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Ubuntu Won't Let Me Shutdown

I can use my laptop with out any problem for a while ( sometimes around 12 hours and sometimes just half an hour ), then suddenly one by one, the applications will be closed. I can't shutdown. So I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 wont shut down?

My 32 bit OEM 1 gb ram wont shut down after I select 'shut down' from the drop box on the right top corner. Also, when I press the power button on the notebook nothing happens. Help? The machine shuts ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't shutdown

I am a Ubuntu newbie. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad S205 3 days ago. Installation and working is no problem but it doesn't power off on shutdown. Hard disk activity goes off but the ...
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Ubuntu getting too long to shut down

I had a problem with Grub after I downloaded Windows 8. I couldn't access it anymore and so couldn't access the Ubuntu partition that was on my laptop. Since I needed to restore the files on the ...
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windows can not shutdown after installing ubuntu

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus n46 running windows 8.1. after a problem with dual boot both of them and solving it by boot-repair,I have faced a new problem that in windows I can not shut ...
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How do I disable suspend when my laptop is in the middle of shutting down?

I'm running 14.04 on a MacBookPro8,1. In general, suspend when I shut the lid works great (save for a bug where the keyboard stops working sometimes on resume). The problem that I have is that when I ...
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Computer refuses to shutdown once after using WOL

I just got Wake on Lan working but I have a problem: If I wake on lan and try to shutdown or suspend it just starts up again. This only happens once after using WOL and then it successfully shuts down ...
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initctl does not terminate at computer shutdown

I have a fresh install of 13.10 on an ASUS Zenbook UX31E. Every shutdown there is a hang, and with the help of this answer I think I have identified the cause to be /sbin/initctl which does not ...
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ubuntu server restarting instead of shutting down

Whenever I try to shutdown my pc by using sudo shutdown -... now (it doesn't matter what I fill in for the ...), it always shutdowns down for about 3-4 seconds, and than just powers up again. I'm sure ...
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14.04 Shutdown button miss 60 sec timer [on hold]

fresh/new install of 14.04.1 x64 on Asus laptop. When I press the shutdown I get options Goodbye <User>. Would you like to ... Lock Suspend Restart Shutdown I miss the 60 seconds timer ...
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computer cannot shut down or restart in ubuntu 14.04 lts [on hold]

I am using ubuntu 14.04 lts. yesterday i was not able to either shut down or restart my computer. whenever i was trying to shut down nothing had happened. at last my system hange.
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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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Shut down computer from keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut available to shutdown the computer? I know I can use the Power button, but I would like to be able to it from the keyboard. If such a shortcut does not exist already, ...
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How to use SD card as primary drive without corrupting superblock?

I have a netbook which I would like to use with a Linux-based distro. The hard drive has been replaced with a SD to SATA Converter Adapter so that I can run everything off of an SD card similar to a ...
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Lubuntu: neither shut-down nor restart works

aI have a freshly installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 (installed with forcepae option on a laptop with Pentium M processor). The only problem that I have found so far is that I cannot shut-down or restart the ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 64bit - Slow and buggy “log out” process?

I'm a Windows convert who has done only a little bit of dabbling in Ubuntu in the past (back in Dapper Drake a few years back). A lot has changes since then, and I've been yearning to jump back into ...
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Wireless driver (Relink RT3290) not working

I'm having HP ProBook 450 and Ubuntu 13.10 with 3.11 kernel. Laptop was new, it came with SuSe Enterprise edition but as it was not possible to be translated to my local language I installed Ubuntu. ...
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Not able to Shutdown ubuntu

I am having one more problem in my ubuntu, whenever i try to shutdown ubuntu, shutdown process seems to be started, After 4 dots, system gets hanged and forcefully i keep press power to switchoff my ...
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Shutdown, Restart, Halt issues, not powering off system

Before any one says search around, I have, to no avail. I can't seem to get it working after trying every fix out there. So basically, when I turn off my laptop it shuts down fine but the last line ...
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My Ubuntu can't see wlan0 adapter

I have ThinkPad R400 laptop, (all wireless connections switch turned on > allowing) and on Windows it works. Yesterday, was powering Ubuntu off about 5 minutes (ubuntu logo and dots, and dots not ...
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Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04

I've had persistent problems with a 5 minute hang at shutdown for the last three versions of Kubuntu (13.04, 13.10, and now 14.04). I suspect this is not a KDE-specific problem. Recently, I performed ...
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Battery discharges while computer is off

I bought a hp 15-r003np 2 weeks ago and installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with dual boot (to windows 8). When i shutdown ubuntu, in the next day battery has 85% of charge, despite the computer shutdown. If i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Restarts after Shutdown

I've had this issue after upgrading from 12.04LTS: every time I try to shotdown my laptop (hp probook 4540s, with dualboot win7/ubuntu14.04) it actually shuts down, but after few seconds (2-3 secs) it ...
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How to avoid the automatic disk check every 30 reboots? [closed]

It it has to do a disc check from being powered down 30 times like that.I have to do it that way cause it wont power down regularly and I'm running Linux ultimate edition x64 2.3. I know its out dated ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, logout button on top taskbar missing

Upgraded ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, the "settings" button with shutdown/settings/login/logout is missing from the taskbar. It was the button that used to be next to the time/calender button, left right ...
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“Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out

While logged in as a sudo user, click the right top power icon, then select and click "Shutdown" menu, it comes up with a dialog asking if I want to close all programs. The dialog has two options: ...
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Computer Shutsdown without prompt after bluetooth Del key pressed

Summary When pressed the fn Delete / Lock key forces immediate shutsdown. I want to ignore this key or make it act as a regular Del key. More Info I have a bluetooth keyboard that has a Delete/Lock ...
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Having problem with ethernet port Ubuntu 14.04

My Ethernet light keeps on blinking even after I shut down my laptop. I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1. However, if I show down from windows the light goes off. But in the case of ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot start after execute command 'sudo apt-get install gtk+-' and shutdown laptop

Well, a little while ago, i was installing a serie of apps, and one requirement was to have installed gtk+ 3.4, next, as can be expected, I googled how to install it and...I executed the command 'sudo ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not shutdown

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 desktop. It worked fine, but after the last update, the system does not shutdown. It gets stuck with the last line on the screen being: unmounted /kernel/debug I ...
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How to get the shutdown & restart icon back in dash

In Ubuntu 11.10 it was possible to type restart or shutdown in dash, so you could drag that icon in the left panel. Now in the new 12.04 this option has been deleted/removed. Is there another way to ...
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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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Shutdown of Ubuntu 14.04 requires authentication [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 (amd64) headless, but with XFCE4 as a desktop GUI installed. Because of a HWE (if I'm correct) message that I was running out of support, i upgraded today by doing a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot not shutdown and reboot automatically

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop, and recently I found that my laptop cannot shutdown, even if I press the shutdown button or: sudo shutdown -h now sudo shutdown -P now sudo init 0 The system ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba suddenly super slow

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55 with Ubuntu 14.04 with a 320GD HDD and 6GB RAM. It dual boots with Windows 8 (which I never log into). I usually completely shut-down the laptop only every 2 days. ...
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Random reboots/shutdowns after RAM upgrade

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 on an old Dell Dimension 8200. After installing two 512 MB RAM chips (essentially increasing the RAM form .25 GB to 1.25), the system randomly shuts down or reboots. Is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on shutdown

My problem is that when I try to shutdown computer, it sticks at the shutdown screen and these are the only lines I can see: wait-for-state stop/waiting Stoping GNUstep distributed object mapper: ...
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unable to shutdown properly on 12.04 before update initramfs

sometime, I encounter problem of inability to shut down properly. but, after I use sudo update-initramfs -u, it can shutdown once. I just curious what was really happen. Is sudo update-initramfs -u ...
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Directly shut down

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, which is installed on Intel core i3 laptop. Sometimes it hangs fully and don't respond at all. In this situation, I shut it down directly 5 times (total after ...
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Shut down by closing NoteBook [duplicate]

As a matter of fact Im quite new to Ubuntu and spent the last 2 hours finding a possibility/adjustment to "Shut Down" my Laptop when i close it ?? Maybe someone can help me with my little problem. ...
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Fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 on desktop system will not shutdown. Why?

I've recently made the switch on my desktop system to Kubuntu 14.04 after years of using Microsoft Windows. The issue I am having is after fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 my system will not completely ...
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How do I do to disable restart option in the top right corner?

I'm new here and I have a little problem with the shutdown options, but it's not severe. Since some updates ago Ubuntu 14.04 shows me three options, suspend, restart and shutdown, when by default it ...
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Number Lock light remains on after shutting down computer

If the Num Lock key active light is lit, on closing down the PC using the top bar menu option Shut Down...the light on the keyboard remains lit. If the Num Lock key is depressed before closing down ...
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How can I automatically shutdown the system after a specific time?

How can I automatically shutdown the system after a certain customizable time?
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Shutdown after a certain time [duplicate]

I am done using my laptop but I am using the hotspot in my smart phone. So I want my laptop to be awake for next one hour. How can I Shutdown the laptop after one hour of time?
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ubuntu 14.04 hangs during shutdown. Sticks on plymouth splash screen, only responds to forced shutdown

As of a few days ago Ubuntu will no longer shutdown or reboot. It hangs on the plymoputh splash screen with the dots ticking along. If I press one of the F keys at the start of the shutdown the only ...
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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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Execute script before UPS is empty

I need to generate a SMS / Email alert when the server´s UPS is finishing its charge. We have a car battery connected to the motherboard that works as a UPS ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes on restart

I am pretty new to Ubuntu. I just installed 14.04 on my Dell M4600 a few days ago. I noticed during the install, when it said remove installation media and press enter, it froze after I pressed enter. ...