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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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Laptop shuts down upon waking up from suspend

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile v5505 with the following configuration: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5750 2.00GHz Graphics card(integrated): Intel 965GM ...
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Shutdown problem in ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shutdown does not power off computer I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I'm getting a serious bug: When I try to shutdown my system, my screen goes blank but my CPU fan ...
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How do I restart /shutdown from a terminal?

How to shutdown the Ubuntu installed system and restart it by using terminal ?
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Sudden shutdown - desktop computer [closed]

I have a problem with ubuntu 12.04. It shuts down randomly, just power off. I changed the powersupply and it still happens. I have a new computer with ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard and INTEL CPU CORE ...
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problem shutting down

Sometimes I have a problem shutting down. I get a box saying "a program is still running - GNOME settings daemon" and this just stays there. I can workround the problem by cancelling the box and ...
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Downclock CPU reaching critical temperature

I have an HP tx1250 laptop. It always had serious overheating problems and although usually it runs fine I'm now running a continuous test for my dissertation, this brings the CPU temp close to the ...
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overheating and shutdown problems when adobe flash runs?

I'm a new user of UBUNTU and using a Dell latitude D630. When I browse to site that have some flash animation (mostly advertisements), the temperature of cores increase dramatically (I check with ...
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What is the command for sleep/hibernate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I suspend/hibernate from command line? I have an Acre Aspire One and this netbook does not have a sleep function on the key board and with the removal of the ...
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I can't get suspend, hibernate and shutdown to work in Ubuntu 12.04

I recently built a computer with these specs: Asus Motherboard, Intel i3 3.3 GHz dual processor, 8 GB of RAM. I installed 12.04 on a brand new hard drive. I partitioned the hard drive between root, ...
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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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Shutdown button not working [closed]

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop. It was working perfectly until yesterday. Since then, no matter whether I choose restart shutdown or suspend option from GUI, my computer suspends. Please give ...
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USB HDD power off after shutdown

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on my external USB HDD and from the begining when I power off my ubuntu my USB HDD also power off 5 seconds later than my computer. Its good for me. But after some updates Ubuntu ...
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Problem with upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10

I recently upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. However during the upgrade, my laptop shutdown because I forgot to plug in the charger. However after looking online I've managed to make it work and now the ...
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Ubuntu quantal black screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, just having recently installed it. It was working great, except it ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Shutting Down Randomly and Unexpectadely

I have a bit of a strange problem that just started happening recently. Out of nowhere Ubuntu 11.10 will just shut down. I don't think its hardware because I can't find any information in the logs. ...
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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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How can I shutdown the computer when a certain process ends?

I often run long calculations on my computer and I would like to shut it down when this are terminated. Is there some option to shutdown the computer when a specific process termanates? Thanks for ...
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Still can't shut down, also experiencing random full freezes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? After exploring for solutions across this website and through the use of Google, I have not found a fix for my inability to shut ...
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Will not shut down

My Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop with 12.04 with latest updates will not shut down when commanded off. After each upgrade it will probably turn off once, the next time it is commanded off, it will shut ...
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I can't shut down, how can I fix this?

I've tried some solutions on here which did not work, there are no errors shown when I press the esc key whilst shutting down, and the animation gets stuck on the first dot if it don't press esc. How ...
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How to prevent shutdown on certain condition?

Background I am using rsnapshot to backup my machines to a remote nfs nas device. This is somewhat tricky to use with my laptop since it is not guaranteed to be online at a specific time and for a ...
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sudo shutdown vs pressing power button

I have a headless Ubuntu server running 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 server edition, and I connect to the server via SSH from my Windows laptop. Sometimes when I would like to turn off the server and my ...
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How to do a Automatic shutdown when Dropbox stops synching?

Is it possible, or rather is there a way to automatically shutdown Ubuntu (I'm running 12.04) when Dropbox stops synching? That would really suit my needs and cut power consumption. Thanks ...
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Question regarding power outages affect on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns? Due to some reasons, sudden power outages are common at my place so my current operating system ...
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Shutdown from terminal without entering password?

I have desktop edition of Ubuntu. I like the Terminal so that that I prefer to shutdown my computer with the shutdown command. However when I type shutdown now it prompts me to enter my password.Is ...
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Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?

My computer shuts down by itself at a specific time everyday 6:00am. I can't find what's causing it. I'm a long time Windows user and just recently tried Ubuntu. So I don't know anything about Linux ...
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Why isn't shutdown giving me a chance to save files in running programs?

When I shutdown the computer, Ubuntu just kills all the programs I have out and I was wondering if there was a way to change it so that it lets the programs ask if I want to save my document first or ...
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Minecraft turn off PC on 11.04

I had install Ubuntu 11.04 on two PC. On one everything work perfect, but another after some time turn off computer. I tried a lot of ideas(reinstall, openJDK 7(give just black screen), but all still ...
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Netbook performs hard shutdown without warning on low battery power

My Asus EEE netbook performs a hard shutdown when it reaches low battery power, without giving any warning - i.e. the power just goes off, without any shutdown process. I can't find anything in the ...
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How to disable automatic shutdown on UPS battery?

I have a UPS which is configured with Apcupsd. It shows all the stats correctly. The problem is that when I switch to battery mode, something sends a shutdown signal to the PC. My guess is that it ...
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How can I enable second core of my Intel Atom in my Dell mini 910?

I did the following trick: http://junkypc.com/enable-dual-core-processors-ubuntu/ But after that when I was trying to shutdown the system it seemed like shutting down forever so I had to use forced ...
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Chromium-browser always reports it didn't shut down properly

Chromium-browser always reports it didn't shut down properly when I first start it after a shutdown/reboot. I guess I could close it manually first before shutting down, but other apps seem to be ok ...
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12.04 reboots rather than shutting down

I have a ruvo with a fresh installation of 12.04. When I try and shutdown the computer reboots. Until I upgraded (by doing a fresh install) I ran it with Ubuntu 10.04 and I didn't have this issue. I ...
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How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns?

My company is considering the use of Ubuntu as an OS for use on a hardware device. It would be installed on compact flash drive - apparently this is not standard flash drive but a specific type of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 halt/poweroff trouble

I successfully installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 32-bit on a HP Proliant Microserver, everything works perfectly but when I try to turn off the machine with the command halt or poweroff hangs after ...
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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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Install packages resulted in reboot/shutdown freeze

I have installed a brand new 12.04 on my Dell XPS M1330 laptop. Initially, it is able to reboot/shutdown normally. However, after I installed my first software, ubuntu-tweak, my laptop was frozen in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not Shut Down at all and gets Stuck on 3 or 4 dots

Ubuntu 12.04 does not Shut Down at all and gets Stuck on 3 or 4 dots. I am using a PC with Pentium 4 processor, 1.9GHz, 1GB RAM. I tried using the command sudo shutdown now, but it gets stuck again ...
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What is the proper way to install the 3.4 kernel?

Kernel 3.2 has an annoying error for my wireless card (rtl8192se-b) that makes the connection drop and/or prevents the card to make a connection to the wireless router. Dealing with it was very ...
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Eclipse IDE does not start

My computer suddenly shut down due to power failure, while I was working on an Android project using my Eclipse Indigo IDE. Now, if I start Eclipse, only an empty message dialog (see screen shot) ...
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How do I force a shutdown even when there are other open sessions?

Well, hello, this is my first time using ubuntu and I have seen that when I try to turn off the computer when other user sessiong is running it doesn't do nothing. Then I have to enter that user ...
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Why does my screen blank out for the duration of the Grub boot menu?

Upon booting, when I should see the GRUB menu, my monitor simply says: "No optimum mode. Recommended mode: 1600*1200". If I wait for a short while, Ubuntu starts to boot and it reaches the desktop. ...
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When I want to shutdown Ubuntu appear a pop up notification

When I want to shutdown Ubuntu appear a pop up asking: Are you sure you want to close all programs and shut down the computer? I run the command top in the Terminal and aparently there aren't ...
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External USB hard drive makes noises when the computer is turned off [closed]

I have an external USB hard drive of 500GB. I can't tell what model it is exactly, as nothing specific is written on it and I don't have the box anymore. I use it as a backup disk. It works absolutely ...
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How can I allow unprivileged users to shutdown from the panel? (no sudo)

I set up an old PC with Edubuntu 12.04 for my girls, with an admin account for myself and normal user accounts for both of them. Unfortunately, they are not able to shut down the computer by ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not shutting down properly

When I shutdown or reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 it doesn't ever finish shutting down. I end up stuck on a black/blank screen and have to hold the power button to shut it down. Does anyone know where I can ...
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Long power button press delete

Is it possible to disable the shutdown on long press of the hardware power button? I already disabled any actions on single, short press, but the computer still turns off on a long press of the power ...
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What may cause Ubuntu to not be able to shut down and limp in the logout screen?

I know, that this question seems to be too general, but I would appreciate any ideas, which could help me start diagnosis of the problem. My problem is that sometimes (about 50% of the time) I am ...
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Why can't I “shutdown anyway” if Ubuntu One is syncing?

I use Ubuntu 12.04. My files is small but I can't shutdown computer if Ubuntu One is syncing even when I force shutdown. That mean When I clicked on shutdown button on the panel, System asked me: ...