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Preparing Ubuntu to be turned off unexpectedly?

I have a few Ubuntu boxes that are locked down and used as Kiosks. Whilst we aim to turn them all off safely, the same can not be said for everyone. The machines use SSDs and there isn't moving hard ...
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Can't get to desktop after login

I need some help: I shut down my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04), forgetting I was installing software, and now I can't get to unity after logging in. I just see my background picture. Logging in a guest ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 warm reboot into W7 leaves USB ports and souncard unresponsive

I use W7 as main OS and boot Ubuntu 14.10 from a USB3 stick, which works fine. When I reboot gracefully from Ubuntu to W7, my keyboard and mouse (USB) don't function. Replugging these solves the ...
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Freeze on Loading Screen at Shutdown and Boot + apport Error Message

Yesterday I dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1, which came pre-installed on my Dell Inspiron 11. Since then, the Ubuntu loading screen with the orange and white dots has frozen numerous ...
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How to set hibernate/shutdown timers? XFCE power manager not having an effect in Lubuntu

I like to fall asleep listening to internet radio or a streaming video. I would prefer to have my computer go into hibernate mode an hour after I've become inactive, not 15 minutes after. I would ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shutdown problem

I am using a Dell Inspiron 3521 series, with dual boot (Wndows7 and Ubuntu 12.04). Since 2 days, I am encountering a shutdown problem. When I shut down Ubuntu, it returns to login screen. What can be ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 will not reboot or shutdown on dual boot with win 8.1?

It needs to be hard killed. It wont even shut down from the command line. Otherwise all is great about the setup.
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How to disable shutdown or reboot in 14.04 when users are connected via SSH?

I've a group of Ubuntu Trusty desktop PCs in my office, and usually I ssh to them and install updates remotely from the command line. Unfortunately, sometimes local users decide to shutdown those PCs, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes on shutdown

Acer TravelMate 5520 w/ubuntu 14.04 LTS Whenever I shutdown the computer it freezes on the screen with the dots. I have to press and hold the power button to get it to shut down.
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hibernate behave like shutdown. how to debug?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64bit with nvidia driver 304. Hibernate is not working, and behave like a normal shoutdown. I have 8GB(7871MB) Ram and 8794MB of Swap partition. In /var/log/pm-suspend, ...
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How to shut down Lubuntu immediately with the power button instead of a logout method dialog prompt

I would like the computer to shut down directly after I press the power button. At the moment, Lubuntu opens a shutdown method dialog box when I press the shutdown button. I suspect I can simply ...
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Scheduling shutdown in layman's terms

I'm trying to schedule a shutdown for 10:30pm (22:30) each evening. I am fairly new to Ubuntu. In Windows 7, this was an extremely easy task. Apparently in Ubuntu this is a rather complicated task. ...
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After shutting down it won't turn back on?

I currently run ubuntu 14.04 on my alienware mx14r2 laptop and it works wonderfully as long as I don't shut it down softly. When I don't hold down the power button to shut off (Yes I know that's ...
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Automatic shutdown at specified times?

I'm aware I can use (sudo?) shutdown -h hh:mm in a terminal window to shut down a system, however the user that is logged in is a kiosk user, which is locked down in such a way that terminal (or any ...
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Gnome Desktop: Disabling power options

How do you disable the power management options from appearing under Gnome 3 desktop environment (not unity)? Background I use my ubuntu box as both a server for various development tools (including ...
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How to remove Shutdown Screen Text on closedown (14.04) - NVidia Geforce card

Just changed my dual-head graphics card to a NVidia Geforce 210 (MIS 210 brand) from a previous failed AMD. Upon shutting computer down (desktop 14.04) the process shows all the termination of mySQL, ...
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How do you run a script before log off?

I want to run a script before log off. The requirement is that the script must be allowed to finish before user processes are killed. I have tried setting session-cleanup-script in lightdm.conf. This ...
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over-current issue with USB 2.0 ports

My system (on Ubuntu 14.04) is no longer shutting down/restarting/suspending since a problem with all usb 2.0 ports occurred. (all of a sudden all usb 2.0 were without power. Luckily, the usb 3.0 ...
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laptop strange shutdown issue

When I choose shutdown option from the right top menu, Ubuntu is closing the session but coming back to the login screen. This is not a normal behaviour as Ubuntu should shutdown. But when I press the ...
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How can one shutdown a PC using the keyboard? [duplicate]

I would like to find a way to speed the shutting down process up by using shortcut keys. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 - Utopic Unicorn on a Compaq HP, but I am not able to do that by following the ...
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System is unintentionally shutting down

Well, my system is turning off (shutting down), and I don't know why. It happened 4 times today. I am using the computer, and then it turns off. Could anyone help me?
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No graphical interface on power off/on

I am using ubuntu trusty on both my laptop and my desktop. Unlike my laptop, my desktop has no GUI during power on/off. While this is no pressing matter, I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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Ubuntu hanging on shutdown/reboot

My situation is very similar to Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04 but I am using 14.10 with a gnome environment instead of KDE (Ubuntu with gnome package added not the native version). ...
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How can I recover my Ubuntu OS after a failed upgrade?

Well, I was upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and suddenly the power went off. I was in the installation stage and only a bit of it was done. Now when I boot into Ubuntu, it shows a command line ...
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How to shut down using the UI, without the intermediate screen? (the one that asks if you want to restart or shut down)

Why the "shut down" link (at the top right corner, after clicking my user's name) won't shut down directely? I mean, it appears this screen with the "restart" or "shutdown" options... and at the top ...
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Automatic Shutdown?

My laptop is shutting down automatically after 4 hours continuous usage. Is there is any default settings in Ubuntu or any installation problem. My system having 3GB RAM and I installed Ubuntu on 50GB ...
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Ubuntu14.04, Acer Aspire E1-470G wont shut down

Ever since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 my PC wont shut down.. Wen I select shut down from the menu it just restarts, i have to push and hold the start button down in order foir it to shut down. Can ...
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Power Statistics in Ununtu 14.04 shows me battery percentage = 0%. How to fix it?

in the past days I killed my netbook while booting, then I found that I can't turn it on unless it's connected to AC power. Power statistics tells me the battery is charging, the time to full is 0, ...
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Computer won't shut down

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my friend's computer and it won't shut down. Here is an album of the pictures I took. I went into gedit and changed the quiet mode option to quiet mode acpi=force or ...
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How do I call gnome-session-quit with countdown from Unity?

To be able to shutdown with a keyboard shortcut we can assign gnome-session-quit ---power-off to a custom shortcut. In Unity this will lead to the following dialog: Then we need another at least ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not shut down on Acer Extensa 2509 notebook

I am currently running into a problem with my new Acer Extensa 2509 notebook. After installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto the hard drive, I was not able to shut down my live USB drive. After a hard reset, ...
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Computer shuts down imediately after selecting ubuntu on grub

I've been experiencing a strange problem with my computer lately. When I power the computer on, it loads grub boot loader and when I select Ubuntu 14.04-LTS, the computer almost immediately shuts off. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 randomly shuts down

I bought a new laptop BU1402 from http://www.tuxedocomputers.com with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and have now experienced 2 unexpected shutdowns. The screen just turns black and then the notebook just ...
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Clean Install of 14.04, but it waits and waits on shutdown, any idea why?

I have put Ubuntu 14.04 on my old AMD64 HP NX6325. ** Internet NOT connected ** it all went very well. It worked, one might say perfectly. Looks good, sounds good, though it needs updates before it ...
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After downloading Ubuntu installer, it asked me to reboot for install. It shut down and seemingly rebooted into a black screen!

So for my recent project I decided to install Linux Ubuntu on a separate 60GB SSD to dual boot with Windows 8.1. Once I went on the official Ubuntu website and downloaded the free version of Ubuntu I ...
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Unable to Shutdown after updating to 14.10 from 14.04

After updating to Ubuntu 14.10 I have noticed that my Dell inspiron 7537 is unable to shutdown. When I try to shutdown with UI - It keeps restarting. When I try in terminal (i.e sudo shutdown now, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64bit doesn't shutdown properly

i searched a lot for a solutions to this problem i have an two Ubuntu 12.04 installs both have the same issue , after invoking a shutdown with varied ways sudo init 0, "sudo halt" , menu shutdown, ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not power off after shutdown

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) which until last week was running normally. Now after selecting to shutdown or restart it does not continue -eventually some output (as per ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 slow shut down after sleep

I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 recently. The laptop does not shut down properly anymore. It used to take only 3-5 sec to shutdown in 14.04. But now it needs ca. 5 min to shut down after sleep. If it ...
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I can shutdown Ubuntu system without closing all running programs.I think this should not happens

When I shutdown Ubuntu system, it does not restrict me, but allows me to shutdown my system without closing all programs. Why it doesn't restrict me to close all programs?
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Ubuntu Shuts Down on Restart (v 14.04.1)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my laptop and I am not able to restart it. Every time I press the restart button, the system logs me off as usual, then the ubuntu loading screen appears ...
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How to backup to an SD Card in native format on shutdown

1/ I have a dual boot Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (the databases I have to use for work are Windows based) 2/. Unless I need to use the database I work in Ubuntu 3/. I use an SD card to ...
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Shutdown not working for Users logged in through winbind

I have a Samba server acting as AD/DC and a client authenticating against it. Domain Users can log in and out just fine, shutdown and restart does not work. For Local Users shutdown and restart ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at *Will Now Halt* fixed with pci=noacpi but this results in NO WIRELESS

pretty new to linux. I've just bought an Asus X553M and installed Ubuntu 14.04 I found that i could not shut down the system, it just hangs on #will now halt. I installed 12.04 but it still happened. ...
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how to deactivate restart button on case

I have my little boy who likes to press both the power and the reset buttons on the case throwing away everything I am doing on my computer. I managed to configure the power button to have no effect ...
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How to disable the suspend option in Unity

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an Acer Chromebook C720. After I put Ubuntu into suspend, when I woke up Ubuntu, and tried to shut it down, I got to the Ubuntu shut down screen with the blinking dots. ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown (system halted)

I have an Acer Aspire E1 (ES1-311-P1D5) and I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on it. SecureBoot is enabled. When I try to shutdown the system, it will stop but won't shutdown the computer itself. I've read ...
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How do I disable thermal shutdown at boot time

Entry in syslog clearly shows shutdown initiated by alleged threshold event: Nov 4 08:09:26 opus kernel: [ 191.909989] nouveau [ PTHERM][0000:02:00.0] temperature (136 C) hit the 'shutdown' ...
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14.10 don't shut down

I have a problem, recently I upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, by a bootable usb. After that i have a couple of problem, my computer take a lot of time to turn on, and just before starting it shows ...
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How to kill (Shut down) selenium server RC in ubuntu?

I have started the selenium server 2.28.0 in Ubuntu,its working. Could help us with the command or way for how to kill or shutdown the selenium server. In windows we use the command (ctrl + c) for ...