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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 and/...
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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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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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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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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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How to see what's going on during shutdown

Since a few weeks, Ubuntu freezes almost everytime when I shut it down. I know it because the shutdown animation stops and nothing is responsive: Ctrl+Alt+Del or AltGr+Syst+reisub don't make any ...
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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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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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How to enable shutdown timer?

Before I upgraded to 10.04 last spring, I remember having a timer counting down from 60 after clicking the shutdown button. This gave me a 60 second time frame to interrupt the shutdown in case I ...
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shutdown -P works, but shutdown -r does not

I have a headless Ubuntu Server 11.04 box. If I use: sudo shutdown -P now It works every time. However, if I instead want to simply restart the machine: sudo shutdown -r now It fails to do so. ...
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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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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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Where Has the 'Shut Down' Option Gone?

I can't find the 'shut down' option anywhere...
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ubuntu *sometimes* restarts when i try to shutdown (shutdown -P now, halt, init 0)

I have had ubuntu running fine from usb external hd. When i bought a new laptop (toshiba L775D-S7222) and tried to boot I found that not always but sometimes there was a problem that shutdown did not ...
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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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Ubuntu 11.10 powers down automatically [closed]

Ubuntu 11.10 automatically powers down after a period of non-use. For example, I can't leave my computer on over night when I am downloading large files because it shuts down. Is this a bug or is ...
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The “power cog” has disappeared [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 beta 1. The "power cog" (the button at the top right corner of the screen) seems to have disappeared. I am not sure what caused that because it was there when I installed 11.10 ...
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How to stop turning off sequence when power manager says that battery is too low and want to power down?

According to this thread I can disable this thing altogether but this battery-critical-power-down not always happens. Is there a way or terminal command that can stop the power manager shutting down ...
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power menu does not have shutdown and restart

I have Ubuntu 11.04 and I works perfect. I do not know what happened but for no reason the logout, restart and shutdown options disappeared from power menu. I did restart it more than one time ...
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Kubuntu hangs on shutdown

Moved out of Unity and installed Kubuntu and so got back familiar desktop, etc but on shut down it starts and then hangs. I had this problem with Unity, as well. No problem with earlier version and ...
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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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Check If Users are Logged In, Check Condition, Shutdown Automatically at Set Time

First the situation: I have a server that I want to shutdown automatically at night (00:00), but I need to make sure no one is logged via ssh in still. If they are, then I will allow up to another ...
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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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Lenovo Y460 Shutdown/Reboot/Logoff doesn't work

This is a part of the massive dump of problems I'm encountering with my Lenovo Y460 and Ubuntu. Problem: Cannot shutdown/reboot/logoff. Logoff issue: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=...
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Automatic shutdown / hibernation after x minutes in suspend?

I have an embedded battery powered device running Ubuntu and want to reduce power consumption. The idea is that if a user does not use a device for ca. 30 min. then the device will automatically ...
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How to uninstall 8.10 while keeping 11.04?

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 11.04 with 8.10 already installed and since then my Dell VOSTRO laptop gets shuts down automatically every half an hour. Although I am using the latest version (currently ...
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How to give shutdown privileges to a user?

I am using Ubuntu 11.04. I want to run a script which checks for a running process and shuts down the system when that process ends. To do this, the user requires shutdown access so that the script ...
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Why does Plymouth boot in fallback text mode?

When starting my system, Plymouth doesn't show graphics but uses the fallback text mode. However, it runs normally (that is, with graphics) on shutdown. Why is that?
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Can't turn off or restart

I'm having problems restarting or turning of ubuntu 10.10 on a samsung r560. I had no problems with previous ubuntu versions. When turning off, ubuntu stays forever in the purple screen with 4 dots. ...
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One click shutdown Ubuntu and load into alternative bootup

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. My GRUB bootloader defaults to Ubuntu. I mainly use Ubuntu, but I occasionally need to bootup Windows to do a few things. If I need to do ...
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Unable to shutdown, only reboot

Ever since I upgraded to 11.04, I have been unable to shutdown my computer. I tried using : shutdown now, poweroff, and halt. But they don't work! The only one that does is reboot. Here is the ...
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Dell Vostro 3400 reboots instead of shutting down

Well the title says it all. After the GUI button of shutdown responded to reboot. I have tried all the command there is but every time I shut down my laptop it reboots. I tried sudo halt sudo ...
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Bring up restart / shut-down dialog box using the keyboard

Which keyboard short cut is there to bring up the restart / shut-down dialog?
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Log out in Kubuntu puts me to a black srceen

I have installed Kubuntu 10.10. when i click leave-> logout the system turns into a black screen just like a dos screen rather than a graphical screen. Once there keyboard does not work. I have logged ...
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MSI U130 freezes on shutdown

The computer freezes when i shutdown. I have tried the acpi options acpi=off and acpi=force but they don't work. The computer is a MSI U130. The only way to shutdown is by long pressing the power ...
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How do I make the 'Shut Down the Computer' window be monochrome?

When I hit the power button of my computer, a window titled 'Shut Down the Computer' appears. It gives a few options, including shutting down or restarting. This window is different following the ...
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System hangs on shutdown if Windows network drive in fstab

I added a Windows network drive (accessed using WiFi) in my fstab about a month ago: //Server/Location/foo/bar /media/myNetworkDrive/ cifs auto,iocharset=utf8,uid=umang,credentials=/root/....
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Auto-Invoke Update Manager to update everything and shutdown after system idle for x minutes?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed on a machine for my parents. The thing is they never request updates from Update Manager even the manager itself prompted them so. Moreover, when they are done with ...
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Can I set a delay on startup sounds?

Is there a way to have the start up sound wait like I did in conky like this? #!/bin/bash sleep 30 Not that its a big deal but my comp boots so fast it does not have time to play the small ogg ...
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Require sudo password for shutdown for one session

I have a computer running Ubuntu that is used by multiple people. It spends a lot of time powered off. On occasion, I would like to start it up using Wake-On-Lan, connect via ssh and start a job in ...
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System crashed suddenly and does not boot after that --because of ubuntu only

I was watching video on youtube and suddely system crashed and then i tried to restart the machine but it just gets to the dual boot menu and after that shuts down again.. I think this is because of ...
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Shutdown fails after upgrading from lucid to maverick? [closed]

It didn't happen in my computer, but in my girlfriend's pc. She upgraded to maverick and now it doesn't shutdown properly, the screen just freezes and she has to shutdown pressing and holding the ...
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How do I use “virsh shutdown” on KVM domains to shut down Ubuntu guests?

I am using various KVM domains on a Ubuntu server. Both the host and guests run 10.04.1, 2.6.32-24 kernel, virsh reports version 0.7.5, KVM 0.12.3. The guests boot automatically when the host boots ...