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Ubuntu 15.10 cannot unmount file system on shutdown

My Asus Ux303 laptop cannot shutdown, because it hangs at unmounting the filesystem. It hangs at Unmounting local filesystem... Any ideas what could cause this or how to diagnose it?
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Can not Restart, Shutdown, or Logout

So I have had this problem since installation, first time noticed it when it prompted me to reboot the system, and I clicked yes. Then and every time I attempt to reboot, logout, or shut down - it's ...
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Transmission auto shut down enable [duplicate]

Is there any option to shut down my computer automatically when downloads get finished in transmission torrent client? thanks in advance.
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how to enable(swith-on) usb-power in ununtu?

I am using sony vaio laptop , intel i5 processor which give me facility to charge my phone through one usb 3.0 port of my laptop even while my laptop is powered off. In windows sony vaio manager give ...
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Shutdown issue after installing ubuntu 14.04

Since i've installed ubuntu 14.04 my system doesn't shutdown it stucks on the logo. I've tried editing the grub file by adding this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash reboot=bios" and ...
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What is the most “Ubuntu” way of preventing certain users from shutting down, suspending etc?

On a traditional Unix system, non-root users cannot do this. What is it that gives users this ability in modern desktop environments and how would I go about disabling this on a per-user or per-group ...
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Dependency Power off Failure HELP

Earlier today I fried my battery while in game on ubuntu 15.10. The power just cut. The battery was totaled. The computer acted funny for the rest of the day. Slow start ups, and sometimes to power ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 doesn't power off or reboot

when I select power off or reboot, it do what should do, but at the end, it stucks with a black screen. The only way to power off or reboot is to cycle power with the hardware button.
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How to reboot vivid?

I upgraded a Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS to Lubuntu Vivid (15.04?). sudo init 6 doesn't work because init doesn't exsists. Using the Reboot or Shutdown button doesn't work, too. Even Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't ...
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Mute sound on shutdown and reboot scripts not working

I have a working script that mutes my sound. The script is: amixer -q -D pulse sset Master mute I want to let this script run on shutdown and reboot so that when I turn on my PC, the sound is ...
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How to recover data after a failed Ubuntu update from 14.04 to 15.04

I tried to update Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but after the update it shows something in error, then I was trying to restart/shut down, but it doesn't restart/shut down. Then I shut down my laptop ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 gets stuck at shutdown

Whenever I shut my computer down just stays stuck at the shut down screen loading bar and it turns off afters hours of just being there loading My Setup: Evga x58 SLI 3 Intel i7 930 ...
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Lubuntu shutdown process freezes

I'm using Lubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo Essential B50-30, a low-end machine. When I shut it down, after a few seconds (during which you can see the Lubuntu logo and "....") the screen just gets stuck on ...
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How to figure out why a computer is crashing? [closed]

Every so often, my laptop will crash. The screen will freeze, including the cursor, the lock lights (caps lock and the like) will turn off if they were on, though my battery, power, and wifi lights ...
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Notebook starts when plugged in, no power button needed

One week ago my notebook (Dell inspiron 640m) starts as soon as I plugged in to electricity or I insert the battery. I do not need to push the power button. This is not a normal turn on, in fact it ...
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Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440)

I have a rather serious shutdown/reboot issue with my Ubuntu OS on my brand new Dell latitude E7440 netbook. The issue does not seem to depend on the OS version: it occurs with 12.04, 13.10 and now ...
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How to make run a file when system starts and system shut downs in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and have a shell script which, I want to run when system is started and shutdown. Copied the file in /etc/init.d/ ,with all permission and also added to runlevels using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown [duplicate]

The os hangs on the logo screen and all the orange dots are filled. The hard drive shuts down as you cant hear it spinning. Btw, I'm very much a noob at Ubuntu!
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't shutdown

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and I cannot shutdown the computer anymore, neither through the top panel, nor by command line. I tried many solutions suggested online, like updating in ...
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System cant shutdown if Vagrant box is not halted manually

When I try to shutdown my machine, it "freezes" or it stays stuck on one point, where it can not complete the process. I get the message unregistered_netdevice: waiting for vboxnet2 to become free. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 won't shutdown or restart

It will close all the programs leaving me with just the desktop background and does nothing after that. I have to force shutdown with power button. I've tried doing this ...
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MaaS shutdown node issue

So I've set up a MaaS server with about 8 nodes all commissioned and ready and everything works fine (on startup that is). The problem is 2 of my nodes are set to power-up using "wake on lan" which ...
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Remove the “Authentication is required for …”

I'm terribly sorry if this has been answered somewhere else but I've read through many forum posts and still haven't found a fix to my issue. Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 then updated to 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not shut down

When I select Shut Down... from the menu at the top right corner of the desktop, the computer hangs and never shuts down. I get a screen with the following message and I have to do a hard reset: ...
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How to unmount nfs on shutdown of system via Network Manager

I use network manager and mount a NFS drive via a custom script /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/99nfs.sh: #!/bin/sh IF=$1 STATUS=$2 if [ "${IF}" = "eth0" ] && [ "${STATUS}" = "up" ]; then ...
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Networkmanager: dispatcher.d/pre-down.d is not executed on shutdown anymore

I am using this (http://askubuntu.com/a/674106/39966) solution to unmount a NFS on shutdown. But now I discovered, that in most of the cases, when I shutdown the computer via the XFCE menu, the ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 logs off when clicking shutdown

As the title says: when I click Shutdown from the menu it logs off. When I click shutdown from the log-in menu it does nothing. I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. I can force it to shutdown by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: A “click” after system halt [closed]

As I'm new to this, I don't know of this should be like that or not. Back story: I managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 (Elementary OS Freya, but this counts as Ubuntu :P) on my UEFI machine (Acer aspire ...
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My ubuntu not powering off version 14.04 hp laptop

I am having hp laptop. i installed Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is it is not shutting down. i need to press power button to shut down. i tried almost all steps like changing /etc/default/grub, installing ...
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Unable to shutdown/restart/hibernate

After I installed ubuntu 11.04, it wont shutdown nor restart, it just freeze, and I have to hold the power button in order to turn off my netbook. (It also happens on livecd) Can anyone tell me the ...
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Shutdown and reboot just log out after (interupted) upgrade from 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts, how to troubleshoot?

After an interrupted upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts. Screen locked and login not possible, user rebooted. But nevertheless, after rebooting and doing apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. ...
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What shutdown timers with/without GUI are there available?

What shutdown timers with/without GUI are there available? any type of action possible? shutdown hibernate etc but also custom command? how to set time? time to go or at specific timestamp? ...
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15.04: System will not shutdown or restart

When I shut down the system by command from the menu top right behind the gear or turn off, this process gets stuck. When I look into the terminal with [ESC], I see that a USB drive is not being ...
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How to restart Ubuntu box (14/15) on power loss, after after soft shutdown via 'apcupsd'?

Hello Ubuntu community - I've searched the forums, and scoured the internet, without resolution to this issue. I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 (formerly 14) on an Intel NUC (5i), connected to a Back-UPS ...
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In lubuntu autostart dual screen works properly only after every shutdown and boot, but it does not show properly after reboot

I have lubuntu 13.10 in a P4 laptop with external screen. I have set Arandr on startup to open dual screen in extend mode. When I shutdown computer and I boot again, the dual screen works fine. But ...
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Cannot shut down/restart without using the power button please help

I have Lenevo C260 Desktop.. it had windows 8.1 I deleted it and installed the latest version of Ubuntu.., everything works fine but when i have to shut down my computer it will kill all the running ...
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Shutdown popup can not be closed

I am running up-to-date Ubuntu14.04 and I have a second Ubuntu installation running in VMWare. Occasionally I when I go to shutdown the VMWare version I mess up and click "Shut Down..." for the host ...
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How can I safely shutdown/reboot/logout KDE from the command line?

I am not talking about shutdown and reboot commands. I want to initiate the same routine from command line that would be performed if I would press the logout/reboot/shutdown button inside the KDE ...
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“Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out

While logged in as a sudo user, click the right top power icon, then select and click Shutdown menu, it comes up with a dialog asking if I want to close all programs. The dialog has two options: ...
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Can't shutdown Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've been away for a few weeks, and after I've logged in, I've updated my system to the latest updates, as normal. However, now I can't shut down any more. Every time I try, I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 when booting will shutdown and then power up by itself

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and when I want to power up the computer it will show the motherboard logo (ASUS), then it will show a silver/grey screen of the Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 without anything ...
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While Updating Ubuntu to 14.04, Laptop shut down. After restarting, not able to login to the laptop

I just bought a new Dell inspiron 3542 with ubuntu OS. On start up, Ubuntu asked for a system upgrade to Version 14.04. While installing the updates, the laptop shut down. On restarting, I am not able ...
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On shutdown, computer reboots when started via wake on lan

Here's the situation: I start my main computer from another pc via wake on lan "wakeonlan ". All works fine. When I'm done doing what I did, I run "sudo shutdown -h now" (in the ssh terminal in ...
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Lubuntu Logout Button Doesn't Work

I just installed the Lubuntu Desktop on top of my Ubuntu 14.04 install. I can login in to any Desktop Environment from the start-up fine but once I'm in Lubuntu my Menu << Logout button does ...
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Dual display. Software dimming

I got a difficult question. I have a dual display setup. I sometimes watch a movie from the left screen and always have to reach for the power button to shutdown the right display during the movie. Is ...
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Why do I get a reboot instead of a shutdown?

After two days of installation, strangely my Ubuntu machine is restarting instead of shutdown from both desktop GUI and command line. sudo shutdown -h now sudo halt (doesn't shutdown, instead freezes ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezes when shutting down

I´m having an issue with my laptop shutting down - after installing Ubuntu 15.04 when I press shut down after going into the shut-down screen it freezes, and I have to press the power switch off the ...
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Shutdown problems

My laptop Packard Bell ENTG71BM does not want to shutdown with ubuntu 14.04. With Windows all OK. I used a lot of different advices(edit Grub, update BIOS), but it still does not work correctly. I`m ...
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strange behavior of the power button on Ubuntu 14.4

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and I'm getting strange behavior surrounding the power button. The series of events goes something like this: I turn on my computer and enter Ubuntu ...
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Power Statistics in Ubuntu 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, ...