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How to disable shutdown or reboot in 14.04 when users are connected via SSH?

I've a group of Ubuntu Trusty desktop PCs in my office, and usually I ssh to them and install updates remotely from the command line. Unfortunately, sometimes local users decide to shutdown those PCs, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes on shutdown

Acer TravelMate 5520 w/ubuntu 14.04 LTS Whenever I shutdown the computer it freezes on the screen with the dots. I have to press and hold the power button to get it to shut down.
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hibernate behave like shutdown. how to debug?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64bit with nvidia driver 304. Hibernate is not working, and behave like a normal shoutdown. I have 8GB(7871MB) Ram and 8794MB of Swap partition. In /var/log/pm-suspend, ...
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How to shut down the computer after a task has been completed?

I usually start a download before I go to school. Which command should I use to automatically make the necessary saves and turn off the computer after a particular task has been completed? (Say, ...
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Lubuntu - power button doesn't turn off computer,

I am using Lubuntu 13.04 and would like to have the power button cause the computer to shut down. Currently it only brings up the power preferences menu (logout, reboot, hibernate, etc...). In ...
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Scheduling shutdown in layman's terms

I'm trying to schedule a shutdown for 10:30pm (22:30) each evening. I am fairly new to Ubuntu. In Windows 7, this was an extremely easy task. Apparently in Ubuntu this is a rather complicated task. ...
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After shutting down it won't turn back on?

I currently run ubuntu 14.04 on my alienware mx14r2 laptop and it works wonderfully as long as I don't shut it down softly. When I don't hold down the power button to shut off (Yes I know that's ...
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Automatic shutdown at specified times?

I'm aware I can use (sudo?) shutdown -h hh:mm in a terminal window to shut down a system, however the user that is logged in is a kiosk user, which is locked down in such a way that terminal (or any ...
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Gnome Desktop: Disabling power options

How do you disable the power management options from appearing under Gnome 3 desktop environment (not unity)? Background I use my ubuntu box as both a server for various development tools (including ...
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Error while shutting down Ubuntu (installed in VirtualBox)

I am facing following error while shutting down Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) installed in VirtualBox 4.3.16. The instruction at 0x690ddc25 referenced memory at 0x00000008. The memory could not be read ...
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14.10 Freezes During Shutdown

I've just upgraded to 14.10 almost flawlessly on a MSI GE6O. Everything seems to work fine, except when I try to shutdown the system which then becomes completely blocked: and the CPU spikes in the ...
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Kubuntu doesn't show logout or shut down or restart prompt dialog?

My main installation is Kubuntu. Then, recently I installed several others DEs like Gnome-flashback, Unity, GNOME 3, and XFCE. At the beginning, everything is okay. But now, I've got a little ...
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How to remove Shutdown Screen Text on closedown (14.04) - NVidia Geforce card

Just changed my dual-head graphics card to a NVidia Geforce 210 (MIS 210 brand) from a previous failed AMD. Upon shutting computer down (desktop 14.04) the process shows all the termination of mySQL, ...
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Screen: Keep programs running after shutdown

Is it possible to run screen on my linux box, and resume activites after shutting down? I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates installed and Screen version 4.00.03jw4 installed from the Ubuntu ...
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How do you run a script before log off?

I want to run a script before log off. The requirement is that the script must be allowed to finish before user processes are killed. I have tried setting session-cleanup-script in lightdm.conf. This ...
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over-current issue with USB 2.0 ports

My system (on Ubuntu 14.04) is no longer shutting down/restarting/suspending since a problem with all usb 2.0 ports occurred. (all of a sudden all usb 2.0 were without power. Luckily, the usb 3.0 ...
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laptop strange shutdown issue

When I choose shutdown option from the right top menu, Ubuntu is closing the session but coming back to the login screen. This is not a normal behaviour as Ubuntu should shutdown. But when I press the ...
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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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How can one shutdown a PC using the keyboard? [duplicate]

I would like to find a way to speed the shutting down process up by using shortcut keys. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 - Utopic Unicorn on a Compaq HP, but I am not able to do that by following the ...
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Shut down computer from keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut available to shutdown the computer? I know I can use the Power button, but I would like to be able to it from the keyboard. If such a shortcut does not exist already, ...
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Gracefully close appications on shutdown

How to automatically close an application on shutdown (graceful close, not kill)? I try to call wmctrl -c "App" in powerbtn.sh, but it does not work. The same wmctrl command works perfectly when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on shutdown

My problem is that when I try to shutdown computer, it sticks at the shutdown screen and these are the only lines I can see: wait-for-state stop/waiting Stoping GNUstep distributed object mapper: ...
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System is unintentionally shutting down

Well, my system is turning off (shutting down), and I don't know why. It happened 4 times today. I am using the computer, and then it turns off. Could anyone help me?
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No graphical interface on power off/on

I am using ubuntu trusty on both my laptop and my desktop. Unlike my laptop, my desktop has no GUI during power on/off. While this is no pressing matter, I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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How can I recover my Ubuntu OS after a failed upgrade?

Well, I was upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and suddenly the power went off. I was in the installation stage and only a bit of it was done. Now when I boot into Ubuntu, it shows a command line ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown (system halted)

I have an Acer Aspire E1 (ES1-311-P1D5) and I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on it. SecureBoot is enabled. When I try to shutdown the system, it will stop but won't shutdown the computer itself. I've read ...
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How to shut down using the UI, without the intermediate screen? (the one that asks if you want to restart or shut down)

Why the "shut down" link (at the top right corner, after clicking my user's name) won't shut down directely? I mean, it appears this screen with the "restart" or "shutdown" options... and at the top ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 slow shut down after sleep

I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 recently. The laptop does not shut down properly anymore. It used to take only 3-5 sec to shutdown in 14.04. But now it needs ca. 5 min to shut down after sleep. If it ...
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Automatic Shutdown?

My laptop is shutting down automatically after 4 hours continuous usage. Is there is any default settings in Ubuntu or any installation problem. My system having 3GB RAM and I installed Ubuntu on 50GB ...
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Ubuntu14.04, Acer Aspire E1-470G wont shut down

Ever since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 my PC wont shut down.. Wen I select shut down from the menu it just restarts, i have to push and hold the start button down in order foir it to shut down. Can ...
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Can't shutdown and logout from top panel in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. Shutdown and logout from the top panel are not working. They worked fine when installing the OS, but a few days back I installed fglrx drivers for my ATI graphics ...
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How can I run a shell script on session end? [duplicate]

In a previous question, I found out how to shut down all instances of running VMs started through vagrant. I'd like to call that script when logging out of my Desktop Manager which is currently ...
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Power Statistics in Ununtu 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, ...
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Logout/Shutdown taking very long, how to find the problem?

Some months now, it's taking very long to logout/shutdown/reboot my ubuntu box. it doesn't happen with a fresh profile it still takes ages even when i close all running programs first (foreground ...
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Computer won't shut down

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my friend's computer and it won't shut down. Here is an album of the pictures I took. I went into gedit and changed the quiet mode option to quiet mode acpi=force or ...
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Clean Install of 14.04, but it waits and waits on shutdown, any idea why?

I have put Ubuntu 14.04 on my old AMD64 HP NX6325. ** Internet NOT connected ** it all went very well. It worked, one might say perfectly. Looks good, sounds good, though it needs updates before it ...
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Ubuntu Shuts Down on Restart (v 14.04.1)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my laptop and I am not able to restart it. Every time I press the restart button, the system logs me off as usual, then the ubuntu loading screen appears ...
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How do I call gnome-session-quit with countdown from Unity?

To be able to shutdown with a keyboard shortcut we can assign gnome-session-quit ---power-off to a custom shortcut. In Unity this will lead to the following dialog: Then we need another at least ...
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Computer shuts down imediately after selecting ubuntu on grub

I've been experiencing a strange problem with my computer lately. When I power the computer on, it loads grub boot loader and when I select Ubuntu 14.04-LTS, the computer almost immediately shuts off. ...
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Always Restart when Clicking Shut Down Button

When I shutdown the computer (Ubuntu 14.04), it always retart. Sometime when I press shutdown in the menu, the computer does not show me the mini window for the shutdown button. How to fix it? Thank ...
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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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After downloading Ubuntu installer, it asked me to reboot for install. It shut down and seemingly rebooted into a black screen!

So for my recent project I decided to install Linux Ubuntu on a separate 60GB SSD to dual boot with Windows 8.1. Once I went on the official Ubuntu website and downloaded the free version of Ubuntu I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 randomly shuts down

I bought a new laptop BU1402 from http://www.tuxedocomputers.com with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and have now experienced 2 unexpected shutdowns. The screen just turns black and then the notebook just ...
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How to know why does ubuntu server (on the virtual machine - KVM) shuts down itself

My ubuntu server 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-37-generic-pae i686) shuts down by itself in different times I can't find what's causing it. It has installed on Virtual Machine Manager 0.9.1 that is ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not power off after shutdown

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) which until last week was running normally. Now after selecting to shutdown or restart it does not continue -eventually some output (as per ...
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I can shutdown Ubuntu system without closing all running programs.I think this should not happens

When I shutdown Ubuntu system, it does not restrict me, but allows me to shutdown my system without closing all programs. Why it doesn't restrict me to close all programs?
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Fail to run *ubuntu

my wife asked me to install Ubuntu on her HP Pavilion 11 x360 (which came with Windows 8.1), after she saw how well it works on my laptop and how little she likes Windows 8.1. Feeling confident after ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at *Will Now Halt* fixed with pci=noacpi but this results in NO WIRELESS

pretty new to linux. I've just bought an Asus X553M and installed Ubuntu 14.04 I found that i could not shut down the system, it just hangs on #will now halt. I installed 12.04 but it still happened. ...
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Shutdown not working for Users logged in through winbind

I have a Samba server acting as AD/DC and a client authenticating against it. Domain Users can log in and out just fine, shutdown and restart does not work. For Local Users shutdown and restart ...