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Shutdown logs out instead of shutting down

Many times (not all the time) when I want to shutdown or restart, the computer does not shutdown but goes to the screen for changing the user. I am the only user of my computer. So I had to ...
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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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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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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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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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Installing nVidia drivers for Quadro FX 880M on 10.10 caused shutdown/startup issues

So I was facing weird graphics drivers issues due to the default nouveau drivers that came installed with Ubuntu 10.10 hence I installed the latest nVidia graphics drivers & the weird graphics ...
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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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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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Why is shutdown so much slower than previous versions?

I have made a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 on my netbook with a SSD disk, but it takes so much longer to shut it down in comparisson with 11.04, 10.10 or 10.04 which were ultra fast. It will take ...
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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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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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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 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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Shutdown when Ubuntu One has synced [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: some programs are still running… is there anyway to auto delay the shutdown? My Ubuntu One sometimes takes a while to sync when there's lots of data added to the ...
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Unable to shut down [closed]

After installing a wireless keyboard and mouse I cannot shutdown my pc. I have tried to shut down from the console as well, but the result doesn't change. How can resolve my problem? thanks in ...
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How do I fix a shutdown problem?

Often I cannot perform a soft shutdown or restart. The desktop might sound the console error sound once and then nothing happens. I end up having to use the pushbutton momentary switch, holding it ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to ignore power button presses?

I've got a small media server that sits under my TV, and it runs Ubuntu 11.04 desktop x64 with XBMC on top. I've got a problem in that unknowing users / visitors occasionally press the power button '...
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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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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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shutdown button disappears when logging in

recently installed the oneiric ocelot and its awesome,but one fine time i logged out of it and when i logged in the shutdown button disappears,when i upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 got a error message ...
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Computer won't shut down

My computer will not shut down. I press the shutdown button in the drop box and then it looks like its shutting down and the screen goes black but the computer itself does not stop working and the ...
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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 off ...
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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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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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Does powering off the PC without shutting down harm the system?

I accidentally killed Compiz in my Unity session and couldn't restart it. So I powered the PC off with the hardware button. I am wondering if that could cause damage to my system? I didn't have any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Oneiric ...
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USB stick not avaliable after rebooting from Live session

Ive noticed a really annoying behaviour in Ubuntu: whenever I restart or shutdown the PC from a Live session, the USB stick becomes unavaliable when it reboots/turns on (as if the "safe removal" ...
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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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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 ...