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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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Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon Desktop Environment

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and added the Cinnamon Desktop Environment and I noticed that the restart and shutdown buttons are MISSING! Only Suspend and Cancel are there. In Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 64b does not shutdown

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. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shutdown does not finish

When i shutdown my ubuntu 12,04 appears the "shutdown screen" and it never finish, keep shutting down... i use "tab key" to see the log and the last line says "Stopping Puppet Agent"... and it never ...
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Laptop power button not working

I have a (seemingly rather exotic) Dell Latitude XT2 notebook running Lubuntu 12.04, fresh install. Tried to get the power button to work as expected (opening the logout dialog lubuntu-logout), but no ...
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Cannot shutdown my Sony Vaio

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7) on my sony Vaio. After the fresh install everything was working fine. then I was informed that new driver were available for my ATI ...
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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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Lubuntu - power button doesn't turn off computer,

I am using Lubuntu 13.04 and would like to have the power button cause the computer to shut down. Currently it only brings up the power preferences menu (logout, reboot, hibernate, etc...). In ...
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Cannot shutdown, computer freezes [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 (near windows 7) on my laptop(Dell studio xps 1640 with Ati Radeon HD 3670) and everything is working fine, but when I want to shutdown my computer it freezes! I don't ...
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Computer shuts down when unplugged

I have an MSI Wind U100 netbook (they call it a notebook). Every time I unplug the AC adapter the machine shuts down as if the battery is dead. I get a notification that says "battery is critical and ...
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How do I turn on 'shutdown logging' or operating system tracing?

I have a simple question: how do I turn on logging of the shutdown sequence and X-server, which both keep failing; shutdown that doesn't shut it down, XServer that crashes. I would like to create the ...
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Shutdown fails after upgrading from lucid to maverick?

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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Cannot shut down from KDE workspace after upgrade to Saucy

Adding to my sequel of things broken after the upgrade: NetworkManager broken after upgrade to Kubuntu Saucy User cannot mount disks after upgrade to Saucy When I select shutdown from the KDE ...
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My power button doesn't work under LXDE. How can I fix this?

Ever since I switched to LXDE my power button won't work anymore. I would love to be able to display a fancy logout menu like the one in Unity and similar DEs. How can I achieve this?
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't shutdown or restart (Just a black screen)

I have looked all over the Internet trying to find a fix, but I can't seem to find one. I have a custom built PC running an AMD processor, Nvidia graphics, 16GB of ram and a 1TB HDD for Ubuntu. I am ...
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Computer refuses to shutdown once after using WOL

I just got Wake on Lan working but I have a problem: If I wake on lan and try to shutdown or suspend it just starts up again. This only happens once after using WOL and then it successfully shuts down ...
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How can I shutdown the computer when a certain process ends?

I often run long calculations on my computer and I would like to shut it down when this are terminated. Is there some option to shutdown the computer when a specific process termanates? Thanks for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does a restart instead of a shutdown

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 on my Dell Latitude D630C. Now, when I want to shut down the system does shut down but then starts up again immediately. It's like it does a reboot ...
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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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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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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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Lost privileges since upgrading to 13.10

Since upgrading to 13.10, I no longer have the 'privileges' to do the following things: Mount USB/CDROM drives Run software centre or software updater Press the GUI shut down or restart buttons ...
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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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Ubuntu won't shutdown (stuck on “Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules”)

When try to shutdown the computer it stays on a "Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules" message. It looks like it has to do something with VirtualBox, but happens even if I didn't use VirtualBox at all. ...
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Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?

My computer shuts down by itself at a specific time everyday 6:00am. I can't find what's causing it. I'm a long time Windows user and just recently tried Ubuntu. So I don't know anything about Linux ...
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Why is network-manager adding 10 more seconds to shutdown time?

Without network-manager installed, my system shuts down in 2 or 3 seconds. Why does it take almost 15 seconds (which is a 5-time increase) with network-manager installed and can't this time be ...
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shut down without extra question [duplicate]

When I select shutdown in the top right corner, I get an extra question in a new window in the middle of the screen with a big button to shut down. How can I directly shut down Ubuntu 13.10, without ...
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Disabling Control-Alt-Delete shutdown is not working

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 computer. If I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when the Ubuntu VM is in focus, the Ubuntu system sees it and shuts down after 60 seconds. This does ...
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I can't get suspend, hibernate and shutdown to work in Ubuntu 12.04

I recently built a computer with these specs: Asus Motherboard, Intel i3 3.3 GHz dual processor, 8 GB of RAM. I installed 12.04 on a brand new hard drive. I partitioned the hard drive between root, ...
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Shutdown issues on my Dell XPS M1530 [closed]

On my Dell XPS M1530 lapttop, I am facing issues with shut-down option after upgrading to 12.04 LTS from 11.10. Sometimes it shutdowns "cleanly". But other times everything goes down but I can still ...
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64 bit on Dell Precision M6600 hangs on reboot and shut down

I am new to Ubuntu and I discovered that I can't shut down (then black screen with some lines of text shows) and reboot (then the purple screen with dots appear). I need to hold the power button in ...
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How to create a timed shutdown, based on idle state? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I shutdown my PC when the system is idle? In Ubuntu 11.10, when I go to System Settings > Power, I get the option to suspend my machine after it's been idle for ...
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shutdown logging in ubuntu 10.04 & 11.10

When my system starts up it logs everything into syslog/dmesg. And I can review it for problems. When my system shuts down, where does that get logged? I didn't see anything obvious in /var/log in ...
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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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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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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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Stop job before it's 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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Screen shows a weird rectangle

I have got one little problem. Why is my netbook showing ugly rectangles:
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Auto shutdown server if there was no activity

My server should shutdown after 01:00 am, if there was no activity in the past hour. Lets say there was the last connection at 00:43 then it should check again at 01:43. How to write such a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 wireless shutdown issue

When I try to shutdown or restart my laptop it hangs at the point where it says "* will now halt" but never turns off. After some digging I have traced the root of the problem back to the wireless ...
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I lost my shutdown sound

I lost both my startup and shutdown sounds. I restored the startup sound adding it to Startup programs, but I don't know how to restore my shudown sound. I checked if the sound file is in ...
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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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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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Slow shut down on a Dell Inspiron 15R [closed]

I have a notebook Dell Inspiron 15R (core i3, 6GB and Intel Graphics card), had Ubuntu 11.04 installed and have just upgraded to 11.10. Everything looks about the same except for shutdown which is ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: I have to choose beteen: no sound Vs no shutdown

I'm running on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I have a funny issue, I'm currently laughing :) I have similar issue to this . And Yes I was able to solve it by RUN=yes, otherwise, I will not be able to shut ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't shutdown (power off) on Acer S7-392 dual boot windows 8.1

I have an Acer S7-392. It has windows 8.1 on it (which I need to keep) and I have installed Unbuntu 13.10 on it as well. When installing Unbuntu I decided to have no swap set up as it has 8GB of RAM. ...
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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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My machine reboots after shutdown using 12.04LTS

I was running RHEL 6 and had no issues like this. After installing 12.04LTS when I try to shutdown and the computer reboots 2sec after the shutdown. Searching around it looks like I have plenty of ...
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Can't log in after a shutdown apparently deleted my user account [duplicate]

Last night, i was working on the computer normally, and then i want to turn it off, so my first problem was when i press the power button upper-right, it opens the box but tiny and empty so i thought ...
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12.10 shutdown not working

I hope i don't sound like a noob, but my shutdown isn't working. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 and whenever I shut down and pressESC to see what's happening, it isn't doing anything. When I return to look ...