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Clicking on “Shut Down” system is displaying “Lock” and “Log Out” button

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10 (32 bit) Problem Description: Clicking on Shut Down from the ubuntu top panel , system is displaying Lock and Log Out button. Even both the buttons (i.e. Lock and Log Out) are ...
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Stale NFS file handle on shutdown

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10, and I have a network attached storage device (HP Mediavault). Usually, but not always, when I shut down the shutdown gets stuck on the message "Stale NFS file handle". The ...
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Can you add a startup and a shutdown sound ? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was wondering if there was any way to insert a startup and shutdown sound (ideally using a piece of software). If anybody has any ideas, they would be much ...
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how to start interactive shell during shutdown?

I want to start a shell after /etc/init.d/umountroot stop . I tried: /bin/bash </dev/console >/dev/console 2>&1 But it's detached from tty and typing in it is unreliable.
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Computer will not turn off properly

I have Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 x86 on my old ~2007 iMac. It is not dual booting and it runs an intel processor. It has 2 GB of RAM. My issue is that after I push the "Shutdown" button from the user menu ...
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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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usb ubuntu when reboot or shutdown and then boot again files are removed [duplicate]

i added ubuntu 32bit on my 4gigabyte u.s.b and its running fine! but the problem is that i created 2 files in the desktop and when i reboot the files where vanished and i realized that its not saving ...
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Cairo-Dock disabled my Restart and shutdown options

I had Cairo-Dock installed and I had added it on start up. Later I removed it using apt-get --purge remove and removed its packages using synaptic package manager. Yet I can access Cairo-Dock and ...
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How to add the shutdown options to the unity

How to add the options: shutdown reboot logout Suspend Hibernate Lock Screen to the unity dash as shown in the picture below.
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Ubuntu STILL restarts on shut down and now I can't open grub after a troubleshoot edit

I'm new to this OS, in fact I just installed 12.04 two days ago and have been troubleshooting non-stop ever since - some things I managed to solve (installation crash from USB boot, black screen after ...
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Unattended upgrade shuts down the host instead of rebooting it

I have set the flag for automatic reboot of the host when required after an upgrade. Unfortunately the host is apparently shut down and not restarted. I didn't check the scripts yet, but I checked ...
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How can I modify the power button behaviour?

I want the PC to shut down without any dialogue, but let time for the applications to close properly. One solution is, to change powerbtn.sh to: shutdown -h now but that does not wait for all ...
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In lubuntu autostart dual screen works properly only after every shutdown and boot, but it does not show properly after reboot

I have lubuntu 13.10 in a P4 laptop with external screen. I have set Arandr on startup to open dual screen in extend mode. When I shutdown computer and I boot again, the dual screen works fine. But ...
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Execute script before Ubuntu system get shutdown

I want to run my script before the ubuntu system get shutdown . So for that I have created my script inside /etc/init.d directory and make it executable i.e. chmod +x K99pr.sh. Also created another ...
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how to stop xubuntu from opening programs when powered on

Whenever I shut down xubuntu, if I happen to have any programs open, they start back up when I start up xubuntu. How do I stop it from doing this? The reason I want to stop it instead of just closing ...
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System shutdown, instead suspend or hibernate

I have here an LG laptop S 460, Intel Core i5, with 4 gb memory. I can't get suspend/hibernate with KDE running on Ubuntu or Kubuntu suspend/hibernate don't work properly. With Mageia, everything ...
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Trap the shutdown event of ubuntu system

I have ubuntu system and I want to check the condition before the system goes off means system get shutdown. If condition is satisfied then allow to shutdown the system otherwise halt the shutdown ...
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Notificaciones de Ufw

Anterior Utilize Gufw y firestater ellos me daban notification de conneciones no desea a puertos y/o cualquier tipo de accion que no yo no quiciera pero estoy avanzando a ufw (La Base y no logro ...
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On shutdown Ubuntu 12.04 has trouble unmounting my SSD

On a fresh (today) install with Ubuntu 12.04 Shutdown is always UN-succesfull. In the console it tells me that it is UN-mounting my primary drive (an SSD, mounted as a Scsi device, where it actually ...
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WineCfg launch immediately shuts down

After installing WINE I was not able to launch the WINECFG program from either the application list or from a terminal window. I am getting the error below from the terminal. Thoughts on how to fix ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, asus f550c : it do not go in power save mode

If I remove the charger from my laptop asus f550c, it do not go in power save mode, as I can see from the applet CPU frequency scaling indicator Indeed, usually if I suspend the laptop, it has very ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Does not shutdown my computer

I know there is another thread for this issue, but the website does not let me add any comments, it says I need to have 50 reputation. Anyway, I just installed my first Linux OS on my test laptop a ...
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Wireless driver (Relink RT3290) not working

I'm having HP ProBook 450 and Ubuntu 13.10 with 3.11 kernel. Laptop was new, it came with SuSe Enterprise edition but as it was not possible to be translated to my local language I installed Ubuntu. ...
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PC System Status Bios visible through shell?

I am looking to view some settings that are visible through the bios in the command line. Our system has a built in holdup charge (shows SUSV status in bios) that I would like to poll regularly for a ...
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Lubuntu Won't Shut Down On Custom Computer

I have just installed Lubuntu on a custom computer with an Intel D915GAG Motherboard, and it will not shut down, it will just keep showing the graphic with the little dots turning blue and white below ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.10 but not booting

My computer Intel i5-4440 Intel DB85FL motherboard DDR3 RAM 4GB WD HDD 500GB Installed Ubuntu 13.10 from DVD on a previously installed version of 12.04.1. Installation was successful, and asked for ...
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How do I guard ubuntu for power outage?

I develop industrial equipment with embedded PC and Ubuntu 12.04.3. Web server(apache) and DB(sqlite) running automatically when I turn on this PC. User can't shutdown in the correct sequence. ...
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shut down without extra question [duplicate]

When I select shutdown in the top right corner, I get an extra question in a new window in the middle of the screen with a big button to shut down. How can I directly shut down Ubuntu 13.10, without ...
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Stuck at Purple Screen

Whenever my computer turns off while booting due to a power failure,I get a purple screen with boot options when I on it once again.The problem is I am stuck in this screen forever and nothing I do ...
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Ubuntu crash 12.04, can't shutdown system

I was working with code::blocks, while running Glut project, it complained permission denied: cant open /usr/include/GL/glut.h, so I did this sudo chmod -R 777 /usr. I then I restarted the computer, ...
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How to shut down the system

How do I turn Ubuntu off? I can't find a button called shut down or turn off.
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Stop process on power button press

I have an old ubuntu pc running a minecraft server, but I only want it on at certain times. I want to be able to turn it on and off using only the power button. I am able to turn it on, but to turn ...
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Why is the ui allowed to halt/reboot [duplicate]

Why is the ubnutu ui allowed (as in many other linux distros) to halt/reboot the computer, but the logged in user in command line not? Does the ui run in superuser mode mode? Or how can that be done ...
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Before I upgraded to saucy, an ssh connection would prevent a shutdown started from X11

I upgraded to saucy not too long ago and now an X11 user can shutdown even if I'm connected to that computer via ssh. Before the upgrade, an ssh connection would prevent the X11 users from shutting ...
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wi-fi on ubuntu 13.10 with dell ins 6400 and some shutdown issue

I am a totally linux noobie, and recentely installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my dell ins 6400 leptop (wich has internal wifi chip) in dual-boot with Win XP. the memory is compleatly formated and contain ...
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sudo reboot shuts down instead of rebooting on a X10SLM-F

I have a server with the motherboard X10SLM-F (Supermicro). I successfully installed Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS on it. The problem I have is that, when I give the command: sudo reboot, the server doesn't ...
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Confirm shutdown with Zenity?

I got this command which enables me to shutdown Ubuntu 13.10 directly from the keyboard (without needing to open a terminal and running something like sudo shutdown -h now): dbus-send --system ...
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Random shutdowns/system hangs (AptDaemon)

I've tried turning acpi=off in grub but have had no luck. Looking at my syslog in var/log, this is what happens before almost every shutdown with some variance: Feb 19 07:37:08 x-desktop rsyslogd: ...
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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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Putty fatal error: Network error: connection refused (ubunty server) [closed]

I applied the below mention code to my server and after few mins i tried to re-connect to the PUTTY then its started showing me this error Putty fatal error: Network error: connection refused (ubunty ...
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Broken pipe and other messages at logout and shutdown

Desktop system with 12.04 LTS 32-bit installed from USB, all updates applied. No other OS on system. Everything seems to work fine, but system will be used in a literacy center where anything unusual ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lag

Ubuntu lags, more time consumed to the starting screen, now I see no starting screen at all, the PDF viewer of Firefox is extremely slow and laggy. In the latest update even the mouse didn't respond, ...
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how to abort shutdown command in ubuntu?

If I give this command for shutting down the system: $ sudo shutdown -h 10:20 "going down" how can I abort it?
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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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How do I make an app run on startup with root privileges?

I'm trying to install a remote shutdown program on my machine , so I can shutdown it from my android tablet , and it needs root privileges to run successfully. I'd rather not have to load it with ...
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Shutdown and restart problem in Ubuntu 13.10 - Problema en apagado y reinicio en Ubuntu 13.10

After installing updates and making changes to Ubuntu - when I shutdown or restart - when I am turning off the system it stays there loading and does not completely shut down. So what I do is ...
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Start up and Shut down Logs

I would like to clean up my laptop, I am not that clued up here so please could I get some assistance with this please? You can email and I can send the logs to you and see what can be done please as ...
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Unable to use GUI interface to Shut Down, Suspend, Restart in my Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (32-bit) on my pc. I have never used Ubuntu before. It's great so far, but I am facing a bug. The Shutdown, restart, and suspend buttons do not seem to work. If I click ...
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Suggestion, Reset clock on shutdown [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot with Win 7. Ubuntu sets the clock to UTC time which messes with Microsofts little brain and means I have to fix the time when going into Windows. Ubuntu can ...
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upstart and incompatible sysvinit scripts

When I reboot or try to shutdown I get the following message: Error: Calling a sysvinit script on a system using upstart isn't supported. Please use the 'service' command instead. How do I find ...