeared as a removable disk drive (DVD Drive). I then clicked on the wubi application, but it did not respond, so I restarted ...
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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 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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Why does Ubuntu still require restart after kernel updates when tools out there mean it's unnecessary? [duplicate]

A regular occurrence in updating Ubuntu is kernel updates, which require a restart. There are applications which negate the need for a restart after a kernel update e.g. ksplice. Why doesn't Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 does a restart instead of a shutdown

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 on my Dell Latitude D630C. Now, when I want to shut down the system does shut down but then starts up again immediately. It's like it does a reboot ...
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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 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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How to fix a computer that won't restart?

I can't restart my laptop under Ubuntu 12.04 and the screen turns black with no response after clicking the Restart button. How do I fix it?
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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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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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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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How to avoid “Assuming drive cache: write through” message during restart? [closed]

Does anyone know how to avoid message: Assuming drive cache: write through Showing up after preforming sudo shutdown -r now. I restarted remotely but the computer did not restart. And I could ...
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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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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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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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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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Laptop USB ports stop working: how to restart them without restarting the PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: USB slots stop working suddenly from time to time The usb ports of my laptop fail for some reason from time to time. This concerns apparently mainly the external mouse ...
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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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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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Remote reboot over ssh does not restart [duplicate]

I would like to remotely reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server via ssh. I do sudo reboot and I loose connection and the server connection does not reappear. It does not ping. When I go the the physical ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 restart function

Problem with Dell Inspiron 1520 - dual boot: Windows XP and Ubuntu. After updating Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 shutdown->restart function is not working. Another problem: starting Grub (version 0.97) ...
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have purple screen with word ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Purple Screen on every other reboot I installed the new version of ubuntu. It restarted and now the only thing that shows is a purple screen with the word ubuntu in the ...
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My logon and logout taking too much time ! is there a way to make them fast ?

I regularly use bleachbit to clean my system. Though Login and Logout now taking lots of time.Is there a way to make at least Login faster ? I have done some Kernel updates. I have three different ...
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How can I avoid the random restart of the xserver?

I'm using a desktop pc with 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 (Kernel 3.2.0-24-generic). Hardware specs are - Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2,80GHz x 8 - Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 - 750 GB Hard Disk ATA WDC WD7501AALS-00E3A0 ...
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How to suppress or disable the shutdown option from indicator menu or shutdown dialog?

My goal is to allow user only to restart the system, and deny any shutdown (suspend, hibernate). I am running unity-2d. I 've managed to deny suspend and hibernate with polkit policy files like ...
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laptop quite dead after update on 12.10 and calibre

I have searched as thoroughly as I can so as not to waste anybody's time but I can't find any help. I have a Toshiba satellite 300 with Vista Home Basic and running Ubuntu - dual boot. Everything ...
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Another BOOTMGR is missing question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Bootmgr is missing…” Upon reboot I downloaded an OS uninstaller, and uninstalled Windows and all its backups. I just want Ubuntu on my laptop. So when I turned it back ...