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undo this terminal command:

I wanted to disable my power button in ubuntu 12.04, so I ran gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-power nothing that worked fine, but now I want to re-enable my power ...
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where is logind.conf in 12.04?

I have heard that the logind.conf file should be in /etc/systemd/logind.conf. however, it doesn't appear there, and a file search reveals that it isn't ANYWHERE. So what file replaces logind.conf, ...
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Wake-on-LAN works with Windows 8 but not with Ubuntu

I have a PC that has a Windows 8 partition and an Ubuntu 13.04 partition. I am trying to get wake-on-lan to work. Everything works fine on the Windows 8 partition: I can wake-on-lan from both the ...
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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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Ubuntu behavior on overheating?

I have a laptop that I suspect is overheating. Every once and a while, Ubuntu will pop up the shut down dialogue window. The first time I clicked shut down, and it went through the normal shut down ...
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Shutdown of Ubuntu 14.04 requires authentication [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 (amd64) headless, but with XFCE4 as a desktop GUI installed. Because of a HWE (if I'm correct) message that I was running out of support, i upgraded today by doing a ...
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14.04 won't fully shut down laptop [closed]

Okay so I recently did a clean install for Ubuntu 14.04 and Everything has gone well so far. But I've been having an issue where after the system shuts down it will still stay powered on. So the ...
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Cannot shut down Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

this is my first time using Ubuntu 14.04 version. I'm not sure what I've done, but I can't shut down my laptop. But if I log in as the guest, then it will shut down if I press the button and I'm not ...
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Did I damage the system by shutting down after failed hibernation?

I have an issue using Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop PC and mint 17 (Ubuntu based) on my laptop. When I suspend or hibernate the two PC they don't wake up, they only shows the blinking underscore without ...
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Ubuntu restarts after shutdown

I've a problem with my laptop(HP 4540s H6R10EA) that doesn't want to shut down under Ubuntu 14.04. It shut downs and after 2 secs starts again. Tried everything that I could find online: unchecked ...
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Ubuntu keeps returning to default after shutdown [closed]

Hey guys I'm completely new to Ubuntu, I shut it down and when I got back on it, it had reset everything I had done including all my downloaded files back to default. Not exactly sure whats going on. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown and restart missing

After fresh clean install when i click right top gear icon and select shutdown from menu then a window appears with two big buttons: restart shutdown Now if i click right top gear icon and ...
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Problems with “Shutdown” and “LogOut” after upgrading to 14.04

I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 on my laptop. The upgrade was successful, but the issue is that nothing happens now when I click on "LogOut", "Shutdown", "Suspend" from the top right power icon ...
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How to specify when a daemon should stop during system shutdown?

I have written a FUSE to combine a local and remote file system as one virtual FS. The problem I am seeing is that when the system shuts down (i.e. root issues a reboot), my FS dies before all the ...
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ubuntu server restarting instead of shutting down

Whenever I try to shutdown my pc by using sudo shutdown -... now (it doesn't matter what I fill in for the ...), it always shutdowns down for about 3-4 seconds, and than just powers up again. I'm sure ...
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Using upstart for non-daemon tasks

I would like to have foo do-startup-things run on boot, and foo do-shutdown-things run on shutdown where foo is my own program. It looks like Upstart is a good candidate to do this, but Upstart seems ...
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Ungraceful shutdown (hard-drive spinning while powered off)

Most times (not always) during shutdown of my kubuntu laptop, the hard drive make a noise as if it was powered off without warning. How can I ensure the system waits until everything is ok before it ...
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Ubuntu refuses to shut down but screen is black

I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a laptop (ASUS ALTEC LANSING). This morning I wanted to shut down my laptop. The screen is black now but I noticed it is not shut down at all even if I removed the power ...
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What is the difference between shutdown and poweroff commands?

I've a home server I'm playing around with :) I want to learn server administration... I have hard time understanding difference between shutdown -h now and poweroff -h now My logic tells me it's the ...
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Ubuntu Won't Let Me Shutdown

I can use my laptop with out any problem for a while ( sometimes around 12 hours and sometimes just half an hour ), then suddenly one by one, the applications will be closed. I can't shutdown. So I ...
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windows can not shutdown after installing ubuntu [closed]

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus n46 running windows 8.1. after a problem with dual boot both of them and solving it by boot-repair,I have faced a new problem that in windows I can not shut ...
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How do I disable suspend when my laptop is in the middle of shutting down?

I'm running 14.04 on a MacBookPro8,1. In general, suspend when I shut the lid works great (save for a bug where the keyboard stops working sometimes on resume). The problem that I have is that when I ...
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Computer refuses to shutdown once after using WOL

I just got Wake on Lan working but I have a problem: If I wake on lan and try to shutdown or suspend it just starts up again. This only happens once after using WOL and then it successfully shuts down ...
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initctl does not terminate at computer shutdown

I have a fresh install of 13.10 on an ASUS Zenbook UX31E. Every shutdown there is a hang, and with the help of this answer I think I have identified the cause to be /sbin/initctl which does not ...
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Asus UX31 ultrabook suddenly shuts down when below 50% battery

I've heard over the years that this computer had issues with the BIOS settings but that by 13.10 it had been cleared. It never used to happen on 13.10 but now that I'm on 14.04 it started showing ...
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How to use SD card as primary drive without corrupting superblock?

I have a netbook which I would like to use with a Linux-based distro. The hard drive has been replaced with a SD to SATA Converter Adapter so that I can run everything off of an SD card similar to a ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 64bit - Slow and buggy “log out” process?

I'm a Windows convert who has done only a little bit of dabbling in Ubuntu in the past (back in Dapper Drake a few years back). A lot has changes since then, and I've been yearning to jump back into ...
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Wireless driver (Relink RT3290) not working

I'm having HP ProBook 450 and Ubuntu 13.10 with 3.11 kernel. Laptop was new, it came with SuSe Enterprise edition but as it was not possible to be translated to my local language I installed Ubuntu. ...
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Not able to Shutdown ubuntu

I am having one more problem in my ubuntu, whenever i try to shutdown ubuntu, shutdown process seems to be started, After 4 dots, system gets hanged and forcefully i keep press power to switchoff my ...
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Shutdown, Restart, Halt issues, not powering off system

Before any one says search around, I have, to no avail. I can't seem to get it working after trying every fix out there. So basically, when I turn off my laptop it shuts down fine but the last line ...
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My Ubuntu can't see wlan0 adapter

I have ThinkPad R400 laptop, (all wireless connections switch turned on > allowing) and on Windows it works. Yesterday, was powering Ubuntu off about 5 minutes (ubuntu logo and dots, and dots not ...
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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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Battery discharges while computer is off

I bought a hp 15-r003np 2 weeks ago and installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with dual boot (to windows 8). When i shutdown ubuntu, in the next day battery has 85% of charge, despite the computer shutdown. If i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Restarts after Shutdown

I've had this issue after upgrading from 12.04LTS: every time I try to shotdown my laptop (hp probook 4540s, with dualboot win7/ubuntu14.04) it actually shuts down, but after few seconds (2-3 secs) it ...
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How to avoid the automatic disk check every 30 reboots? [closed]

It it has to do a disc check from being powered down 30 times like that.I have to do it that way cause it wont power down regularly and I'm running Linux ultimate edition x64 2.3. I know its out dated ...
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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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Computer Shutsdown without prompt after bluetooth Del key pressed

Summary When pressed the fn Delete / Lock key forces immediate shutsdown. I want to ignore this key or make it act as a regular Del key. More Info I have a bluetooth keyboard that has a Delete/Lock ...
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Having problem with ethernet port Ubuntu 14.04

My Ethernet light keeps on blinking even after I shut down my laptop. I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1. However, if I show down from windows the light goes off. But in the case of ...
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How do I find the last logged system boot and shutdown times?

I'm a Rails developer working on a web application on Ubuntu Server 10.04. Due to internal requirements, I was asked to find the last 10 system boot and shutdown times... I have no clue where to find ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot start after execute command 'sudo apt-get install gtk+-' and shutdown laptop

Well, a little while ago, i was installing a serie of apps, and one requirement was to have installed gtk+ 3.4, next, as can be expected, I googled how to install it and...I executed the command 'sudo ...
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How to get the shutdown & restart icon back in dash

In Ubuntu 11.10 it was possible to type restart or shutdown in dash, so you could drag that icon in the left panel. Now in the new 12.04 this option has been deleted/removed. Is there another way to ...
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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 ...