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Stop Ubuntu from displaying Text before Shutting Down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Console text appears on logoff As soon as i press the shutdown button in ubuntu 11.10 it displays text for a few seconds before actually shutting down, its annoying, is ...
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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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Ubuntu 11.10 logs off when clicking shutdown

As the title says: when I click Shutdown from the menu it logs off. When I click shutdown from the log-in menu it does nothing. I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. I can force it to shutdown by ...
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How does the shutdown button works without asking for password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to shutdown/restart/suspend … without authentication or confirmation? If shutdown asks for password (and so does every program which has the option to turn ...
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Shutdown and Reboot is causing Logout, and brings me to Login page

While I am trying to Reboot or Shutdown my system using the menu, I am again routed to Login page. From the login page I am not able to shutdown or reboot the system, only thing i can do is to login.
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Ubuntu does not shut down properly

When I select 'Shut Down...' from the menu, Ubuntu shuts down but, right at the end of the shutdown, there's a very nasty Click! from the hard disk drive. This is a sound I know very well from ...
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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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Customize the power button action (ubuntu 10.04)

I would like to customize the power button action. The tutorial at http://blog.metalight.dk/2010/07/ubuntu-lucid-custom-power-button-event/ works but not always (the number of shutdown processes can ...
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Is there a fix for the won't-restart won't-reboot won't-logout bug in 11.10 [closed]

Since I upgraded to 11.10, neither the "shutdown" (for shutdown or restart) nor the "logout" options in the upper-right-corner menu work. They simply do nothing. While waiting for Ubuntu to release a ...
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Difference between menu shutdown and 'shutdown -h now'

What is the difference between the shutdown menu item and shutdown -h now? The former sometimes hangs up my laptop on Ubuntu 11.10.
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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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Lenovo S12 fails to hibernate, won't turn off and won't restore session, what to do?

My Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) running 11.10 Unity desktop will not hibernate. If I use the Shutdown/Hibernate option, it will go to a blank screen with an flashing underscore cursor in the upper left ...
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Long shutdown time with 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shutdown taking a lot of time I'm not sure if I'm the only one experiencing this, but I haven't been able to google anything. No matter what hardware I'm installing ...
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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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Shutdown taking a lot of time

Whenever I shutdown in my Ubuntu 11.10 box, the icons are changing to the default GNOME icons and it is taking a lot of time to shutdown. What can I do to fix this?
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How can I add the 'shutdown' and 'restart' buttons in favorites in Gnome Shell?

I recently switched from Unity (Ubuntu 11.10) to the Gnome Shell. It took some tweaking to have it all to my liking, but one thing keeps bothering me: I cannot find the 'shutdown' and 'restart' ...
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Gateway m-1625 laptop keeps shutting down

I have a gateway m-1625 laptop. The specs are: 3gig DDR2 ram, amd turino*2 processor 2Ghz, 250gig HD, windows 7 ultimate. After installing Ubuntu 11.10 and using it for about an hour my laptop starts ...
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Dell Studio 1558 shutting down due to over heating

My system (DELL Studio 1558) gets shut down while using GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 11.10 without any message, because the system over-heats. The fan below the processor is also not working. Does any one ...
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Clicking logout and/or shutdown does nothing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does nothing happen when I click “Shutdown” from the “shutdown…” dialog? As a newbie to Ubuntu 11.10, recently I am facing a problem ...
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What happens if I Force power off my pc

Shutdown didn't work for me. It was stuck at Ubuntu Logo. I waited for sometime and finally powered off mu laptop. I want to know what happens if i power off my laptop. In what ways its harms OS ...
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computer won't shutdown because of power management [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and when I run "sudo shutdown 0", the computer doesn't shutdown. It gets stuck on "Disabling Power Management". Any idea of what's happening? Thanks in advance. Also, this ...
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Ubuntu hangs on shutdown

I recently upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. My machine now hangs during the shutdown process, but can reboot just fine. If I turn off quiet and splash boot options, then the following error is displayed: ...
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How to configure Grub to show only splash-screen and error messages during boot and shutdown?

I want to know where do I configure grub boot commands and commands called by lxsession-logout. I wish to make splash screen and only error output on both startup and shutdown/reboot. Startup, as far ...
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How do I configure upstart to run a script on shutdown when the process takes longer than 10secs?

I am running ubuntu 11.10 in a virtual machine (VirtualBox) to learn more about development in linux. I am using a git repository to save my work and have written a script to bundle my work up and ...
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Using Init 0 to shutdown computer

Okay so i have ubuntu 10.10 and for some reason if i shutdown with the shutdown button in the top corner under power or shutdown -h now or shutdown now these things end up restarting my computer. ...
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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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Enabling longer period of inactivity before suspending [duplicate]

I'm just wondering how I would go about having more than 1 hour of inactivity. It would be better if there were higher options, such as 3 hours. Thanks!
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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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Shutdown/Reboot (occasionally) freezes

My computer would occasionally freeze when I shutdown or rebooted the computer for whatever reason. As of late, every time I shutdown or restart it freezes and now it's becoming a PITA. I have no ...
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How can I enable the power button on my server?

The power button on my headless 11.10 server appears to do nothing unless I hold it in for 5 seconds or so, in which case it switches the machine off instantly. What I'd like it to do if I press it ...
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How to run script at shutdown? [duplicate]

How can I make a bash script run only at shutdown? I have searched for it and keep coming up empty handed. I would be fine with either a link or an explanation to how to do it.
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Dell Laptop won't shutdown / restart by itself

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on my Dell Studio 1569. Before this I ran ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. Every time I shutdown, or restart it goes through the usual processes, and shows no error ( ...
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I can't shut down nor reboot without console

After update from 11.04 to 11.10 an wired conduct appears in my machine: Shutdown GUI methods (including reboot) cause only a log off, and in the login screen, shutdown nor reboot options do anything ...
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Pressing the Power Button does not turn off the computer in Xubuntu

I have installed Xubuntu 11.10 on a Compaq Presario P4. I am using it headlessly, to serve files. So the way I can turn off the box is by pressing the power button once. But it refuses to do it. Any ...
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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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What is the 'bizcom' logo that's appeared following my upgrade?

I upgraded to 11.10, and now I notice that when I shut down, I get a weird "bizcom" logo with a backwards copyright symbol: At first this made me think I had installed some dubious hacked package, ...
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When I use the cog and go to shutdown all I lose is the menu

I would like to know the procedure of the GUI shutdown from the cog. This is because I have one 11.10 that will shutdown from the cog and shutdown button but, I have another that if I use the cog and ...
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Choosing shutdown instead logs me out of my session

If I use the menu in the upper right and say shut down the computer goes to the log out screen where I then have to click in the bottom right and tell it to shut down again. from the terminal if i ...
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How do I make the power button shut the laptop down without asking?

The energy options screen, oddly, doesn't have an option for what to do when the power button is pressed! Translating the three options: "Suspend when inactive for:" (it's set to not suspend) "When ...
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Lenovo X220 reboots instead of shutting down

When I push the shutdown button in the shutdown dialog my notebook (Lenovo X220) does a restart instead. I also tried running the "sudo shutdown -P now" from command line -> same result! Before ...
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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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GUI access to shutdown?

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. There is no shutdown button or apparent means of accessing something similar from the GUI. It is extremely annoying having to enter dash, search for the shutdown ...
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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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Clicking Shutdown shuts down immediately instead of showing dialog. Cannot restart

In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric (Unity), clicking on shutdown will immediately shut down the machine instead of prompting with Restart / Shutdown option dialog.
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How can I log shutdown console text? [duplicate]

In Oneiric shutdown is a lot slower than in previous releases and when I look at the console text while shutting down there seems to be a problem with the network manager. Now I wanted to know how I ...
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No logout/power-off option in Unity's power cog menu

After upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10, I don't have a logout/power-off option in the upper right menu. Is there a way to add it?
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How to fix desktop reloading during logout/shutdown/restart after upgrading to 11.10?

Since I've upgraded my system to Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), I'm facing a strange problem each time I logout/shutdown/restart : As usual, Unity's launcher, global menu, desktop items and desktop ...
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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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HP pavilion g6 shutdown thermal overheating

My HP pavilion g6 notebook has the following configuration: Intel core i5 processor 6 gb RAM 1 gb dedicated ATI graphics. It has dual boot system with windows 7 home basic 64 bit and ubuntu 11.10 64 ...
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PC logs off instead of shuts down

I’ve upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 but I have a problem with shutdown. When I turn off my PC it do the logout instead the shutdwon. When arrive to violet screen (login) than I can shutdown my Pc and all is ...