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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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How to change Xubuntu shutdown time?

I want to change the Xubuntu shutdown time or parameters. Indeed, I have problems with it. After I restart Xubuntu, it shows me crash messages because Xubuntu shutdowns too quickly. It is like the ...
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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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How can I automatically shutdown the system after a specific time?

How can I automatically shutdown the system after a certain customizable time?
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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 ...
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How do I determine exactly why my computer is unexpectedly shutting down?

For a while now, in both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, my laptop shuts down suddenly and unexpectedly. This only happened when the computer was on battery power, and only when the power seemed to get within ...
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MATE - Missing Suspend and Hibernate buttons, pressing power button shutdowns system immediately

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.5 with all updates and with MATE 1.8.1 from PPA. With recent update I can't suspend or hibernate from mate-power-manager. If I press the power button the system shutdowns ...
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Should I report a problem after my laptop has shut down due to lack of power?

Whenever my laptop shuts down due to lack of power (running out of battery or being unplugged from the mains) I am asked whether I should report a problem, as if the system had crashed. My question ...
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Shutdown button in menu does nothing in 14.04

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 in which the "Shutdown" and "Restart" button's bring up the "Shutdown/Restart" dialog but upon clicking one of these options, does nothing. By nothing I mean, ...
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System cant shutdown if Vagrant box is not halted manually

When I try to shutdown my machine, it "freezes" or it stays stuck on one point, where it can not complete the process. I get the message unregistered_netdevice: waiting for vboxnet2 to become free. ...
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How can I shut down the system from command line without sudo? [duplicate]

I'm not the administrator, so I'm not in the sudo list. How can I shut down the computer from command line without sudo? As I can shut down the computer from GUI, I must be able to get the privilege ...
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Runlevel 0 script not running properly on shutdown

I have a basic script where all it does is delete a specific user on shutdown. I made it executable and created a symlink to /etc/rc0.d/K99deleteuser so that it would actually run on shutdown. ...
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shutdown gets stuck on splash screen

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my old laptop, Dual boot with Windows XP. Laptop specs: Gateway MX6128, 2GB Ram, 32 bit I am completely NEW to Linux... never used it in my life but giving ...
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Timer to shutdown

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC DN2820. And almost every night as I lie down to sleep I listen to music, and my NUC shuts down (On Windows). On Windows it has the easiest command ever in ...
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ubuntu 14.04 hangs during shutdown. Sticks on plymouth splash screen, only responds to forced shutdown

As of a few days ago Ubuntu will no longer shutdown or reboot. It hangs on the plymoputh splash screen with the dots ticking along. If I press one of the F keys at the start of the shutdown the only ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown like when that it had a power cut

I've a problem after my new install of Ubuntu. I successed to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 (in legacy mode/non UEFI), but I've a problem. When I'm in Ubuntu, my pc shut down like if it had a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Remote shutdown teamviewer or php script

when I try to remotely shutdown with teamviewer my Ubuntu 14:04 pc turns off uncompletely because of the teamviewer team advice appear on the desktop (wine supported). I solved by running the coomand ...
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MySQL Server keep shutting down

mysql server is keep shutting down, i am using DigitalOcean 512 MB Memory and 20GB Disk. I am running WordPress and iRedMail. Here are my Error Logs: Version: '5.5.38-0ubuntu0.14.04.1' socket: ...
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Shut down terminal sudo command

I would like to know which is the proper sudo terminal command to shutdown the computer gradually, saving everything, closing everything in the right order, and basically doing everything the computer ...
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How to allow the shutdown of computer using web server?

I have a web server under apache2 and php5. I want to shutdown a computer using web server but to shutdown the computer a current user should be 'root' user because command for the turning off of PC ...
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ubuntu 14.04 hang after start loop service

after I try to start my service (I make a service that I stored in init.d) it seems the service loop that make my ubuntu hangs, well, I try to ctrl+alt+del e i s u b n, but my display still frezze. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 not suspeding on Dell Inspiron 17r

I am with a trouble that my Ubuntu 14.10 system is not suspending nor shutdown. I ran a public script that I found in some other posts but it is not running even. What I can do to make able to my ...
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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 ...