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

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“Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out

While logged in as a sudo user, click the right top power icon, then select and click "Shutdown" menu, it comes up with a dialog asking if I want to close all programs. The dialog has two options: ...
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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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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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Fullscreen apps restarts X using Gnome Shell [closed]

I am running Gnome Shell on Ubuntu 11.10 (32 bits). When I run some apps in fullscreen, system restarts X and I go back to the display manager screen (LightDM). It happens for example with MAME games ...
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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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can not restart samba

I installed samba sudo apt-get install samba. then I made configuration but when i write : sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart message appears " command not found " and when I write ls /etc/init.d I ...
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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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Ubuntu 11.10 restart and shutdown not working fully

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an Asus p8z68 v-pro motherboard which is a UEFI bios. The install seems to have worked fine except for one thing, when restarting or shutting down it gets stuck at the ...
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Cannot reboot or even shutdown my ubuntu

I use ubuntu 11.10. I recently installed gnome shell. The problem I'm facing is that i'm not able to restart or shutdown from ubuntu. I clicked on restart or shutdown button and nothing happens. Just ...
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Why am I unable to restart or shutdown my computer from the LightDM login screen? [closed]

I'm not sure whether this is a bug (in which case I'll submit a report) or I'm doing something silly! My problem is that I cannot restart or shutdown my computer from the LightDM login screen, this ...
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Shutdown or Restart only logs me out

My workstation at work is running 11.10 (lightdm). Shutting down or restarting has always worked up till last week. My workstation is generally left on through the week and shutdown at weekends. ...
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Restart Only GUI Session Or Restart Only Operating System?

Is It possible In Linux to restart only gui session or os ( i m not talking about restarting pc ) back in windows 98 if u want to restart the gui session or only os u just need to hold down shift ...
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How to successfully restart a network without reboot?

When I am using Ubuntu, sometimes the network goes down and there is no option to bring back the wired network. There is always option for wireless, but no option for wired network. In such case I try ...
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How do I restart Orca?

Orca has been crashing a lot lately.. and I don't know how to restart it. Is there any way to do this from the command line? I cannot find Orca anywhere in the main menu.
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How do I change the hostname without a restart?

I want to change the OS hostname but I do not want to restart. I have edited /etc/hostname but it requires a restart to get implemented. How to avoid this?
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Ubuntu 11.10 on laptop random restart

Laptop info: memory 992.6 MiB Processor Intel core duo cpu T2350 @1.86 GHz x2 Graphics unknown (point of concern) os type 32-bit Acer Travel Mate 4200 ~~~~~ So I updated it recently but I'm ...
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network login vs. network cable

I disconnected network cable to .... move it. when I reconnect it the whole system had problem with it. I was not able to execute console or log in(on ctrl+shift+fx consoles). after some time 20 ...
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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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Ubuntu 11.10 not starting in Graphical mode?

I am in deep trouble. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 in dual boot mode with XP. Originally my touch pad was not working, (sometimes). To fix that, I installed something. After reboot my Ubuntu is not ...
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How can I add the 'shutdown' and 'restart' buttons in favorites in Gnome Shell?

I recently switched from Unity (Ubuntu 11.10) to the Gnome Shell. It took some tweaking to have it all to my liking, but one thing keeps bothering me: I cannot find the 'shutdown' and 'restart' ...
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How do I restart/reload Apache when it can't determine the domain name? [closed]

After installing Xdebug I tried to restart or reload Apache and I received the following message: $ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload * Reloading web server config apache2 apache2: Could not reliably ...
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System resets when selecting “Install alongside Windows Vista”

I have a pretty weird problem with Ubuntu 11.10. I am using a Live CD of it to install it alongside Vista, but when I click on "Install alongside Windows Vista", it just resets. I've tried installing ...
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Restarting the IPv6 network stack without restarting the IPv4 network stack?

In Ubuntu I use SSH to log in to my webserver. The IPv4 side of things is configured and already works, I can log in from other machines. But I'd like to configure the IPv6 side of things while I'm ...
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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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How do I get “restart” option in the system menu in Gnome Classic?

I previously asked a similar question about Unity, but now I'm using (and sticking with) Gnome Classic. There is this drop down menu in the top right corner of the Gnome panel: When you press ...
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Did they forget about the 'Restart' button, or was it just not important?

Seriously, from the top-right corner button, I have Logout, Suspend, Hibernate & Shutdown but shockingly no Restart. What happened to the Restart button?
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After suspend, my laptop restarts instead of waking up

My laptop is Vaio VPCF11M1E UBUNTU 10.10 64bit After being in suspend state i press the power button to wake up, but it restarts the machine. And a clear ubuntu is coming up. But hibernating works. ...
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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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How to fix desktop reloading during logout/shutdown/restart after upgrading to 11.10?

Since I've upgraded my system to Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), I'm facing a strange problem each time I logout/shutdown/restart : As usual, Unity's launcher, global menu, desktop items and desktop ...
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Not Possible to install on an Asus A8N - SLI Premium

Ive got a big big problem, and now im already tired of waiting for the next distribution. Since 10.04 was released, Im not able to install it on my Computer in the normal way! Everytime I boot from ...
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Dual monitors - Shifted pixels

The resolution looks fine size-wise, but pixels are smudged. This is mostly visible on thin writing, as if pixels were slightly shifted out of the intended grid. It always renders like that on one of ...
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shutdown -P works, but shutdown -r does not

I have a headless Ubuntu Server 11.04 box. If I use: sudo shutdown -P now It works every time. However, if I instead want to simply restart the machine: sudo shutdown -r now It fails to do so. ...
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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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Is there a way set my resolution to 1600x1200 without a monitor plugged in?

I know how to modify xorg.conf and get it to start at about 1024x768, but I can't get it to start at 1600x1200. It is quite an inconvenience to have to go and manually start them up each time. We ...
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My laptop randomly restarts, O.S or hardware?

my laptop is an acer aspire 5630, 5 yers old, running just ubuntu. in the last few days, it did restart randomly in middle of work. 2-3 times. and when it restarts, and arrive to the login screen, it ...
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Can't start ubuntu 11.04 [closed]

I shutdown my computer and now I can't restart. I had the message below. BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. initramfs). ...
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What's the difference between “restart X” and “/etc/init.d/X restart”?

I normally use this command to restart my daemons(e.g. vsftpd): $sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart Early today I noticed it said that I can try restart(8) utility. I did: $sudo restart vsftpd It ...
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power menu does not have shutdown and restart

I have Ubuntu 11.04 and I works perfect. I do not know what happened but for no reason the logout, restart and shutdown options disappeared from power menu. I did restart it more than one time ...
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Start the same “sessions” after shutdown

Many times it happen I got several terms & app sessions opened, while I just have to quick shutdown the machine to move away in another building. Is there a way, when I next boot the laptop, to ...
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Why does Ubuntu still require restart after kernel updates when tools out there mean it's unnecessary?

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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Shutdown logs out instead of shutting down

Many times (not all the time) when I want to shutdown or restart, the computer does not shutdown but goes to the screen for changing the user. I am the only user of my computer. So I had to ...
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How to set keyboard combination to kill the X server?

It used to be ctrl+alt+backspace to kill x server, but for some unknown reason, it was decided to disable that combination and use something else (I think it is right alt + printscreen +k). So, how ...
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What do these Unity errors mean and why are they showing up? [closed]

Unity has just crashed and the following is displayed when I try to restart it by running the command unity: Initializing bailer options...done Initializing detection options...done Initializing ...
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How do I restart an Unity session from the terminal?

The command for restarting Gnome2 is: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart What is the equivalent for Unity?
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Unable to shutdown/restart/hibernate

After I installed ubuntu 11.04, it wont shutdown nor restart, it just freeze, and I have to hold the power button in order to turn off my netbook. (It also happens on livecd) Can anyone tell me the ...
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Cannot restart, reboot, nor shutdown Ubuntu 11.04

I cannot restart, reboot or shut-down my PC using Natty. Whenever I hit shut-down, restart or in terminal sudo reboot it shows a black screen. If I should press down the power button for while, it ...
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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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HDD does not mount when restarting

I have two external HDD attached to my PC which start normally when I turn on the PC. When I restart (after an update for example) one of the two drives does not mount, always the same drive. It has ...
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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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Shutdown / restart does not complete [closed]

Sometimes when I try to shut-down or restart, I get an error saying: A program is still running: Unknown Not Responding It gives three choices Lock Screen Cancel Reboot anyway (or Shutdown Anyway) ...