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Ubuntu 14.04.3 64bit: Shut down and sometimes boot failure

My PC won't shut down properly and sometimes fails to boot, too. The system is: ACER Aspire ES1-511 Intel Celeron N2930 Quad Core No GPU (Intel HD Graphics) No SSD drive Recently the Ubuntu shut ...
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How to enable shutdown sound on ubuntu 12.04 LTS and up

I need a sound to play when I shutdown. In Kubuntu, there's shutdown sound. But Ubuntu, not anymore
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How do I enable the shutdown sound in 14.04? [duplicate]

I already have enabled the startup sound and the system sounds, but I still can't enable the shutdown sound. What should I do?
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on shutdown

My problem is that when I try to shutdown computer, it sticks at the shutdown screen and these are the only lines I can see: wait-for-state stop/waiting Stoping GNUstep distributed object mapper: ...
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Ubuntu won't restart [duplicate]

I followed the advice of some site: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/bugs The size of the log files... This is the last point I followed when it happened. What I mean by it ...
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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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Change power options for Ubuntu Server via terminal

I have installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a laptop. I want to change some power management options from the terminal (I don't have GNOME or a GUI installed, and I don't want to either). The current ...
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How can I discover why the game Dota 2 causes a reboot?

The background to my question The main problem is that, when I'm playing a game (Dota 2) the computer restarts only (and only) when the game finish (exactly when the scoreboard appears). It doesn't ...
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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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Bypass stop job timer

Is it possible to make ubuntu shutdown right away instead of counting to 1.30min then shutdown. PS: It is a script that is running that gives the message.
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Ubuntu 15.10 restarts but wont shutdown

I have researched a lot and explored all the avenues but unfortunately nothing worked for me.I tried updating the grub, editing the kernel but no success.After i installed 14.04 this issue have been ...
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Power Suspend inconsistently working

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I rely on the power suspend to suspend my system when I am inactive for longer than 30 minutes. For some reason, this doesn't always work. I came to my system ...
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shutdown 0 always remains in single-user mode

When I attempt to shutdown with the gear icon, the login screen always comes back. When I Ctrl+Alt+F1 into a PTY, logon and run shutdown 0, it goes into single-user mode but remains there. ...
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JBL Go Speaker Automatic Shutdown

I bought a JBL Go Speaker about 3 days ago. At first it went smoothly and nicely. Then, the next morning, I used it, I was so surprised why it just turned off all on its own every 5 or 10mins. It ...
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Random shutdowns related to UPS

I'm using 15.04 with a CyberPower CST1300ALU UPS, connected by USB, and after a brief power failure, the computer will shut down after what looks like a USB disconnect. Can anyone help me figure out ...
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Shutdown and reboot not work

I installed Ubuntu 15.10. on an Ideapad 100. I encounter a problem whenever I shutdown or restart; I get past the shutdown text screen and the screen goes black, my computer doesn't power off. I have ...
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What graphical utility can I use for Ubuntu auto shutdown?

In Microsoft Windows I use switch off software for auto shutdown, Hibernate, restart etc. Can I find something similar in Ubuntu? I read following link. How can I automatically shutdown the system ...
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Suspend results in power off

Ubuntu 15.10 (tried other versions as well using both installed and live CDs) on an Acer Aspire E5-574 . When you try to suspend the computer using either the power button, fn-f4 or pm-suspend the ...
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Shut down computer from keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut available to shutdown the computer? I know I can use the Power button, but I would like to be able to it from the keyboard. If such a shortcut does not exist already, ...
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How to Shut down Ubuntu by using keyboard?

How to shut Down Ubuntu by using Keyboard only. [Like Windows style] In windows XP if we press Start+u+u this keys for shutdown. and Start+u+r for restart computer. Start+u+h for Hibernet etc. How can ...
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How to check how long the last uptime if it's not shutdown correctly?

I need to check battery life of some batteries while powering my machine (a BeagleBone). My plan is to plug it in, leave it, and check some time later. If it's dead, then I need to know how long it's ...
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Install packages resulted in reboot/shutdown freeze

I have installed a brand new 12.04 on my Dell XPS M1330 laptop. Initially, it is able to reboot/shutdown normally. However, after I installed my first software, ubuntu-tweak, my laptop was frozen in ...
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Alarm Clock for ubuntu? [duplicate]

How can i use my laptop when is in susped mode or shut down as a alarm clock?. I installed alarm clock applet but it doesnt work when it is in sleep mode.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes with blackground splash immage on shutdown

It is very much like this: link I have tried to change grub options with no avail. blacklisting drivers didn't help too. Situation: whenever I shutdown or restart, all the menus would disappear and ...
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Prevent Ubuntu from shutdown before background automatic updates complete

So there is a situation were I have installed a (x)Ubuntu 14.04 on a friend's PC. Automatic updates are set "download and automatic install updates". The problem is after some months of use, it ...
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Cinnamon Desktop - Clicking menu->shutdown presents no real button options?

When I click Menu then Shutdown (Quit) i get the following dialog: ______________________________ | Session x | ______________________________ | | | ...
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Keeps kicking me off whenever I log in / Unable to shut down / Other things

So ever since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer a few months back after building it, the Software Updater has been pestering me to download updates. Just earlier today, I decided why not, ...
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How to shut down the computer safely by pressing the power button?

So this is pretty simple: when I press the power button whilst the machine is on, it comes up with a menu (of which one of the options is to shutdown) However, I just want it to just start shutting ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck at shut down

installed ubuntu 15.10 on my desktop running on core i7 4930k, nvidia 780ti, 16gb ram, 120gb ssd. Every time I am trying to shut down, it gets stuck at this screen: enter image description here And ...
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Failed to unmount /home and /run/user/1000 on shutdown

When I shut down my 15.10 / kernel 4.2.0-22-generic machine (without kernel parameter quiet splash, so that I see the messages on boot and shutdown), recently there are two red lines in those ...
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Desktop doesn't shut down

I use ubuntu 14.04 trusty tahr, and when my pc down shuts down, the fan runs long after shutdown. There is no power in keyboard or mouse. A forum said to set acpi=force in grub but still no help. I ...
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can't shut it down or reboot my ubuntu 15.04

I have my asus x551ma, I installed Ubuntu 15,04 and it was working good but, now I can't shut it down or reboot or even logging out from the corner above. It only works when I use terminal by typing: ...
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PC not powering off after shutting down

I have a Media PC running the Ubuntu minimal install. This problem occurs for quite a while now and across multiple installs. Right now Im running ubuntu 15.10 with kernel 4.2.0 because I thought it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 won't shut down

Sometimes when I try to shutdown my desktop from the upper right hand corner, it won't shutdown. The desktop icons and launcher disappear, but my desktop photo and top hat are still there. However, ...
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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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Open Stack nodes shutdown automatically

I want to install OpenStack AutoPilot on VMware (for test). so, I download test driver version .OVA and deploy open satck autopilot and 3 nodes (node-1,node-2,node-3). these VMs connected to the same ...
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Ubuntu trusty Crashing

I have been dealing with linux on and off. I recently installed Ubuntu trusty 14.04 to use it as a web and ftp server. however intermittently i believe my system is crashing. I have not been able ...
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Urgently Need Help, Can't boot ubuntu after shutdown didn't properly. [Stuck in black screen]

I Have a Ubuntu Server PC in My Office. last friday the pc boot properly. there's no problem. but then suddenly,this morning, the PC got shutdown didn't properly because the electricity problem in my ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 hangs at shutdown, wierd start ups

I just bought a new Dell machine. It's awesome! It has a 6th Gen Intel i5, Radeon M335 (4gb ddr3), 8gb of ram< win 10. Nothing special, but still quite good. Anyways I wanted to install Ubuntu on ...
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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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Ubuntu can't shutdown / log out properly

When I want to shutdown or log out my laptop it won't and will show a black screen with some messages in it. BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer deferences at (null)` and some other ...
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ubuntu won't shutdown or freezes at splash screen

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. The problem I am facing is, I can not shutdown my machine. Every time I shutdown or reboot the computer (both from terminal and GUI) it get stuck at boot splash screen ...
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Lockup on logout or shutdown

just installed Ubuntu, looks good and can share things from MS windows partitions OK. However, get stuck when I try to logout (2 users setup) or shutdown. Can still get in remotely from another ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 screen shuts down after boot. Problem with NVIDIA. How to set NOMODESET from GRUB [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14.04.3 installed on my new machine equipped with an nvidia geforce 970. Not to mention the pains I had in installing nvidia.352, last night I made a simple update and shut down. ...
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How do I tell Upstart to run a script before shutting down any service?

I want to be able to tell upstart to run a certain script linked under /etc/rc0.d/K99-somescript to run before any of the services such as Nginx, PHP-fpm are shutdown.
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 - unable to shutdown [duplicate]

Well as the title says I am unfortunately unable to shutdown my laptop and must do force shutdown every single time! I have no idea what the problem might be since I reinstalled it a couple of times, ...
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Hibernation Ubuntu Black Screen

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 my HP MINI 1103 as the only operating system. Once you have set and reviewed some power options (started when the display is closed is put into hibernation). I closed ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Shutdown freeze

Desktop computer, Intel motherboard installed Ubuntu 15.10, when I shutdown, it almost freeze. It working on Windows. How can I do? thank you.
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reboot and shutdown command freeze on my Ubuntu vivid 15.04

Every time I have to reboot or shutdown the display keeps on showing the image of Ubuntu with the dots that keeps on going. Even with command from the terminal. I have to press the button to power off ...