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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.
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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 ...