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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 ...
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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 ...