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Which arguments are passed to init scripts during shutdown

I am currently looking at the startup and shutdown procedures for ubunut precise pangolin. As far as I understand at shutdown the system switches to runlevel 0 and all scripts with K* are executed ...
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How do I put a login sound in Lubuntu 14.04?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 installed on my machine, but how do I put a custom login sound in it? I prefer the boot sound from old versions like 5.10 & 6.06, are they still in Ubuntu, and how about ...
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Lubuntu does not shut down - wait-for-state or eternal splash screen

It started about 40 days now. Every time I try to shutdown/restart this notebook, by command line or with the mouse, it freezes at splash screen, freezes showing a "wait-for-state" in like a console ...
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How to disable the feature of automatic system shutdown in 60 seconds?

After pressing the physical power button on computer it's shown a 60 second countdown dialogue box: "This system will be automatically shutdown in 60 seconds" How can I disable this feature? The ...
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Kubuntu shutdown issue

After installing Kubuntu14.04 on my Gateway-M675 Laptop, it will not restart or shut down. It boots up and runs fine, but after updates or installs, it will not restart. It closes all programs and ...
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fan not working on acer 5315 ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 on my old acer 5315 but it keeps shutting down after like 20mns because of the fan but when I switched back to windows it works perfectly. I was considering to upgrade the ...
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Power Button shutdown permission override

I realise there are several questions about Power Button options, but this is a little different. On my system, shared with my family, I have disabled shutdown from the device menu, users may only ...
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Shutdown the system after a specific time from command line? [duplicate]

Sometimes after I finished my work at computer I need to leave it open for a specific time to do some other jobs, then after a specific time it should close itself. I have looked at the shutdown ...
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Enable old Ubuntu Startup/Shutdown sounds in Trusty Tahr?

I want to enable the sounds shown in this video (I want the startup sound to play when any user sucsessfully logs in to the computer, and the shutdown sound to play when they shut it down.)
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keep iptables up to date

I've installed iptables-persistent (Ubuntu 14.04) with the impression that it automatically saves iptables on shutdown but that appears not to be the case? It seem to load saved rules at startup but ...
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Unable to restart Lubuntu after installation

I´ve installed Lubuntu-Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my older laptop (Acer TravelMate, 512 MB RAM) and everything worked fine until I got to the removing of the boot dvd from the drive and to restart - nothing ...
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How can I make the power button menu appear immediately?

Since the Ubuntu Unity 14.04 release, when pressing the power button - the menu for shutting the computer down/logging out/... will only show if you keep pressing the button for about a second at ...
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Why the suspend is not even close to consuming 0 power? [closed]

Out of curiosity, I've measured power consumption of my computer on various states/loads. And guess what, suspend is not that energy saving as you may guess! It's far from claimed 0 or nearly 0 power ...
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Suspend state in ubuntu 14.04

Setting in my computer is such that the system suspends when I close the lid.When I open the lid later on, the system boots up as though it was starting for the first time,and it was previously shut ...
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Terminal commands to hard shutdown and hard restart

I want to do hard restart and hard shutdown(immediate shutdown and restart) through terminal. Is this possible through terminal commands? And note that no answers in this How do I restart /shutdown ...
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Unable to shutdown & reboot ubuntu 14.04

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and I'm not able to shut down or reboot my laptop. After pressing the reboot/shutdown button it just shows the purple screen & 5 dots. I'm not able to understand where the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 x64 HPmini 100-3100 getting stuck

here is the thing: I install last Ubuntu version in a Hp mini 110-3100 with n455 1.66ghz 64bit I-Atom processor and 2gb RAM, should i install Ubuntu 32bit? because, 64 bit is getting stuck for no ...
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Dell inspiron 15 7000 restarts on shutdown

I've got a Dell 15 inspiron 7000 series with win-8 pre-installed. I've installed ubuntu 14.04. But when i shut down the system, it restarts after 5 seconds. I've tried this but nothing. Can you ...
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Turn off/sleep after script completion

I have a little script. It's ripped out of a Youtube tutorial, untested, ugly, and not very good. It's not done and not intended for public use. Here it is: #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get -y install git ...
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Why my usb mouse stays on after shutdown?

In my desktop I have 8 usb ports, only the one the mouse is connected remains on after I shutdown the computer. I tried to plug the mouse on another usb port and this time this one remains on after I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Laptop cannot remain powered off. After shutdown, powers off, but then restarts

A few months again my laptop stopped being able to shut down. I do not recall any changes which might have caused the problem. I was using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on a machine built by System76. I ...
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Voltage alarm: should i be concerned?

For a few days Ubuntu has turned off autmatically soon after booting (actually it does not boot at all and after 3 or 4 seconds it shuts down). I looked at the syslog and found this, but i am not ...
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Does Hard reboot damage my Ubuntu

Some times my laptop gets stuck due to excessive usage of RAM when I open bulky applications. So if it does not respond I shut down the laptop using the power button. Does this damage Ubuntu in any ...
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Shutdown Lubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu 12.04 and now Lubuntu 14.04 I cannot power off machine unless done manually. I have searched the forums and tried every "sudo" command mentioned, none of them work. Shutdown ...
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Remove “restart” option from menu

When I click the gear icon to open the system menu on my PC, these options are presented: Suspend Restart... Shutdown... The restart options seems redundant, because it literally does the same ...
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Pressing power button makes computer shutdown in 60 seconds

It used to be (version 12.* or something?) that when I pressed the power button on my computer, a dialog box would popup asking what I want to do, along with a timer saying my computer would shut down ...
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Pressing the powerbutton does not do anything in Ubuntu (no menu)

When pressing the powerbutton in Xubuntu 14.04 a menu prompt would show and allow me to logout/shutdown/... etc. Now that I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 this is not the case anymore. How can I ...
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Cannot shut down Ubuntu 14.04

this is my first time using Ubuntu 14.04 version. I'm not sure what I've done, but I can't shut down my laptop. But if I log in as the guest, then it will shut down if I press the button and I'm not ...
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Restart instead of shutdown after suspend

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T530. I noticed that if I suspend the laptop at some point, the next shutdown will instead cause a restart. It seems that I am not alone with this (and ...
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ubuntu 14.04 just recently ( this week) started not shutting down

My Ubuntu 14.04 just recently ( this week) started not shutting down. What options are there for me?
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Grub Do not Load Dual Boot after ShutDown [duplicate]

I have Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 . When I shut down/restart the Ubuntu I get the the start screen but GRUB wont load . If I Go to BIOS and then goto save changes and exit , without ...
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Shutdown Ubuntu from a wine application

I have been developing an application that users will use in a full screen mode avoiding them from having access to the desktop. Is there any possible way to send a shutdown command from a wine ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no wirless and wired connection, shutdown issue, installation repair

I am new to Ubuntu I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I have several problems which I cannot fix. I have run numerous commands to fix the issues. I have lost my wired ETHERNET connection. I cannot connect to ...
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Computer overheats and shuts down kubuntu

My dad has been recomending me to get linux for a long time. Recently I got a driver error on Windows 8, it escalated and now Windows will not boot up anymore. My dad told me to get Kubuntu so atleast ...
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What is the command to bring up GUI shutdown box? [duplicate]

Unity brings up a window with shutdown/reboot options when pressed my pc power button. But how to do that with a command?
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Ubuntu 14.04. Lost wired connection and will not connect wireless, lost nm-applet and laptop will not shut down, now lost cd rom connection

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 for a couple of years and I am new to Ubuntu terminal. I performed my first Ubuntu OS installation a couple of weeks. 14.04 It is now my 4th installation because while ...
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During halt system hibernates on lid closed

I use xubuntu 14.04 64bit on Lenovo g510. I disabled hibernation on lid closed in xfce power manager. On lid closed: do nothing. It works. I can close and open the lid and system is not ...
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problems with my laptop when I turn machine

I've recently connect my laptop on another place in my house. When my laptop is booting, I saw this message: i915_bdw:exports duplicate symbol i915_release_power_well (owned by i915) hda_intel Error ...
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Can't cancel the lubuntu shutdown screen

I've bought a small 5 year old small netbook. I noticed that lubuntu runs great on it, as it doesn't use much space/resources. But the problem is, my screen is just too small. Whenever I press the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - everything fine except the shutdown

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old notebook (Acer Travelmate 2420). Everything is fine except the shutdown. It's hanging in the last screen ("ubuntu" with the points beneath - they change ...
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Asus UX31 ultrabook suddenly shuts down when below 50% battery

I've heard over the years that this computer had issues with the BIOS settings but that by 13.10 it had been cleared. It never used to happen on 13.10 but now that I'm on 14.04 it started showing ...
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Latest (5 June 14) Updates t0 10.04 Causing Multiple Problems [closed]

Apologies, the questions are very short, but the bkg isn't. I rec'd a routine notification from the update mgr a few days ago (I believe, June 5th). I took a look and there was lots of linux stuff, ...
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How to activate a dialogue box on suspend?

I am using 14.04 with unity. Quite regularly it happens to me that I want to shutdown the computer, but in the right corner menu I accidently hit Suspend in stead of Shutdown. Is it possible to add ...
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How do I disable need to authentication when an app asked for inhibit of shutdown / suspend [duplicate]

I would like to disable so I never get this popup. And also I would like to know what application has asked for it, so maybe I can stop it. Does anyone know? Edit: A solution can be found here: ...
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Shutdown does not power off computer on Ubuntu 12.04

I recently got an update message mentioning there were 13 updates ready to be downloaded / installed, all pertaining to a newer version of the kernel. I couldn't get the updates to be installed, as I ...
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Scheduled shutdown with Gnome-scheduler - how to enter root psw

I am trying to schedule my ubuntu 14 server to shutdown every evening at 12:01 using the /sbin/poweroff. Since you need root to shutdown the command doesn't work. If I put 'sudo' in front of the ...
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Trouble Adding Basic Lock Screen in Lubuntu 14

Alright, I'm running the latest version of Lubuntu on my system, Lubuntu 14, and some strange things have been happening when trying to set up a lock screen. Since I use a laptop, all I want to do is ...
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No Shutdown, reboot in logout menu and no pid for lxde

I've just had a clean install of lubuntu and on top of that I reinstalled packages from a relatively clean install with dpkg. But now I have two problems. First when I boot up I get the error "No ...
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Panasonic CF-18 Won't Restart (black screen)

I've finally dumped Windows XP on my sons CF-18 partly because he trashed it. Now however after getting Xubuntu to install and work quite well despite some issues with using it, I'm finding that when ...
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After wakeup or unlock, sudden shutdown

I use a notebook with Ubuntu 14.04, and in the first unlock it's all ok, but all other unlocks or wake ups, after a few seconds the system suddenly shuts down. My notebook specs: Processor: Intel® ...