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Ubuntu shuts down unexpectedly, Every night

I know this sounds weird but unfortunately it's real. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running on Dell Inspiron N5150 Laptop with intel i7 CPU and nvidia GeForce GPU. Every night between 9:30 pm and 11 pm ...
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I need to restart from the root command line [duplicate]

I need help restarting/shutting down from the root command line, any commands I could use? I don't like hard resetting
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Suspend-resume-shutdown errors

System Description: I am running a laptop (Dell Inspiron 14-5447) with Linux kraftlj-Inspiron-5447 3.16.0-31-generic #43~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 10 20:13:38 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. ...
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Execute command before shutdown/reboot

I have a machine running a couple of vagrant VM. The problem I have is that sometimes I forget to shutdown those VM before I shutdown or reboot my machine. Because of that my machine get stuck with ...
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how to abort shutdown command in ubuntu?

If I give this command for shutting down the system: $ sudo shutdown -h 10:20 "going down" how can I abort it?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Rebooting Not Working

When ever I reboot Ubuntu (not shutdown but reboot), my computer hangs. It hangs before grub even comes in to go to Ubuntu. I then have to manually do a hard shutdown and power it back on and it boots ...
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Lenovo flex 2-15 doesn't turn off

i installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my lenovo laptop as dual boot but every time i try to shut down the PC it starts again after 5 seconds or so and i have to press the power button to turn it off I ...
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open office writer data recovery

We recently encountered a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in LibreOffice, we are working on LibreOffice Writer file. Due to power failure computer abruptly got switched off, when restarted, file was ...
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Having issues shutting down

I just installed Ubuntu, and am a very new user. I'm not quite sure the proper way to shut it down, and everything I try when I boot back up it says it's finishing the install, and then I lose ...
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shutdown 5:30pm every day

for a five thirty pm shutdown, should I change this: 30 02 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now to: 30 17 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now see also: Crontab Shut down command didn't work
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot after hard shutdown [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 from wubi application with Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time. After that it freezes for some time and I shut it down by long press on the power button. ...
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How do I run as bash script from a WebApp?

I currently am developing a custom Ubuntu dist. that runs a dedicated Kiosk app upon boot. I would like an easy method to shutdown from inside the Kiosk app, but I am currently at a standstill at what ...
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how to go back from mount -rw -0 remount / to read only system?

I lost my password so, followed the steps written here to change my password. After changing the password, i am trying to reboot my system by writing reboot but it is giving me an error shutdown: ...
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Ubuntu logs-out instead of shutting down

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution was working perfectly until a few hours ago. When I select 'shutdown' from the power icon at the top right corner, the system logs me out and from the login screen. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Laptop cannot remain powered off. After shutdown, powers off, but then restarts

A few months again my laptop stopped being able to shut down. I do not recall any changes which might have caused the problem. I was using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on a machine built by System76. I ...
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Why is “poweroff” a symlink to “reboot” in 12.04? [duplicate]

Today in class, the teacher asked us to say different ways to shutdown/reboot,etc. the system. I said "poweroff" and I though that it was probably actually a symbolic link to "shutdown" or "halt". We ...
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Re installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and now won't shut down properly

I formatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu. However, the system does not shut down correctly. Goes to black screen and fan switched on. Is there any obvious problems I've caused or an easy fix?
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Reboot instead of shutdown without wireless mouse plugged in

I have an HP ProBook Intel Core i5 with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit installed. I bought an HP wireless mouse and everything worked fine until now : I'm unable to shutdown the system (the system restarts ...
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Ubuntu not shutting down properly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP Pavilion g6 Notebook. It is working all fine except when I try to shut it down, it gets unresponsive. It would display some processes and hangs up. I am new to ...
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Resume/Suspend/Shutdown Do Not Work in Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and recently installed the software on an old Gateway Computer (GM5478-Intel Core Q6600). The computer goes into S3 sleep state but does not properly wake up. I did a lot of ...
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No sound, no shutdown Xubuntu 14.04.2

I have an old laptop (Toshiba satellite a100). I installed Xubuntu 10.04 on it, sound worked, PC was shutting down properly. However, I could not install some programs I wanted (WPS office) because ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't shut down

Sorry, relatively new to Linux and stuff. The shutdown function just causes it to run the loading icon until the battery of my laptop dies. Tried sudo shutdown -P now and that didn't work either. Any ...
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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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Can't cancel the restart/shut down dialog box in Gnome

When I click on the "Restart..." or "Shut Down..." options of the Gnome panel, a box dialog appears in order to confirm whether I really want to "Accept" or "Cancel" the process (as expected). ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 won't update or shutdown

I started up my computer and used the terminal to check some network settings, but when I tried to turn it off again, a message shows up at the bottom of the shut down menu: ...
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The System is shutting down unexpectly

The System is shutting down unexpectly without any reason just always chrome is running with the teminal . what must i do to prevent that ?? ubuuntu 14.10 labtop packard bell tn36 iam new at linux. ...
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Why did my PC shut off last nght and how do I find out if it was a sensor alarm?

I tried following all of the answers to Which log will tell me why my computer shut down? but all I did was find a messages.1 file which had old messages (3 month old). Other than I found the logs of ...
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How can I diagnose sudden “power off” problem?

I have one of the new Haswell NUCs running 14.04, and once every couple days the box just turns off. The monitors and other devices keep running, but the box is just off. I looked through syslog, but ...
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After filling HD drive with /dev/zero -> shutdown and error

My intent: i wanted to fill my external HDD (1TB) with zeros so i used: dd if=/dev/zero | pv -t -e -r -a -b -s 930000000000 | dd of=/media/usb/clearAll ; rm /media/usb/clearAll ; shutdown -P 00 ...
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System no longer shuts down or wakes up from suspend after enabling hibernate

I recently tried to enable hibernation in Ubuntu 12.04 for my Acer-Aspire-S3. This resulted in catastrophic disaster--the laptop no longer shuts down correctly (it freezes at the Ubuntu logo) nor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Shuts Down Improperly

Only 2 or 3 dots (out of five) light up before the system shuts down. Applications such as Firefox are not closed properly, as I find out upon next start (asks to recover previous session). I suspect ...
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Help with shutdown during initial install, Xubuntu

I have been pouring over anything I can find online regarding this issue and I am stuck. Any help would be appreciated. PC Setup is a AM+ processor, Radeon HD6700 series video card, 500gb Seagate ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Reboot instead of Shutdown after kernel update

After updating the kernel of my Ubuntu Server 14.04 from 3.2 to 3.13 (generic-lts-trusty) it seems to be impossible to shutdown (power down) the server from the command line. Upon shutdown -P 0 or any ...
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Software update caused system problems

A software update on 3/7/15 caused the system to fail to shut down except manually. Thereafter, my USB ports are inoperative. Can only shut down manually.
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Ubuntu 14.04 is shut-down without prompting

after I installed wine on Ubuntu 14.04 , and installed some propriety software , my computer have been shut down automatically without ask me !! can anyone here help me please ?
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Restarting window manager blackout

I wanted to restart the window manager so I issued sudo service lightdm restart but then the screen went black, the case speaker beeped once and that's it. I pressed the power button (once) the ...
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After force shutdown, I can't click anything

This is again another problem with my Late 2006 iMac that I am in the process of turning into a Ubuntu machine with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. So a few weeks ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on this iMac, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 with kernel version 3.13.0-46-generic fails to shutdown

When I execute shutdown and restart from the top panel or sudo shutdown -h/ sudo shutdown -r, everything goes fine until the last line "Will halt now", then it hangs, I've had to hold the power button ...
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Shutdown command from UI restarts system in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on Lenovo Flex 2 laptop. My problem is that whenever I select shutdown from the menu, the laptop restarts instead of completely shutting down. Any idea why this might ...
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Problem with speech dispatcher

I had some problems with shutdown/restarting Ubuntu 13.04. It used to hang in a black screen with some codes about speech dispatcher. I searched the web and found a solution: sudo nano ...
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Random monitor shutdowns during work, what to check?

I've changed my monitor setup and I have now attached one HP Z24i and one Dell P2414H. Mostly second monitor is turned off, I'm just using it when I'm stand as standing desk. However, now I got at ...
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Computer shutdown time is longer than it should

Ubuntu boots up in about 10 seconds but takes about 40 seconds to shutdown excluding the time Ubuntu takes to finish posting which is fractions really. The case speaker beeps once within those 40 ...
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Clicking Shutdown/Restart shows Log Out dialog

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. When I click on shutdown or restart from the top right menu, the Log Out dialog is displayed. Also if I click on log out or lock button in that dialog or click on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Keeps Shutting Down Following Feb. 2015 Updates

I've never had this problem before, but the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS keeps shutting down if I'm away from the keyboard for any meaningful length of time. This has been the case since the most recent Feb. ...
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How to run logout with cron?

I'm creating something to allow me to set limits for time spent per user session: I've created a cron job: */120 * * * 1,2,3,4,5 /path/to/command */180 * * * 0,6 /path/to/command and I want to run ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't shut down, reboots instead

I've researched on this topic and did all of the recommendations such as editing kernel options acpi=off, acpi=noirq, acpi=force, then sudo update-grub. i also edit the bios to disable wake on lan ...
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How can I diagnose a machine that always powers off when I do X?

Setup: I'm running 14.10 Desktop x64 on an E8500. It's running kernel 3.19 from here, but also had similar problems with earlier kernels. The FS is btrfs. I'm using several CIFS mounts. I have WINE ...
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unusual passwort request on shutdown

lately I have been asked (only a single time) to type my administrator password in order to shut down my system. Before that, I was unable to disable networking (the buttons for enable/disable wifi ...
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Shutdown Ubuntu using upstart

I have a process which is started by Upstart. It will try to respwan the process n number of times on failure and after that if it fails, I want to restart my Ubuntu. I tried telinit, halt etc in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps restarting the PC

When using Ubuntu 14.04, my PC doesn't shutdown. When I try to turn it off, it performs the procedure, the led goes out. Soon after it (re)start again. That doesn't happen with Fedora 20 and ...