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

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Schedule tomcat7 restart on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I have an issue with Tomcat 7 on my Ubuntu machine. I'm still a rookie in this, but it seems that restarting the tomcat7 service fixes the issue. I would like to make a scheduled task on the machine ...
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Why does apt-get not require restarts, where the update manager does?

Oftentimes I try to ‘beat’ the update manager by opening a console and entering the sequence sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade which, to the best of my knowledge, should update all packages ...
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How to restart all network services?

Occasionally when waking up my laptop, I need to run: sudo service network-manager restart In order for wifi to work. However sometimes I have to restart completely, so there has to be some other ...
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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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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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tftp-hpa must be restart after an upload/download to work correctly for next attempt!

My tftp-hpa configuration is as following: tftp-hpa Config screenshot when I attempt to download/upload a file to the TFTP from windows7 machine, first time, the attempt is successful, but for the ...
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sudden closing of android studi and restart of ubuntu 15.10

while working on android studio in ubuntu 15.10 suddenly restarts when i type command 'dmesg' the error after this trouble i found was [drm:intel_set_pch_fifo_underrun_reporting [i915]] *ERROR* ...
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Computer restarts when running dpkg --configure

Like the title says, my computer restarts, this happens each time the command is run, i can't install anything using apt-get, it says the installation was interrupted that i need to run dpkg ...
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Ubuntu does not shutdown or restart properly

My Ubuntu Server 14.04 does not restart or shutdown properly. Using Webmin to Shutdown/Restart or from terminal with shutdown -r 00. The last message is always: Starting Redis server... * Starting ...
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How to get alerted when the dependency of a program is updated and the program needs to restart?

It just occurred to me that often when I upgrade software (through the usually repository apt-get means) I am upgrading software which another program has as one of its dependencies, and though I can ...
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Play logout sound when Gnome session ends

I want to know a way by which I can run a script, which would play a logout sound, just before Gnome session ends. By Gnome session ends I mean when I click Logout, Restart or Shutdown I am using ...
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I cant shutdown or restart ubuntu with cinnamon

I recently installed Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04, now I can't shutdown or restart the system using the GUI, I must logout to do it. I tried to shutdown and restart from the applet but nothing happens, I ...
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Windows 10 - Ubuntu 15.10 dual boot issue: No Ubuntu after W10 shutdown, not restart (W10 f*** up Ubuntu start)

Windows 10 - Ubuntu 15.10 dual: No Ubuntu after W10 shutdown, not restart Problem: If I do restart Win10 and start Ubuntu (instead of W10) the Grub starts Ubuntu 15.10 without issues. If I ...
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Ubuntu won't restart

Shutdown does not power off computer https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/bugs The size of the log files... This is the last point I followed when it happened. What I mean by it ...
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Unable to either Restart or Shutdown my Install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( No Dual Boot ) on Acer Aspire ES1-512

I am puzzled as to why my machine does not shutdown within my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation on my Acer (UEFI Boot Mode). I go into the whole "Shutdown" process, starts looking like it is about to ...
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Pink, Black, then Nothing?

Previous thread found here: Screen turns Pink then Black? In this thread I was having an issue, then it was randomly fixed. After more playing around with it, I get a 1/20th chance of it actually ...
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Ubuntu is restarting after using Intel's Arduino modified IDE

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Arduino Galileo, from Intel. I'm using this modified IDE from here which is the 64-bit 147mb sized Arduino Software 1.6.0 - Intel 1.0.4. Every time after I open the ...
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What does it mean to restart your session?

I just went into the gnome-control-center > Region & Language and changed the Formats section to Russian Federation, however now it is tell me to restart the session: But what does this ...
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How do I restart a 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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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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When unplugged, Ubuntu restarts in a loop

When I boot my laptop with my power cable unplugged, it will boot up to the Ubuntu loading screen with the loading icon moving, and suddenly the screen freezes and it restarts. This process goes on in ...
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How to determine why Ubuntu start to load slowly?

Recently my installation start to load visibly slowly. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which after initial install have fabulous loading time but recently the time for full loading from complete ...
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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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Freezes on restart and shutdown

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04, on Razer Blade 14 The system freezes as soon as I try to restart or shutdown. Tried to add 'pci' and 'acpi' and 'boot' to the grep, didn't help. Tried to reinstall, didn't ...
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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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Unable to restart Ubuntu 15.10

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Acer E1-410 laptop. Wily Werewolf 64bit version is installed with EUFI support and SecureBoot turn on. Restart through menu is not working since the monitor only went ...
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Command to exit and then relaunch gnome-terminal that can be executed from gnome-terminal?

I was wondering if it is possible to sort of restart gnome-terminal from itself? What I mean by that is, is there a command which I can use to tell gnome-terminal to close and then immediately ...
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Hibernate and restart immediately instead of powering off

After figuring out how to reboot to Windows with grub-reboot thanks to this question: How to reboot into Windows from Ubuntu?, I would like to have Ubuntu hibernate and restart into Windows instead ...
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How to wipe Ubuntu clean? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux and want to restart Ubuntu. Is there a way that I can erase everything, but still keep ubuntu? Somewhat like a factory reset.
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Restart Unity Without Logging Out

I've used the command unity to restart Unity without logging out, but recently that's been also logging me out. I've also tried using unity --replace but that does the same thing. Can someone ...
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Flashing white display after logging off

Every time I shut down or restart from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, my entire display flashes rapidly, white and dark, for several seconds until the computer shuts down. The white screen has shadows around the ...
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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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Can not Restart, Shutdown, or Logout

So I have had this problem since installation, first time noticed it when it prompted me to reboot the system, and I clicked yes. Then and every time I attempt to reboot, logout, or shut down - it's ...
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Recommended to Restore Ubuntu to a Backup After a REISUB Reboot?

Some background: I'm finding that my Ubuntu 14.04 box is freezing and becomes unresponsive to any suggestion in this thread: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? except REISUB'ing it. I also do daily ...
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Why ubuntu 15.10 still needs restart to update the kernel?

I upgraded my system to ubuntu 15.10 dev a while ago and the kernel was 4.2.0-14. A new update downloaded kernel 4.2.0-16 but "uname -a" still shows the current running kernel as 4.2.0-14. Linux ...
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wifi doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04 after a short time until I 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 to my wifi router after the system starts, but after few minutes (30-45 min) the ...
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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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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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15.04: System will not shutdown or restart

When I shut down the system by command from the menu top right behind the gear or turn off, this process gets stuck. When I look into the terminal with [ESC], I see that a USB drive is not being ...
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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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Xubuntu Wifi disconnects randomely back with restart

I've been looking at topics for a while, but I can't figure anything out that's applicable for my netbook (acer aspire). I'm a newb in linux, and installed Xubuntu on a old laptop to get the most out ...
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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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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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restart network-manager

I followed the steps provided in this answer. However, one of the steps is to restart the network manager: sudo restart network-manager If I try this I will get the following error message: $ sudo ...
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How can I make my left/right monitor configuration stick after a restart

Every time I start my PC, my leftmost monitor is configured to be my rightmost one. It works fine after I change it in display settings. However, whenever I restart my PC, they're back to the wrong ...
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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 Cronjob Samba Permission and restart

Is it possible in Ubuntu to create a cronjob which does give a certain file 777 permission and restarts the Samba server.
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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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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 14.04 x64 doesn't Restart or Shutdown

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 many times on real and virtual machines. There is one configuration I have (never changed by the user because he is only using Chrome for internet, without having a ...