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Ubuntu 14.04 won't shut down

Sorry, relatively new to Linux and stuff. The shutdown function just causes it to run the loading icon until the battery of my laptop dies. Tried sudo shutdown -P now and that didn't work either. Any ...
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Unable to Shutdown after updating to 14.10 from 14.04

After updating to Ubuntu 14.10 I have noticed that my Dell inspiron 7537 is unable to shutdown. When I try to shutdown with UI - It keeps restarting. When I try in terminal (i.e sudo shutdown now, ...
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Can't cancel the restart/shut down dialog box in Gnome

When I click on the "Restart..." or "Shut Down..." options of the Gnome panel, a box dialog appears in order to confirm whether I really want to "Accept" or "Cancel" the process (as expected). ...
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Problems with “Shutdown” and “LogOut” after upgrading to 14.04

I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 on my laptop. The upgrade was successful, but the issue is that nothing happens now when I click on "LogOut", "Shutdown", "Suspend" from the top right power icon ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 won't update or shutdown

I started up my computer and used the terminal to check some network settings, but when I tried to turn it off again, a message shows up at the bottom of the shut down menu: ...
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The System is shutting down unexpectly

The System is shutting down unexpectly without any reason just always chrome is running with the teminal . what must i do to prevent that ?? ubuuntu 14.10 labtop packard bell tn36 iam new at linux. ...
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Why did my PC shut off last nght and how do I find out if it was a sensor alarm?

I tried following all of the answers to Which log will tell me why my computer shut down? but all I did was find a messages.1 file which had old messages (3 month old). Other than I found the logs of ...
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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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How can I diagnose sudden “power off” problem?

I have one of the new Haswell NUCs running 14.04, and once every couple days the box just turns off. The monitors and other devices keep running, but the box is just off. I looked through syslog, but ...
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After filling HD drive with /dev/zero -> shutdown and error

My intent: i wanted to fill my external HDD (1TB) with zeros so i used: dd if=/dev/zero | pv -t -e -r -a -b -s 930000000000 | dd of=/media/usb/clearAll ; rm /media/usb/clearAll ; shutdown -P 00 ...
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System no longer shuts down or wakes up from suspend after enabling hibernate

I recently tried to enable hibernation in Ubuntu 12.04 for my Acer-Aspire-S3. This resulted in catastrophic disaster--the laptop no longer shuts down correctly (it freezes at the Ubuntu logo) nor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Shuts Down Improperly

Only 2 or 3 dots (out of five) light up before the system shuts down. Applications such as Firefox are not closed properly, as I find out upon next start (asks to recover previous session). I suspect ...
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Fresh install of Xubuntu on an Acer TravelMate 2410, system will not reboot or shutdown

I have an old Acer TravelMate 2410 laptop, that was running XP. I've decided to dump XP, and install Xubuntu. I did a clean install, and done all the updates that are available. Everything is ...
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Help with shutdown during initial install, Xubuntu

I have been pouring over anything I can find online regarding this issue and I am stuck. Any help would be appreciated. PC Setup is a AM+ processor, Radeon HD6700 series video card, 500gb Seagate ...
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Unable to either Restart or Shutdown my Install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( No Dual Boot ) on Acer Aspire ES1-512

I am puzzled as to why my machine does not shutdown within my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation on my Acer (UEFI Boot Mode). I go into the whole "Shutdown" process, starts looking like it is about to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Reboot instead of Shutdown after kernel update

After updating the kernel of my Ubuntu Server 14.04 from 3.2 to 3.13 (generic-lts-trusty) it seems to be impossible to shutdown (power down) the server from the command line. Upon shutdown -P 0 or any ...
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Software update caused system problems

A software update on 3/7/15 caused the system to fail to shut down except manually. Thereafter, my USB ports are inoperative. Can only shut down manually.
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Ubuntu 14.04 is shut-down without prompting

after I installed wine on Ubuntu 14.04 , and installed some propriety software , my computer have been shut down automatically without ask me !! can anyone here help me please ?
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Restarting window manager blackout

I wanted to restart the window manager so I issued sudo service lightdm restart but then the screen went black, the case speaker beeped once and that's it. I pressed the power button (once) the ...
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After force shutdown, I can't click anything

This is again another problem with my Late 2006 iMac that I am in the process of turning into a Ubuntu machine with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. So a few weeks ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on this iMac, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 with kernel version 3.13.0-46-generic fails to shutdown

When I execute shutdown and restart from the top panel or sudo shutdown -h/ sudo shutdown -r, everything goes fine until the last line "Will halt now", then it hangs, I've had to hold the power button ...
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Shutdown command from UI restarts system in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on Lenovo Flex 2 laptop. My problem is that whenever I select shutdown from the menu, the laptop restarts instead of completely shutting down. Any idea why this might ...
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Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440)

I have a rather serious shutdown/reboot issue with my Ubuntu OS on my brand new Dell latitude E7440 netbook. The issue does not seem to depend on the OS version: it occurs with 12.04, 13.10 and now ...
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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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Random monitor shutdowns during work, what to check?

I've changed my monitor setup and I have now attached one HP Z24i and one Dell P2414H. Mostly second monitor is turned off, I'm just using it when I'm stand as standing desk. However, now I got at ...
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Computer shutdown time is longer than it should

Ubuntu boots up in about 10 seconds but takes about 40 seconds to shutdown excluding the time Ubuntu takes to finish posting which is fractions really. The case speaker beeps once within those 40 ...
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Clicking Shutdown/Restart shows Log Out dialog

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. When I click on shutdown or restart from the top right menu, the Log Out dialog is displayed. Also if I click on log out or lock button in that dialog or click on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Keeps Shutting Down Following Feb. 2015 Updates

I've never had this problem before, but the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS keeps shutting down if I'm away from the keyboard for any meaningful length of time. This has been the case since the most recent Feb. ...
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How to run logout with cron?

I'm creating something to allow me to set limits for time spent per user session: I've created a cron job: */120 * * * 1,2,3,4,5 /path/to/command */180 * * * 0,6 /path/to/command and I want to run ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't shut down, reboots instead

I've researched on this topic and did all of the recommendations such as editing kernel options acpi=off, acpi=noirq, acpi=force, then sudo update-grub. i also edit the bios to disable wake on lan ...
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[[Solved]] Ubutu 12.04 new installation shut down problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new laptop DELL Inspiron 5743 with preinstall Ubuntu 12,04 because I want to have dual boot with Windows 7. First with Gparted I made 4 partitions and first ...
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How can I diagnose a machine that always powers off when I do X?

Setup: I'm running 14.10 Desktop x64 on an E8500. It's running kernel 3.19 from here, but also had similar problems with earlier kernels. The FS is btrfs. I'm using several CIFS mounts. I have WINE ...
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unusual passwort request on shutdown

lately I have been asked (only a single time) to type my administrator password in order to shut down my system. Before that, I was unable to disable networking (the buttons for enable/disable wifi ...
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Shutdown Ubuntu using upstart

I have a process which is started by Upstart. It will try to respwan the process n number of times on failure and after that if it fails, I want to restart my Ubuntu. I tried telinit, halt etc in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps restarting the PC

When using Ubuntu 14.04, my PC doesn't shutdown. When I try to turn it off, it performs the procedure, the led goes out. Soon after it (re)start again. That doesn't happen with Fedora 20 and ...
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Best way to make a shutdown hook?

Since Ubuntu relies on upstart for some time now, I would like to use an upstart job to gracefully shutdown certain applications on system shutdown or reboot. It is essential that the system's ...
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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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Shutdown privileges problem

I have found that when I click the shutdown button when logged into a normal user account that once it has terminated all running processes and it says something about a modem shutting down, it can ...
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shutdown from gnome menu doesn't ask password

I want to prevent my roommates to shutdown my computer without needing my password from the gnome menu at the top. i would like to keed dbus permissions since i am using that commands with alias. ...
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Shutdown in Trusty kills processes with unsaved work

In Precise, when I clicked on "Shut Down" from the gear menu, it would shut things down in an orderly manner. E.g. it would tell processes to shut down, and would let me know if e.g. emacs was still ...
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How to shutdown the computer after Xsession ends?

I'm making a computer like an arcade machine with an academic game. I'm using Xsession to replace the desktop by an application. It's working fine. But when I go out from the game it returns to the ...
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eth0 on Ubuntu server w/ kubuntu not starting from a cold boot

Before starting, I am running Ubuntu server with kubuntu-desktop. I keep having this same re-occurring issue, and I can't use my previous solution, re-installing the OS. I have too many services ...
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Can't shut down and connect to internet

Lately, my ubuntu 12.04 has been acting out of the ordinary. I have found that my entire internet menu has disappeared. Now, ubuntu can't access wifi anymore. I tried to restart so that maybe ubuntu ...
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Audio not coming out and not shutdown option

I have some problems with both the audio/speaker and the power options to shutdown. I do not have shutdown option and my audio not coming out again on the kubuntu system. I read that this file may be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown or reboot on Dell XPS M1330 laptop

I'm trying to fix the same type of problem reported in Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown / reboot D630 but for a Dell XPS M1330 laptop that has Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop installed on it. Reboot or shutdown ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Startup & Shutdown Issues w/ HP Pavilion x360

I have an HP Pavilion x360 n010dx running Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn with the Linux kernel "linux-signed-image-3.16.0-23-generic", and I am having issues with Ubuntu starting up as well as with ...
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I boot Ubuntu 14.04 from external hard disk. Hard disk loses power during shutdown haphazardly

I boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from an external hard disk into my laptop. The drive looses power haphazardly during shutdown with a sound of power being cut off! I get errors while booting again and have to ...
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My computer wont Shutdown? [duplicate]

Okay... So I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Upgraded from 12.04.3 ) I've been using Ubuntu for about two years now and I know myself around the system pretty well... Every time I attempt to shut down ...
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power button on fluxbox: how to “intercept”

When I press the power button, my computer shuts off. No warning. It is a software shutoff (A "ubuntu screen" apears for a time). This is inconvenient for me, because the power button is the only ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 won't restart /shutdown after enabled hibernate

I have enabled hibernate for successfully (appear on menu ).but i can't restart or shutdown .. my screen still have loading ubuntu logo when restart or shutdown . i have 6GB for Ram and 12GB for Swap ...