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2answers
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Using Init 0 to shutdown computer

Okay so i have ubuntu 10.10 and for some reason if i shutdown with the shutdown button in the top corner under power or shutdown -h now or shutdown now these things end up restarting my computer. ...
2
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2answers
622 views

How do I fix a shutdown problem?

Often I cannot perform a soft shutdown or restart. The desktop might sound the console error sound once and then nothing happens. I end up having to use the pushbutton momentary switch, holding it ...
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3answers
1k views

Shutdown logs out instead of shutting down

Many times (not all the time) when I want to shutdown or restart, the computer does not shutdown but goes to the screen for changing the user. I am the only user of my computer. So I had to ...
5
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2answers
588 views

Bring up restart / shut-down dialog box using the keyboard

Which keyboard short cut is there to bring up the restart / shut-down dialog?
4
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1answer
1k views

Installing nVidia drivers for Quadro FX 880M on 10.10 caused shutdown/startup issues

So I was facing weird graphics drivers issues due to the default nouveau drivers that came installed with Ubuntu 10.10 hence I installed the latest nVidia graphics drivers & the weird graphics ...
8
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1answer
627 views

Why does my system boot so slowly?

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 a few days ago. It is really awesome but the problem is that it takes unusually long time (about 20 minutes) for the login screen to appear after the Ubuntu startup screen. ...
5
votes
3answers
884 views

Can I shorten automatic shut down time from 60s to 5?

Just loaded Ubuntu 10.10 and loaded all updates on a hard drive by itself (without Windows). Would like to change the time for the system to shut down automatically from 60 seconds to 5 seconds, thus ...
4
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1answer
1k views

MSI U130 freezes on shutdown

The computer freezes when i shutdown. I have tried the acpi options acpi=off and acpi=force but they don't work. The computer is a MSI U130. The only way to shutdown is by long pressing the power ...
2
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2answers
743 views

Unable to shut down [closed]

After installing a wireless keyboard and mouse I cannot shutdown my pc. I have tried to shut down from the console as well, but the result doesn't change. How can resolve my problem? thanks in ...
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2answers
372 views

Auto-Invoke Update Manager to update everything and shutdown after system idle for x minutes?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed on a machine for my parents. The thing is they never request updates from Update Manager even the manager itself prompted them so. Moreover, when they are done with ...
4
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3answers
3k views

Can't turn off or restart

I'm having problems restarting or turning of ubuntu 10.10 on a samsung r560. I had no problems with previous ubuntu versions. When turning off, ubuntu stays forever in the purple screen with 4 dots. ...
2
votes
1answer
761 views

Shutdown fails after upgrading from lucid to maverick?

It didn't happen in my computer, but in my girlfriend's pc. She upgraded to maverick and now it doesn't shutdown properly, the screen just freezes and she has to shutdown pressing and holding the ...