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USB port not working, while shutdown and network manager are misbehaving

I use an Acer Aspire One with Xubuntu (12.04). Last night I installed a few updates, only the security ones because it was late. It finished OK with a message about needing to restart for the changes ...
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how can I put a button on the desktop to shutdown pc?

how can I put a button on the desktop to shutdown pc? I use Ubuntu 13.04 with unity. Thank you for a help
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Computer locks up on “last screen” when restarting/shutting down Ubuntu 12.04

Every time I restart or shut down my new installation of Ubuntu 12.04, I get to a black screen and the computer just hangs there forever. The only way to get past that is through the physical ...
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Can I use the power button to shut down my computer gracefully on Ubuntu Minimal?

I am looking for a way to get my computer to automatically shutdown when I press the power button. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 minimal. A similar question is asked here. However, with Ubuntu ...
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How can I stop my laptop from shutting down unexpectedly?

My laptop has shut down several times while using youtube after short periods of time. I can feel heat coming from the bottom. Just before it shuts off it displays a black screen with some text on it, ...
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Shutdown command history in terminal

The default terminal in Ubuntu (13.04) preserves previous commands in an iterable list, even from session to session. Same with Byobu terminal. But for some reason sudo shutdown .... is never ...
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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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Creating a “deadman” switch using Ubuntu to shutdown EC2 instance

I've put together a simple "deadman switch" using upstart to automatically shutdown my EC2 instances after a period of time. I'm doing this to avoid the dreaded Monday morning blues when you realized ...
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How to configure Ubuntu 13.04 to shutdown when the power button is pressed [duplicate]

I would like my computer to shut down when I press the power button. Without any questioning. First problem is, that a dialog pops up which I have to click. How to remove this? Second problem is, ...
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Shortcut key to shutdown PC in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

What is the shortcut key to shutdown the computer for Ubuntu 12.04?
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Upstart job doesn't die correctly

I'm making a simple upstart daemon. Following the Upstart documentation[1] I make the conf script: description "Super Daemon" author "Bastian Baltasar Bux" start on started dbus stop on runlevel ...
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Ubuntu One: can you shutdown your computer when syncing is in process?

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my other laptop. I logged into my ubuntu one account and it starts syncing files that I stored from my other laptop. However the files are too big and the syncing ...
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Yesterday my system was working fine. but today my system is not getting shut down

Yesterday my system was working fine. but today my system is not getting shut down. When i give shut down it is giving the error message that 'Speed dispatcher stopped' . I am not sure that because of ...
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How to make my ubuntu auto-shutdown after successful update?

Using a EDGE for update is really not cool but i have to. So my update always runs in night when i go to sleep. Is there any way to set ubuntu to auto-shutdown after completion of update. Note: I ...
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Shutdown slow in 13.04, hangs on shutting down processes

I believe this problem has existed since I upgraded to 13.04. I have an SSD, so differences in boot/shutdown times are very noticeable. It used to take a couple of seconds to shut down - now, it takes ...
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Can't shut down in GNOME-shell 3.8

For the past month or so I've been unable to shut down or reboot my PC from GNOME-shell. I am running 3.8 from the staging PPA which is otherwise working beautifully. When I attempt to shut down or ...
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Boot Visual changed on me

I used to get the default boot and shut down visuals. For instance The Ubuntu logo with purple background when I had dual boot with windows. When I wiped my windows completely I chose to encrypt my ...
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12.04 rebooting instead of shutting down

Since I installed my brand new Ubuntu Server 12.04 it keeps rebooting every time I try to power it off. It shuts down and after 3-4 seconds it boots again. I also tried sudo shutdown -hP now and ...
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Screen shows a weird rectangle

I have got one little problem. Why is my netbook showing ugly rectangles:
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Fix shutdown on HP 530 (kernel 3.9.2 / ubuntu 13.04)

I needed to upgrade to kernel 3.9.3 to get Ubuntu fully working on my HP 530; Black screen after update to 13.04 (HP 530) - Solution available However, the laptop doesn't shutdown anymore or hangs ...
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Windows XP & Ubuntu 12.10 shutdown problem

Ubuntu 12.10 for some time has not been shutting down at all. It is showing some series of numbers and call trace message (I don't know anything about this). It did not shut down even after waiting ...
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13.04: Shutdown/suspend works in live-USB, not in installed system

My brother, a Windows Vista user, agreed to have his computer improved by installing the latest ubuntu to it. However, I keep having a weird problem with the Raring Ringtail installation on his Acer ...
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Shutdown does not power off computer with db derby service

I set service db derby by this instructions Fresh Install Ubuntu 12.10 - 17. apache db derby #!/bin/bash # # Startup script for Derby ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: derby # Required-Start: ...
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How to verify if a reboot was due to power outage?

We've had problems with tripping a breaker and I think we just did it again, but I need to confirm that 1 of our boxes rebooted due to a power outage and not for another mundane reason. I have ...
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Debug automatic laptop shutdown problem

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and recently it started getting shutdown automatically while I am using it. I am sure there is no problem with any part getting over heating. Some times it happens ...
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Lubuntu's asking password for shutting down

I've Lubuntu 13.04 64 Bit on my Lenovo Y570. System works well but Lubuntu's asking my password when I want to shutdown or restart the computer. How can i fix it?
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Remotely turning on computer?

I need a simple way to turn on my dell optiplex remotely, and shut it off. Its running ubuntu 13.04. How would i go about that? would i need a separate device to press the power button, or would it ...
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Shutdown slow: unknown job s35networking [closed]

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 LTS, I get this error when I shutdown the pc: rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility service S35 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 stuck on shutdown due to bbswitch

I had this problem long ago, but it's the first time it's caused, I think, by bbswitch. First the Ubuntu logo is shown, then I get this : (the last thing written there is bbswitch: enabling ...
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Shutdown option is not working in Ubuntu 11.10

I done my below option in my netbook Acer Aspire One D260 netbook version. I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu version from 11.10 to 12.04. Unfortunately it was stopped due to my internet disconnect. I ...
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Laptop reboot when I want to shut down [duplicate]

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e130 with Ubuntu 13.04. I don't know why, but when I try to shut down my laptop, it happens really often that the computer restarts. Does someone has the same issue ?
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Disable the confirmation of shutdown [duplicate]

I have upgraded to 13.04 and now when I click on to the setting -. shut-down the is this stupid bar across asking if i want to shut-down, restart etc. This was disables in all my previous versions, ...
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Execute a script upon logout/reboot/shutdown in Ubuntu

I'd like to run a .sh file using bash on logout and shutdown of Ubuntu. I have searched up and down the web and have found only fixes for KDE and GNOME. The script is simple, I just need to know if I ...
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Problem with speech dispatcher

I had some problems with shutdown/restarting Ubuntu 13.04. It used to hang in a black screen with some codes about speech dispatcher. I searched the web and found a solution: sudo nano ...
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How to run a script at shutdown

I want to reset the hardware clock from the system clock at shutdown. I created this script (K99savetime.sh): #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: savetime.sh # Default-Start: 6 0 # ...
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How can I get Ubuntu 13.04 to work like it did before the Kernel update to Linux Image 3.8.0.19.30?

I had successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 from a live USB by upgrading the previous version 12.10. I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows. After installing Linux Image 3.8.0.19.30_i386.deb I was able to ...
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When shutdown with my 13.04 with button it does not go off

When shut down on button it does not go off, but ask again do you want to shut down if yes it freezes up to who knows when, if I type cancel shut down is delayed until further I do the same, but if I ...
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Shut down acts as restart?

I've installed Ubuntu (almost all latest versions), when my Acer Aspire V5-471 is want to shutdown from Ubuntu, it acts as restart/reboot. Refer to edit 2 for releases tried and edit 1 for tried ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Shutdown hang at purple ubuntu loading screen

Just updated from 12.10. Ubuntu cannot shutdown properly, it hangs at the purple ubuntu loading screen with dots animation still moving. It hanged about half an hour. I hold the power button to shut ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 will not shutdown

I have just upgraded my computer from ubuntu 12.10 to ubuntu 13.04, and now when I go to turn off my computer, it will not shut down fully. The Power supply keeps running, even when it is "off" Any ...
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Run two commands sequentially uisng crontab

My 3-year girl loves SuperTux. she couldn't control the mouse! so the game should run automatically on startup and after the game, computer should shut down automatically, too. however I put the ...
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What is the shutdown command in 13.04 to display new unity shutdown dialog? [duplicate]

I want to create a shutdown icon for the launcher in 13.04. In former versions of Ubuntu I used this desktop file and put it in the launcher: [Desktop Entry] Name=Shut Down ...
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Mr Transmission, please turn off the PC after all downloads are completed!

#!/bin/bash echo "password" | sudo -S halt I pointed this script to "Call script when torrent is completed" option under: Edit > Preferences > Downloading Problem: this script shut-downs the ...
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Not been able to Shut Down 13.04

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 (not upgrading to it, I did a "clean install" removing the older one), I'm not been able to shutdown the system. After clicking the Shut Down button the desktop ...
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Shutdown button doesn't shut down computer on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am having Latitude D520 and I installed 12.10 in which wireless card was not working so I installed 13.04 through bootable USB but shut down button is not shutting down the computer. It is getting ...
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Unable to shutdown, restart or log out

I have been unable to restart, shutdown, or log out of ubuntu since the release of 12.04. I have upgrade at the time of release for 12.10 and now for 13.04 and have had no change in the situation. On ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't show confirmation dialog for shutdown

After I updated to 13.04, Ubuntu immediately shuts down without confirmation when I press the power button. Also, it doesn't ask for confirmation if I select an otion from the top-right gear menu. I ...
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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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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 13.04 shutdown hangs in Asus P42F

On shutdown the following message is displayed: acpid: exiting speech-dispatcher disabled; edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher The computer hangs at this spot and does not complete a shutdown or ...