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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 ...
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What is the proper terminal-way to shutdown?

I was trying to shutdown my PC through SSH. I executed sudo shutdown now The user was logged-out and Ubuntu starting turning off, but it froze at the last screen with the Ubuntu logo and the loading ...
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Computer won't shutdown?

I just installed xubuntu 13.10 on a Gateway mx3216 laptop. Amongst other problems I'm facing (wifi, graphics, etc), the machine wont shutdown. It goes to the blue Xubuntu screen and just thinks. Any ...
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Ubuntu Studio 13.10 unable to shutdown d620 when bios wifi enabled

With wireless enabled in the D620 bios, the machine hangs in the shutdown panel at shutdown or restart; pressing and holding the power button shuts it down. With wireless disabled, it shuts down ...
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My computer wont shutdown

If I try to shutdown my computer it simply takes me back to the login-screen. I looked around and found : Type in terminal: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Find the line: ...
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How to report a shutdown bug [duplicate]

My Kubuntu 13.10 system fails to shut down and hangs with the message "Stale NFS file handle.". My question, however, is not how to fix the problem (though of course I'd like to know that); it's how ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Power and Restart Button not working

I have an Issue with Ubuntu 13.10 x64. Fairly recent install since I dropped back from the 14.04 beta. The issue is both the Restart and Shutdown menu items (from the upper right menu), when clicked ...
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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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How to shut down my computer?

I can't find a dialogue anywhere on the desktop (like on Windows Start/shutdown) to shut down Ubuntu. I downloaded and ran the Ubuntu live CD and after I ran it, I couldn't shut it down. I had to hold ...
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13.10—shutdown impossible

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu on a new Desktop. I am using the following drivers from the image below. I was searching half of the internet, found a lot of fixes for the »cannot shutdown« Bug ...
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Automatic shut down and reboot at specific time [duplicate]

I have an assignment that requires me to write a script that shuts down a server at 11pm and reboots it at 6am daily. So far, I have only written a command to shut it down but I do not know how to ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately upon starting game from Steam

I have just reformatted Ubuntu, and have updated the drivers. Games from Steam crash and the computer shuts down immediately upon loading or starting the game. This happens both on Windows 7 and ...
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How do I get rid of 'Could not write bytes: Broken Pipe' everytime on shutdown Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS?

I'm running the 32-bit version on a dual-boot XP laptop and every time I shut down Ubuntu, I get this message on a black screen for about 1 second: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe * Checking ...
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shut down linux server and turn on automatically at specific time

I'm having an assignment where the lecturer is asking me to create a bash script to shut down a server at 11pm and turn it on at 6am. I'm able to do it by using sudo shutdown -h 23:00 and it works. ...
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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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Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown?

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown? (e.g. in Windows Alt+F4+Alt+F4 Right Arrow Enter)
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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 server 13.10 - shutdown/reboot does not work

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 13.10 on a dedicated machine. I usually only log in via SSH, since there is no monitor attached. However, using sudo shutdown -h or sudo reboot now does not work. ...
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13.10 on HP dc5700 sff keeps restarting after shutdown

One of my ubuntu machines, a HP dc5700 sff running 13.10, can no longer shutdown, instead the computer constantly reboots. I have tried everything I could find on this topic in the forums but ...
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Execute script before Ubuntu system get shutdown

I want to run my script before the ubuntu system get shutdown . So for that I have created my script inside /etc/init.d directory and make it executable i.e. chmod +x K99pr.sh. Also created another ...
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Non-root users to shutdown using PAM

I want to configure PAM to enable non-root normal users to be able to shutdown. how to do that? I'm using Ubuntu server 12.04 I know how to do that with many ways such as changing permissions of ...
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Clicking on “Shut Down” system is displaying “Lock” and “Log Out” button

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10 (32 bit) Problem Description: Clicking on Shut Down from the ubuntu top panel , system is displaying Lock and Log Out button. Even both the buttons (i.e. Lock and Log Out) are ...
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Can you add a startup and a shutdown sound ? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was wondering if there was any way to insert a startup and shutdown sound (ideally using a piece of software). If anybody has any ideas, they would be much ...
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How to find out which “Unknown” program is still running and preventing shutdown?

I get the window below occasionally on shutdown. Is there any way to find out what the "Unknown" program is? Perhaps find the path of the executable?
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Stale NFS file handle on shutdown

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10, and I have a network attached storage device (HP Mediavault). Usually, but not always, when I shut down the shutdown gets stuck on the message "Stale NFS file handle". The ...
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Why can't I set up alias for shutdown?

I have edited my .bash_aliases to contain the following line alias shutdown='sudo shutdown -h now' but when I try to run the alias it gives this error message shutdown: illegal time value Try ...
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how to start interactive shell during shutdown?

I want to start a shell after /etc/init.d/umountroot stop . I tried: /bin/bash </dev/console >/dev/console 2>&1 But it's detached from tty and typing in it is unreliable.
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How can I shutdown my PC when the system is idle?

I am using Ubutnu 12.04 LTS. Now I am here to know that, is there any script/application I can use to shutdown my Ubuntu when my system is IDLE for 10 Minutes or so? I have already gone through this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at “reboot: Restarting System”

I know this has been asked multiple times before, but most of these threads don't have an answer. I tried user62664's solution here and ran sudo update-grub successfully, but nothing changed. This ...
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usb ubuntu when reboot or shutdown and then boot again files are removed [duplicate]

i added ubuntu 32bit on my 4gigabyte u.s.b and its running fine! but the problem is that i created 2 files in the desktop and when i reboot the files where vanished and i realized that its not saving ...
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What to do when everything freezes [duplicate]

I'm coming from windows and still new to Ubuntu. Occasionally everything freezes and I lose my taskbar and launcher. What do I do? What's the Ubuntu equivalent of ctrl+alt+del in Windows? I tried ...
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Cairo-Dock disabled my Restart and shutdown options

I had Cairo-Dock installed and I had added it on start up. Later I removed it using apt-get --purge remove and removed its packages using synaptic package manager. Yet I can access Cairo-Dock and ...
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How to add the shutdown options to the unity

How to add the options: shutdown reboot logout Suspend Hibernate Lock Screen to the unity dash as shown in the picture below.
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Unattended upgrade shuts down the host instead of rebooting it

I have set the flag for automatic reboot of the host when required after an upgrade. Unfortunately the host is apparently shut down and not restarted. I didn't check the scripts yet, but I checked ...
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How can I modify the power button behaviour?

I want the PC to shut down without any dialogue, but let time for the applications to close properly. One solution is, to change powerbtn.sh to: shutdown -h now but that does not wait for all ...
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how to stop xubuntu from opening programs when powered on

Whenever I shut down xubuntu, if I happen to have any programs open, they start back up when I start up xubuntu. How do I stop it from doing this? The reason I want to stop it instead of just closing ...
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Trap the shutdown event of ubuntu system

I have ubuntu system and I want to check the condition before the system goes off means system get shutdown. If condition is satisfied then allow to shutdown the system otherwise halt the shutdown ...
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System shutdown, instead suspend or hibernate

I have here an LG laptop S 460, Intel Core i5, with 4 gb memory. I can't get suspend/hibernate with KDE running on Ubuntu or Kubuntu suspend/hibernate don't work properly. With Mageia, everything ...
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Notificaciones de Ufw

Anterior Utilize Gufw y firestater ellos me daban notification de conneciones no desea a puertos y/o cualquier tipo de accion que no yo no quiciera pero estoy avanzando a ufw (La Base y no logro ...
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On shutdown Ubuntu 12.04 has trouble unmounting my SSD

On a fresh (today) install with Ubuntu 12.04 Shutdown is always UN-succesfull. In the console it tells me that it is UN-mounting my primary drive (an SSD, mounted as a Scsi device, where it actually ...