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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 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 shutdown hangs in Asus A3500E [closed]

On reboot or shutdown, in a old Asus A3500E notebook, with a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 install, the process hangs and shows the messages: "acpid: exiting" "speech-dispatcher disabled; edit ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown using integrated GPU (Vaio VPCSB)

I have a Sony Vaio VPCSB1D7E (W7 + Ubuntu 12.04). It has hybrid graphics (AMD+Intel). I installed both the AMD Catalyst drivers and the Intel ones. So far, using both graphic cards works fine, but I ...
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Why do CLI and GUI methods for shutting down have different security measures?

CLI option for shutting down the system is sudo shutdown -h now This requires the user to give the administrator password, whereas shutting down via GUI doesn't require any password. Why does GUI ...
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Cannot shutdown unless I use tty

On my computer, I noticed a quirk where I cannot shutdown unless I enter tty or logout then shutdown from the users screen. Clicking on the shutdown button either logs me out or causes lightdm to ...
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How come I cannot shut down properly?

I wonder why I cannot turn off correctly. Whenever I try to turn off, it get a black screen and it turns back into Ubuntu. Only Ubuntu, HP4140 mini.
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How can I prevent Ubuntu from shutting down immediately when hitting shutdown key? [closed]

I quite often let my computer run, lock the screen and let it download something while I'm away. When I come back, I often forget that my notebook is still running, so I press the key to turn it on. ...
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What is the shutdown command?

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: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not rebooting after hard shutdown. Cannot access BIOS

Ubuntu 12.10 not rebooting after hard shutdown. After I suspended my laptop, I tried to wake it up but it did not, when I pressed any of its keys. So I did a forced shutdown. Now I am not able to ...
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Why wont Ubuntu desktop shut down?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS via USB drive--everything functioning okay--and downloaded 150+ updates. I used the shut down command, and the computer wouldn't turn off. The computer is an Acer ...
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12.10 shutdown not working

I hope i don't sound like a noob, but my shutdown isn't working. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 and whenever I shut down and pressESC to see what's happening, it isn't doing anything. When I return to look ...
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ubuntu 12.04 shutdown hanging [duplicate]

When trying to shutdown ubuntu 12.04 it shows the dialog box of shutdown but after clicking it nothing happen I have to click on the power button to shut down
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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 ...