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Shutting down after XBMC deinstallation

I tried to use XBMC on my ubuntu. After usage XBMC i get such problem: When I press "gear" in top right corner and click "Shutdown" it makes "Log out". And I land at select user screen. So i need to ...
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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 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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Shutdown button only logs out ubuntu 15.04

Since i upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04, if i click on the shutdown button it only logs out and i have to click again on the shutdown button (from the ubuntu login screen) to power off the pc. How can i fix ...
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Shutdown just logging out [duplicate]

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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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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14.10 to 15.04 upgrade, now I can't poweroff or reboot!

I was previously running 14.10 without any problems on an Intel NUC Bay trail but then after upgrading it to 15.04 my PC won't poweroff or reboot anymore. At the shutdown messages it says umounting ...
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Can not shut down Kubuntu 15.04

I upgraded my Kubuntu system from 14.10 to 15.04. Now I can not shut down or log out from the system using the gui's menu. When I click on the shutdown button, ksmserver goes to 100% CPU and nothing ...
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XPS 13, 2015 model, Ubuntu logo Issue on shut down

Sometimes, during shut down, the Ubuntu logo moves all over the screen very rapidly. I have solved it, and I am posting about it in the event that other people have this problem in the future. open ...
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Shutdown problem after installing Cairo-Dock

I installed Cairo-dock in Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Cairo-dock, Ubuntu native shutdown option is not working. It is only works in Cairo-dock's shutdown option.
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ubuntu 14.04 wireless disconnects after rebooting until router is switched off and on

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Win8.1 on my new laptop. Wireless connection worked well for a day and then it started disconnecting whenever I downloaded something or restarted/shut ...
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Timekpr preventing shutdown

Recently Timekpr, a parental time restriction program has been installed on my computer. While i can shutdown while logged in, when i try to shutdown from the login screen after being kicked out, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and SSH: Automatically shutting down another computer when powering off

I want to shut down another computer in my network when shutting down my own. For that I have created a script that logs into that machine through ssh and powers it off. (SSH keys are set up, so no ...
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Can i still force shut down if i set HandlePowerKey=ignore in logind.conf?

I have xubuntu (-ish) on an Acer c720. The power key is right next to the backspace button and it forces the laptop to shut down when pressed. this causes very frustrating accidents. I have seen good ...
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What is DM device?

A message could be seen when system shuts down, which is "Failure-finalizing DM device." What is DM device and how can I solve the problem? HELLOVENUS, Fantagio
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Battery discharges while computer is off

I bought a hp 15-r003np 2 weeks ago and installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with dual boot (to windows 8). When i shutdown ubuntu, in the next day battery has 85% of charge, despite the computer shutdown. If i ...
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Reboot/Shutdown freeze on ubuntu logo

I have Intel Nuc DN2820FYKH (Celeron N2830, Intel HD, BT, Wi-Fi) with Ubuntu 15.04 fresh install (ran upgrade system after install). All Peripherals removed except USB keyboard. Bios set to non-UEFI ...
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“Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out

While logged in as a sudo user, click the right top power icon, then select and click "Shutdown" menu, it comes up with a dialog asking if I want to close all programs. The dialog has two options: ...
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make boot sequence truly silent (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, on Ubuntu 14.04 using generic kernel, even though kernel parameters include "silent" option, on most boots the open source brcmsmac driver spews log data that makes boot sequence exit the splash ...
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How do I fix Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to work properly with UEFI BIOS Power Management (PME)?

Good morning. I have an ASUS motherboard: F2A55-M v1.02 and it is running the most recent BIOS from the manufacturer: 6603. I use the computer as a media server and want to be able to remotely wake ...
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14.04-15.04 Randomly shutdown/restart

As it says, Ubuntu randomly shuts down at times. Common occurrences that involve these shutdowns include... Playing games Streaming video with tabs in background Playing movies in VLC Specs of my ...
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Run a script on shutdown and not on reboot [duplicate]

I'm executing a script on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS when the server is stopping But I would like to execute it only on shutdown behavior, not whendoing a reboot. I tried to get the value with $1but for ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 randomly shutting down when playing minecraft

I'm new to Ubuntu and my computer randomly shuts down (completely shuts down, screen goes black for a while then it turns off). So far I've only seen the problem while playing Minecraft, but I ...
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shut down linux server and turn on automatically at specific time

I'm having an assignment where the lecturer is asking me to create a bash script to shut down a server at 11pm and turn it on at 6am. I'm able to do it by using sudo shutdown -h 23:00 and it works. ...
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ACPI PCC - Acer E5-511

I bought a notebook ACER model Aspire E 15 (E5-511-C7NE). The default OS was windows 8.1, I have formatted it and installed Ubuntu 15.04. If ACPI is ON I receive the message: ACPI PCC probe failed. ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 can't shutdown — How to find a way to get a shutdown log

I think all is in the title actually, I just need a way to get a shutdown log to understand what can block it. I don't know if the problem comes from Ubuntu itself or Grub though, as my computer ...
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15.04 on laptop

I have 15.04 installed in a laptop. From regular and normal operation machine just shutdown without any warning and/or notification. I ve checked syslog but havent been able to find root cause. Can ...
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works fine but when restarted or shut down it is impossible to open again and after many times it starts again

i donot know anything about ubuntu and installed it from a bootable usb and installed ubuntu 14.04LTS and worked fine. but when i shut it doww and started again it came with 3 options at start page ...
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System shutdown/reboot through arduino?

I am wondering if there is a way to write arduino code to ask Ubuntu to shutdown/reboot over serial communication. Basically, I want to use a Bluetooth sensor connected to an arduino, to be able to ...
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Shutting down and hardware error

After I'm trying to do: # shutdown -P now System is shutting down, but instead of power off I got this kind of message (screenshot): Hardware Error: System Fatal error Hardware Error: CPU:0 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at “reboot: Restarting System”

I know this has been asked multiple times before, but most of these threads don't have an answer. I tried user62664's solution here and ran sudo update-grub successfully, but nothing changed. This ...
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How to try hibernation and shutdown afterward in case it failed on power button press?

I've found how to hibernate on power button press with logind: HandlePowerKey=hibernate in /etc/systemd/logind.conf But can I make it somehow execute something like # pm-hibernate || shutdown -h ...
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Computer won't restart or shut down

I have purchased a new laptop (HP Pavilion 11-n040ca x360; see here). At first I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, but after the installation finished the computer refused to shutdown. I manually closed ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 logout delays long time

I've just upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but now it has a problem when I logout. My computer delays (or freezes I don't know how to say) about one minute or more then logout. In the first shutdown or ...
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How to halt system via script with no user input?

My system runs headless, starts when power is applied, and at the end of the boot automatically starts some software through a .conf file in /etc/init. This starts the script that starts the ...
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Automatically shutdown when switching to battery

I'm recently made my old laptop into a server using Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. But because my laptop has an almost dead battery I want Ubuntu to save all data that it's on (or at least close the running ...
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Ubuntu Crashing Frequently

I am running a Ubuntu-14.04 x64 minimal. It has 64gb RAM, Hexa Core (3.2ghz) and some other stats, that are quite overpowered for my current usage (as i think). The system runs a mysql server and ...
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Computer will not power down [on hold]

Running Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose to shut off the system, the computer kills all processes and attempts? to power down, but does not actually cut power. So the splash screen stays up. I pressed esc ...
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how to take the total working hours of the system in a day?

I need to take the total working hours of the system in a day. That means, take time between power on and shutdown and also subtract the time of system were suspend. Final output must be total working ...
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Hard Drive not Bootable After shutdown

I am new to Ubuntu, and have been trying many of the shell commands to get familiar. Specifically, I ran sudo shutdown 0 which initially worked as expected. However, after rebooting my laptop, I ...
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Remove ATI drivers Ubuntu 15.04

How can I remove ATI drivers? I have disabled AMD GPU from BIOS and now I want to remove the drivers and to reconfigure XOrg. I have a problem and I think that is from AMD GPU. When I wake up my ...
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Laptop shuts down when opening the lid

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop 1 month ago, I have a HP ProBook 450 G2 with Radeon GPU. The problem is that sometimes when the laptop is on sleep and I open the lid, the laptop shuts down. ...
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Does Hard reboot damage my Ubuntu

Some times my laptop gets stuck due to excessive usage of RAM when I open bulky applications. So if it does not respond I shut down the laptop using the power button. Does this damage Ubuntu in any ...
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Half a PC Shut down

When I click on shutdown, the desktop environment closes e.g, the top menu bar, the panel on the side, but applications such as chrome that have been opened do not close and thus the pc doesn't ...
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Is there a command to open the shutdown GUI? [duplicate]

I know I can shutdown from commandline - without a password: What command is executed when shutdown from the graphical menu in 14.04? but I can't see how to open the shutdown GUI. Is this possible?
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Shutdown option

When I click at the top to shutdown. The popup window no longer has the shutdown or reboot option but instead only log out or lock. When I click log out nothing happens. I keep having to execute the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 turns off after unplugging the charger

I have problem with my Ubuntu 14.04. Every time I unplug the charger, the system is shutting down. It occurs only, when the charger is unplugged from computer, but not when unplugged from the power ...
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Lubuntu shutdown process freezes

I'm using Lubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo Essential B50-30, a low-end machine. When I shut it down, after a few seconds (during which you can see the Lubuntu logo and "....") the screen just gets stuck on ...
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systemd: How to modify the HandlePowerKey action with a custom command?

My headless server has a power button. When the user presses it, I want the server to respond with a brief beep, then shutdown the server. The system should only beep when manually pressing the ...
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Ubutnu 15.04 shutdown issue

I have Installed Ubuntu 15.04 OS. I had issue while shutting down the system it Restarts and I have to do force shutdown by pressing Power Button and hold it. I have also searched on the forum but ...