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Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown issue

Recently, my Dell Inspiron 3452 has encountered a weird issue. I have been using the system for past 6 months, with no issues so far. But recently, shutdown issue has been preventing my machine to ...
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reboot and shutdown command freeze on my Ubuntu vivid 15.04

Every time I have to reboot or shutdown the display keeps on showing the image of Ubuntu with the dots that keeps on going. Even with command from the terminal. I have to press the button to power off ...
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Computer turns on immediately after being shut down

My laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15) cannot be shut down. I have tried both the shutdown button in the upper right corner and typing a command into the terminal. The result was the same - the laptop ...
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Aspire E11 ES1-111-M-C1EY, Ubuntu 15.04. won't shotdown

Don't know what to do... My laptop Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M-C1EY hangs at shutdown. I've already tried to install different versions of Ubuntu (12.04, 14.04, 15.04), but nothing helped. I've seen a ...
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PC is shutting down although the battery is charged 50% of above

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 the problem is when I am using pc with plug in for charging or without charging from starting time it working normally.But when I plug out the pc from charger when the pc is ...
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Problem in Shutting down after updating

I recently did an update on Ubuntu which are mostly regular updates that I have been getting at regular intervals. But the recent update started a problem on my system. When I click shut down on the ...
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Why does my computer try to shut down when I plug in headphones?

Using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Noticed that when I plug in headphones, a menu appears asking if I want to "lock, suspend, restart, or shut down." Is this normal? How do I fix this if it isn't normal?
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Power Plan [Shutting Down]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 the problem is when I am using pc with plug in for charging or without charging from starting time it working normally.But when I plug out the pc from charger when the pc is ...
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How to unmount nfs on shutdown of system via Network Manager

I use network manager and mount a NFS drive via a custom script /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/99nfs.sh: #!/bin/sh IF=$1 STATUS=$2 if [ "${IF}" = "eth0" ] && [ "${STATUS}" = "up" ]; ...
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Shutdown Server by normal user

I have a customer that have an Ubuntu server, and he want to shutdown the server every day because of electricity issue, he has no IT guy, and want to do that every day, I discussed with him to give ...
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Shutdown command does nothing

I can't shutdown my ubuntu 14.04 anymore. # shutdown -h now Nothing happens at all # halt -h # halt:Unable to execute shutdown: exec format error Shutting down from gui just messes up the ...
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Schedule the system to poweroff

Is there a way to schedule my Lubuntu laptop to power off itself in say, one or two hours? Which tool (or script) would be best suited for a standard installation of Lubuntu?
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Laptop suspends on shutdown with lid closed

I'm struggling to phrase this question very coherently, but here's what I'm struggling with... I have a Lenovo laptop from a few years ago. Recently, I put ubuntu on it. As it stands right now, I've ...
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Can not connect to internet and turn off computer after interrupting system update

Last Friday, I was using software updater to update some of my software, but halfway through, I realized I wouldn't have time to complete all of the updates. I unfortunately had to stop the updates ...
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Schedule command during shutdown? [duplicate]

How do we execute a command such as it executes everytime one logs out or shutdowns or restarts the machine ? To be more specific, I want the autotrash to be executed at logout, or shutdown or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Randomly shutting down

I have an Intel DQ77KB Mini ITX (i7, 6G DDR3 1300) running Ubuntu 14.04 and it randomly shuts down. The machine is just hosting ownCloud, nothing else. I've been reading all of the other posts with ...
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Ubuntu shutdown problems

I bought a new notebook computer and installed Ubuntu on it. The installation process has completed successfully, but when initiating shutdown, it failed to shut down properly. It shows a blinking ...
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ubuntu restarts everytime i click “shut down”

I ran into a problem that I've never ran into before. When I click shut down my computer will reboot. Lol Basically anything that will shut down the comp, it does a reboot instead. Any suggestions? ...
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I can't suspend, reboot, shutdown in ubuntu 15.04

I've bought a new acer aspire e14 laptop and installed ubuntu 15.04 but my problem is that I can't shutdown, suspend or reboot. it goes in the normal process the screen turn off but the led is always ...
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Wake-on-lan successful if shut down by Windows 7, not Ubuntu 14.04

I have a computer with dual OS Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. I can wake my computer up using WOL if I shut it down using Windows 7, so I am quite sure there is no hardware support issue. I have also ...
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Random shutdowns related to UPS

I'm using 15.04 with a CyberPower CST1300ALU UPS, connected by USB, and after a brief power failure, the computer will shut down after what looks like a USB disconnect. Can anyone help me figure out ...
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Admin Account Missing after 'shutdown now' Exit

So, I have been learning PostgreSQL and messing around with creating DB's, users, and switching between both with Konsole. Last night, I shut down the computer with the command 'shutdown now'. After a ...
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Ubuntu logo flickering on shut down - Ubuntu 15.04 XPS 13

I have a laptop with a QHD+ screen (XPS 13 2015 9343) with Ubuntu 15.04 and kernel 4.1.3. When I shut down the Ubuntu logo go to the top of the screen, the left of the screen then back to center. I ...
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Shutdown problem after installing Cairo-Dock

I installed Cairo-dock in Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Cairo-dock, Ubuntu native shutdown option is not working. It is only works in Cairo-dock's shutdown option.
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ubuntu 14.04 wireless disconnects after rebooting until router is switched off and on

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Win8.1 on my new laptop. Wireless connection worked well for a day and then it started disconnecting whenever I downloaded something or restarted/shut ...
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Timekpr preventing shutdown

Recently Timekpr, a parental time restriction program has been installed on my computer. While i can shutdown while logged in, when i try to shutdown from the login screen after being kicked out, ...
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Can i still force shut down if i set HandlePowerKey=ignore in logind.conf?

I have xubuntu (-ish) on an Acer c720. The power key is right next to the backspace button and it forces the laptop to shut down when pressed. this causes very frustrating accidents. I have seen good ...
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What is DM device?

A message could be seen when system shuts down, which is "Failure-finalizing DM device." What is DM device and how can I solve the problem? HELLOVENUS, Fantagio
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Ubuntu 12.04 and SSH: Automatically shutting down another computer when powering off

I want to shut down another computer in my network when shutting down my own. For that I have created a script that logs into that machine through ssh and powers it off. (SSH keys are set up, so no ...
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XPS 13, 2015 model, Ubuntu logo Issue on shut down

Sometimes, during shut down, the Ubuntu logo moves all over the screen very rapidly. I have solved it, and I am posting about it in the event that other people have this problem in the future. open ...
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Reboot/Shutdown freeze on ubuntu logo

I have Intel Nuc DN2820FYKH (Celeron N2830, Intel HD, BT, Wi-Fi) with Ubuntu 15.04 fresh install (ran upgrade system after install). All Peripherals removed except USB keyboard. Bios set to non-UEFI ...
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make boot sequence truly silent (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, on Ubuntu 14.04 using generic kernel, even though kernel parameters include "silent" option, on most boots the open source brcmsmac driver spews log data that makes boot sequence exit the splash ...
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How do I fix Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to work properly with UEFI BIOS Power Management (PME)?

Good morning. I have an ASUS motherboard: F2A55-M v1.02 and it is running the most recent BIOS from the manufacturer: 6603. I use the computer as a media server and want to be able to remotely wake ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when I click Logout or Shudown

In both cases it looks the same: the taskbar/unity is gone and the apps stay on the screen as they were but frozen. What can be causing it?
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Run a script on shutdown and not on reboot [duplicate]

I'm executing a script on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS when the server is stopping But I would like to execute it only on shutdown behavior, not whendoing a reboot. I tried to get the value with $1but for ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 can't shutdown — How to find a way to get a shutdown log

I think all is in the title actually, I just need a way to get a shutdown log to understand what can block it. I don't know if the problem comes from Ubuntu itself or Grub though, as my computer ...
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14.04-15.04 Randomly shutdown/restart

As it says, Ubuntu randomly shuts down at times. Common occurrences that involve these shutdowns include... Playing games Streaming video with tabs in background Playing movies in VLC Specs of my ...
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15.04 on laptop

I have 15.04 installed in a laptop. From regular and normal operation machine just shutdown without any warning and/or notification. I ve checked syslog but havent been able to find root cause. Can ...
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System shutdown/reboot through arduino?

I am wondering if there is a way to write arduino code to ask Ubuntu to shutdown/reboot over serial communication. Basically, I want to use a Bluetooth sensor connected to an arduino, to be able to ...
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Shutting down and hardware error

After I'm trying to do: # shutdown -P now System is shutting down, but instead of power off I got this kind of message (screenshot): Hardware Error: System Fatal error Hardware Error: CPU:0 ...
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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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Computer won't restart or shut down

I have purchased a new laptop (HP Pavilion 11-n040ca x360; see here). At first I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, but after the installation finished the computer refused to shutdown. I manually closed ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 logout delays long time

I've just upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but now it has a problem when I logout. My computer delays (or freezes I don't know how to say) about one minute or more then logout. In the first shutdown or ...
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How to halt system via script with no user input?

My system runs headless, starts when power is applied, and at the end of the boot automatically starts some software through a .conf file in /etc/init. This starts the script that starts the ...
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How to shutdown computer with ubuntu from a program? [closed]

How can I add a 'shutdown option' to my program? Or how can I send commands to terminal from my program (so I can send a sudo shutdown command) ? Planning to write in c++.
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Automatically shutdown when switching to battery

I'm recently made my old laptop into a server using Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. But because my laptop has an almost dead battery I want Ubuntu to save all data that it's on (or at least close the running ...
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Computer will not power down [on hold]

Running Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose to shut off the system, the computer kills all processes and attempts? to power down, but does not actually cut power. So the splash screen stays up. I pressed esc ...
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Remove ATI drivers Ubuntu 15.04

How can I remove ATI drivers? I have disabled AMD GPU from BIOS and now I want to remove the drivers and to reconfigure XOrg. I have a problem and I think that is from AMD GPU. When I wake up my ...
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Hard Drive not Bootable After shutdown

I am new to Ubuntu, and have been trying many of the shell commands to get familiar. Specifically, I ran sudo shutdown 0 which initially worked as expected. However, after rebooting my laptop, I ...
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how to take the total working hours of the system in a day?

I need to take the total working hours of the system in a day. That means, take time between power on and shutdown and also subtract the time of system were suspend. Final output must be total working ...