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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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PC restarts after a few seconds when performing shutdown or suspend

After a shutdown or suspend, the machine appears to completely shutdown (all fans stop and are quiet), after a few seconds, everything is powered up again by itself. Despite the many offered ...
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Ubuntu hangs on shutdown

I recently upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. My machine now hangs during the shutdown process, but can reboot just fine. If I turn off quiet and splash boot options, then the following error is displayed: ...
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Cannot restart, reboot, nor shutdown Ubuntu 11.04

I cannot restart, reboot or shut-down my PC using Natty. Whenever I hit shut-down, restart or in terminal sudo reboot it shows a black screen. If I should press down the power button for while, it ...
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How to enable shutdown timer?

Before I upgraded to 10.04 last spring, I remember having a timer counting down from 60 after clicking the shutdown button. This gave me a 60 second time frame to interrupt the shutdown in case I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Skylake not able to shutdown and restart

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. I am facing shutdown issues often. It hangs in a terminal with the message (sometimes shutdown works): soft lockup, cpu#4 struck for 22s I installed Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu won't shutdown or freezes at splash screen

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. The problem I am facing is, I can not shutdown my machine. Every time I shutdown or reboot the computer (both from terminal and GUI) it get stuck at boot splash screen ...
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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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Remove “restart” option from menu

When I click the gear icon to open the system menu on my PC, these options are presented: Suspend Restart... Shutdown... The restart options seems redundant, because it literally does the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 64b does not shutdown [closed]

I am a new linux user so i am not familiar with what actually is needed to check. When shutting down or trying to restart i get a screen with yellow letters and the system does not close or restart. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shutdown does not finish

When i shutdown my ubuntu 12,04 appears the "shutdown screen" and it never finish, keep shutting down... i use "tab key" to see the log and the last line says "Stopping Puppet Agent"... and it never ...
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Laptop power button not working

I have a (seemingly rather exotic) Dell Latitude XT2 notebook running Lubuntu 12.04, fresh install. Tried to get the power button to work as expected (opening the logout dialog lubuntu-logout), but no ...
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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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Dell Laptop won't shutdown / restart by itself

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on my Dell Studio 1569. Before this I ran ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. Every time I shutdown, or restart it goes through the usual processes, and shows no error ( ...
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Computer shuts down when unplugged

I have an MSI Wind U100 netbook (they call it a notebook). Every time I unplug the AC adapter the machine shuts down as if the battery is dead. I get a notification that says "battery is critical and ...
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How to run a command before the machine automatically shutdowns?

How to run a command before the machine automatically shutdowns?
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Ubuntu 16.04 hangs on shutdown/restart

My Ubuntu 16.04 hangs on shutdown/restart requiring me to press and hold the power key to turn the machine off... I don't know how to report this as a bug and what commands to run to show the ...
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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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How to monitor the status of shutdown sequence

This is the script I made to lock and shutdown my system after 30 minutes. #!/bin/bash # Read Password read -s -p "Password: " password echo # shutdown and screensaver Command echo "$password" | sudo ...
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Prevent shutdown when tvheadend recording / KDE session is active

I am searching for a way to prevent shutdown/standby when tvheadend (or vdr) is currently recording. What I found until now is Prevent shutdown when rsnapshot is running: Which I don't like because ...
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Fresh install of Xubuntu on an Acer TravelMate 2410, system will not reboot or shutdown

I have an old Acer TravelMate 2410 laptop, that was running XP. I've decided to dump XP, and install Xubuntu. I did a clean install, and done all the updates that are available. Everything is ...
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Crontab Shut down command didn't work

I wanted Crontab shut down the system daily but it didn't do so, did I misspelled something? This is my Crontab file: /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab Unlike any other crontab you don't have to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon Desktop Environment

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and added the Cinnamon Desktop Environment and I noticed that the restart and shutdown buttons are MISSING! Only Suspend and Cancel are there. In Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Power button in Lubuntu 13.10 will not suspend

I made the upgrade on my Lubuntu machine to 13.10 yesterday. Everything seemed to go smoothly except one niggling thing I can't seem to fix. Previously, I had set the power button to suspend my ...
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My power button doesn't work under LXDE. How can I fix this?

Ever since I switched to LXDE my power button won't work anymore. I would love to be able to display a fancy logout menu like the one in Unity and similar DEs. How can I achieve this?
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Cannot shutdown, computer freezes [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 (near windows 7) on my laptop(Dell studio xps 1640 with Ati Radeon HD 3670) and everything is working fine, but when I want to shutdown my computer it freezes! I don't ...
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How do I turn on 'shutdown logging' or operating system tracing?

I have a simple question: how do I turn on logging of the shutdown sequence and X-server, which both keep failing; shutdown that doesn't shut it down, XServer that crashes. I would like to create the ...
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Shutdown fails after upgrading from lucid to maverick? [closed]

It didn't happen in my computer, but in my girlfriend's pc. She upgraded to maverick and now it doesn't shutdown properly, the screen just freezes and she has to shutdown pressing and holding the ...
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Ubuntu hanging on shutdown and reboot

Sorry for another question about ubuntu hanging on shutdown and reboot. I have looked at other questions on the site and tried editing the grub file etc as per most answers but to no avail. I have not ...
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Shutdown just logging out [duplicate]

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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Cannot shut down from KDE workspace after upgrade to Saucy

Adding to my sequel of things broken after the upgrade: NetworkManager broken after upgrade to Kubuntu Saucy User cannot mount disks after upgrade to Saucy When I select shutdown from the KDE ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't shutdown or restart (Just a black screen)

I have looked all over the Internet trying to find a fix, but I can't seem to find one. I have a custom built PC running an AMD processor, Nvidia graphics, 16GB of ram and a 1TB HDD for Ubuntu. I am ...
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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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How to run a script at shutdown

I want to reset the hardware clock from the system clock at shutdown. I created this script (K99savetime.sh): #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: savetime.sh # Default-Start: 6 0 # ...
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How can I shutdown the computer when a certain process ends?

I often run long calculations on my computer and I would like to shut it down when this are terminated. Is there some option to shutdown the computer when a specific process termanates? Thanks for ...
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Pressing the Power Button does not turn off the computer in Xubuntu

I have installed Xubuntu 11.10 on a Compaq Presario P4. I am using it headlessly, to serve files. So the way I can turn off the box is by pressing the power button once. But it refuses to do it. Any ...
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Ubuntu hanging on shutdown/reboot

My situation is very similar to Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04 but I am using 14.10 with a gnome environment instead of KDE (Ubuntu with gnome package added not the native version). ...
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Unable to shutdown & reboot ubuntu 14.04

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and I'm not able to shut down or reboot my laptop. After pressing the reboot/shutdown button it just shows the purple screen & 5 dots. I'm not able to understand where the ...
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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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gui shutdown on acer aspire v5-573G not working

When I press the gui shutdown button, the system is not powering off, but rather just remains at splash screen. Hence, I always have to power off the machine manually holding the power button. Issuing ...
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Laptop doesn't power off on shutdown, after upgrade to 15.04 and gnome 3.16

I have no idea how to start debugging this. My laptop is a Dell XPS 13, model 9333. The behaviour started when I upgraded to 15.04 (from 14.10), and to Gnome 3.16 (from 3.14). Unfortunately I'm not ...
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Why does Plymouth boot in fallback text mode?

When starting my system, Plymouth doesn't show graphics but uses the fallback text mode. However, it runs normally (that is, with graphics) on shutdown. Why is that?
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Ubuntu won't shutdown (stuck on “Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules”)

When try to shutdown the computer it stays on a "Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules" message. It looks like it has to do something with VirtualBox, but happens even if I didn't use VirtualBox at all. ...
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Ubuntu hangs at Plymouth screen during shutdown

Sometimes(rather many times), when I shutdown using the menu option >> Shutdown, the system hangs at a Purple screen with dots. I have waited for 10 mins, but then it becomes clear that i need to do a ...
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Long shutdown time with 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shutdown taking a lot of time I'm not sure if I'm the only one experiencing this, but I haven't been able to google anything. No matter what hardware I'm installing ...
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Is it possible to notify with NotifyOSD when a specified process terminates?

I must admit being a heavy Firefox user, so when i terminate FF, i always have to check with the system monitor if it's process is really terminated before shutting down Ubuntu. Otherwise i will get a ...
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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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Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?

My computer shuts down by itself at a specific time everyday 6:00am. I can't find what's causing it. I'm a long time Windows user and just recently tried Ubuntu. So I don't know anything about Linux ...
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MSI U130 freezes on shutdown

The computer freezes when i shutdown. I have tried the acpi options acpi=off and acpi=force but they don't work. The computer is a MSI U130. The only way to shutdown is by long pressing the power ...
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Change power button to 'Ask' in Xubuntu 13.10

I have recently installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio vpcea making me a Linux beginner. The problem is that laptop's power button is right on the edge of the bezel making it far too easy to press ...