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

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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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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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How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns?

My company is considering the use of Ubuntu as an OS for use on a hardware device. It would be installed on compact flash drive - apparently this is not standard flash drive but a specific type of ...
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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 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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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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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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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) ...
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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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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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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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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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13.10 Shutdown/Restart issue

I have a clean install of 13.10 using the 3.12 kernel. When I shutdown or restart the process hangs. I press a key and I see: **Killing all remaining processes ....... [fail]** (fail is in red) ...
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Remote reboot over ssh does not restart [duplicate]

I would like to remotely reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server via ssh. I do sudo reboot and I loose connection and the server connection does not reappear. It does not ping. When I go the the physical ...
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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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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10 with USB

I've downloaded the .iso file (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso), and then used Unetbootin to make my 16Gb Kingston pendrive a live-USB. Then I restart my notebook (samsung r580) and access the BIOS. I ...
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How I can restart all the programs configuration?

I want to know if there is any way to reset all the settings of the programs what I've installed. For example, restart the configuration of Gparted or Rhythmbox.
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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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Restart returned to session indicator menu after upgrading to 13.10

This is the first time I'm having problems during Ubuntu upgrade. I had previously enabled the new Unity logout/shutdown dialogs and the restart option had gone. But now it's back again, though ...
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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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Laptop USB ports stop working: how to restart them without restarting the PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: USB slots stop working suddenly from time to time The usb ports of my laptop fail for some reason from time to time. This concerns apparently mainly the external mouse ...
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How to suppress or disable the shutdown option from indicator menu or shutdown dialog?

My goal is to allow user only to restart the system, and deny any shutdown (suspend, hibernate). I am running unity-2d. I 've managed to deny suspend and hibernate with polkit policy files like ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 does a restart instead of a shutdown

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 on my Dell Latitude D630C. Now, when I want to shut down the system does shut down but then starts up again immediately. It's like it does a reboot ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't shutdown or restart (Just a black screen)

I have looked all over the Internet trying to find a fix, but I can't seem to find one. I have a custom built PC running an AMD processor, Nvidia graphics, 16GB of ram and a 1TB HDD for Ubuntu. I am ...
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STANDBY/SUSPEND TO RAM does not work - ASUS EeePC wakes up immediately

I'm using 12.04 on a ASUS 1201 EeePC. Hibernation works well after re-enabling (thanks for that post!), but the SUSPEND mode does not persist. After switching the Netbook off it is awaking immediately ...
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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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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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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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Firefox not closed properly when loging out

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 beta2 and out of 25 tries either logging out, shutting down or restarting, my session didn't close Firefox properly 23 times when exiting. The result is the Firefox tabs ...
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what is the command to restart firefox from the command line?

how to restart firefox from the command-line. I have already given as "firefox". Is this the right command to restart the firefox?
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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