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Test booting Ubuntu 13.10 AFTER oem install then shut down ubuntu safely

I am looking for a way to complete the OEM install of ubuntu, then boot it up to ensure it boots to the users first run setup screen (where they enter their personal information). However I then ...
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Run sh script on shut down to reduce volume

After having set up almost everything I wanted on my new laptop, there is still this one little thing that I cannot get to work and that's really annoying me: I would like to run a script at shut down ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : Slow booting and never shut downs in laptop

I've downloaded latest Ubuntu desktop (version 64-bit) and created a bootable ubuntu from USB using pendrive linux. The specs for my laptop and USB flash drive are as follow: Laptop model: acer ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.10 but not booting

My computer Intel i5-4440 Intel DB85FL motherboard DDR3 RAM 4GB WD HDD 500GB Installed Ubuntu 13.10 from DVD on a previously installed version of 12.04.1. Installation was successful, and asked for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lag

Ubuntu lags, more time consumed to the starting screen, now I see no starting screen at all, the PDF viewer of Firefox is extremely slow and laggy. In the latest update even the mouse didn't respond, ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown EVER by any means, just restarts

So, as the title says, my computer won't shutdown, it just restarts. Here's a list of the things that I've tried: Use 2nd bios Boot from Ubuntu USB. Shutdown from Windows 7. Sleep in Windows 7. ...
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Laptop shutdown, cannot terminate all processes

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS HP Laptop i am really desperate, since I now only occasional have access to the internet and I need my laptop for an upcoming exam in practical statistics.. a week ago it started: ...
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My Ubuntu is stuck at loading Splash screen during Shutdown I need help

when I hit shut down on my screen (im using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic) it goes to the loading screen and just sits there like its loading and never shuts down. I have left it and went to the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 x64 cannot shut down properly, pressing esc stuck at purple screen

Don't think this is a replicated question. Ubuntu 13.10 x64 cannot shut down properly, pressing esc stuck at purple screen: Broadcast message from root@ubuntu-laptop (unknown) at 19:51 ... The ...
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1answer
405 views

Black Screen, blinking cursor

On Wednesday the 11th, I shut down via the shut down option, on my laptop as I use it for work purposes, and left for the day. I went to turn on the laptop that Thursday morning, to see that upon ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is not booting and shutdown!

i was installing the ubuntu 13.10 using USb flash drive and my bios is compilable with the usb boot and And usb drive is also boot-able (install windows with it before). The problem is When plug in ...
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Black screen then shut down during boot up [duplicate]

Just new to Ubuntu and installed version 13.10. So I installed it on my laptop which has an nvidia graphics card (gt 425m) and got the drivers from the additional updates thing. Then when I boot up my ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is not shutting down and also i cannot open another OS too

Got my lap LENOVO G580, installed Ubuntu 13.04 with the existing OS Windows 8. Now Ubuntu is running fine but I cannot boot through Windows 8. and also Ubuntu is not shutting down, neither it go off, ...
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Installed/removed Gnome, but now my boot/shutdown screens are showing the Gnome desktop image instead of the default loading stuff

I recently installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop, but wasn't happy with Gnome & decided to switch back to Unity. I've got a small issue though: something changed with the Ubuntu ...
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1answer
415 views

How to make my computer turn on automatically

I want to make my computer to turn back on automatically when it is powered off by some reason. Is this possible ?
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Causes of and how to minimize damage from forced shut downs?

Backstory: Since running 12.04 LTS, my computer has experienced two sudden losses of power; one due to my ham-fisted attempt to reboot and one due to a battery-less power cable disconnection. Both ...
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1answer
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Boot Visual changed on me

I used to get the default boot and shut down visuals. For instance The Ubuntu logo with purple background when I had dual boot with windows. When I wiped my windows completely I chose to encrypt my ...
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Why are there start 'S' symlinks in rc0.d (shutdown) and rc6.d (reboot)?

Start 'S' symlinks in shutdown and restart runlevels? Why are there 'S00-S99' start symlinks in rc0.d and rc6.d? Ubuntu 13.04 directory listing: $ ls -l /etc/init.d/rc6.d lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root ...
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1answer
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Need to know what program is writing to the console on start, logout and shutdown

I would like to know what program is responsible for writing messages to the console during the start, logout and shutdown process. What I'm referring to is that black console that comes out and spews ...
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How do I make Ubuntu “power loss proof”?

I like to run a system unattended for every day 'kiosk' use. However, the system may be powered off anytime without someone doing a proper shutdown before. By default, Ubuntu is not expected to be ...
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How to avoid shutdown freeze on a MAc with Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I just installed my old MacBook white with a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 as single OS on the machine, all runs pretty good, but every time I shut it down or restart the machine gets stuck in the "ubuntu ....." ...
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1answer
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Will computer being shut down due to power failure affect my system files, or speed in any way? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns? I've asked before as well but need to confirm again, in my country there are a lot of electricity ...
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1answer
634 views

Computer is randomly shutting down. What could be?

I'm having some problems, my computer is shutting down at random intervals, but from today it started to shut off rigth after the login screen. It's a Toshiba Laptop. I thought it was the cpu ...
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1answer
2k views

Auto Power On and Off

I have a old laptop set up as a media server with Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I was wondering whether it was possible to set a time for it to automatically turn off at night and then in the morning ...
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1answer
667 views

ubuntu shutdown command doesn't shutdown properly [closed]

I think I have problem with shutdown command. Using Ubuntu 11.10. The shutdown command works and computer shuts down, but when I boot I get the following warning: * * * * * Warning: System BOOT ...
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How can I improve performance and user experience in 11.10 (boot + shutdown time, graphics, …)

I've been dual-booting with Ubuntu and Windows since Ubuntu 9.04. This was the first time I used Ubuntu and was really happy with it. The boot and shutdown time was very nice and much shorter than on ...
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576 views

Slow startup on a Dell Inspiron 1012

Ubuntu11.10 is very slow to start up and shutdown comparing with ubuntu 11.04. I am using ubuntu 11.10 on a mini Dell Inspiron 1012 (N450 atom) I only have one program in the startup applications and ...
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1answer
660 views

How to configure Grub to show only splash-screen and error messages during boot and shutdown?

I want to know where do I configure grub boot commands and commands called by lxsession-logout. I wish to make splash screen and only error output on both startup and shutdown/reboot. Startup, as far ...
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Why does Ubuntu 11.10 start and shut down so slowly?

Ubuntu's always been very fast on my computer. I have 3GB RAM, and previous versions booted in under 40s and shut down in under 5s. Most recently, Natty took 40s to boot and only 4s to shut down. ...
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1answer
332 views

USB stick not avaliable after rebooting from Live session

Ive noticed a really annoying behaviour in Ubuntu: whenever I restart or shutdown the PC from a Live session, the USB stick becomes unavaliable when it reboots/turns on (as if the "safe removal" ...
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1answer
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How do I find the last logged system boot and shutdown times?

I'm a Rails developer working on a web application on Ubuntu Server 10.04. Due to internal requirements, I was asked to find the last 10 system boot and shutdown times... I have no clue where to find ...
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Any way to clean up the look of the shutdown/logout/restart process?

So, I've given up trying to configure my system (ubuntu 10.10, open source ATI drivers) to shutdown/logout/restart gracefully. Whenever I do any of the three, all I get is an ugly ubuntu logo with ...