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Ubuntu hanging on shutdown

I have a Toshiba Satellite e205 dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. I just upgraded to 12.04 and I've been having an issue with the OS hanging on shutdown. It will close all the windows and go to the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't turn off (halt) under ESXi 5.0U1

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (server) on my ESXi 5.0U1 server and it's mostly working fine except when I try to turn off the system using the halt command (/sbin/halt) it says "Powering off..." but ...
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Unable to shutdown Ubuntu 12.04

I just have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits just few days ago, and everything is ok, but just some times when I tray to shutdown the system just freezes for a long time, and I have to force the ...
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Cannot shutdown my Sony Vaio

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7) on my sony Vaio. After the fresh install everything was working fine. then I was informed that new driver were available for my ATI ...
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How to correctly unmount an external USB hard-disk?

I have a problem both with mounting and with unmounting my USB hard drive. This appeared when I upgraded to 12.04. Since then, when I insert the HD I get a message: Unable to mount FreeAgent Drive ...
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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 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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What does my computer do when I click 'Shut Down'?

What does my computer do when I click ▸ Shut Down? I mean, is it running a script? What is it running?
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How to invoke the Shutdown dialog in Docky under Lubuntu 12.04

I want to create a button in Docky equivalent to the Shutdown button in LXpanel. I have found that I can create a .desktop file which runs lubuntu-logout and this does the trick. But when I try to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is not doing normal shutdown

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop.Every thing is working fine.But from last two days I am facing a problem and that is when I am going to shutdown my system,it is showing the shutdown process ...
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How can I make my Ubuntu 12.04 auto-shutdown when battery is fully charged?

I would love if someone could give me a script or something like that to make it do what I describe in the title...
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12.04 doesn't accept shutdown command

When I try to shutdown my machine using the normal shutdown menu it just logs off the current user and brings me back to the lightdm login window. I have to open a terminal and execute "shutdown -h ...
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Why do I get a reboot instead of a shutdown?

After two days of installation, strangely my Ubuntu machine is restarting instead of shutdown from both desktop GUI and command line. sudo shutdown -h now sudo halt (doesn't shutdown, instead freezes ...
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Dell D630 with Ubuntu 12.04: fail to shut down

I have a Dell D630 laptop with an updated Ubuntu 12.04. It's not a clean installation, but an upgrade coming from 11.10. After clicking on "shut down", the screen goes black but it keeps with the ...
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Stuck on reboot and shutdown

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I love it. However I have one problem- I am unable to shutdown or reboot properly. When I shutdown my laptop (Acer Aspire 5560) it hangs on the 5 dots and ...
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Shouldn't System-Settings-->Display “see” the monitor correctly?

This is a 12.04 Intel 32-bit system with 8GB Ram and a Gigabyte GT220 NVidia graphics card. The resolution displayed by System-Settings-->Display is correct, but the monitor is detected as "Laptop", ...
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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 12.04 does a restart instead of a shutdown

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 on my Dell Latitude D630C. Now, when I want to shut down the system does shut down but then starts up again immediately. It's like it does a reboot ...
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intel atom getting too hot

I own an Asus 1215N which is getting very hot Intel Atom 525D dual core ION 2 (geforce 220 + GMA 3150) 4 GB RAM Ubuntu 12.04 it hits 86 C at idle. Some times (at load or turned on > 1 hour) it shuts ...
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shutdown in specific way, if no-one uses computer

I have problem because my friends with I live often forget to shut down our computer. I don't know how solution use to pretend it. There is ubuntu system installed. I am looking for solution that ...
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where is the power button setting on 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hibernate missing from power menu and when I press laptop power button I upgraded my system to 12.04 and i'm quite pleased so far. When i hit the power button on my laptop ...
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Power supply cable removed from socket while upgrading to 12

Today I started to upgrade to ubuntu 12 when I accidentally tripped on the power supply cable and the pc shut down. Now it displays two options. To start normal or in recovery mode but nothing works.....
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Screen: Keep programs running after shutdown

Is it possible to run screen on my linux box, and resume activites after shutting down? I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates installed and Screen version 4.00.03jw4 installed from the Ubuntu ...
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Low resolution on “shut down” screen

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and everything runs fine and the resolution is correct when I am at the desktop etc. however the purple screen that appear when you shut down with the dots ticking is in ...
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How to get the shutdown & restart icon back in dash

In Ubuntu 11.10 it was possible to type restart or shutdown in dash, so you could drag that icon in the left panel. Now in the new 12.04 this option has been deleted/removed. Is there another way to ...
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Shutdown issues on my Dell XPS M1530 [closed]

On my Dell XPS M1530 lapttop, I am facing issues with shut-down option after upgrading to 12.04 LTS from 11.10. Sometimes it shutdowns "cleanly". But other times everything goes down but I can still ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 sometimes doesn't halt completely

I am using an Dell Latitude D830 with Ubuntu 12.04. Now, when I turn off the pc, Ubuntu doesn't halt completely sometimes. I think that is due to the latest Nvidia drivers, because in the past with ...
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Is “shut down” missing from Dash a bug or feature?

First and foremost; I did a clean install of 12.04, so this is not an upgrade issue :-) In 11.10 I used to shut down the computer via the dash (superkey and then type shut and enter). This does not ...
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64 bit on Dell Precision M6600 hangs on reboot and shut down

I am new to Ubuntu and I discovered that I can't shut down (then black screen with some lines of text shows) and reboot (then the purple screen with dots appear). I need to hold the power button in ...
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Shutting down via command line causes the system to hang on the shutdown screen

I am using Lubuntu 11.10, and the commands: sudo shutdown and sudo halt do not shutdown my system. Instead the computer hangs at the shutdown screen that appears just before powering off. From ...
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Ubuntu Precise 12.04 and 11.10 do not halt the computer completely, but 10.04 LTS does (Asus P5G41T-M)

I am using an Asus P5G41T-M motherboard with Core 2 Duo E5300. I have tried Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2, the latest daily build of 12.04 and 11.10 (the latest official), both of which act in the following ...
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Dell Studio 1569 Cannot Shutdown in Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04

I have not tried a version of Ubuntu prior to 11.10 on my machine. The laptop will not shut down or restart. Shutting down causes it to pause at "Will now Halt", where upon it sits until the battery ...
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UNKNOWN process when ending user session [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find out which “Unknown” program is still running and preventing shutdown? This process sometimes shows up when shutting down and it never ends in cases ...
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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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Shut down when asked without terminal help

My system has Ubuntu 11.10, and it will not shut down when asked to. It will reboot to the sign-in page. I have been using sudo shutdown -h now to shut down, but is it any way to put this into the ...
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Sony Vaio randomly shuts down

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a Sony Vaio Laptop. I'm trying to learn the Linux operating system. I have a alight issue in that the computer randomly shuts down. It seems to go through the ...
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Precise Beta 2: Screen won't power down

I am running Precise beta 2 on a Dell Latitude E6410 with nVidia graphics. I have set up the power management to turn the screen off after 10 mins of inactivity. Instead of it turning off, it simply ...
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Why does my Laptop overheat ever so often and shut down with Ubuntu 11.10 installed?

I had Windows 7 until yesterday, and then i wiped out my hard disc to install Ubuntu 11.10. But I've noticed that it overheats VERY quickly and gives you no reaction time and just switches off! ...
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Risk of hard shutdown

What is the worst case scenario of a hard shutdown with ubuntu (11.10)? (in other words, turning PSU off) data loss os instability etc
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How (if at all) can I recover lost gnome settings after unclean shutdown?

I had a power outage the other day and when I started Ubuntu afterwards it told me that it found some errors on disk, fixed them and restarted. Then I finally got to login and: I have all my regular ...
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Destroy guest OS using php

I am using libvirt-php to manage my virtual machines, and I need to shutdown/destroy domU. For this I used the following php script: < ? php $conn=libvirt_connect("xen:///"); $...
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Shutting down with power button without x11-session

When pressing the power-button inside a (gnome-)session, ubuntu asks me what to do and shuts down after 60 seconds anyway. No problem so far. But if i'm not logged in in a gnome-session (for example ...
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Laptop heatup and auto-shutdown. Any perm damage?

So I've been using Ubuntu for a week now and I've noticed that my laptop heats up like crazy compared to windows and it auto-shuts down. Now I know that if I go to the terminal and use the command "...
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What might cause a laptop to suddenly turn itself off while running Ubuntu, but not while running Windows?

A friend was complaining that her 3 year old Windows Vista install was taking "up to an hour" to become usable after booting, so I offered to take a look at it. There was a whole mess of stuff ...
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Cannot Shutdown, this is what i see while shutting down

When i Shutdown or reboot i cannot do so. i get the error as mentioned in the screenshot... It happens if any user tries it after logging in... if i dont login at the lightdm screen on power on and ...
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Lost power during upgrade, how do I recover?

I was attempting to update my 11.10 install to 12.04beta. During the install step, I accidentally lost power to my laptop (the power cable came unplugged) and it shut down. Whenever I go to boot now, ...
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Suspending a process and resume after a system shutdown/reboot

Under Ubuntu you can suspend a process by kill -STOP [process ID] and resume by kill -CONT [process ID] But my question is, does this also work after a full system shutdown/reboot ? Will the ...
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How to create a timed shutdown, based on idle state? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I shutdown my PC when the system is idle? In Ubuntu 11.10, when I go to System Settings > Power, I get the option to suspend my machine after it's been idle for a ...
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KDE 4 opens up the items that were not closed at shutdown again

Let's say i have Chromium and Dolphin open up when I shut down, then both are reopen upon reboot.How do I prevent this ? DWM : KDE 4 Linux flavour : Ubuntu
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Why can't I login after a hard reset?

Ubuntu boots normal, and I can even login in terminal at any TTY (tt1 ~ tty6), but not in Graphical mode. This happened after a power-suspend. As I was trying to resume after the system suspended due ...