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Ubuntu 11.10 restart and shutdown not working fully

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an Asus p8z68 v-pro motherboard which is a UEFI bios. The install seems to have worked fine except for one thing, when restarting or shutting down it gets stuck at the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is turning on automatically after a few second

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I shutdown my PC its turning on automatically. I don't know what is the problem.
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Why does my laptop hang during shutdown?

hub 6-0:1.0: hub_port_status failed (err = -110) Since I updated to Lubuntu 15.04, I seem to be getting this error from time to time at shut-down. The error displays at the end of the shut-down, when ...
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User account history showing incorrectly

I have found that in System Settings > User Accounts that if you select an account and then select the button called History (which is meant to show the login history for that account), it will ...
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Unable to shutdown,reboot,hibernate and suspend from desktop in ubuntu 14.04.2 server with lxde

no problem if I am using CLI on terminal to shutdown, hibernate and reboot. But the problem is when I try to perform shutdown from GUI it shows GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: ...
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'Genymotion' does not shutdown proper way. How to solve that issue?

I am using 2.3.1 Version of Genymotion. When I try to Switch Off Virtual device it does not switch off proper way. 1)Genymotion Freezes during switch off. 2)No error message display,no prompt, and ...
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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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Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440)

I have a rather serious shutdown/reboot issue with my Ubuntu OS on my brand new Dell latitude E7440 netbook. The issue does not seem to depend on the OS version: it occurs with 12.04, 13.10 and now ...
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Can't shut down, suspend, switch user, or log out without black screen

Okay... So when I try to shut down, suspend, switch user, or log out - all I get is my screen turned off. However, my computer is still on. I can tell because the light on the power button on my ...
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Difference between “halt” and “shutdown now”?

Ubuntu one remote uses sudo -S -p '' halt for shutdown and does not work to the end. leaveing monitor on with message will now halt [22225.11163] halted What is the difference between sudo ...
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Shutdown just logging out

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown?

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown? (e.g. in Windows Alt+F4+Alt+F4 Right Arrow Enter)
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What to do when shutdown stops because of efibootmgr? (efibootmgr Tainted)

Xubuntu 14.04 Before the last shutdown, I went about removing the Windows Boot Manager entry from the boot list as usual: sudo efibootmgr -b 0001 -B After that, I wanted to look at the list as ...
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What happens if my system is improperly shutdown?

I have Lubuntu 13.10 in my seven-year-old PC with 512MB RAM and an Intel Dual Core 3.00Ghz x 2 Processor. I sometimes unplug it from the power while it is running, in an emergency situation. Please ...
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How to execute a sudo script with double click

I have this script to shutdown my system after 30 seconds. I want to run this script by double clicking it (that option I changed in nautilus). This is the content of my script #!/bin/bash shutdown ...
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shutdown freeze

I am using HP pavilion g series laptop. The OS is Ubuntu 14.04. Sometimes when I turn my laptop off, it does not shut down. Instead, it freezes at the point when showing the Ubuntu word and the dots ...
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DockBarX autostart breaks shutdown menus

Since I installed DockBarX in Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to access the shutdown menus (shutdown, log-out, lock, et cetera) from the top-right gear-like menu. I can click on it, but nothing happens. If ...
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How to monitor the status of shutdown sequence

This is the script I made to lock and shutdown my system after 30 minutes. #!/bin/bash # Read Password read -s -p "Password: " password echo # shutdown and screensaver Command echo "$password" | sudo ...
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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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Ubuntu taking long to shutdown

I use Ubuntu 15.04, I have a SSD drive also. Very recently onwards the ubuntu is taking long to shut down nearly 1:30 minutes. I checked the shutdown log messages and I get the follow message. A ...
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Laptop doesn't power off on shutdown, after upgrade to 15.04 and gnome 3.16

I have no idea how to start debugging this. My laptop is a Dell XPS 13, model 9333. The behaviour started when I upgraded to 15.04 (from 14.10), and to Gnome 3.16 (from 3.14). Unfortunately I'm not ...
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14.10 to 15.04 upgrade, now I can't poweroff or reboot!

I was previously running 14.10 without any problems on an Intel NUC Bay trail but then after upgrading it to 15.04 my PC won't poweroff or reboot anymore. At the shutdown messages it says umounting ...
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Suddenly no display signal during reboot test

I am running the reboot test by a simple script file calling init 6 to stress my system. But I found no VGA display signal while running reboot test in Ubuntu 12.04. By refer the kernel.log file as ...
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How to execute a shutdown with timer and screensaver command in a script

I made this script when executed will shutdown my system (after some time) and should enable a screensaver. #!/bin/bash sudo shutdown -h +30 gnome-screensaver-command -a There are mainly two ...
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Fresh install of Xubuntu on an Acer TravelMate 2410, system will not reboot or shutdown

I have an old Acer TravelMate 2410 laptop, that was running XP. I've decided to dump XP, and install Xubuntu. I did a clean install, and done all the updates that are available. Everything is ...
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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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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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How can I get a visual indication if I muted audio and the battery power is running out?

Is it possible to show a flickering or something else to indicate the shut-down process is nearby instead to get my attention with beeps? Ubuntu Gnome here.
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Why does shutdown from a remote terminal fail to power off my machine? [duplicate]

I have noticed that if I shutdown Ubuntu 14.04 from a remote terminal via ssh and running sudo shutdown now, the machine does not power off. If I use the GUI (shut down using Unity on the machine ...
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'sudo poweroff' in Terminal turns screen of but does nothing else

I have found that recently when I execute the command: sudo poweroff In the GUI Terminal app that what actually happens is that my screen fully turns off, but my machine does not. It just sits ...
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Why doesn't running “sudo shutdown now” shutdown?

When I issue the following: sudo shutdown now ..my newly commissioned Ubuntu 14.04 server doesn't shutdown. It stops with the following message: * Stopping System V runlevel compatibility Give ...
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Shutdown privileges problem

I have found that when I click the shutdown button when logged into a normal user account that once it has terminated all running processes and it says something about a modem shutting down, it can ...
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14.10 Freezes During Shutdown

I've just upgraded to 14.10 almost flawlessly on a MSI GE6O. Everything seems to work fine, except when I try to shutdown the system which then becomes completely blocked: and the CPU spikes in the ...
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Ubuntu 14 LTS server going to sleep/shutdown

We recently transitioned from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 server installations and started to notice that the servers are occasionally go to sleep after couple of hours to days intermittently. ...
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What might cause a laptop to suddenly turn itself off while running Ubuntu, but not while running Windows?

A friend was complaining that her 3 year old Windows Vista install was taking "up to an hour" to become usable after booting, so I offered to take a look at it. There was a whole mess of stuff ...
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Cannot shutdown or reboot after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04 on Intel NUC

I have been running ubuntu 14.04, then 14.10 on my Intel NUC model DN2820FYKH for months without any issues. I recently reformatted and reinstalled a fresh copy of 15.04, and after doing so I am now ...
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Laptop doesn't shut down - Lubuntu 15.04

I've bean using Ubuntu, Xubuntu and recently Lubuntu on my desktop and laptop without problems. I have just installed Lubuntu 15.04 on an old HP nx9005 laptop and it works fine, but it doesn't shut ...
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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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Shutdown blocked by app

The shutdown process is blocked up to for a minute after running a Qt application. I know, it is not possible to identify the problem solely on that information, but is there any way to investigate ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Shuts Down While Watching Video

I have an Ubuntu computer, and while watching video my system would just shut down. I've noticed while watching streaming video my system would shut down sooner than if I'd watch video from my ...
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Shutdown button only logs out ubuntu 15.04

Since i upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04, if i click on the shutdown button it only logs out and i have to click again on the shutdown button (from the ubuntu login screen) to power off the pc. How can i fix ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04 freeze on shutdown/restart

I've been using ubuntu 14.04 with unity for a few months on my current laptop without any issue until today. I had to install Windows 7 in order to use a software which isn't available on linux. ...
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Prevent shutdown when rsnapshot is running

Since shutdowns during rsnapshot operation will lead to inconsistent/partial backups, I wonder how to delay the system shutdown while rsnapshot is active. The task is complicated by the fact that I ...
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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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No verbose output on startup after upgrade to 15.04

When I was running Ubuntu 14.10 I was able to view the verbose output during startup and shutdown (which was very useful for me). But now that I have upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 I get the verbose output ...
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my pc does not shut down properly since I upgraded to Ubunti 15.04

I have a desk top pc. I recently upgraded to Ubunto 15.04. I click on the tool icon in the top right hand corner and click on Shut down. The screen goes blank after a while and an energy saver ...
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Dell Latitude 630 is not powering off after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have a laptop with 32 bit system and ubuntu 12.04 installed in it. I upgraded it to ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and my laptop is going to the shut down page but it isn't powering off. I always press the ...
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Computer briefly flashes tty screen right before shutdown or restart

I recently upgraded to 15.04 from a fresh install and everything is working well so far, except when I shutdown or restart, the tty screen quickly flashes and then the purple ubuntu logo screen ...
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random shutdown since clean install of xubuntu 15.04

I've just did a fresh install of xubuntu 15.04 and since then my laptop constantly shuts down without warning like pullig the plug so there is nothing in logs. Temperatures are normals. Everything was ...