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Delay shutdown until UbuntuOne has finished synchronizing

when logging out to a different user, shutting down, or restarting the machine sometimes I can get this message some programs are still running program list waiting for programs ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 hangs at shutdown, wierd start ups

I just bought a new Dell machine. It's awesome! It has a 6th Gen Intel i5, Radeon M335 (4gb ddr3), 8gb of ram< win 10. Nothing special, but still quite good. Anyways I wanted to install Ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Startup & Shutdown Issues w/ HP Pavilion x360

I have an HP Pavilion x360 n010dx running Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn with the Linux kernel "linux-signed-image-3.16.0-23-generic", and I am having issues with Ubuntu starting up as well as with ...
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Can't Shutdown after installing 13.10

After installing Ubuntu 13.10 saucy, I can't shutdown. I have to lock the system and then shutdown from there. Please Help !
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Timed Shutdown - shutdown after 30 minutes [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 13.04, I got in the habbit of closing my Acer Netbook and forgetting about it for a week+. I open it up to find it has still been running. How do I set it to shutdown after 15 ...
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Shutdown after a certain time [duplicate]

I am done using my laptop but I am using the hotspot in my smart phone. So I want my laptop to be awake for next one hour. How can I Shutdown the laptop after one hour of time?
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How to safely shutdown Guest OS in VirtualBox using command line

I have Ubuntu 10.10 and using VirtualBox 3.2. As a Guest OS I have another Ubuntu in the VirtualBox. I am starting Guest Ubuntu automatically using following command once my Host Ubuntu boots: ...
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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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14.10 to 15.04 upgrade, now I can't poweroff or reboot!

I was previously running 14.10 without any problems on an Intel NUC Bay trail but then after upgrading it to 15.04 my PC won't poweroff or reboot anymore. At the shutdown messages it says umounting ...
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Shutdown, logout, restart not working in 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed compiz settings manager and cairo dock. The top right corner which gives you option for about this computer system settings shutdown restart logout and ...
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What is the most “Ubuntu” way of preventing certain users from shutting down, suspending etc?

On a traditional Unix system, non-root users cannot do this. What is it that gives users this ability in modern desktop environments and how would I go about disabling this on a per-user or per-group ...
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What is the difference between shutdown and poweroff commands?

I've a home server I'm playing around with :) I want to learn server administration... I have hard time understanding difference between shutdown -h now and poweroff -h now My logic tells me it's the ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 not shutting down properly

When I shutdown or reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 it doesn't ever finish shutting down. I end up stuck on a black/blank screen and have to hold the power button to shut it down. Does anyone know where I can ...
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Cannot shutdown or reboot after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04 on Intel NUC

I have been running ubuntu 14.04, then 14.10 on my Intel NUC model DN2820FYKH for months without any issues. I recently reformatted and reinstalled a fresh copy of 15.04, and after doing so I am now ...
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Ubuntu suspends when the lid is closed after pressing shutdown

I am running 12.10. Usually when I am in a hurry I press the shutdown button on the bar and close the lid of my laptop just after that. Often, I observe that instead of shutting down, the system ...
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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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How can I modify the power button behaviour? [duplicate]

I want the PC to shut down without any dialogue, but let time for the applications to close properly. One solution is, to change powerbtn.sh to: shutdown -h now but that does not wait for all ...
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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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On shutdown, computer reboots when started via wake on lan

Here's the situation: I start my main computer from another pc via wake on lan "wakeonlan ". All works fine. When I'm done doing what I did, I run "sudo shutdown -h now" (in the ssh terminal in ...
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Why does Ubuntu freeze during reboot (14.04 LTS)?

I'm new to this whole Linux thing, and although I have been able to figure out how to set up Ubuntu thus far, there is one issue that bugs me. Whenever I attempt to restart the computer, it freezes ...
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Keyboard shortcut to shutdown?

I came across Why do we need to be root in terminal for shutdown and restart? and the accepted answer has an explanation indicating that clicking on "Shutdown" in Ubuntu's dropdown menu triggers this ...
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Shutdown slow in 13.04, hangs on shutting down processes

I believe this problem has existed since I upgraded to 13.04. I have an SSD, so differences in boot/shutdown times are very noticeable. It used to take a couple of seconds to shut down - now, it takes ...
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Prevent shutdown when rsnapshot is running

Since shutdowns during rsnapshot operation will lead to inconsistent/partial backups, I wonder how to delay the system shutdown while rsnapshot is active. The task is complicated by the fact that I ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Power button instantly powers off laptop instead of showing shutdown menu

Laptop is Lenovo Thinkpad X120e. lshw -short output /proc/cpuinfo The setup is pretty much standard. Not customized in any way, since I just installed it. No packages related to drivers installed, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 will not shutdown

I have just upgraded my computer from ubuntu 12.10 to ubuntu 13.04, and now when I go to turn off my computer, it will not shut down fully. The Power supply keeps running, even when it is "off" Any ...
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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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Asking all remaining processes to terminate… fail

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits with Unity. When I restart or shutdown the PC, it takes too long to do it. It shows the line Asking all remaining processes to terminate... [fail] and after Killing all remaining ...
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Firefox not closed properly when loging out

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 beta2 and out of 25 tries either logging out, shutting down or restarting, my session didn't close Firefox properly 23 times when exiting. The result is the Firefox tabs ...
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Hibernate option doesn't appear in the shutdown menu(s) [closed]

In 13.04, I enabled hibernation by following these instructions: You can also enable the hibernate option in the menus. To do that, use your favorite text editor to create ...
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How to suppress or disable the shutdown option from indicator menu or shutdown dialog?

My goal is to allow user only to restart the system, and deny any shutdown (suspend, hibernate). I am running unity-2d. I 've managed to deny suspend and hibernate with polkit policy files like ...
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How to get the shutdown & restart icon back in dash

In Ubuntu 11.10 it was possible to type restart or shutdown in dash, so you could drag that icon in the left panel. Now in the new 12.04 this option has been deleted/removed. Is there another way to ...
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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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What graphical utility can I use for Ubuntu auto shutdown?

In Microsoft Windows I use switch off software for auto shutdown, Hibernate, restart etc. Can I find something similar in Ubuntu? I read following link. How can I automatically shutdown the system ...
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How do I stop a job before its dependencies?

I have a job that does some things and uses other locally installed services (such as the mail server). Sometimes I do an ACPI shutdown but I need this service to complete the ongoing operation ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 shutdown hangs in Asus A3500E [closed]

On reboot or shutdown, in a old Asus A3500E notebook, with a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 install, the process hangs and shows the messages: "acpid: exiting" "speech-dispatcher disabled; edit ...
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Fix shutdown on HP 530 (kernel 3.9.2 / ubuntu 13.04)

I needed to upgrade to kernel 3.9.3 to get Ubuntu fully working on my HP 530; Black screen after update to 13.04 (HP 530) - Solution available However, the laptop doesn't shutdown anymore or hangs ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't show confirmation dialog for shutdown

After I updated to 13.04, Ubuntu immediately shuts down without confirmation when I press the power button. Also, it doesn't ask for confirmation if I select an otion from the top-right gear menu. I ...
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Cannot shut down on 13.10 and 14.04

13.10 has been re-installed on my i3. I cannot shut down or log out. The power button menu does not help and sudo shutdown -h now also did not help. Can you advise? Other suggestions to my query have ...
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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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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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Mounted NFS shares interrupting shutdown?

I use NFS to share media to all my files on my network. However in 10.10 when the share is mounted my machines cannot shutdown, they seem to sit there. When I don't mount the NFS shares the machines ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not Shut Down at all and gets Stuck on 3 or 4 dots

Ubuntu 12.04 does not Shut Down at all and gets Stuck on 3 or 4 dots. I am using a PC with Pentium 4 processor, 1.9GHz, 1GB RAM. I tried using the command sudo shutdown now, but it gets stuck again ...
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How do I diagnose Hang on Shutdown?

Since one or two months ago, my laptop with ubuntu 12.10x64 hangs during shutdown. There's just a black screen, no harddisk activity, it justs sits there. I feel it happens near the end of a normal ...
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PC restarts after a few seconds when performing shutdown or suspend

After a shutdown or suspend, the machine appears to completely shutdown (all fans stop and are quiet), after a few seconds, everything is powered up again by itself. Despite the many offered ...
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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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Cannot restart, reboot, nor shutdown Ubuntu 11.04

I cannot restart, reboot or shut-down my PC using Natty. Whenever I hit shut-down, restart or in terminal sudo reboot it shows a black screen. If I should press down the power button for while, it ...
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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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Remove “restart” option from menu

When I click the gear icon to open the system menu on my PC, these options are presented: Suspend Restart... Shutdown... The restart options seems redundant, because it literally does the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 64b does not shutdown [closed]

I am a new linux user so i am not familiar with what actually is needed to check. When shutting down or trying to restart i get a screen with yellow letters and the system does not close or restart. ...