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My computer does not shutdown or reboot

Since I installed Ubuntu 15.04, my computer doesn't reboot or shutdown. I tried installing 14.04.2 but the problem is the same.
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init 6 shuts down vs. rebooting when using bash script

I have a standard script I use to reboot a server after a successful backup. It is called using "nohup [scriptname] &" from another script that cleans up after a successful backup. The code:sync ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 goes into sleep after powering up

Upgrade from Xubuntu 14.10 to 15.05 (Update history : 13.10 -> 14.04 -> 14.10 -> 15.04). The upgrading worked well. After rebooting the machine (Dell Inspiron 6000 - 10 years old) went automatically ...
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Message {1.079026} ACPI PCC probe failed; starting version 219

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) with 3.19.5-031905-generic #201504211114 kernel and GNOME Shell 3.14.4 on a Samsung NP370R4E laptop. When I boot up, I see [1.079026] ACPI PCC probe failed ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing on shutdown/reset and having problem with AMD

Having upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 my AMD graphics were still working but going to TTY, reset or shutdown would result in a freeze. The logs gave no real clues as to what is going on. What I found ...
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Ubuntu shutdown freezes after suspend

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Acer Aspire V3, along with pre-installed Win8.1. During installation, I enabled /home encryption. There is no problem with suspending laptop for the first ...
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Powered down my laptop during a drive partition, any way to save some data?

I was in the process of partitioning my laptop drive which was running the latest version of Ubuntu when I was forced to turn it off, knowing the damage it could cause. When I turned it on later it ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing on shutdown/reset and having problem with Nvidia

I've just installed ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop (Asus N56JR). I noticed that when i click on reset/shutdown my computer freezes and it wont turn off. I waited for too long, But nothing happened. I also ...
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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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Ubuntu Shutdown Timeout too short

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2. I have Virtual Box 4.3.26 installed running a headless CentOS VM. I use the vboxautostart-service to start and save the virtual box at startup and shutdown as described ...
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Applications are killed during shutdown

When I shut down my Ubuntu workstation (using the shut down button in the GUI) all applications quit, and the computer shuts down. Unfortunately, all applications quit, irregardless if there are any ...
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Unable to shutdown, restart or logout

I am unable to shutdown, restart or logout from my ubuntu 14.04 machine. The screen goes blank, but the system hangs, then the fan begins to run fast. I have to turnoff the laptop by pressing and ...
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Sometimes ubuntu ask me my password to mount and shutdown my computer

Sometimes Ubuntu ask me my password to mount my partitions (and I haven't set this feature) and whenIi want turn off my computer. I guess is related with a partition using GParted ( I do this to ...
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why google chrome shuts down after closing the terminal?

I have to use Google chrome while running the terminal in the background. In fact if I press ctrl+c it shuts down with the Google chrome too. Why is it happening? Is there any way I can resume Google ...
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How to check which processes are still active after a user session has logged out

I am needing to do some debugging work, and as a part of that debugging work I need to know if there are any processes still running after a user session has logged out. And I need to specifically be ...
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Shutdown on idle using ACPI buitin feature

Inbuilt ACPI feature suspend the Ubuntu pc after specific period. What I want to achieve that in place of suspend it should shutdown the pc completely after predefined idle time. Can anybody help how ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 won't shutdown or restart

It will close all the programs leaving me with just the desktop background and does nothing after that. I have to force shutdown with power button. I've tried doing this ...
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I can't shut down or connect to wireless? [duplicate]

I just reinstalled my laptop from windows Xp to ubuntu 14.04. and I put it to shut down overnight, but the next morning the laptop was still on in the black screen with this message: Ubuntu... ...
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No shutdown splash screen on Ubuntu with new Nvidia card and D-sub monitor

I use Nvidia driver 346 and I have followed the instructions of this link How to fix splash screen in all Ubuntu releases! But I've only managed to show the boot splash screen but not the shutdown's ...
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Laptop shuts down as soon as the battery is reached 65%

I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 8.1. Windows is working perfectly fine but in Ubuntu, Laptop battery discharges slowly than the rate at which it used to discharge previously, and my PC ...
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Failure to boot

I have repeatedly installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop i386 alongside Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 2400 several times in the past several days and each time the installation claims that it has ...
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How can i enable user to have reboot privileges without sudo? [duplicate]

How can i enable user to have reboot privileges without sudo? Need to keep sudo password enabled. ssh user@server "sudo reboot" does not work because it requires a password to be entered. Want ...
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How can I get the shutdown option back after the upgrade to 14.04 LTS?

I had this now on 2 computers: did an update with update-manager from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. (Last time I did a reinstall after searching for a solution, but none found, now still nothing ...
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Ubuntu doesn't reboot / shutdown properly

root@pcu:~# uname -a Linux pcu 3.16.0-33-generic #44~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 13 10:33:29 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux After any shutdown command (shutdown, halt, poweroff, init, GUI ...
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shut down restart command

I have a dual boot setup with windows and ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I start my desktop, and start ubuntu, it starts great. Problem is, the drop down menu that was in the top right hand corner of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS shuts down and restarts

This is my first question so I'll try to do my best. I have a Gateway laptop and I wanted a change, so I downloaded, burnt and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from www.ubuntu.com/download. Once it was ...
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Ubuntu shuts down unexpectedly, Every night

I know this sounds weird but unfortunately it's real. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running on Dell Inspiron N5150 Laptop with intel i7 CPU and nvidia GeForce GPU. Every night between 9:30 pm and 11 pm ...
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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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Prevent shutdown when tvheadend recording / KDE session is active

I am searching for a way to prevent shutdown/standby when tvheadend (or vdr) is currently recording. What I found until now is Prevent shutdown when rsnapshot is running: Which I don't like because ...
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open office writer data recovery

We recently encountered a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in LibreOffice, we are working on LibreOffice Writer file. Due to power failure computer abruptly got switched off, when restarted, file was ...
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Having issues shutting down

I just installed Ubuntu, and am a very new user. I'm not quite sure the proper way to shut it down, and everything I try when I boot back up it says it's finishing the install, and then I lose ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot after hard shutdown [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 from wubi application with Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time. After that it freezes for some time and I shut it down by long press on the power button. ...
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How do I run as bash script from a WebApp?

I currently am developing a custom Ubuntu dist. that runs a dedicated Kiosk app upon boot. I would like an easy method to shutdown from inside the Kiosk app, but I am currently at a standstill at what ...
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how to go back from mount -rw -0 remount / to read only system?

I lost my password so, followed the steps written here to change my password. After changing the password, i am trying to reboot my system by writing reboot but it is giving me an error shutdown: ...
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Ubuntu logs-out instead of shutting down

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution was working perfectly until a few hours ago. When I select 'shutdown' from the power icon at the top right corner, the system logs me out and from the login screen. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't shutdown on my Dell 15R 7520!

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 using usb installer on my laptop. The only issue with it is it won't shutdown or reboot at all. The system shows few messages and tries to kill all the processes but fails and ...
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Why is “poweroff” a symlink to “reboot” in 12.04? [duplicate]

Today in class, the teacher asked us to say different ways to shutdown/reboot,etc. the system. I said "poweroff" and I though that it was probably actually a symbolic link to "shutdown" or "halt". We ...
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Reboot instead of shutdown without wireless mouse plugged in

I have an HP ProBook Intel Core i5 with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit installed. I bought an HP wireless mouse and everything worked fine until now : I'm unable to shutdown the system (the system restarts ...
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Lenovo flex 2-15 doesn't turn off

i installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my lenovo laptop as dual boot but every time i try to shut down the PC it starts again after 5 seconds or so and i have to press the power button to turn it off I ...
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Resume/Suspend/Shutdown Do Not Work in Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and recently installed the software on an old Gateway Computer (GM5478-Intel Core Q6600). The computer goes into S3 sleep state but does not properly wake up. I did a lot of ...
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Re installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and now won't shut down properly

I formatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu. However, the system does not shut down correctly. Goes to black screen and fan switched on. Is there any obvious problems I've caused or an easy fix?
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No sound, no shutdown Xubuntu 14.04.2

I have an old laptop (Toshiba satellite a100). I installed Xubuntu 10.04 on it, sound worked, PC was shutting down properly. However, I could not install some programs I wanted (WPS office) because ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't shut down

Sorry, relatively new to Linux and stuff. The shutdown function just causes it to run the loading icon until the battery of my laptop dies. Tried sudo shutdown -P now and that didn't work either. Any ...
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The System is shutting down unexpectly

The System is shutting down unexpectly without any reason just always chrome is running with the teminal . what must i do to prevent that ?? ubuuntu 14.10 labtop packard bell tn36 iam new at linux. ...
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Why did my PC shut off last nght and how do I find out if it was a sensor alarm?

I tried following all of the answers to Which log will tell me why my computer shut down? but all I did was find a messages.1 file which had old messages (3 month old). Other than I found the logs of ...
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After filling HD drive with /dev/zero -> shutdown and error

My intent: i wanted to fill my external HDD (1TB) with zeros so i used: dd if=/dev/zero | pv -t -e -r -a -b -s 930000000000 | dd of=/media/usb/clearAll ; rm /media/usb/clearAll ; shutdown -P 00 ...
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System no longer shuts down or wakes up from suspend after enabling hibernate

I recently tried to enable hibernation in Ubuntu 12.04 for my Acer-Aspire-S3. This resulted in catastrophic disaster--the laptop no longer shuts down correctly (it freezes at the Ubuntu logo) nor ...
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Suspend-resume-shutdown errors

System Description: I am running a laptop (Dell Inspiron 14-5447) with Linux kraftlj-Inspiron-5447 3.16.0-31-generic #43~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 10 20:13:38 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. ...
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Help with shutdown during initial install, Xubuntu

I have been pouring over anything I can find online regarding this issue and I am stuck. Any help would be appreciated. PC Setup is a AM+ processor, Radeon HD6700 series video card, 500gb Seagate ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Shuts Down Improperly

Only 2 or 3 dots (out of five) light up before the system shuts down. Applications such as Firefox are not closed properly, as I find out upon next start (asks to recover previous session). I suspect ...