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How can I safely shut down Xfce from the terminal?

I'm not looking for shutdown or reboot or the like. I want to know how to shut down Xubuntu from the terminal, by executing a command that would have the same effect as clicking the "Shutdown" button ...
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Log Out or Restart

If I install updates and get prompted to restart my computer, will it make a difference if I just logged out and then logged back in?
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Ubuntu 14.04 spontaneously shutting down, showing power off menu for a second

Recently I have had problems with Ubuntu (14.04) spontaneously shutting down for no obvious reason. I use GNOME, and just before it happens it shows me the GNOME power off menu: It doesn't however ...
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Scheduling StartUp and ShutDown

I use Torrents often, so I need to know how to make my computer start up and shut down automatically, Wi-Fi is switched on at six in the morning in my hotel and switched off at two AM. (I am able to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not shutting down

I have recently upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04 and I have had few issues in upgrading. But I have come through and now I am able to access and work without any issues in the new version. But when I'm ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo Y50 Intellij IDEA Crash

I have a very strange problem with IntelliJ or Ubuntu (or maybe with my laptop - Lenovo Y50). Starting IntelliJ crashes the computer, but it happens only in certain situations, here are the examples: ...
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Suspend auto-shutdown to watch uninturupted video on Firefox

When I'm watching streaming on my Firefox, the computer shuts down automatically, it seems there's no "stay alive" feature. I'd like to suspend the auto-shutdown for a specific duration : is there a ...
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ubuntu gnome 16.04 cannot shutdown but can reboot

Recently I install the Ubuntu-gnome 16.04 on my Gateway laptop,but Problems happen when I try to shutdown it,the button doesn't work,the computer hangs on with the logo screen.but it can reboot. I ...
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Netbook power button ineffective after lubuntu 15.10 to 16.04LTS update

A few days ago, I upgraded my eMachines (Acer) netbook from Lubuntu 15.10 to 16.04LTS. Everything works fine, except that the power button no longer brings up the shutdown menu. I tried switching the ...
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ubuntu 16.04 shutdown problem in hp laptop celeron

i have installed ubuntu 16.04 lts on my laptop but i can't shutdown my laptop just if i hold on power button i tried shutdown -h now & sudo init 0 but same thing and when i type in the terminal ...
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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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Plug in a USB mouse makes computer shuts down after a while

When I plug my USB mouse on my laptop starts to overheating and shuts down after a while. What can I do to solve this problem? Linux Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bits
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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 Won't Shut Down With Splash

So I have an Acer Aspire ES1-512-C96S with some weird issues. I started with Ubuntu 14.10 as the initial installation and have since upgraded to 15 and now 16.04. The issue is that the computer never ...
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Laptop goes to sleep if i close the lid during startup?

I just discovered something weird today. On my system running Ubuntu 15.10, I have set that closing the lid doesn't put my laptop to sleep. But if I close the lid while my pc is starting up or ...
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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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I just wiped my computer and installed 16.04 LTS and I am not able to shut it down or restart

I just wiped my computer and installed 16.04 LTS and I am not able to shut it down or restart it just hangs in till I have to force shut down, by holding the power button.
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How to shutdown system if not charging

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My battery is not working, i.e. it provides backup for around 5 minutes. Now when I download stuff, it sometimes takes around 5 - 6 hours. And I can't just hang around the ...
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How can I enable shutdown verbosity?

Already set the /etc/default/grub and /boot/grub/grub.cfg but shutdown screen still blank. Trying to set it with verbose text.
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Problem shutting down or restarting after suspend.16.04

Yesterday I noticed when I went to restart my laptop, it wouldn't. The computer is a brand new Dell XPS 13 9350. After looking into some things I noticed that it would only happen (Not shutting down) ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 battery percentage shutdown not working

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Inspiron and got an issue that my laptop is not shutdown even after battery is critical low and even after percentage action. My dconf setting are as follow: ...
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Can't shut down from top bar after issues with software updater

This same situation has happened to me before, and the last time it did, I had to reinstall ubuntu, and would really hope to avoid doing that again this time. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and today ...
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Ubuntu crashes, only fix is hard shut down

Well, recently I've been getting a lot of crashes especially from a game called Hyper Light Drifter Now I don't blame HLD, since it has happened a lot without it and before I even got the game The ...
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Pressing the powerbutton does not do anything in Ubuntu (no menu)

When pressing the powerbutton in Xubuntu 14.04 a menu prompt would show and allow me to logout/shutdown/... etc. Now that I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 this is not the case anymore. How can I ...
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Transmission BitTorrent Client Auto Shutdown

i used (Transmission BitTorrent Client) Application and it was perfect but i found it has'nt auto shut down after all downloads finished like (utorrent) in windows. The Questions Is There way to ...
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How do we disable control-alt-delete on Ubuntu 16.04?

In previous versions of Ubuntu server, to disable CtrlAltDel (reboot), we would edit the /etc/init/control-alt-delete.conf file and change the script to display a message telling that this function ...
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How to shutdown Ubuntu after (2 hours) of idle?

Running: Xubuntu 14.04 32bit. I have read several outdated, not working, working different that I want answers here and elsewhere. I had a script that resulted in shutting my Laptop down at boot time ...
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Dell Studio 1569 Cannot Shutdown in Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04

I have not tried a version of Ubuntu prior to 11.10 on my machine. The laptop will not shut down or restart. Shutting down causes it to pause at "Will now Halt", where upon it sits until the battery ...
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Ubuntu doesn't turn off

I'm new to this system, so I been using Ubuntu 16.04 TLS 64 bits a few days. First, I did a fresh install of Windows 10 but I have the "black screen" issue on booting after the grub, I had to make a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 is not providing working suspend or hibernate feature

I previously used 14.04 and i used to suspend when ever i am done and need to resume my task later . That shuts my machine down(except the LED indicator) which didn't consume power and no heating so i ...
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Transmission shutdown script for multiple torrents?

I have written a shutdown script for transmission. Transmission calls the script after a torrent download finishes. The script runs perfectly on my machine (Ubuntu 11.04 & 12.04). #!/bin/bash ...
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Facing errors with running shell scripts at startup and poweroff

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to run 3 scripts at startup. They are named as follows: voe.sh startUp.sh and runDown.sh The script voe.sh is the main file which will in turn call the other 2 ...
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Best way to make a shutdown hook?

Since Ubuntu relies on upstart for some time now, I would like to use an upstart job to gracefully shutdown certain applications on system shutdown or reboot. It is essential that the system's ...
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Why doesn't running “sudo shutdown now” shutdown?

When I issue the following: sudo shutdown now ..my newly commissioned Ubuntu 14.04 server doesn't shutdown. It stops with the following message: * Stopping System V runlevel compatibility Give ...
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Endless “Wait-for-state stop-waiting” when shutdown

Problem description When I shutdown my pc with: sudo shutdown -v now sudo reboot or a normal shutdown I'm getting an endless shutdown. By pressing F1 or Esc I can get black console window ...
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How to disable shutdown/reboot/suspend/hibernate?

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop PC with GNOME. How can I fully disable the reboot/shutdown/suspend/hibernate functions in GNOME or even with root? So that the root gives out the "reboot" or "pm-...
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How to disable shutdown/reboot from lightdm in 14.04?

In 12.04 it was possible to prevent system shutdown or reboot from the login screen by adding the following restrictions in /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d (adapted from here): [Disable ...
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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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Disabling shutdown command for all users, even root - consequences?

I would like to disable the shutdown command for all users, even root, on an Ubuntu Server installation. The reason I want to do this is to ensure that I don't get into the habit of shutting down the ...
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Dell Inspiron does not go into GRUB after shutdown from Kubuntu

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (Ubuntu) laptop and installed Kubuntu 15.10. No dual-boot. Kubuntu only. Everything seems to work... with one exception: After shutting down (or restarting) from ...
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Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04

I've had persistent problems with a 5 minute hang at shutdown for the last three versions of Kubuntu (13.04, 13.10, and now 14.04). I suspect this is not a KDE-specific problem. Recently, I performed ...
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Shut down computer from keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut available to shutdown the computer? I know I can use the Power button, but I would like to be able to it from the keyboard. If such a shortcut does not exist already, ...
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Shut down laptop while booting after update and now can't use it

I restarted my laptop because I installed (already) an update. But after a bit, nothing was on the screen. Only a dark violet background. So, after 5 minutes, I kept pressed the power button and my ...
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Ubuntu says “failed to finalize dm services, ignoring” before shutdown

When the system shuts down, I see the message "Failure-finalizing DM device." What is this DM device, and how can I solve the problem? I can use the PC without problems, but when I shut it down, ...
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Ubuntu get shutdown after launching Android studio

I have installed ubuntu 15.10 on my PC. From few days back I am facing this problem. My PC get shutdown automatically after launching Android studio. I don't know why this is happening. I thought ...
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Can't resume after suspend and power off issues with ubuntu 14.04

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu on my desktop computer and now I face several power related issues: Can't resume after I suspend the system: When I suspend the system, it screen goes blank and ...
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Script no longer running at shutdown

Before having upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10, I was running 14.04, I had a script which remotely backed up the code from my web server, and stored it in a new folder. This worked by running at shutdown, ...
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Can't power off the computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I know this question has been asked so many times. For 2 days I keep trying to figure out how to shut down and power off my computer but it just wont power off. When I click "Shut Down..." from the ...
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Intel graphics cause shutdown on laptop (CPU Intel i7 6700HQ)

when I switch to Intel integrated graphics the laptop fans go on full max and can't be turned off, and then after a few mins the log out window pops up on its own and the computer shuts down, also ...
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Is it possible to notify with NotifyOSD when a specified process terminates?

I must admit being a heavy Firefox user, so when i terminate FF, i always have to check with the system monitor if it's process is really terminated before shutting down Ubuntu. Otherwise i will get a ...