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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shut down or suspend laptop for night? [closed]

Just a simple question, should I suspend or shut down my laptop for night (~8 hours), considering that I don't care about power consumption? In Windows I would usually make it sleep because of how ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laptop does not actually turn off on shutdown

I have a laptop with lubuntu 13.04 When given the shut down command, it exits the graphical interface, shows the lubuntu logo and then the screen goes black, but the computer never actually goes off ...
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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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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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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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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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Computer won't shut down

My computer will not shut down. I press the shutdown button in the drop box and then it looks like its shutting down and the screen goes black but the computer itself does not stop working and the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lost privileges since upgrading to 13.10

Since upgrading to 13.10, I no longer have the 'privileges' to do the following things: Mount USB/CDROM drives Run software centre or software updater Press the GUI shut down or restart buttons ...
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Why is network-manager adding 10 more seconds to shutdown time?

Without network-manager installed, my system shuts down in 2 or 3 seconds. Why does it take almost 15 seconds (which is a 5-time increase) with network-manager installed and can't this time be ...
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The “power cog” has disappeared [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 beta 1. The "power cog" (the button at the top right corner of the screen) seems to have disappeared. I am not sure what caused that because it was there when I installed 11.10 ...
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Disabling Control-Alt-Delete shutdown is not working

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 computer. If I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when the Ubuntu VM is in focus, the Ubuntu system sees it and shuts down after 60 seconds. This does ...
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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 error:...
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Shutdown issues on my Dell XPS M1530 [closed]

On my Dell XPS M1530 lapttop, I am facing issues with shut-down option after upgrading to 12.04 LTS from 11.10. Sometimes it shutdowns "cleanly". But other times everything goes down but I can still ...
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How to run script at shutdown? [duplicate]

How can I make a bash script run only at shutdown? I have searched for it and keep coming up empty handed. I would be fine with either a link or an explanation to how to do it.
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How do I get a warning before my laptop powers off?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, when my laptop battery hit somewhere around 20% power, the icon in the Gnome panel (I use Flashback) would turn red. Also, there would be intermittent warnings telling ...
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How to create a timed shutdown, based on idle state? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I shutdown my PC when the system is idle? In Ubuntu 11.10, when I go to System Settings > Power, I get the option to suspend my machine after it's been idle for a ...
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I can't get suspend, hibernate and shutdown to work in Ubuntu 12.04

I recently built a computer with these specs: Asus Motherboard, Intel i3 3.3 GHz dual processor, 8 GB of RAM. I installed 12.04 on a brand new hard drive. I partitioned the hard drive between root, ...
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Shutdown command does nothing

I can't shutdown my ubuntu 14.04 anymore. # shutdown -h now Nothing happens at all # halt -h # halt:Unable to execute shutdown: exec format error Shutting down from gui just messes up the ...
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How to shut down the 70+ systems by the one remote machine?

What ways are there to shut down a computer remotely? My desktop is running Ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition and when I try to shut it down remotely, it doesn't actually work. I used the command sudo ...
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shut down without extra question [duplicate]

When I select shutdown in the top right corner, I get an extra question in a new window in the middle of the screen with a big button to shut down. How can I directly shut down Ubuntu 13.10, without ...
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Least bad way to shutdown quickly

Sometimes I would like to shut down in a hurry. By hurry I mean 5 to 10 seconds. Assume I can run any script with root privileges in tty which I've prepared beforehand, and after 5 or 10 seconds the ...
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How to try hibernation and shutdown afterward in case it failed on power button press?

I've found how to hibernate on power button press with logind: HandlePowerKey=hibernate in /etc/systemd/logind.conf But can I make it somehow execute something like # pm-hibernate || shutdown -h ...
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64 bit on Dell Precision M6600 hangs on reboot and shut down

I am new to Ubuntu and I discovered that I can't shut down (then black screen with some lines of text shows) and reboot (then the purple screen with dots appear). I need to hold the power button in ...
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Can't resume after suspend and power off issues with ubuntu 14.04

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu on my desktop computer and now I face several power related issues: Can't resume after I suspend the system: When I suspend the system, it screen goes blank and ...
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I lost my shutdown sound

I lost both my startup and shutdown sounds. I restored the startup sound adding it to Startup programs, but I don't know how to restore my shudown sound. I checked if the sound file is in /usr/share/...
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ubuntu 14.04 hangs during shutdown. Sticks on plymouth splash screen, only responds to forced shutdown

As of a few days ago Ubuntu will no longer shutdown or reboot. It hangs on the plymoputh splash screen with the dots ticking along. If I press one of the F keys at the start of the shutdown the only ...
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How do I fix the missing reboot/shutdown issue in 13.10?

I am one of the unfortunate who has the problem in 13.10 whereby my reboot/shutdown button is missing from the menu bar. After googling around I found the bug being submitted but the fixes (which ...