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

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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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“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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works fine but when restarted or shut down it is impossible to open again and after many times it starts again

i donot know anything about ubuntu and installed it from a bootable usb and installed ubuntu 14.04LTS and worked fine. but when i shut it doww and started again it came with 3 options at start page ...
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Tomcat 8 does not start immediately after a reboot

I have Ubuntu server 15.04 with apt-get installed Tomcat 8. After first launch it starts fine and I can see XX.XX.XX.XX:8080, "it works" page. But after service tomcat8 restart I should wait about 10 ...
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Loses Ethernet Connection Upon Restart

Usually I just leave my computer in sleep when I don't use it, but recently, say a month or so, once I wake it it loses its internet connection. I have it wired with ethernet. Even a modem restart ...
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MySQL requires restart in Terminal every time laptop is restarted. 14.04.2 LTS

I installed MySQL a few weeks ago. The problem now is that every time my laptop is restarted I also have to manually restart MySQL in terminal via: sudo service mysql restart The errors I get ...
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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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VirtualBox Restart Slow

I am on VirtualBox version 4.3.28 on a Windows 8 OS I am trying to run Ubuntu version 14.04.2 on the VB. I have been sitting here for a while while the system is restarting and it has been sitting on ...
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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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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 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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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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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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During system restart telnet service isn't start automatically

Each time i restart the system i need to login through SSH & then restart the telnet service manually. Any idea how to get rid of this? System Info: Ubuntu 15.04 (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-36-generic ...
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Command equivalent on restarting explorer.exe in Windows [duplicate]

Is there command in Ubuntu that is equivalent on restarting explorer.exe in Windows?
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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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Why is Ubuntu not starting after I changed freedesktop.org.xml from Mime to run swf files?

So, I changed the file mentioned above and tried to update the Mime, but the update failed for some reason. And within a minute the shortcuts from left toolbar started disappearing, and all the ...
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Lubuntu No Wifi & No Reboot/Shut Down

I'm pretty new to Linux and Ubuntu. I just installed the Lubuntu on my mother's old laptop to replace XP. But after the installation I was unable to connect to wireless network. For at least a week ...
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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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Network manager must be restarted after wakeup in Ubuntu 15.04

Upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 on my lenovo T410 a couple of weeks ago and I have been having some problems with my network connection ever since. Everything worked fine with 14.04, but now I am ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on new Macbook Pro. Installs then fails after restart

So I installed Ubuntu from a Live USB. No problems there. I get to the end of the the installation and am told to restart. I restart it then get a white screen with a blinking file icon with a ...
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How to get OS selection screen?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1 in my dell inspiron 15 5547 (Legacy Mode, windows 8.1 in uefi mode), while restarting OS selection window is not displayed. Every time I need to ...
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unable to detect usb device untill restarting

I'm using Lenovo G40-70, OS-Ubuntu 14.04 64bit It is not possible to access usb devices to the laptop until it is restarted several times. Can anyone help me to fix this problem please. Below link ...
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How do I restart 14.04?

The System Menu on the right end of the top bar is supposed to have lines for me to "switch users, lock screen, log out, suspend, restart, or shutdown" my computer. But there is no line to restart ...
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Ubuntu in endless password asking loop [duplicate]

This is very strange broblem, I have never seen anything even close to this. I have ubuntu 14 (or so) which is put into old 2005's cheap laptop computer. It had worked well since now, even tough ...
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My computer needs 30 seconds to start [closed]

My Mac is 7 years old, he had many problems to run normally. I installed in it Ubuntu and the results are very good so I dont regret my choice. But I think that I may have a little problem which is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Shuts Down While Watching Video

I have an Ubuntu computer, and while watching video my system would just shut down. I've noticed while watching streaming video my system would shut down sooner than if I'd watch video from my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04 freeze on shutdown/restart

I've been using ubuntu 14.04 with unity for a few months on my current laptop without any issue until today. I had to install Windows 7 in order to use a software which isn't available on linux. ...
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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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Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it

Yes, I was watching a WebM video. Specifically the recent LinuxActionShow "review" of Elementary OS Luna. And about 8 or 9 minutes into the video. The sound just cut out completely. And now no sound ...
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Does the service command work in 15.04

The manpage for the service command in 15.04 says that it is for running a System V init script, although under DESCRIPTION, it says that it can also be used for an upstart job. It is my understanding ...
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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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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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Lost the Shutdown/restart menu upper right 14.04

This is a recent Trusty load, not sure how lost it but it's consistently gone. Would very much like it back. tnx rich
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Applications vanish after restart

This is actually very similar to this (Google Chrome vanished from applications launcher) but I can't comment there due to lack of "reputation". The answer there doesn't work for me. Terminal says ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Restarting Randomly

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my external HD and everything works just fine (I haven't made any changes to the system files yet), but after a little while (I don't know how long, sometimes it's 15 ...
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Cannot shut down/restart without using the power button

I cannot get it to shut down/restart without clicking on the options multiple times and even then it won't without pressing the power button. System: Host: patrik-Lenovo-G50-45 Kernel: ...
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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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My PC restarts with NO Warning!I am using ubuntu 12.04

My pc restarts automatically, where should I look first for a solution?Thanks
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How to restart Nvidia CUDA driver without rebooting?

When a CUDA process terminates due to errors, sometimes the device context are not released properly (due to driver bugs), since the Nvidia CUDA driver supports limited number of context instances ...
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wifi doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04 after few time until 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 my wifi after system starts. But after few minutes (30-45) min internet doesn't works ...
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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 not shutting off [duplicate]

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it won't shut down after updating, I have to manually shut it down by holding the power key, it happens when I either try to restart it or shut it down. Anyone got ...
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I need to restart from the root command line [duplicate]

I need help restarting/shutting down from the root command line, any commands I could use? I don't like hard resetting
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ubuntu randomly restarting

I bought an Acer Aspire E15 a few weeks ago and erased windows and put on Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is randomly restarting. If I'm watching a video, the video freezes and the audio repeats itself a few ...
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Cannot load grub4dos through kexec

I execute sudo kexec -l /sbin/grub.exe sudo kexec -e and get black screen with some phrases. The font is squeezed vertically and I see also one copy of the same phrases on the right. There are ...
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How to analyze abrupt session restarts?

Sometimes, my Ubuntu session abruptly restarts without a warning. Sometimes my documents are lost (for example, once my Libre Office Writer document gets lost). How can I analyze the issue?
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Why does my laptop freeze and restart unexpectedly on its own at random times?

I have Ubuntu 14.04, I recently had windows 8.1 which came installed with my dell inspiron 15 amd laptop. I decided I wanted ubuntu so i ran it off of a flash drive and replaced windows with it, now ...
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Unable to Shutdown after updating to 14.10 from 14.04

After updating to Ubuntu 14.10 I have noticed that my Dell inspiron 7537 is unable to shutdown. When I try to shutdown with UI - It keeps restarting. When I try in terminal (i.e sudo shutdown now, ...
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Can't cancel the restart/shut down dialog box in Gnome

When I click on the "Restart..." or "Shut Down..." options of the Gnome panel, a box dialog appears in order to confirm whether I really want to "Accept" or "Cancel" the process (as expected). ...