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Lost power during upgrade, how do I recover?

I was attempting to update my 11.10 install to 12.04beta. During the install step, I accidentally lost power to my laptop (the power cable came unplugged) and it shut down. Whenever I go to boot now, ...
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Ubuntu password reset question unable to shutdown 12.04

So basically my father passed away has unbuntu on a Lenovo t61. I have no idea what his password was and I really want to be able to access all the stuff on his computer. I have done the following ...
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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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/etc/rc0.d script not allowed to finish

I have a script that I've written that needs to run during shutdown which brings down my vagrant instance. The script runs without issue, and I echo output to stdout (and to a file) of the process. ...
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Shutting down the system: it shuts down but reboots on its own

Shutting down the system via the menu or via sudo shutdown -h now seems to power the system down, but restarts the computer after a few seconds. Ubuntu 14.04. Unity. Using full disk encryption.
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Any Patches Available for Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

I have tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Xubuntu 14.04 and in both cases I had issues with installing the latest nvidia driver from nvidia.com and also with being able to perform a scheduled shutdown using a ...
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Computer Turned off during Ubuntu 14.04 Update

My computer just turned off during an update from 12.04 to 14.04 it was in the middle of installing all the new software and packages. When I tried to turn it back on it would not boot up at all. Gave ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - computer shuts down by itself

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Lenovo ThinkPad T61 today, I could boot up Ubuntu without problem but after I run the Software Center, Additional Driver, or Firefox, the computer will shut ...
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Kubuntu going to sleep if I close lid before it go to standby

When I shut-down my computer, if I close the notebook before the shut-down it would go into suspension mode, I tried already to change my personal option of energy but it isn't function/option.
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Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown from gear icon looks like suspend but doesn't wake up

When I select the Shutdown option from the gear icon the computer goes through the motions of shutting down but then gets stuck in what appears to be suspend (power LED blinks), but the wake from ...
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What is the command to open the shutdown dialog?

I would like to use a gesture to shutdown/restart my computer and I need to know the command that launches the shutdown dialog:
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Hibernation and suspension problems in Lubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have problems when suspending and hibernating my computer when using Lubuntu 14.04. I click the shutdown icon in the lower right corner off the screen, and when I choose Hibernate, I get an ...
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What command is executed when shutdown from the graphical menu in 14.04?

I understand that clicking "shut down" from the menu that comes up on clicking the cogwheel triggers the following command to be executed: dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.Hal ...
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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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Shutdown option is not working in Ubuntu 11.10

I done my below option in my netbook Acer Aspire One D260 netbook version. I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu version from 11.10 to 12.04. Unfortunately it was stopped due to my internet disconnect. I ...
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Firefox not closed properly when loging out

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 beta2 and out of 25 tries either logging out, shutting down or restarting, my session didn't close Firefox properly 23 times when exiting. The result is the Firefox tabs ...
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14.04 freezes on start and stalls on restart/power down [duplicate]

About 2 out of 3 times I power on my computer, Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when loading some stage of the login (lightDM) screen. I have to manually power off my computer. Also, when I go to restart or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop not getting shutdown

My Computer : Intel i5-4440 Quad Core on Intel Motherboard DB85FL (built-in graphics). I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10 through 'Software Updater'. The process was fully automatic and ...
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Trouble on shutdowning my laptop

I have a laptop Compaq Presario R4000 and because of the end of support to Windows XP -installed previously on it- I decided finally to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Now I have only this OS on my laptop, ...
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What is the difference between reboot and shutdown -r?

The title says it all: What is the difference between executing shutdown -r and reboot?
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Laptop shutting down when trying to run Portal from Steam

My laptops shuts down a minute or two into the game when I try to run Portal from the native steam client. I have Ubuntu 12.04 (kernel version 3.11) with Nvidia GT 335M graphics card (Nvidia driver ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 reboot issue

Have some problem with restart server supermicro on Ubuntu server 13.10. Command: reboot shutdown -r now init 6 dont restart my server, but after it shutdown. I need to push power button every ...
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Ubuntu suspends when the lid is closed after pressing shutdown

I am running 12.10. Usually when I am in a hurry I press the shutdown button on the bar and close the lid of my laptop just after that. Often, I observe that instead of shutting down, the system ...
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Add shut-down/logout indicator to panel

I tried to remove the weather icon from the panel. I found an instruction on Ask Ubuntu (can't find it now) that I followed. The problem is that it also removed the "shut down"-icon, the ...
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How do I repair the shut-down/Log-off button?

I use the computer with 2 users. With one user all works fine. With the second user account, the shut down and log-off buttons do not work anymore while screen locking standby and hibernation still ...
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Shutdown and User button missing in panel

I faced with a problem after update, I missed 2 buttons from above panel, System menu (including shutdown, suspend & …) and User (including log out & …) how can I restore them !?...
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What could make Wake-On-Lan inconsistent?

I have a remote system configured for Wake-on-LAN. It has been tested successfully. But sometimes it doesn't work. For instance, today it worked once, but when I shut down and tried again, it ...
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Why does VirtualBox crash if I close Ubuntu one way but not if I close Ubuntu another way?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit as a guest on a Windows 7 Sony Vaio laptop (64-bit). Here is what happens: I start up Ubuntu via the VirtualBox manager (by clicking start)- it runs in scale mode to ...
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Can't shutdown in 13.10

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 but my laptop can't shutdown. When I try to shutdown it will just keep loading endlessly. After pressing a non-letter key on the keyboard I'm transferred to a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't shutdown

I am a Ubuntu newbie. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad S205 3 days ago. Installation and working is no problem but it doesn't power off on shutdown. Hard disk activity goes off but the ...
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Shutdown process [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu this morning, and so far loving it. I just have one problem tho. When I try to shut the computer down, it just stays at the Ubuntu loading screen. It just stays for a countless ...
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Reboot instead of shutdown Ubuntu 12.04

As the title suggests, when I try to shutdown my computer from Ubuntu 12.04, it shuts down but then powers back on about three seconds later. I've changed my Grub settings and added: ...
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Why isn't the gear menu there? [closed]

I would like to shut down this computer but the button isn't in the upper right corner. Ubuntu 13.10. Changing the theme to default doesn't help.
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How can I get my XP/UBUNTU 12.04 dual boot to shut down or suspend/ wake up properly?

Freshly installed onto a IBM Thinkcentre:(though there has been an update) restarts on shut down and wakes up from suspend with a brief whoosh of the fan and a blank screen. Things got a bit mixed up ...
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Closing - not killing - gedit instances via the terminal (to save changes)?

How can I close multiple instances of Gedit windows through the command line? Some of the windows may contain changes to documents. So, I would like to be prompted to save them or not. If I use ...
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Google Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04 Freezes My Laptop

When I install google chrome on my ubuntu 12.04 and start working in chrome, my computer freezes. I can't move my mouse or do anything, so I must force shut down and hold the power button on my ...
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shutdown gets stuck on splash screen

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my old laptop, Dual boot with Windows XP. Laptop specs: Gateway MX6128, 2GB Ram, 32 bit I am completely NEW to Linux... never used it in my life but giving ...
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How to calibrate the laptop battery on 12.04

Since a couple of days or so my laptop (asus n76vm) does a hard shut-down when the battery indicates 20% life left. It just cuts off the power, no shut-down screen or anything, making the hard drive ...
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Ubuntu needs mouse hit to shutdown

My devices can't shutdown "automaticly". I have two machines with the same troubles: 1)On notebook: Notebook can't shutdown automaticly, when the battery capacity is extremely low. I applied ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest cannot shutdown

I have a virtualbox guest running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The host is also an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Virtualbox running is version 4.3.10 When I'm running in the guest and click on the shutdown button, nothing ...
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can't shut down lubuntu

Hello, i'm still hoping for some suggestions. I should add the fact that when i put the computer to sleep, it is unable to wake up again. So, I have to hold the power button down to turn it off. ...
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Can't log out/restart/shutdown via Top menu bar

When I click on Log Out, Restart or Shutdown nothing happens, but I can suspend computer. What's wrong? I'm using Ubuntu 13.10.
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Ubuntu 13.10 Shutdown failure

My configuration Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz × 4; Motherboard : Intel DB85FL; Graphics : Intel® Haswell Desktop; Memory : 4 GiB; OS : Ubuntu 13.10, 64bit, ...
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computer shut down for no reason and its not a overheating problem

computer shut down usually when ı watch a quality video or play dota 2 sometimes with no reason first ı thought it was a overheating problem ı install sensors and looked cpu temp its like this ...
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Unexpected and random Computer shutdowns

System Info/Specs: RAM Memory 2.0 GiB Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ × 2 Graphics Standard Gallium 0.4 on NV86 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Internal HDD 250GB External HDD 160GB ...
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shutdown and restart issue

I'm dual booting win7 and Ubuntu(12.04 LTS) but when I'm shutting down/restarting Ubuntu to switch OS I only get to the log-out screen. I can turn the computer off with the power button but I would ...
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What commands show pending/scheduled tasks in Terminal?

What commands can I use in Terminal to see pending or scheduled tasks for today or tomorrow. For example how can I detect pending system shutdown?
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sudo reboot shuts down instead of rebooting on a X10SLM-F

I have a server with the motherboard X10SLM-F (Supermicro). I successfully installed Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS on it. The problem I have is that, when I give the command: sudo reboot, the server doesn't ...
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Laptop shuts down on lid close

When I close the lid of my Asus X77JQ, lucid shuts it down automatically after five minutes. I want to be able to sleep in the same room as my laptop, so I would like to be able to close the lid ...
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Shutdown, logout, restart not working in 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed compiz settings manager and cairo dock. The top right corner which gives you option for about this computer system settings shutdown restart logout and ...