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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Shutdown, logout, restart not working in 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed compiz settings manager and cairo dock. The top right corner which gives you option for about this computer system settings shutdown restart logout and ...
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Slow shutdown due to modemmanager and .. nm-dispatcher.action?

My ubuntu is slow to shutdown, and the culprits seem to be modemmanager and something called nm-dispatcher.action. On shutdown I get a message on the terminal saying something like "asking all ...
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What is the most “Ubuntu” way of preventing certain users from shutting down, suspending etc?

On a traditional Unix system, non-root users cannot do this. What is it that gives users this ability in modern desktop environments and how would I go about disabling this on a per-user or per-group ...
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Ubuntu suspends when the lid is closed after pressing shutdown

I am running 12.10. Usually when I am in a hurry I press the shutdown button on the bar and close the lid of my laptop just after that. Often, I observe that instead of shutting down, the system ...
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Why does Ubuntu 11.10 start and shut down so slowly?

Ubuntu's always been very fast on my computer. I have 3GB RAM, and previous versions booted in under 40s and shut down in under 5s. Most recently, Natty took 40s to boot and only 4s to shut down. ...
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How to shutdown the computer when hitting the Power button?

I have a Xubuntu Lucid 10.04 computer plugged in to my TV. I use the command line to administrate it. Right now when I hit the power button it just opens a Logout screen. How can I set it up so that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not shutting down properly

When I shutdown or reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 it doesn't ever finish shutting down. I end up stuck on a black/blank screen and have to hold the power button to shut it down. Does anyone know where I can ...
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How can I assign Ctrl+Alt+Delete to shutdown dialog?

In Oneiric Ctrl+Alt+Del key shortcut is for the logout dialog. How can I assign it to the shutdown dialog ?
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On shutdown, computer reboots when started via wake on lan

Here's the situation: I start my main computer from another pc via wake on lan "wakeonlan ". All works fine. When I'm done doing what I did, I run "sudo shutdown -h now" (in the ssh terminal in ...
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Keyboard shortcut to shutdown?

I came across Why do we need to be root in terminal for shutdown and restart? and the accepted answer has an explanation indicating that clicking on "Shutdown" in Ubuntu's dropdown menu triggers this ...
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Shutdown slow in 13.04, hangs on shutting down processes

I believe this problem has existed since I upgraded to 13.04. I have an SSD, so differences in boot/shutdown times are very noticeable. It used to take a couple of seconds to shut down - now, it takes ...
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My computer wont shutdown

If I try to shutdown my computer it simply takes me back to the login-screen. I looked around and found : Type in terminal: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Find the line: ...
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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: ...
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What is the difference between shutdown and poweroff commands?

I've a home server I'm playing around with :) I want to learn server administration... I have hard time understanding difference between shutdown -h now and poweroff -h now My logic tells me it's the ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 will not shutdown

I have just upgraded my computer from ubuntu 12.10 to ubuntu 13.04, and now when I go to turn off my computer, it will not shut down fully. The Power supply keeps running, even when it is "off" Any ...
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What is the command to open the shutdown dialog?

I would like to use a gesture to shutdown/restart my computer and I need to know the command that launches the shutdown dialog:
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Why does my system boot so slowly?

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 a few days ago. It is really awesome but the problem is that it takes unusually long time (about 20 minutes) for the login screen to appear after the Ubuntu startup screen. ...
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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 ...