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How to check which processes are still active after a user session has logged out

I am needing to do some debugging work, and as a part of that debugging work I need to know if there are any processes still running after a user session has logged out. And I need to specifically be ...
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Shutdown on idle using ACPI buitin feature

Inbuilt ACPI feature suspend the Ubuntu pc after specific period. What I want to achieve that in place of suspend it should shutdown the pc completely after predefined idle time. Can anybody help how ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 won't shutdown or restart

It will close all the programs leaving me with just the desktop background and does nothing after that. I have to force shutdown with power button. I've tried doing this ...
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I can't shut down or connect to wireless? [duplicate]

I just reinstalled my laptop from windows Xp to ubuntu 14.04. and I put it to shut down overnight, but the next morning the laptop was still on in the black screen with this message: Ubuntu... ...
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No shutdown splash screen on Ubuntu with new Nvidia card and D-sub monitor

I use Nvidia driver 346 and I have followed the instructions of this link How to fix splash screen in all Ubuntu releases! But I've only managed to show the boot splash screen but not the shutdown's ...
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Laptop shuts down as soon as the battery is reached 65%

I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 8.1. Windows is working perfectly fine but in Ubuntu, Laptop battery discharges slowly than the rate at which it used to discharge previously, and my PC ...
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Failure to boot

I have repeatedly installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop i386 alongside Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 2400 several times in the past several days and each time the installation claims that it has ...
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How can i enable user to have reboot privileges without sudo? [duplicate]

How can i enable user to have reboot privileges without sudo? Need to keep sudo password enabled. ssh user@server "sudo reboot" does not work because it requires a password to be entered. Want ...
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How can I get the shutdown option back after the upgrade to 14.04 LTS?

I had this now on 2 computers: did an update with update-manager from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. (Last time I did a reinstall after searching for a solution, but none found, now still nothing ...
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Ubuntu doesn't reboot / shutdown properly

root@pcu:~# uname -a Linux pcu 3.16.0-33-generic #44~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 13 10:33:29 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux After any shutdown command (shutdown, halt, poweroff, init, GUI ...
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shut down restart command

I have a dual boot setup with windows and ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I start my desktop, and start ubuntu, it starts great. Problem is, the drop down menu that was in the top right hand corner of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS shuts down and restarts

This is my first question so I'll try to do my best. I have a Gateway laptop and I wanted a change, so I downloaded, burnt and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from www.ubuntu.com/download. Once it was ...
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Ubuntu shuts down unexpectedly, Every night

I know this sounds weird but unfortunately it's real. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running on Dell Inspiron N5150 Laptop with intel i7 CPU and nvidia GeForce GPU. Every night between 9:30 pm and 11 pm ...
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I need to restart from the root command line [duplicate]

I need help restarting/shutting down from the root command line, any commands I could use? I don't like hard resetting
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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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open office writer data recovery

We recently encountered a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in LibreOffice, we are working on LibreOffice Writer file. Due to power failure computer abruptly got switched off, when restarted, file was ...
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Having issues shutting down

I just installed Ubuntu, and am a very new user. I'm not quite sure the proper way to shut it down, and everything I try when I boot back up it says it's finishing the install, and then I lose ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot after hard shutdown [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 from wubi application with Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time. After that it freezes for some time and I shut it down by long press on the power button. ...
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How do I run as bash script from a WebApp?

I currently am developing a custom Ubuntu dist. that runs a dedicated Kiosk app upon boot. I would like an easy method to shutdown from inside the Kiosk app, but I am currently at a standstill at what ...
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how to go back from mount -rw -0 remount / to read only system?

I lost my password so, followed the steps written here to change my password. After changing the password, i am trying to reboot my system by writing reboot but it is giving me an error shutdown: ...
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Ubuntu logs-out instead of shutting down

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution was working perfectly until a few hours ago. When I select 'shutdown' from the power icon at the top right corner, the system logs me out and from the login screen. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't shutdown on my Dell 15R 7520!

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 using usb installer on my laptop. The only issue with it is it won't shutdown or reboot at all. The system shows few messages and tries to kill all the processes but fails and ...
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Why is “poweroff” a symlink to “reboot” in 12.04? [duplicate]

Today in class, the teacher asked us to say different ways to shutdown/reboot,etc. the system. I said "poweroff" and I though that it was probably actually a symbolic link to "shutdown" or "halt". We ...
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Reboot instead of shutdown without wireless mouse plugged in

I have an HP ProBook Intel Core i5 with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit installed. I bought an HP wireless mouse and everything worked fine until now : I'm unable to shutdown the system (the system restarts ...
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Lenovo flex 2-15 doesn't turn off

i installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my lenovo laptop as dual boot but every time i try to shut down the PC it starts again after 5 seconds or so and i have to press the power button to turn it off I ...
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Resume/Suspend/Shutdown Do Not Work in Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and recently installed the software on an old Gateway Computer (GM5478-Intel Core Q6600). The computer goes into S3 sleep state but does not properly wake up. I did a lot of ...
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Re installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and now won't shut down properly

I formatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu. However, the system does not shut down correctly. Goes to black screen and fan switched on. Is there any obvious problems I've caused or an easy fix?
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No sound, no shutdown Xubuntu 14.04.2

I have an old laptop (Toshiba satellite a100). I installed Xubuntu 10.04 on it, sound worked, PC was shutting down properly. However, I could not install some programs I wanted (WPS office) because ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't shut down

Sorry, relatively new to Linux and stuff. The shutdown function just causes it to run the loading icon until the battery of my laptop dies. Tried sudo shutdown -P now and that didn't work either. Any ...
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The System is shutting down unexpectly

The System is shutting down unexpectly without any reason just always chrome is running with the teminal . what must i do to prevent that ?? ubuuntu 14.10 labtop packard bell tn36 iam new at linux. ...
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Why did my PC shut off last nght and how do I find out if it was a sensor alarm?

I tried following all of the answers to Which log will tell me why my computer shut down? but all I did was find a messages.1 file which had old messages (3 month old). Other than I found the logs of ...
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After filling HD drive with /dev/zero -> shutdown and error

My intent: i wanted to fill my external HDD (1TB) with zeros so i used: dd if=/dev/zero | pv -t -e -r -a -b -s 930000000000 | dd of=/media/usb/clearAll ; rm /media/usb/clearAll ; shutdown -P 00 ...
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System no longer shuts down or wakes up from suspend after enabling hibernate

I recently tried to enable hibernation in Ubuntu 12.04 for my Acer-Aspire-S3. This resulted in catastrophic disaster--the laptop no longer shuts down correctly (it freezes at the Ubuntu logo) nor ...
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Suspend-resume-shutdown errors

System Description: I am running a laptop (Dell Inspiron 14-5447) with Linux kraftlj-Inspiron-5447 3.16.0-31-generic #43~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 10 20:13:38 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. ...
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Help with shutdown during initial install, Xubuntu

I have been pouring over anything I can find online regarding this issue and I am stuck. Any help would be appreciated. PC Setup is a AM+ processor, Radeon HD6700 series video card, 500gb Seagate ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Shuts Down Improperly

Only 2 or 3 dots (out of five) light up before the system shuts down. Applications such as Firefox are not closed properly, as I find out upon next start (asks to recover previous session). I suspect ...
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Unable to either Restart or Shutdown my Install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( No Dual Boot ) on Acer Aspire ES1-512

I am puzzled as to why my machine does not shutdown within my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation on my Acer (UEFI Boot Mode). I go into the whole "Shutdown" process, starts looking like it is about to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Reboot instead of Shutdown after kernel update

After updating the kernel of my Ubuntu Server 14.04 from 3.2 to 3.13 (generic-lts-trusty) it seems to be impossible to shutdown (power down) the server from the command line. Upon shutdown -P 0 or any ...
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Software update caused system problems

A software update on 3/7/15 caused the system to fail to shut down except manually. Thereafter, my USB ports are inoperative. Can only shut down manually.
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Restarting window manager blackout

I wanted to restart the window manager so I issued sudo service lightdm restart but then the screen went black, the case speaker beeped once and that's it. I pressed the power button (once) the ...
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After force shutdown, I can't click anything

This is again another problem with my Late 2006 iMac that I am in the process of turning into a Ubuntu machine with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. So a few weeks ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on this iMac, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is shut-down without prompting

after I installed wine on Ubuntu 14.04 , and installed some propriety software , my computer have been shut down automatically without ask me !! can anyone here help me please ?
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Shutdown command from UI restarts system in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on Lenovo Flex 2 laptop. My problem is that whenever I select shutdown from the menu, the laptop restarts instead of completely shutting down. Any idea why this might ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 with kernel version 3.13.0-46-generic fails to shutdown

When I execute shutdown and restart from the top panel or sudo shutdown -h/ sudo shutdown -r, everything goes fine until the last line "Will halt now", then it hangs, I've had to hold the power button ...
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Random monitor shutdowns during work, what to check?

I've changed my monitor setup and I have now attached one HP Z24i and one Dell P2414H. Mostly second monitor is turned off, I'm just using it when I'm stand as standing desk. However, now I got at ...
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Computer shutdown time is longer than it should

Ubuntu boots up in about 10 seconds but takes about 40 seconds to shutdown excluding the time Ubuntu takes to finish posting which is fractions really. The case speaker beeps once within those 40 ...
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Clicking Shutdown/Restart shows Log Out dialog

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. When I click on shutdown or restart from the top right menu, the Log Out dialog is displayed. Also if I click on log out or lock button in that dialog or click on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Keeps Shutting Down Following Feb. 2015 Updates

I've never had this problem before, but the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS keeps shutting down if I'm away from the keyboard for any meaningful length of time. This has been the case since the most recent Feb. ...
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How to run logout with cron?

I'm creating something to allow me to set limits for time spent per user session: I've created a cron job: */120 * * * 1,2,3,4,5 /path/to/command */180 * * * 0,6 /path/to/command and I want to run ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't shut down, reboots instead

I've researched on this topic and did all of the recommendations such as editing kernel options acpi=off, acpi=noirq, acpi=force, then sudo update-grub. i also edit the bios to disable wake on lan ...