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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 ...
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ubuntu 12.04 cannot be powered off completely

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 recently. When I try to power off, the hard disk seem to be powered off. However, the computer cannot be powered off completely. The power light and Bluetooth light is ...
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Starting / Shutting down Problem

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop. There is the following starting/shutting down problem: When clicking the power button, the laptop starts for 1 second and after that abruptly shuts down. When ...
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How to add Shutdown button to LXPanel and make it work?

I cannot seem to be able to add a shutdown button to my LXPanel. In /usr/share/applications there is a Shutdown (lubuntu-logout.desktop) containing the line Exec=lubuntu-logout but it would not run. ...
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Ubuntu not shutting down ( going to black screen ) 12.04

I am currently using a USB persistent install of Ubuntu. Its a simple 4GB drive with a 2.8GB partition (casper-rw storage partition). I setup an administrator account and set it to login ...
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Ubuntu hangs at Plymouth screen during shutdown

Sometimes(rather many times), when I shutdown using the menu option >> Shutdown, the system hangs at a Purple screen with dots. I have waited for 10 mins, but then it becomes clear that i need to do a ...
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Shutdown functions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify the power options? How to enable hibernation in 12.04? On Windows was a function to not shut down completely, but save the session in RAM to start ...
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How to suppress or disable the shutdown option from indicator menu or shutdown dialog?

My goal is to allow user only to restart the system, and deny any shutdown (suspend, hibernate). I am running unity-2d. I 've managed to deny suspend and hibernate with polkit policy files like ...
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Enabling hibernate in 12.04 stops reboot and shutdown

I enabled hibernate by setting the policy in /var/lib/.../10-vendor.d. Once I set this field, I was able to hibernate jolly well again, but then the reboot and shutdown went to fast reboot mode and ...
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How do I disable the on/off button on my notebook?

I need to disable the power button of my laptop. It happens that sometimes I press it by mistake and my work goes. It'd be optimal for me to make this button inoffensive, e.g. nothing happens ...
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Laptop power button not working

I have a (seemingly rather exotic) Dell Latitude XT2 notebook running Lubuntu 12.04, fresh install. Tried to get the power button to work as expected (opening the logout dialog lubuntu-logout), but no ...
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Can't shutdown when logged in with an administrator account

While shutting down Ubuntu 11.10 it returns to the Users menu, and remains there. The problem is only when I am using an administrator account. I have to go back to a guest account to completely ...
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Can't shutdown Ubuntu (Wubi Installation)

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi. The installation went correctly and everything was working fine until I tried to shutdown. I clicked shutdown and then Ubuntu started shutdown, but as soon as I ...
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How could I shutdown a remote host, in my network thru ssh, with a local host?

The question is simple. What would be the script I would have to use to shut down a computer in my network thru ssh. Normaly i would go to command line and: ssh desktop delik@desktop's password: ...
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Lubuntu Precise - Power button doesn't shutdown immediately anymore

After some upgrade, my headless lubuntu 12.04 stopped shutting down on power button press. I tried to edit ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml without success. Nowhere docs on possible alternative to ...
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Disabling Control-Alt-Delete shutdown is not working

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 computer. If I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when the Ubuntu VM is in focus, the Ubuntu system sees it and shuts down after 60 seconds. This does ...
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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 ?