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Cannot reboot/shutdown Ubuntu 16.04

I hadn't any problem with 14.04, but 16.04 is so buggy. I can't reboot Ubuntu after installation is completed from live USB/DVD and I must press the power button. Also sudo reboot and sudo poweroff ...
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Cannot reboot or poweroff Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.5.4-040504-generic Whenever I try to reboot or power off I receive: Failed to power off system via logind: Transaction is destructive. This began at the same time that I ...
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Shutdown: CLI vs GUI

Is there a difference between doing a shutdown via Ubuntu's GUI versus doing a "sudo shutdown now" from the terminal? I ask this as I notice that my machines take longer to shutdown if I shutdown via ...
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Dualboot ubuntu/ windows. Shut down will not actually turn of, operating system still running in backround

This shows that fastboot in Windows is disabled. This shows that auto save in Ubuntu is disabled. I have encountered a problem a few times. I am currently running both ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10. ...
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Plymouth Error - booting and shutdown error

I have messed up my plymouth settings in Ubuntu 16.04 when trying to install new themes. And now my system won't shutdown and freezes. At boot systemd generates kots of error messages. But the system ...
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Ubuntu 16 doesn't power off completely my HP

Well, this is strange. When i shut down my computer. It freezes on power down!! Here is an example with some screenshots : At the end, i have to long press the power off button. I have no other ...
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How can I automate the cancelling of a “poweroff” command when executed?

Whatup askubuntu, long story short: Well, I am doing an experiment on VMs. My goal is that, I want to see if you could prevent the hypervisor from shutting down the VM, possibly running it forever ...
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Kali Linux is not shutting down after installing dual boot on HP Pavilion g6-2320tx [on hold]

After shutting down Kali Linux I encounter a problem it kills all running processes and screen goes black,my computer doesn't power off. The fans still run and the screen is still on, etc. I have to ...
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Restore shutdown to root only

I've changed the shutdown command to be able to run it as normal user (not root): sudo chmod a+s /sbin/shutdown And now I cannot get back to root only when running shutdown: $ sudo chmod a-s ...
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Is it safe to kill power without shutdown, if a flash drive is mounted with the sync option?

I have a single board computer (Udoo Quad http://www.udoo.org/) with an Unbuntu 14.04 OS on a micro SD card. If I mount the disk with the sync option in fstab, is it safe to remove the power without a ...
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On 16.04 I lose the ability to write to or shutdown hard drive after un-suspending

This is happening on a flashed Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015). If I leave my computer suspended long enough I lose the ability to write to my drive (can not create new documents, run scripts, open ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 shutsdown randomly?

Was playing radio with rhythymbox, and ubuntu 16.04 shutsdown. Any idea what is the problem?
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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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16.04 LTS Reboots after shutdown (Acer aspire E5-511)

Upgraded to 16.04 as a way of fixing the networking bug introduced in recent 14.04LTS update. Now when I do a Shut down my laptop bursts back into life a few seconds after completely powering down. ...
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Why does `reboot` and `poweroff` work without super user privileges in Ubuntu 16.04?

There already are a lot of questions about why shutdown and reboot require root privileges. There are many good answers available too. Why do we need to be root in terminal for shutdown and restart? ...
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System Menu restart and shutdown buttons long delay on 16.04

When I try to shutdown / restart my Dell Vostro notebook from the Unity system menu (cogwheel at top-right corner) the screen often (8-9 out of 10) goes blank (some rare occasions showing the unity ...
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Help Ubuntu and Windows won't shutdown

I've decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 along with Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series. Now both OS's can't shut down properly. What is looks like is that all processes are killed during the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't shutdown. The process keep waiting and doesn't shutdown

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It work fine, but when i try to shut it down, it doesn't finish. This happened independent if i do it from the Desktop environment or from the command line environment ...
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How to execute (potentially long) root script to completion before power-down

I want to run a simple rsync-based bash script as root when a power-down cycle initiates from either: a login interactive shell, or a gui session, or a machine boot state where no login-user has ...
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16.04 reboots 4 seconds after shutdown completes (Acer Aspire V5-571P)

Obviously I'd like to add comments on existing threads, but as a new user with 1 rep point, that's not going to happen for a bit. Basics: Acer Aspire V5-571P, Ubuntu 16.04 has started rebooting a ...
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Reduce shutdown time?

How can I reduce shutdown time? The guest session takes only 1 second, but my session take about 10 seconds. I checked the first answer here, but apport doesn't show any thing is their any way to ...
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Irrevocably shutting down our computer for the night

Is there a utility, script or other possibility to create an irrevocable shutdown utility, that will turn off my laptop once I started, no matter second thoughts that I might have ? Additionally I'd ...
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NFS prevents machine from shutting down

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and use ifplugd as network manager. I also have 2 NFS shares set up. If I unmount those shares beforehand, OS shuts down just fine, but if I don't, it never shuts down (I left it ...
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after installation of easyshutdown nothing happens when i click on it ubuntu 16.04

i've just installed easyshutdown but when i click on it it rises up for some seconds and stops running. What is the problem. I didn't find any solution. New to ubuntu 16.04
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Cinnamon desktop, no shutdown button

I am using Cinnamon desktop with 14.04. Since a couple of months, I am facing this issue. It is that there is no shutdown , restart or log off buttons when you click the shutdown button in pop up ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 spontaneously shutting down, showing power off menu for a second

Recently I have had problems with Ubuntu (14.04) spontaneously shutting down for no obvious reason. I use GNOME, and just before it happens it shows me the GNOME power off menu: It doesn't however ...
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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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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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How can I safely shut down Xfce from the terminal?

I'm not looking for shutdown or reboot or the like. I want to know how to shut down Xubuntu from the terminal, by executing a command that would have the same effect as clicking the "Shutdown" button ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 HALT=reboot error [closed]

Everytime I shutdown, the system halts and gives this error: HALT:reboot any help?
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Ubuntu Lenovo Y50 Intellij IDEA Crash

I have a very strange problem with IntelliJ or Ubuntu (or maybe with my laptop - Lenovo Y50). Starting IntelliJ crashes the computer, but it happens only in certain situations, here are the examples: ...
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Suspend auto-shutdown to watch uninturupted video on Firefox

When I'm watching streaming on my Firefox, the computer shuts down automatically, it seems there's no "stay alive" feature. I'd like to suspend the auto-shutdown for a specific duration : is there a ...
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ubuntu gnome 16.04 cannot shutdown but can reboot

Recently I install the Ubuntu-gnome 16.04 on my Gateway laptop,but Problems happen when I try to shutdown it,the button doesn't work,the computer hangs on with the logo screen.but it can reboot. I ...
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Netbook power button ineffective after lubuntu 15.10 to 16.04LTS update

A few days ago, I upgraded my eMachines (Acer) netbook from Lubuntu 15.10 to 16.04LTS. Everything works fine, except that the power button no longer brings up the shutdown menu. I tried switching the ...
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ubuntu 16.04 shutdown problem in hp laptop celeron

i have installed ubuntu 16.04 lts on my laptop but i can't shutdown my laptop just if i hold on power button i tried shutdown -h now & sudo init 0 but same thing and when i type in the terminal ...
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Plug in a USB mouse makes computer shuts down after a while

When I plug my USB mouse on my laptop starts to overheating and shuts down after a while. What can I do to solve this problem? Linux Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bits
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't shut down after suspend or hibernate

Actually my question can appear identical to this one in this forum (and also this one elsewhere); indeed the question is the same, but I'm asking it anyway because I can give more informations and ...
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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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Session closed instead of shutdown

Shutdown from taskbar, but instead session is closed. Why? I have to "poweroff" in terminal. Desktop computer running Ubuntu 16.04, recently upgraded from 15.10 (not sure, but I believe also ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 16.04 install hangs on reboot (i386 Server on Acer Travelmate laptop)

I've used an old Acer Travelmate 4000 laptop as my local server for ages with Ubuntu Desktop. This year, I installed 16.04 i386 Server Edition and couldn't be happier. The entire working set of ...
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I just wiped my computer and installed 16.04 LTS and I am not able to shut it down or restart

I just wiped my computer and installed 16.04 LTS and I am not able to shut it down or restart it just hangs in till I have to force shut down, by holding the power button.
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How to shutdown system if not charging

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My battery is not working, i.e. it provides backup for around 5 minutes. Now when I download stuff, it sometimes takes around 5 - 6 hours. And I can't just hang around the ...
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Dell Inspiron 3542 b40 i5 8gb ram 1TBHD not shutting off

I've tried everything but I couldn't fix the problem. I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot with windows 10. Ubuntu works fine,but It gets stuck at loading screen on shutdown. Ubuntu has never froze ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 battery percentage shutdown not working

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Inspiron and got an issue that my laptop is not shutdown even after battery is critical low and even after percentage action. My dconf setting are as follow: ...
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Can't shut down from top bar after issues with software updater

This same situation has happened to me before, and the last time it did, I had to reinstall ubuntu, and would really hope to avoid doing that again this time. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and today ...
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Ubuntu crashes, only fix is hard shut down

Well, recently I've been getting a lot of crashes especially from a game called Hyper Light Drifter Now I don't blame HLD, since it has happened a lot without it and before I even got the game The ...
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Unable to shutdown/restart when switch to Intel Graphics

I'm unable to shutdown/restart my computer when I switch the Intel Graphics. I have GTX 970M Graphics Card with i7 6700HQ, I'm able to start Ubuntu typing as boot parameter idle=nomwait, without this ...
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My Dell monitor is automatically “shutting down” after 15 minutes of working while on Ubuntu, what may be the cause?

This is happening whenever I am using Ubuntu for more than 10 minutes. But the same thing is not happening when I am using Windows on the same PC. Before the monitor screen turns black, there are ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 hangs on shutdown/restart

My Ubuntu 16.04 hangs on shutdown/restart requiring me to press and hold the power key to turn the machine off... I don't know how to report this as a bug and what commands to run to show the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 won't power off: poweroff.target is disabled

Ubuntu 16.04 won't power off. When I go to the icon at the top right of the screen and click shutdown, it does not shutdown. I ran shutdown -h now and this is what I got: tanner@tanner-x151x:~$ ...