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

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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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How to restart nginx server using PHP? [duplicate]

I have a problem, i make a site to control our server, but i cannot restart nginx server, this my code $queryRestart = "sudo /etc/init.d/nginx restart";<br> $restart = exec($queryRestart);
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Ubuntu Mate Caja Wont Apply Theme After Restart

I usually set my MATE theme as ambiant-mate with darkmate color scheme, but when I restart, caja wont apply the theme, unless I restart it. How can i make it so, that it is a permanent change without ...
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Recover gedit file after save and restart

Is it possible to recover the old data of a file after it was erased by another file and restart ?
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Rebooting computer using cronjob doesn't work

I have a kiosk application running on Ubuntu Server 14.04. In my kiosk app there is a link to reboot the system which just defaults to some PHP page that run: exec('sudo reboot'); If the user ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 power off does not working instead restarting

My laptop does not shutdown. When I click on power off button system restart instead of shutdown.
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How can I get a warning before restart/shutdown?

I have just restarted my Ubuntu, but I forgot that a virtual machine was open in the background (having a minimized icon on the taskbar). Is it possible to configure Ubuntu in a way that if a ...
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Ubuntu mouse cursor size

I'm having an annoying problem here, every time I boot system, I have to manually set my cursor size from 24 to 16, I can't seem to find a way to save... make that 16 permanent even after boot, does ...
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Log Out or Restart

If I install updates and get prompted to restart my computer, will it make a difference if I just logged out and then logged back in?
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Error: unknown filesystem when Restarting

I am using a dual boot laptop with Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu Recently, I migrated my old HDD to a larger SSD and re-installed Ubuntu (16.04 32bit) Although the Grub 2 boot-loader works perfectly ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 restarts on suspending

Installed 14.04 LTS on my Lenovo G50-40.Laptop tools didn't work;rather, it messed up booting.All the answers to similar questions asked previously have not worked. On pressing suspend/closing laptop ...
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Ubuntu Won't Shut Down With Splash

So I have an Acer Aspire ES1-512-C96S with some weird issues. I started with Ubuntu 14.10 as the initial installation and have since upgraded to 15 and now 16.04. The issue is that the computer never ...
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Firefox deletes all my passwords and some addons

When I shutdown my ubuntu with firefox open after I booting back up all my passwords and addons disappear... looks like firefox restores it's state to factory... Except that cookies are still in ...
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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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Dell Studio 1569 Cannot Shutdown in Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04

I have not tried a version of Ubuntu prior to 11.10 on my machine. The laptop will not shut down or restart. Shutting down causes it to pause at "Will now Halt", where upon it sits until the battery ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Can't Restart

I am using acer laptop i have nvidia 940m. whenever i restart laptop my screen freeze and display breakdown intro pieces shown in image. i tried editing grub reboot=pci , acpi , bios ,efi etc but ...
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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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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 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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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes and restarts when opening LibreOFFICE

Upon opening LIbre office ,, my system shuts down and restarts into the login page . i cant open libre office because of this . I had recently updated all the softwares in Ubuntu . The version ...
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Apache not able to restart

Trying to restart apache from terminal using following command: sudo service apache2 restart when executing that command getting below error: Job for apache2.service failed. See "systemctl status ...
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Random error message that causes restart of computer

Every now and again, my computer screen goes black and I get an error message (in terminal font) that says, Warning!!! Boot script table is modified!!! Please contact your ...
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Restarting unity without affecting running apps

I used to run Alt+F2 then r to restart gnome. It works without affecting running apps. However, in Unity, when I run Alt+F2 then unity, running apps conflicted and when I click on one of the opened ...
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Why am I getting notices about File Manager needing to restart?

For a week now I have been getting this notice that File Manger needs to restart with a restart button and cancel button. When I press the restart button nothing happens, that I can tell. The notice ...
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problems shut down and restart ubuntu 14.04 , and most recently

how are you. I have a problem and want to know if you can solve. I currently use ubuntu 12.04 , upgrade me to ubuntu 14.04 but when installing everything perfect the problem is when I shut down or ...
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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. ...
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Ubuntu always restarts after check disk

Ubuntu now starts scanning my hard drives for errors when it starts. After that it always restarts. How can I fix it?
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How can I restart Unity if it hangs

On my Ubuntu 15.10 PC, Unity sometimes hangs. It happens quite seldom, but I have no idea what to do when it does. Additional info: 1) The mouse pointer is moving as if everything is OK, but clicks do ...
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My computer can't successfully restart and I have to do a cold shutdown to get it back, even then it will maybe come to the GUI. It's hit or miss.

I have the current Nvidia version 358.16 open source driver installed (this one seems to be the most stable for my system)The nouveau driver was decent but looked horrible. I'm using ubuntu 16.04. ...
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Why is server restart required? [duplicate]

When logging into my Ubuntu instance I get the message *** System restart required ***. I am running a server and uptime is very important for me. How can I know why the restart is required? I have ...
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Computer restarts several times before shutting down - 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop PC and have the following problem: Every time I try to shutdown the PC the monitor goes off and the computer restarts two times. After that the computer starts up ...
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Termination of All Files/Programs

I rebooted my computer, and upon startup, I have lost all of my programs and files. Is there a way to rollback? How should I proceed in attempting to fix this issue?
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Libre Office impress restarts ubuntu after trying to start the application

When I try to open Libre Impress it restarts my computer from the log in screen. The version I have of Ubuntu is 14.04 and the version of Libre Office is 4.2.8.2. This dosen't happen with Calc or ...
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Ubuntu restart problem in Acer laptop

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Acer Aspire E 14 laptop a couple of days ago.It was doing well.Today I restarted the computer and when it started it showed the Ubuntu logo and then a blank ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Black Screen after login - Tried Everything

I restarted my Ubuntu 14.04, and it brought up the login screen so I logged in and there was nothing but a black screen. I searched the web and tried about 15 fixes, but nothing worked. Something ...
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Not Shutting down or Logging out in ubuntu 15.04

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 now when i click the shutdown option from the top panel next screen appears as lock & log out instead of shutdown & restart. Before 15.04 i had installed 14.10 but in ...
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reboot and shutdown executables missing

I'm working with some proprietary scripts for a embedded Linux project. One of the scripts replaces the reboot and shutdown executables in /sbin/ with a symlink to a Perl program. I ran this script ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...