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“Shut down” takes me to greeter now?

UPDATE - Removing my USB wifi dongle seems to cure the problem. So does disabling networking (but not disabling wifi alone). Now what? UPDATE 2 - The 'uptime' command says there are 2 users logged in. ...
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How to prevent XBMC from shutting down or suspending your computer?

Since I run XBMC as a program, and not standalone, I would just like it to exit when I click the power button. The default behavior is to show the shutdown menu, and I don't want to accidently shut ...
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Name of newly created user missing features in ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

Hi I am not very experienced with user management in ubuntu. I needed to create a new user to manage my application server so following some instructions online, this is what i did: I became root ...
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How do I get back my suspend option in Gnome Shell?

With the new version of Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 12.10 they turned most peoples issue around by just displaying the shutdown option which becomes suspend on pressing Alt. How do I get back my beloved ...
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How do I diagnose Hang on Shutdown?

Since one or two months ago, my laptop with ubuntu 12.10x64 hangs during shutdown. There's just a black screen, no harddisk activity, it justs sits there. I feel it happens near the end of a normal ...
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System does not shut down. What can I do?

I am using Ubuntu OS for one year. Currently I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS. When I click the shutdown button I am directed back to the login screen instead. It has become difficult to shut down. What ...
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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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Why qbittorrent shuts down lightdm?

Immediately after I run qbittorrent application it opens up and right after it's loaded I'm suddenly at login screen. Tried reinstalling, uninstalling installing but didn't help...
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How do I auto shutdown in kiosk mode instead of sleeping?

I installed Ubuntu in Kiosk mode in a library and I want it to re-start between users. Users always forget to shut down computer. Is it possible to have the computer shut down or reboot automatically, ...
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When I shutdown the computer, it restarts

I am unable to shutdown. Whenever I try to shutdown, it reboots. I am running Ubuntu 64bit 12.10. It is a desktop pC. No dual boot. I had windows 7 before. The graphics driver is AMD radeon ...
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System getting shutdown automotacally

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS gets shutdown automatically by 11 AM. I've cleared all my scheduled tasks but then getting shutdown. Help me sort out this. Thanks in advance.
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Which command is issued when I choose “Shutdown…”?

I have noticed that some of my machines do not switch off (since the upgrade to Precise) when I choose "Shutdown..." from the menu in the upper right corner of Unity. If the system is powered down or ...
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Auto shutdown server if there was no activity

My server should shutdown after 01:00 am, if there was no activity in the past hour. Lets say there was the last connection at 00:43 then it should check again at 01:43. How to write such a ...
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Awkward shut down [duplicate]

I have a Dell Latitude D830 with just Ubuntu 12.04. Recently after I installed it, the shutdown worked fine. Recently, it has decided to stay on all night, and still be on when I wake up. Help please! ...
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System shutdown stopped working

Since last week shutdown has stopped working in my system. Either i use the shutdown menu in Unity/LightDM or use sudo shutdown -h now the system just locks, and i can't either use Alt+reisub. Only a ...
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frequent abnormal shutdowns/system crashes

It's been almost 5 days since I have installed Ubuntu and almost 6th time that my laptop has been crashed entirely and it shuts down abnormally. Actually, it heats up and I have to wait for 20 odd ...
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Can't login after forced shutdown

I am on ubuntu 12.04 and forced a shutdown (hardware switch). Now I can't login anymore. In particular, after entering my password I get sent back to the login screen. The error message is to fast for ...
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12.10 unexpected shutdown

A week ago I upgraded my system from 12.04 to 12.10 and now I am experiencing unexpected shutdowns. I did not have this problem at 12.04. This happened twice in a week and it takes a while to load my ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 shutdown/restart from login-screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can’t shut down nor reboot without console When I click shutdown or restart from login-screen, nothing happens.
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Why does Ubuntu (and other ubuntu based distros like lubuntu and linux mint) randomly shutdown on my laptop?

I have a lenovo g555 laptop and whenever I try and boot a ubuntu based distro off a usb, it randomly shuts off my PC (Not like a normal shutdown with shutdown loading screen but a like a sudden hard ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 64b does not shutdown [closed]

I am a new linux user so i am not familiar with what actually is needed to check. When shutting down or trying to restart i get a screen with yellow letters and the system does not close or restart. ...
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How can I shutdown my PC when the system is idle?

I am using Ubutnu 12.04 LTS. Now I am here to know that, is there any script/application I can use to shutdown my Ubuntu when my system is IDLE for 10 Minutes or so? I have already gone through this ...
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How to block shutdown in ubuntu 12.04?

Sometime I run maintenance scripts in a machine. I want to temporally block users from been able to shuting-down the system while this task are running. How can I achieve this?
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12.10 shutdown/power-up issue

I have just upgraded to 12.10 on a Shuttle XPC which I use mainly for XBMC and have a problem with shut down/power up. When I shut down from within XBMC the box seems to shut down correctly, but it ...
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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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12.10 wont shut down [closed]

I have a brand new Acer Aspire V5 with Windows 7 and 12.10 alongside it. When I shut down 12.10 by clicking on shut down the system restarts, i.e. it shuts right down but instead of powering down it ...
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Can a Windows 8 partition be mounted in Ubuntu if “fast startup”is switched on?

I'm aware that when a Windows session is hibernated, its disk partition cannot be mounted in Ubuntu. By default in Windows 8, a hybrid shutdown/hibernate feature is used (fast startup) which ...
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What happens when suspended?

I have a laptop - Lenovo T60. When I close the lid, I see that the machine goes into suspended mode. The moment I open the lid, the laptop is instantly a live. My concern - Does going into suspended ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown (stuck on “Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules”)

When try to shutdown the computer it stays on a "Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules" message. It looks like it has to do something with VirtualBox, but happens even if I didn't use VirtualBox at all. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 can't shut down properly

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and after upgrading from 12.04 I'm no longer able to shut down my pc. The system get stuck trying to shut down and I can see the text "acpid:exiting" what can I do?
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Ubuntu 12.10 wireless shutdown issue

When I try to shutdown or restart my laptop it hangs at the point where it says "* will now halt" but never turns off. After some digging I have traced the root of the problem back to the wireless ...
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Reboot without actually shutting down

Is it possible to do a reboot, without actually rebooting? I have Ksplice, haven't had the chance to use it yet, but need something different. My desktop only will boot into the HD if I enter the bios ...
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Set Idle Time in Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server and am looking for away for get the server to suspend after an idle time. When using the desktop version I could use the Gnome powersaving tool to specify the ...
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How do I shutdown 12.10 when ACPI is set to OFF?

I recently installed 12.04 on an HP Spectre XT ultrabook. I installed 12.04 from a USB. When the install was complete, and the computer restarted, I got a blank screen. After some searching, I found ...
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Can I set my computer to say ' Shut down ' when I shut it down rather than show GNOME Lines?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 and the first time I shut it down it started showing GNOME lines. I didn't change any settings before and it goes on for a reasonable amount of time. I don't want to use ...
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Weird lines are appearing on shut down

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 because Windows has gone wrong. From the first time I shut Ubuntu down weird text had been appearing then the screen goes off-then shuts down. Is there any way to get my ...
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Shut down dialog appears at random / random shutdowns

For the past week or so, the standard "Shut down" dialog appears at random, with no apparent cause. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and it still continues. It's unbelievably irritating. It can ...
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Ubuntu (quantal) takes long time to shutdown [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot? Ubuntu 12.10 takes about 5 minutes to shutdown , how to fix this ?
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Remote reboot over ssh does not restart [duplicate]

I would like to remotely reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server via ssh. I do sudo reboot and I loose connection and the server connection does not reappear. It does not ping. When I go the the physical ...
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“Shutdown” button on desktop? [closed]

I just uninstalled OpenSuSE 12.2 from my Sony Vaio laptop because the OS offered no "Shutdown" button on the desktop. I had to log out, and then just hold the laptop's Power button down 'til the ...
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My Ubuntu system doesn't shutdown. Stays in splash screen

I updated from Ubuntu 11.10, I had installed also XFCE on that version but mainly used Unity, after I upgraded to 12.04 when I shutdown it doesn't shutdown it remains in a XUbuntu splash screeen. I ...
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Start and shutdown errors 12.10

I just upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10. I am now stuck as I don't know what to do. The installation have for some reason failed on some place as I am getting error messages on start and shutdown ...
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Transmission shutdown script for multiple torrents?

I have written a shutdown script for transmission. Transmission calls the script after a torrent download finishes. The script runs perfectly on my machine (Ubuntu 11.04 & 12.04). #!/bin/bash ...
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Will it create any critical problems if one always uses ''shutdown -h now"?

According to this post menu shutdown asks each application to save their work prior to shutting down. Will something more serious happen if one always uses sudo shutdown -h now to turn off the ...
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New install of Ubuntu 12.04 shuts down after 5 minutes

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems to be fine except after 5 minutes a dialog box warning of shutdown in 60 seconds appears. If I don't dismiss this, the computer does indeed shut ...
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Shutdown and User button missing in panel

I faced with a problem after update, I missed 2 buttons from above panel, System menu (including shutdown, suspend & …) and User (including log out & …) how can I restore them !?...
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My computer wont shutdown

If I try to shutdown my computer it simply takes me back to the login-screen. I looked around and found : Type in terminal: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Find the line: ...
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Cannot shutdown, computer freezes [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 (near windows 7) on my laptop(Dell studio xps 1640 with Ati Radeon HD 3670) and everything is working fine, but when I want to shutdown my computer it freezes! I don't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shutdown does not finish

When i shutdown my ubuntu 12,04 appears the "shutdown screen" and it never finish, keep shutting down... i use "tab key" to see the log and the last line says "Stopping Puppet Agent"... and it never ...
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Toshiba Satellite A660 can't shutdown

My Ubuntu 12.04 can't shutdown correctly. It doesn't happen all the time but it does happen quite frequently. Is there any way to find out what modules (or anything) stops the shutdown process? I ...