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

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MacBook Pro 9.2, trying to single install Ubuntu. Encountering problems after restart

Just in case you are wondering, I am asking this from "try Ubuntu without installing". This is where I'm at: I have a MacBook Pro 9.2 (according to terminal). I have completely got rid of Mac OS X ...
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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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13.10 Shutdown/Restart issue

I have a clean install of 13.10 using the 3.12 kernel. When I shutdown or restart the process hangs. I press a key and I see: **Killing all remaining processes ....... [fail]** (fail is in red) ...
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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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initctl does not terminate at computer shutdown

I have a fresh install of 13.10 on an ASUS Zenbook UX31E. Every shutdown there is a hang, and with the help of this answer I think I have identified the cause to be /sbin/initctl which does not ...
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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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Please remove installation media and close tray message inside Virtual Box

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 inside a virtual machine running in Windows 7. I've been getting this message every time after the installer asks for a restart. What should I do?
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Just installed Ubuntu, what to do after reboot?

OK so I've been trying all day to install Ubuntu and finally succeeded, sort of. You see, when it tells me to reboot/reset my computer after installation, I do so, and upon startup, I get a screen ...
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screen keeps black in ubuntu 13.10 when it must come out of sleep mode

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a completely new machine, was fresh installed. After a while, while not working on it, the screen turns black, when you try to work again, you can't exit the black screen, ...
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How to auto restart a crashed app? [duplicate]

Im tired that everytime my dock (i use docky) crash i have to manual reopen it. There is a way for auto restart docky everytime it crash? I mean something that can auto reopen the app when it ...
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“anachronistic crom” messages when booting up

My screen shows this message when I try to start Xubuntu: startind anachronistic crom stopping anachronistic crom checking battery state stopping system V runlevel compatibility starting What can I ...
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Restart then shutdown using bash scripting?

I want to restart and then shutdown from terminal. Means that we want to startup terminal after restart and then shutdown automatically. What I am doing with explanation: Manually start my pc Run ...
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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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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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How do I reset my desktop computer with pre loaded Ubuntu 13.1 to first start?

I am brand new to the Ubuntu community and am already in trouble. I recently purchased a new system76 ratel performance desktop with pre-loaded Ubuntu 13.10. Upon first start of the system, no video ...
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dual boot ubuntu and windows 7.failed to boot into windows 7

I have installed windows 7 firstly and then ubuntu quantal quetzal o.s ..when i enter into grub showing options windows 7 and ubuntu,when i click windows 7.system is restarting and grub is again ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sometimes when I boot up my Toshiba Satellite L875D lap top running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS it does not detect my keyboard

I have the follow issue. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Toshiba Satellite L875D and sometimes when I boot up my machine it reaches the log in session where I am supposed to type my password but my ...
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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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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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Install wont boot up, stuck on loading text dots / restarts

Friend gave me her laptop, we agreed on Ubuntu, but I have troubles even booting up live version (see the notebook). I tried 12.04 64bit on USB stick, it does nothing, when I choose booting live ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...