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Ubuntu 12.10 will not shutdown/reboot. How could I solve this?

Ubuntu 12.10 will not shutdown or restart, even by using terminal commands such as: sudo shutdown -r now, init 0, halt, etc. I have noticed one thing, that whenever I reinstall NVIDIA drivers, the ...
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On shutdown, computer reboots when started via wake on lan

Here's the situation: I start my main computer from another pc via wake on lan "wakeonlan ". All works fine. When I'm done doing what I did, I run "sudo shutdown -h now" (in the ssh terminal in ...
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black screen during shutdown

Good morning. I'm testing the 13.04 64bit with Gnome-shell 3.6.3.1. It happens randomly after choosing shutdown of the machine, I receive a black screen "stuck" (no splash screen, no messages). ...
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How to reopen the folders that were open before shutdown? [duplicate]

I know how to configure it on Windows but don't know if Ubuntu has this feature. Is it possible?
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Cannot shutdown or restart using Ubuntu 12.10

I use Ubuntu 12.10 recently installed. Now it cannot shutdown or restart. I remember it was shut-downed or restarted properly a few days ago. Now when I shutdown it, the screen turns to black swiftly ...
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How to shut down the system while using GNOME desktop environment in Ubuntu 11.10

I am using Ubuntu 11.10, and I have GNOME and KDE desktop environments installed on it. While I am using Unity, I am able to see the shutdown option and able to shutdown the system by clicking that ...
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Execute BASH script on shutdown [duplicate]

I have a KVM switch (Trendnet TK 409) that helps me switch between my Ubuntu laptop and Linux computer. The switch use a hotkey for switching (numlock+numlock). Unfortunatly, that only works on ...
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Check Shutdown Privilege

I'm trying to make a C++ program on Ubuntu that checks if a user can shutdown the PC, and, if so, shut it down for him. So, I'm thinking about getting the user ID, and then, checking if, or if not, ...
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How to shutdown a server that's configured to use XRDP for Remote Desktop [Ubuntu 10.14]?

I've configured a server to use XRDP as my remote client, instead of VNC. My problem lies in the fact that I can not remotely shutdown or restart my server from within XRDP. Choosing the shutdown or ...
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Lubuntu Not Shutting Down, But Restarting

I have Lubuntu 12.10 on an IBM Netvista. For some odd reason, whenever I click "Shut Down" from the logout menu in the taskbar, it goes to the "BOOT: IBM: PRESS F12 TO CHANGE BOOT SETTINGS" screen ...
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Computer shut down during resizing of drive, stuck!

Basically I was trying to resize my drive since I was low on disk space for the Ubuntu OS using a WUBI of Ubuntu 12.10(I believe that or 12.04). But my computer shut down in the process. Now when I ...
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How can I tell how long for Watchdog to wait to stop all processes?

I have a server which is monitored by Watchdog, and experiences reboots occasionally due to faulty network hardware I am unable to replace at the moment. As I read, Watchdog sends a SIGTERM to all ...
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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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macbook pro 7,1 won't shut down without holding power button - 12.10

Using the 64 bit desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10, macbook pro 7,1 won't shutdown or reboot, it will only go to a blank screen and then hang there forever until the power button is held down for 3 ...
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scheduled tasks running but have disappeared

I had recently installed gnome-schedule 2.1.1-4 onto my ubuntu 12.10 so that i may be able to schedule a recurrent shutdown on my laptop everyday at 1:55 pm. After a few days when i didn't need the ...
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low graphics mode error only during shutdown

I'm getting the message: "The system is running in low graphics mode. Your screen, graphics card and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself." ...
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Shutdown when laptop lid closed

I want my laptop to shutdown when I close the laptop lid. But in the power settings I can only choose between: Suspend Do nothing Hibernate (Disabled) Is there any way to configure it with more ...
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Ubuntu doesn't want to turn off

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with nmap and metasploit installed on it. My problem is when I try to shutdown, Ubuntu refuses to turn off. When I check the running processes, I see that PostgreSQL 9.1 is still ...
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Why is my Ubuntu box shutting itself off?

I just built a relatively cheap Ubuntu box for use as a home server. I had a monster headache getting my Win 8 machine to talk to it via samba, but this is beside the point. I've now been attempting ...
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what is the right way to shutdown ubuntu using the command line? [duplicate]

I know that there are several commands that shutdown an Ubuntu computer. I was just wondering if there is a right one to use and what the implications are for using the other ones; or what the various ...
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Gracefully close appications on shutdown

How to automatically close an application on shutdown (graceful close, not kill)? I try to call wmctrl -c "App" in powerbtn.sh, but it does not work. The same wmctrl command works perfectly when ...
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Asking all remaining processes to terminate… fail

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits with Unity. When I restart or shutdown the PC, it takes too long to do it. It shows the line Asking all remaining processes to terminate... [fail] and after Killing all remaining ...
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How to read shutdown/reboot log

I own a laptop running 12.10 with Gnome 3.6 (installed on a SSD). I have been noticing since 12.04 that when rebooting, the computer hangs for about 30 seconds (sometimes even more) with a black ...
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Need to setup email notification when system starts and shutdown

I would like to have the system send me a email notification everrytime the system starts or shuts down. I am currently running Ubuntu 12.10 I found this tutorial but I couldn't make it to work.
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Cannot shutdown Ubuntu 12.10

When I tell Ubuntu to shutdown it appears to follow the normal procedure but after the screen goes blank the process seems to stop. The bluetooth and wifi LEDs are lit up as well as the batter and ...
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Can I take an image of Login person after 3 login attempts fail?

IS there any way to take an image after 3 login attempts fail.and later i want shutdown system and before this i would like to block all ports so the person cant access the system thorough any ...
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Ubuntu not shutting down properly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP Pavilion g6 Notebook. It is working all fine except when I try to shut it down, it gets unresponsive. It would display some processes and hangs up. I am new to ...
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How to automatically install updates before shutdown?

Windows 7 automatically installs updates before shutdown. Can I get the same effect on Xubuntu? I want to install Xubuntu on a friend's machine and make sure that security updates are installed, but ...
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Shutdown over SSH [duplicate]

I just installed a fresh ubuntu server 12.04. I log in over SSH and use sudo -s to get root access. Then I use shutdown now and the server closes the connection. I cannot access the server over SSH, ...
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Ubuntu suspends when the lid is closed after pressing shutdown

I am running 12.10. Usually when I am in a hurry I press the shutdown button on the bar and close the lid of my laptop just after that. Often, I observe that instead of shutting down, the system ...
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Logout scripts: not completed on shutdown, reboot

I'm trying to do some stuff at logout, and the task can take up to 5 minutes to complete. If the user chooses Power off or Reboot directly, the script is killed before completion. If the user just ...
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My PC seems stuck during shutting down. How can I fix this and have it power off?

I was running Ubuntu normally and one time I ran the command startX in my terminal and then my screen became black. So I powered off through the cable then when I reboot, it doesn't log in so I had to ...
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How to shut down Ubuntu 11.10 host from within a Windows 7 VirtualBox guest?

I have installed virtual box 4.2 on a Ubuntu 11.10 host. I have Windows 7 as the only guest OS. I'm able to auto start Windows 7 virtual when Ubuntu boots by adding it in start application with the ...
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Netbook can not shutdown in Ubuntu 12.10

Why my netbook (with Ubuntu 12.10) can not do shutdown after I click shutdown feature on desktop tool bar. My netbook enter into new session after I click shutdown, rather than off. To shutdown my ...
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`shutdown -r now` command completely shutting down instead of restarting

Hi we've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto a new server. It's on a SuperMicro X9SCA-f Motherboard . Now we're aiming to locate this in a remote server room - however when we execute a shutdown -r ...
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System is shutting down instead of hibernating

I have an HP g4-1387, core I5, 4Gb RAM, 8Gb swap and hybrid Intel/ATI graphics with Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. Finally after installing AMD Catalyst 12.4 as described here I was able to Suspend. Hibernate ...
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What happens to manual Upstart services on shut down?

If using the manual keyword in an init or override Upstart script, it is not clear whether the services shut down process will be initiated or it will just be killed on shut down. For instance, will ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 will not shutdown

My ubuntu(12.04) never shutdown. Did not help this: 1) sudo halt 2) sudo shutdown -h now 3) update grub(acpi-force) I think it's after installaton AMD Catalyst. My friend has similar problem and he ...
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Why does clicking 'Shutdown' from Menu only log me off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out Whenever I click 'Shutdown' from the menu it just logs me off. I have no accounts (Exept from Guest, but I keep it logged off) logged ...
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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.