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Why are there start 'S' symlinks in rc0.d (shutdown) and rc6.d (reboot)?

Start 'S' symlinks in shutdown and restart runlevels? Why are there 'S00-S99' start symlinks in rc0.d and rc6.d? Ubuntu 13.04 directory listing: $ ls -l /etc/init.d/rc6.d lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot not shutdown and reboot automatically

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop, and recently I found that my laptop cannot shutdown, even if I press the shutdown button or: sudo shutdown -h now sudo shutdown -P now sudo init 0 The system ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba suddenly super slow

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55 with Ubuntu 14.04 with a 320GD HDD and 6GB RAM. It dual boots with Windows 8 (which I never log into). I usually completely shut-down the laptop only every 2 days. ...
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Random reboots/shutdowns after RAM upgrade

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 on an old Dell Dimension 8200. After installing two 512 MB RAM chips (essentially increasing the RAM form .25 GB to 1.25), the system randomly shuts down or reboots. Is ...
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unable to shutdown properly on 12.04 before update initramfs

sometime, I encounter problem of inability to shut down properly. but, after I use sudo update-initramfs -u, it can shutdown once. I just curious what was really happen. Is sudo update-initramfs -u ...
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Directly shut down

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, which is installed on Intel core i3 laptop. Sometimes it hangs fully and don't respond at all. In this situation, I shut it down directly 5 times (total after ...
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Shut down by closing NoteBook [duplicate]

As a matter of fact Im quite new to Ubuntu and spent the last 2 hours finding a possibility/adjustment to "Shut Down" my Laptop when i close it ?? Maybe someone can help me with my little problem. ...
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Fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 on desktop system will not shutdown. Why?

I've recently made the switch on my desktop system to Kubuntu 14.04 after years of using Microsoft Windows. The issue I am having is after fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 my system will not completely ...
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How do I do to disable restart option in the top right corner?

I'm new here and I have a little problem with the shutdown options, but it's not severe. Since some updates ago Ubuntu 14.04 shows me three options, suspend, restart and shutdown, when by default it ...
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Number Lock light remains on after shutting down computer

If the Num Lock key active light is lit, on closing down the PC using the top bar menu option Shut Down...the light on the keyboard remains lit. If the Num Lock key is depressed before closing down ...
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How can I automatically shutdown the system after a specific time?

How can I automatically shutdown the system after a certain customizable time?
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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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ubuntu 14.04 hangs during shutdown. Sticks on plymouth splash screen, only responds to forced shutdown

As of a few days ago Ubuntu will no longer shutdown or reboot. It hangs on the plymoputh splash screen with the dots ticking along. If I press one of the F keys at the start of the shutdown the only ...
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Power Button shutdown permission override

I realise there are several questions about Power Button options, but this is a little different. On my system, shared with my family, I have disabled shutdown from the device menu, users may only ...
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Execute script before UPS is empty

I need to generate a SMS / Email alert when the server´s UPS is finishing its charge. We have a car battery connected to the motherboard that works as a UPS ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes on restart

I am pretty new to Ubuntu. I just installed 14.04 on my Dell M4600 a few days ago. I noticed during the install, when it said remove installation media and press enter, it froze after I pressed enter. ...
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How to execute script on shutdown?

I want to execute script before I shutdown my machine that writes date to a file (so I do know what time I finish working). How to do it?
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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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Difference between shutdown -r and shutdown -P?

What's the difference between shutdown -r and shutdown -P?
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How to shutdown an ubuntu VM for 5 mins and then restart after 5 min automatically

I would like to shutdown a VM which is running Ubuntu 12.04LTS , and it should come up after 5 mins . Can this be done using command line ?
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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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Computer issues! Ubuntu 12.04LTS

My computer shuts down unexpectedly and randomly. It's been happening recently. It also will NOT shut down manually or when I click on shut down. I've tried holding the power button for a long time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Shutting Down when Idle

I did a PC build a couple of weeks ago, installed Ubuntu 14.04, no problems. Recently, I've been doing some work that required that I leave the machine running some scripts over night. When I would ...
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Will not shut down

My Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop with 12.04 with latest updates will not shut down when commanded off. After each upgrade it will probably turn off once, the next time it is commanded off, it will shut ...
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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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Which arguments are passed to init scripts during shutdown

I am currently looking at the startup and shutdown procedures for ubunut precise pangolin. As far as I understand at shutdown the system switches to runlevel 0 and all scripts with K* are executed ...
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Computer overheats and shuts down kubuntu

My dad has been recomending me to get linux for a long time. Recently I got a driver error on Windows 8, it escalated and now Windows will not boot up anymore. My dad told me to get Kubuntu so atleast ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 shutdown problem. Got no idea what to do next [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu for two years now and had few actual problems. I have searched this site and tried various things to no effect. I will do my best to explain, and certainly include too much ...
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14.04 Hangs on Shutdown [closed]

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this HP laptop and it seems to be hanging on shutdown. Removed "quiet" and "splash" from the boot line so I could get a verbose shutdown. When it gets to "Will now ...
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Lubuntu does not shut down - wait-for-state or eternal splash screen

It started about 40 days now. Every time I try to shutdown/restart this notebook, by command line or with the mouse, it freezes at splash screen, freezes showing a "wait-for-state" in like a console ...
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How do I put a login sound in Lubuntu 14.04?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 installed on my machine, but how do I put a custom login sound in it? I prefer the boot sound from old versions like 5.10 & 6.06, are they still in Ubuntu, and how about ...
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Dell inspiron 15 7000 restarts on shutdown

I've got a Dell 15 inspiron 7000 series with win-8 pre-installed. I've installed ubuntu 14.04. But when i shut down the system, it restarts after 5 seconds. I've tried this but nothing. Can you ...
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How to disable the feature of automatic system shutdown in 60 seconds?

After pressing the physical power button on computer it's shown a 60 second countdown dialogue box: "This system will be automatically shutdown in 60 seconds" How can I disable this feature? The ...
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Kubuntu shutdown issue

After installing Kubuntu14.04 on my Gateway-M675 Laptop, it will not restart or shut down. It boots up and runs fine, but after updates or installs, it will not restart. It closes all programs and ...
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fan not working on acer 5315 ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 on my old acer 5315 but it keeps shutting down after like 20mns because of the fan but when I switched back to windows it works perfectly. I was considering to upgrade the ...
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Shutdown the system after a specific time from command line? [duplicate]

Sometimes after I finished my work at computer I need to leave it open for a specific time to do some other jobs, then after a specific time it should close itself. I have looked at the shutdown ...
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Enable old Ubuntu Startup/Shutdown sounds in Trusty Tahr?

I want to enable the sounds shown in this video (I want the startup sound to play when any user sucsessfully logs in to the computer, and the shutdown sound to play when they shut it down.)
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keep iptables up to date

I've installed iptables-persistent (Ubuntu 14.04) with the impression that it automatically saves iptables on shutdown but that appears not to be the case? It seem to load saved rules at startup but ...
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Unable to restart Lubuntu after installation

I´ve installed Lubuntu-Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my older laptop (Acer TravelMate, 512 MB RAM) and everything worked fine until I got to the removing of the boot dvd from the drive and to restart - nothing ...
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How can I make the power button menu appear immediately?

Since the Ubuntu Unity 14.04 release, when pressing the power button - the menu for shutting the computer down/logging out/... will only show if you keep pressing the button for about a second at ...
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Why the suspend is not even close to consuming 0 power? [closed]

Out of curiosity, I've measured power consumption of my computer on various states/loads. And guess what, suspend is not that energy saving as you may guess! It's far from claimed 0 or nearly 0 power ...
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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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Suspend state in ubuntu 14.04

Setting in my computer is such that the system suspends when I close the lid.When I open the lid later on, the system boots up as though it was starting for the first time,and it was previously shut ...
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Terminal commands to hard shutdown and hard restart

I want to do hard restart and hard shutdown(immediate shutdown and restart) through terminal. Is this possible through terminal commands? And note that no answers in this How do I restart /shutdown ...
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Things to check after a hard reboot

My power got cut off while I had my battery off on my PC so it hard shut down. My question is is there anything I can do to check if the system got damaged or was doing something at the time which ...
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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. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 x64 HPmini 100-3100 getting stuck

here is the thing: I install last Ubuntu version in a Hp mini 110-3100 with n455 1.66ghz 64bit I-Atom processor and 2gb RAM, should i install Ubuntu 32bit? because, 64 bit is getting stuck for no ...
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Turn off/sleep after script completion

I have a little script. It's ripped out of a Youtube tutorial, untested, ugly, and not very good. It's not done and not intended for public use. Here it is: #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get -y install git ...
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How do I restart /shutdown from a terminal?

How to shutdown the Ubuntu installed system and restart it by using terminal ?
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Does Hard reboot damage my Ubuntu

Some times my laptop gets stuck due to excessive usage of RAM when I open bulky applications. So if it does not respond I shut down the laptop using the power button. Does this damage Ubuntu in any ...