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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 ...
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problem with halt command to power off

I use Ubuntu 11.10. My problem is that I cannot power off the computer with sudo halt command. Ubuntu shutting down screen comes and stops at there (something like the pic below). I waited about 15 ...
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Shutdown menu option disappeared

Using GNOME Classic. Yesterday was normal!!! Have the shutdown button after the Log Out... Please see the picture. I appreciate the help
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Why does “shutdown” option only log me out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 11.10 logs off when clicking shutdown When I need to reboot (sadly, the days of 300+ days of uptime appear to be long gone) while logged into my account, the Shut ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 restart and shutdown not working fully

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an Asus p8z68 v-pro motherboard which is a UEFI bios. The install seems to have worked fine except for one thing, when restarting or shutting down it gets stuck at the ...
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ubuntu 11.10 installer starts again after shut down

When I install Ubuntu 11.10 in virtual box, everything works fine till this time. But when i shutdown the machine and boot it, installer again starts. Whatever changes made to the machine are also ...
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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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Cannot reboot or even shutdown my ubuntu

I use ubuntu 11.10. I recently installed gnome shell. The problem I'm facing is that i'm not able to restart or shutdown from ubuntu. I clicked on restart or shutdown button and nothing happens. Just ...
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I lost my shutdown sound

I lost both my startup and shutdown sounds. I restored the startup sound adding it to Startup programs, but I don't know how to restore my shudown sound. I checked if the sound file is in /usr/share/...
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Shut down after YouTube upload is finished

I upload youtube videos over night using a computer running Ubuntu 11.10 as it really eats my bandwidth. But it's normally done when I'm not around, so it wastes quite a bit of energy leaving it ...
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Ubuntu 11.10- Shutdown Problem

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with latest updates. From last Two Week, When I try to Shutdown Ubuntu,some times my PC freeze with Ubuntu Normal Shutdown Screen and shutdown by pressing power button on CPU. ...
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Tool to shutdown system when there is no network traffic

I am looking for a script or a tool which I can turn on, when needed, which shuts down my computer if there is e.g. no network traffic for say 10 minutes, or below 100kb for example. Would be really ...
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Can I disable the splash screen and output verbose information when I shutdown?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10, though a little different with Ubuntu, they may be alike to some extent IMO. now I want to disable the splash screen and output verbose information in text mode when I ...
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Why am I unable to restart or shutdown my computer from the LightDM login screen? [closed]

I'm not sure whether this is a bug (in which case I'll submit a report) or I'm doing something silly! My problem is that I cannot restart or shutdown my computer from the LightDM login screen, this ...
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Shutdown or Restart only logs me out

My workstation at work is running 11.10 (lightdm). Shutting down or restarting has always worked up till last week. My workstation is generally left on through the week and shutdown at weekends. ...
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My system doesn't go shutdown

Sometimes my system doesn't go shutdown when I click at this element of menu. If I run "sudo halt", system freezes at the splash screen. Why? What can I do to solve this problem? Thank you. Sorry for ...
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How to trigger a program at shutdown

How to trigger a program when shutdown occurs and trigger the another program when login occurs in Ubuntu
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How do I check if last shutdown was clean?

How can tell that my last shutdown was properly done in Ubuntu 11.10 or if the machine was powered off before shutting down the OS?
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Why is network-manager adding 10 more seconds to shutdown time?

Without network-manager installed, my system shuts down in 2 or 3 seconds. Why does it take almost 15 seconds (which is a 5-time increase) with network-manager installed and can't this time be ...
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Ubuntu Logs off on shutdown, Proper shutdown/restart too doesnt work

I don't know what i did or what happened? but my ubuntu logs off on clicking shutdown... running the shutdown or reboot command too doesn't shutdown.... how can i find the log? all i know is there ...
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How to cancel a shutdown process invoked through a low battery state? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop turning off sequence when power manager says that battery is too low and want to power down? Usually I open a root window to have a chance to stop the invoked ...
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Why can ubuntu perform a shutdown from the GUI even though it is prive on the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between menu shutdown and 'shutdown -h now' Why can ubuntu perform a shutdown from the GUI even though it is prive on the command line? By what mechanism ...
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How can I add to a already running process an additional 'shutdown' command?

On a regular basis I forget to add && shutdown -h now to a long-running process. Is there any way to add a shutdown -h now command after the first command was invoked? It is not intended to ...
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How shutdown the computer from console with option to cancel?

I want close the gnome session and shutdown the computer when the downloads finish but I want to show the shutdown window to can cancel it in some cases. I use: gnome-session-quit --power-off --force ...
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How can I improve performance and user experience in 11.10 (boot + shutdown time, graphics, …)

I've been dual-booting with Ubuntu and Windows since Ubuntu 9.04. This was the first time I used Ubuntu and was really happy with it. The boot and shutdown time was very nice and much shorter than on ...
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equivalent of command line 'shutdown -h +60' but for suspend to RAM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hibernate/suspend from the command line and do so at a specific time and a relative time? what is the equivalent of a command line like 'shutdown -h +60' but for ...
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Ubuntu doesn't seem to shut down unless I force kill it. suggestions? [closed]

When I am logged in, I press shut down and it logs out. from the log in screen I try to shut down and nothing happens. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Why am I having overheating problems on HP Pavilion g6-1058er?

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on my laptop HP Pavilion g6-1058er and I've got problems with it. When I shut down or reboot my pc, when I turn it on again, my bios gives me this warning: (...
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No action when shutdown pressed

My system: Ubuntu 11.10 latest updates with custom gtk3 theme This is the output of .xsession-errors: WARN 2012-01-15 21:44:04 glib.glib-gobject :0 invalid uninstantiatable type (null)' in cast ...
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Why does my computer get stuck on the shut down screen? [closed]

When I shut down my computer it always gets stucks on the shut down screen (where it displays the Ubuntu logo and the little dots). I tried to shut it down through shell, I checked the init. process, ...
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How to shut down my computer?

I can't find a dialogue anywhere on the desktop (like on Windows Start/shutdown) to shut down Ubuntu. I downloaded and ran the Ubuntu live CD and after I ran it, I couldn't shut it down. I had to hold ...
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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. If ...
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How to disable shutdown/reboot/suspend/hibernate?

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop PC with GNOME. How can I fully disable the reboot/shutdown/suspend/hibernate functions in GNOME or even with root? So that the root gives out the "reboot" or "pm-...
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How do I repair the shut-down/Log-off button?

I use the computer with 2 users. With one user all works fine. With the second user account, the shut down and log-off buttons do not work anymore while screen locking standby and hibernation still ...
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shutdown logging in ubuntu 10.04 & 11.10

When my system starts up it logs everything into syslog/dmesg. And I can review it for problems. When my system shuts down, where does that get logged? I didn't see anything obvious in /var/log in ...