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Netbook performs hard shutdown without warning on low battery power

My Asus EEE netbook performs a hard shutdown when it reaches low battery power, without giving any warning - i.e. the power just goes off, without any shutdown process. I can't find anything in the ...
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Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown?

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown? (e.g. in Windows Alt+F4+Alt+F4 Right Arrow Enter)
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How can I safely shutdown/reboot/logout KDE from the command line?

I am not talking about shutdown and reboot commands. I want to initiate the same routine from command line that would be performed if I would press the logout/reboot/shutdown button inside the KDE ...
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How to shut down the computer after a task has been completed?

I usually start a download before I go to school. Which command should I use to automatically make the necessary saves and turn off the computer after a particular task has been completed? (Say, ...
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Shutdown stuck at Ubuntu logo

I've installed my Ubuntu11.10 yesterday. I updated it and now when i go to shutdown it stucks at Ubuntu logo (the one with the white small balls). I waited 20 mins and nothing, i always have to ...
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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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how to shutdown a linux machine, including the root password, in 1 line?

How do you include the root password, say for shutting down an ubuntu machine? like, sudo shutdown now is it possible to include the password on this 1 line? like an extra parameter? reason for ...
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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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Logout scripts: not completed on shutdown, reboot

I'm trying to do some stuff at logout, and the task can take up to 5 minutes to complete. If the user chooses Power off or Reboot directly, the script is killed before completion. If the user just ...
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Shutdown / restart does not complete [closed]

Sometimes when I try to shut-down or restart, I get an error saying: A program is still running: Unknown Not Responding It gives three choices Lock Screen Cancel Reboot anyway (or Shutdown Anyway) ...
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How do I call gnome-session-quit with countdown from Unity?

To be able to shutdown with a keyboard shortcut we can assign gnome-session-quit ---power-off to a custom shortcut. In Unity this will lead to the following dialog: Then we need another at least ...
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disable shutdown/suspend if there is other user logged in via ssh

I remember that in versions of ubuntu around 9.04 was possible to disable user to shutdown ( and maybe suspend too ) system if there was other user logged in.Something like policykit or similar. Is ...
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How to hide console messages on shutdown?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with kernel version 2.6.38-020638-generic. On the shutdown process when the desktop wallpaper is gone, there is always a black console printing some messages and then the ubuntu ...
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How to execute script on shutdown?

I want to execute script before I shutdown my machine that writes date to a file (so I do know what time I finish working). How to do it?
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How to shutdown/restart/suspend … without authentication or confirmation?

I am looking for a terminal command to shutdown without having to write down my password and without installing any extra programs. As when clicking the shutdown button, why it is not asking me for ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing on shutdown/reset and having problem with Nvidia

I've just installed ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop (Asus N56JR). I noticed that when i click on reset/shutdown my computer freezes and it wont turn off. I waited for too long, But nothing happened. I also ...
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Why does nothing happen when I click “Shutdown” from the “shutdown…” dialog?

I've been through all questions with the 'Shutdown' tag on this site - but this is different. I choose "Shutdown..." from the session menu. I then click "Shutdown" on the dialog that appears. ...
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How do I remove the shutdown confirmation menu?

How do I remove the shutdown confirmation menu saying "are you sure you want to shut down"? This is the menu that pops up after I press shut down. I can't navigate to it in gconf_editor using the ...
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Unable to shutdown/restart/hibernate

After I installed ubuntu 11.04, it wont shutdown nor restart, it just freeze, and I have to hold the power button in order to turn off my netbook. (It also happens on livecd) Can anyone tell me the ...
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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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13.10 Shutdown/Restart issue

I have a clean install of 13.10 using the 3.12 kernel. When I shutdown or restart the process hangs. I press a key and I see: **Killing all remaining processes ....... [fail]** (fail is in red) ...
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Lubuntu - power button doesn't turn off computer,

I am using Lubuntu 13.04 and would like to have the power button cause the computer to shut down. Currently it only brings up the power preferences menu (logout, reboot, hibernate, etc...). In ...
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overheating and shutdown problems when adobe flash runs?

I'm a new user of UBUNTU and using a Dell latitude D630. When I browse to site that have some flash animation (mostly advertisements), the temperature of cores increase dramatically (I check with ...
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can't shut down or restart while others are logged in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make shutdown not require admin password? When I'm logged in on my own account and try to do Restart or Shutdown from the "Power" menu, while others are also ...
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Schedule to turn off monitor via crontab?

I want to turn off monitor on a specific period of time automatically (for example between 07:00 and 11:00). Is there any command to be set in crontab file? Is there any better way? In summary: ...
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Eclipse IDE does not start

My computer suddenly shut down due to power failure, while I was working on an Android project using my Eclipse Indigo IDE. Now, if I start Eclipse, only an empty message dialog (see screen shot) ...
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My PC doesn't shutdown from GUI

Since at least a month, my 11.10-64bit PC doesn't shutdown anymore from the GUI. It simply freezes on plymouth screen. If I open gnome-terminal and type "sudo poweroff", it shuts down correctly. This ...
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Can't mount filesystems and computer won't shut down

I've done a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and ran the recommended upgrades. Two things are not working properly. My windows drives, USB drives, external hard disk cannot be mounted. The below error ...
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Will it create any critical problems if one always uses ''shutdown -h now"?

According to this post menu shutdown asks each application to save their work prior to shutting down. Will something more serious happen if one always uses sudo shutdown -h now to turn off the ...
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Where is the Gnome-Shell Shutdown options

My girlfriend is using Gnome-Shell (That traitor!! ^^) and she wants to know where is the options for Shutdown like in Unity (Another point for me and Unity hehe). How can I add/find this option to ...
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Computer won't shut down

My computer will not shut down. I press the shutdown button in the drop box and then it looks like its shutting down and the screen goes black but the computer itself does not stop working and the ...
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Lubuntu: neither shut-down nor restart works [closed]

aI have a freshly installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 (installed with forcepae option on a laptop with Pentium M processor). The only problem that I have found so far is that I cannot shut-down or restart the ...
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How can I make sure one Upstart job stops before another Upstart job stops?

Sometimes my server is shut down via an ACPI shutdown, and I've managed to get my process to gracefully shut down. However, my process (Job A) relies on another process (Job B) during its graceful ...
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Lost privileges since upgrading to 13.10

Since upgrading to 13.10, I no longer have the 'privileges' to do the following things: Mount USB/CDROM drives Run software centre or software updater Press the GUI shut down or restart buttons ...
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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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When Shutting down or hibernating it just goes to the login screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can’t shut down nor reboot without console Title says all. When I choose shut down or hibernate if my computer has been on a while, it just goes to the log-in screen. ...
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Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04

I've had persistent problems with a 5 minute hang at shutdown for the last three versions of Kubuntu (13.04, 13.10, and now 14.04). I suspect this is not a KDE-specific problem. Recently, I performed ...
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Console text appears on shutdown

I updated to 10.10 from 10.04 -however not with a clean install but with online update. Since then at shutdown some console texts appear (next to the red spot representing the shutdown steps). Im ...
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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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Remote reboot over ssh does not restart [duplicate]

I would like to remotely reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server via ssh. I do sudo reboot and I loose connection and the server connection does not reappear. It does not ping. When I go the the physical ...
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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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How do I get a warning before my laptop powers off?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, when my laptop battery hit somewhere around 20% power, the icon in the Gnome panel (I use Flashback) would turn red. Also, there would be intermittent warnings telling ...
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12.04 reboots rather than shutting down

I have a ruvo with a fresh installation of 12.04. When I try and shutdown the computer reboots. Until I upgraded (by doing a fresh install) I ran it with Ubuntu 10.04 and I didn't have this issue. I ...
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Delay shutdown until UbuntuOne has finished synchronizing

when logging out to a different user, shutting down, or restarting the machine sometimes I can get this message some programs are still running program list waiting for programs ...
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Can't Shutdown after installing 13.10

After installing Ubuntu 13.10 saucy, I can't shutdown. I have to lock the system and then shutdown from there. Please Help !
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Timed Shutdown - shutdown after 30 minutes [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 13.04, I got in the habbit of closing my Acer Netbook and forgetting about it for a week+. I open it up to find it has still been running. How do I set it to shutdown after 15 ...
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What is the proper terminal-way to shutdown?

I was trying to shutdown my PC through SSH. I executed sudo shutdown now The user was logged-out and Ubuntu starting turning off, but it froze at the last screen with the Ubuntu logo and the loading ...
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How to automatically install updates before shutdown?

Windows 7 automatically installs updates before shutdown. Can I get the same effect on Xubuntu? I want to install Xubuntu on a friend's machine and make sure that security updates are installed, but ...
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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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How to safely shutdown Guest OS in VirtualBox using command line

I have Ubuntu 10.10 and using VirtualBox 3.2. As a Guest OS I have another Ubuntu in the VirtualBox. I am starting Guest Ubuntu automatically using following command once my Host Ubuntu boots: ...