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

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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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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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“/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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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PC restarted or died when computing

I just upgraded 12.04 64-bit. When I run some code in matlab, the computer is always dead or it restarts. I couldn't figure out the reason. Although video card on the motherboard is only 32MB, I ...
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My Ubuntu 12.04 netbook stops at boot with purple screen when shutted down. After restart it works

My Asus EEE PC 1215B used to work like a charm since installation. But now there is a problem while booting. When I restart the computer it boots flawlessly but when I use shutdown for couple of hours ...
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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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Starting / Shutting down Problem

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop. There is the following starting/shutting down problem: When clicking the power button, the laptop starts for 1 second and after that abruptly shuts down. When ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 Shortcut to Restart X Server?

I have just upgraded from Kubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Until now, I was using AltGr+PrintScreen+K key combination to restart the X Server. After the last upgrade this shortcut doesn't work anymore. Do ...
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How I can restart all the programs configuration?

I want to know if there is any way to reset all the settings of the programs what I've installed. For example, restart the configuration of Gparted or Rhythmbox.
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Reboot Ubuntu without going through the BIOS POST

Sometimes I am required to restart my Ubuntu machine and don't want to go through the BIOS then Grub. I remember that in windows we just need to hold down the Shift Key while clicking restart and ...
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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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How to avoid upgrade restart

How can I avoid having to restart after an upgrade? I usually lock kernel upgrades as well as all libc packages. However, from time to time, after an upgrade I still am requested to reboot so that ...
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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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Ubuntu can't get past splash screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD several weeks ago. Today, I tried to boot and it would get ...
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Can't restart apache due to invalid 'echo' command

When i enter command admin@ubuntu:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart [sudo] password for admin: I get this msg Syntax error on line 3 of /etc/apache2/conf.d/fqdn: Invalid command 'echo', ...
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12.04: Having problem with REISUB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? Often my ubuntu freezes up altogether(only able to move my cursor). So i try to reboot using the keys "ALT+PrntScrn+REISUB", but ...
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System hangs after resuming from suspend

Recently I am encountering this problem. The system hangs after resuming from suspend. The system works again only after force restart. has any one encountered this before. Pls point out a solution.
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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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Selecting ubuntu 12.04 restarts my HP 540 laptop

Every time I select Ubuntu 12.04 when booting my HP 540 laptop, the machine restarts. How can I fix this, so I can successfully boot my Ubuntu system?
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How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns?

My company is considering the use of Ubuntu as an OS for use on a hardware device. It would be installed on compact flash drive - apparently this is not standard flash drive but a specific type of ...
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Please Help! Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly doesn't start after I tried to install a software. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 for a few days now. It worked perfectly until today, when I tried to do the ...
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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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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 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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Continuous beeping on startup

I'm having a problem with my ubuntu 12.04 right after installation, I've restarted it several times and it went just fine. After that I'm getting these continuous beeps right after post that I haven't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 has experienced an internal error [closed]

After updating Samba I am getting this error when logged in as a user. Does not occur as root. The details window runs unity-support-test but never stops. What is the error?
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STANDBY/SUSPEND TO RAM does not work - ASUS EeePC wakes up immediately

I'm using 12.04 on a ASUS 1201 EeePC. Hibernation works well after re-enabling (thanks for that post!), but the SUSPEND mode does not persist. After switching the Netbook off it is awaking immediately ...
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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) ...