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

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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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How can I troubleshoot my system freezing just before restart?

Kubuntu 14.04 on a new computer. GPU is R9 280x in case it's relevant. Sometimes (not every time) when I restart in order to switch to Windows, Kubuntu seems to hang. There's a black screen. I am ...
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Additional HD not recognized after turn on again

I put only the OS and programs in one drive. All the staff and archives goes in a different HD, when I try to work with those files after turning the machine on the next day they are not linked ...
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cgconfig.conf not read on reboot on 14.04

I recenty upgraded a release from 12.04 to 14.04, and found out that my cgconfig.conf file is not being read anymore on startup. The file appears to be correct, in the sense that I can explicitly ...
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after ubuntu-tweak, restart, the ubuntu was in tty1 login mode

When in 12.04, if I run Ubuntu-Tweak -> Janitor tab, check all boxes click Clean, after re-start ... my Ubuntu will in tty1 mode. So I run what is instructed in ...
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How do I set my computer to restart on crash?

I have a computer that occasionally crashes. I am using Teamviewer to access it remotely, but I obviously lose access when it crashes. Is it possible to switch the default behaviour from shutting ...
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Lubuntu: neither shut-down nor restart works

aI have a freshly installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 (installed with forcepae option on a laptop with Pentium M processor). The only problem that I have found so far is that I cannot shut-down or restart the ...
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Xubuntu - application state being unintentionally restored on restart/shutdown

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with updates done today. After the update finished it asked to restart to finish the update, so I did. Once the system booted back again, I've noticed that all 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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How can I reload dhclient without restarting network?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on ec2 instance, I am changing dhcp settings as part of the provisioning process, and I cant find a way to reload the dhclient. Infact, theres no way to restart network on ...
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internet problem

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I switch on the computer it does not recognizes the wired connection and only after I restart the computer, the wired Internet connection is detected. ...
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apache2 wont start

I had my server up and running fine until my laptop got unplugged and died while i was away. now when i try to restart apache2 using `sudo apache2 -k restart' i get this error: [Wed Aug 27 ...
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Capslock remapped with Tweak Tool. Keyboard shortcuts not working on Startup

I used the gnome-tweak-tool to remap my Capslock key as a super key. Shortcut keys involving the super key do not work upon system restart. (However my keyboard shortcuts under launchers for things ...
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ubuntu server restarting instead of shutting down

Whenever I try to shutdown my pc by using sudo shutdown -... now (it doesn't matter what I fill in for the ...), it always shutdowns down for about 3-4 seconds, and than just powers up again. I'm sure ...
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Nemo Randomly Makes Itself Default File Manager and Creating Desktop Shortcuts

I've installed Nemo but haven't made it default and I have nothing on my desktop. But sometimes when I boot up I see Computer, Home and Trash icons on my desktop and suddenly Nemo is the default file ...
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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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What is ubuntu 14.04 doing while showing “stopping early crypto disks”?

I created a virtual machine to install ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox 4.2.12.*. I created virtual CD to install it with fixed-size virtual disk of 200GB. After successful installation, it restarted as ...
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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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Cannot load /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_mpm_itk.so

I ran tasksel to install lamp server, but I accidentally delete everything, when I got everything work as before I noticed that apache is not working and here is there message I get while trying to ...
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Wireless driver (Relink RT3290) not working

I'm having HP ProBook 450 and Ubuntu 13.10 with 3.11 kernel. Laptop was new, it came with SuSe Enterprise edition but as it was not possible to be translated to my local language I installed Ubuntu. ...
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Is restarting lightdm likely to cause any serious problems?

I frequently mess things up and I have to restart the computer. Recently, I started restarting lightdm / gdm, as it is quicker. Is that a sensible thing to do? I use the following command (in tty): ...
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Shutdown, Restart, Halt issues, not powering off system

Before any one says search around, I have, to no avail. I can't seem to get it working after trying every fix out there. So basically, when I turn off my laptop it shuts down fine but the last line ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba suddenly super slow

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55 with Ubuntu 14.04 with a 320GD HDD and 6GB RAM. It dual boots with Windows 8 (which I never log into). I usually completely shut-down the laptop only every 2 days. ...
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unwanted periodical restarts

A couple of weeks ago, I thought I solved the cron job problem which is responsible for unwanted periodical restarts in 60 mins. I used acpi=off line for this. But now the problem occurs again with ...
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Computer restart when I choose Windows 8 in GRUB

Good morning, I installed Windows 8 on an old P4 and it worked. Then I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS after having created a partition for it. Everything went right and I can access Ubuntu by choosing ...
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How do I do to disable restart option in the top right corner?

I'm new here and I have a little problem with the shutdown options, but it's not severe. Since some updates ago Ubuntu 14.04 shows me three options, suspend, restart and shutdown, when by default it ...
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“PXE-E61: Media test failure” installation boot problem with Ubuntu

For the first time in my Life I am installing an OS. I installed it properly using a USB. After the installation, it asked to restart. On restarting, two things are happening: I restart with the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes on restart

I am pretty new to Ubuntu. I just installed 14.04 on my Dell M4600 a few days ago. I noticed during the install, when it said remove installation media and press enter, it froze after I pressed enter. ...
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Prevent force-close an app or Reopen an app upon close

I have a custom dock, and I have virtually disabled the unity launcher, by disabling all the shortcuts that have access to launcher/dash/hud. But now I want the dock application to reopen as soon as ...
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How to shutdown an ubuntu VM for 5 mins and then restart after 5 min automatically

I would like to shutdown a VM which is running Ubuntu 12.04LTS , and it should come up after 5 mins . Can this be done using command line ?
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Problem restarting the network service

Hello and thanks for reading this, I am working on network configuration, testing a few different approaches to see which one suits me best. I have installed a new instance of 14.04 server and I have ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show when restarting MacBook Pro

I've had Ubuntu for a while now, almost two weeks. I used rEFIt as a tool to open Ubuntu when I restart. I decided to delete it. Now I can't open Ubuntu. When I restart my MacBook Pro and press ...
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how to restart clickpad evdev driver

I am running a variant of evdev for the purpose of wheel emulation scrolling using the TrackPoint and clickpad on a modern ThinkPad. The driver works well but the scrolling emulation stops working ...
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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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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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14.04 LTS Login Failure on VirtualBox

I cannot login to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I just set my JAVA_HOME. Then i restarted my Ubuntu which is on Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager. When i typed wrong password, it gives me error. But when i typed ...
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Restart not working in Trusty

I recently installed a 14.04 over an old 13.04 install. Everything is running smoothly, but for some odd reason, whenever I tell it to reboot (graphically, reboot or otherwise), it just shuts down ...
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Auto Restart Bitcoin Mining Service

I am running a service on my vps which needs to restart. Currently I am having a hard time keeping it going so I need to create something that will restart this task. screen -S rie ./xptminer -o ...
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Waking up from hibernation causes an immediate restart

Since I updated my system, I have an unusual problem - hibernation works normally, but waking up from it (almost always) results in a restart as soon as the system finishes booting. What could be the ...
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EC2: Should I restart when I get a “*** System restart required ***”? [duplicate]

When I log into my machines after an apt-get upgrades, I often get this message: System load: 0.06 Processes: 86 Usage of /: 28.3% of 7.75GB Users logged in: 0 ...
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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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Ubuntu reinstall

I recently really messed up on Ubuntu along with I've had problems with upgrading to 14.04 and I want to get rid of my windows side, I'm using dual boot. I want to pretty much just get rid of the ...
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Do I remove install disk whenasked to restart

I am a new user. I am loading Ubuntu14.04LTS onto a Toshiba Tecra M5 with 3G RAM 2,16G Centrimo Nvidia Quadro NVS11om Graphic. I am installing with a DVD, so bootup set to CD-ROM to start install in ...
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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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How to disable GRUB after an AC power loss?

Here is my problem : I'm using a Gigabyte compact PC kit to show videos via internet. Basically, the Gigabyte is set to start and open an URL on chrome (an that URL contains my video player). The ...
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Why do i need to restart networking or ubuntu after restarting my cisco switch

If a ubuntu server is communicating across a Cisco switch or to a Cisco switch when that switch is rebooted for some reason, that server is then unable to communicate with that vlan until networking ...
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Xubuntu Restarts Automatically after Shutdown

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Workstation. Whenever I shutdown, two things happen. Either it shuts down and automatically restarts, or it hangs at shutdown with a black screen. ...