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Xubuntu 14.04.4 Shutdown Issue

We have a whole bunch of PCs running Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on our network and we want our users to power off at night to save power. Hardware wise we run a variety but mostly HP DC7800p Dell Optiplex ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 shutdown impossible

Unfortunately, I was not able to solve my problem in the meantime, so I'm asking this question again: So I decided to turn my Laptop from Windwos 8.1 into a dualboot with Ubuntu and thus installed ...
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Power on-off-on needed to boot laptop

Toshiba Satellite C660 01C01H 32-bit laptop (specifications at http://bit.ly/1PPMN30) Ubuntu 14.04.4 Trusty Tahr LTS When I switch on the laptop the Toshiba boot screen fails to appear OR the screen ...
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Ubuntu really slow to shutdown/restart

I'm running ubuntu 14.04.4 as a VM on Hyper-V (Server 2012 R2). The VM is configured to only have 1 VCPU and 2GB fixed ram. Shutting down, or restarting takes around 15 minutes (sometimes a lot ...
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KDE login/logout issues in Kubuntu 15.10

I'm running a fresh Kubuntu installation on a new computer. Everything runs smooth except logging in and out of KDE. The problem could be divided into two parts: About 40% of the time, KDE won't ...
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Ubuntu pop noise when system starts up and shuts down

I got a Lenovo y430p. Recently I installed ubuntu on it. Everything works fine except that every time the system boots or shuts down there is an annoying pop noise from the loud-speaker. I don't think ...
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How can I enable shutdown verbosity?

Already set the /etc/default/grub and /boot/grub/grub.cfg but shutdown screen still blank. Trying to set it with verbose text.
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes and restarts when opening LibreOFFICE

Upon opening LIbre office ,, my system shuts down and restarts into the login page . i cant open libre office because of this . I had recently updated all the softwares in Ubuntu . The version ...
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Dell Inspiron does not go into GRUB after shutdown from Kubuntu

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (Ubuntu) laptop and installed Kubuntu 15.10. No dual-boot. Kubuntu only. Everything seems to work... with one exception: After shutting down (or restarting) from ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager Shows 737 Updates. What do I do?

I just got a computer but when I started it up I noticed it was really slow until it got going, Then the 737 updates popped up, I tried installing them but it shuts down half way through, How can i ...
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WiFi card turns off at shutdown

I got some trouble w my ubuntu (running at an old notebook). Problem is: after I shutdown the notebook, when I turn it back on, the wifi is disabled and I have to pres fn+f9 to turn it back on. ...
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Procedure for rebooting server with Soft RAID mdadm

I've just made a raid10 on my ubuntu 14.04 server, and i was wondering if there was any step too do if i would to shutdown/reboot my server. It a Software RAID with mdadm. Do i need to make a script ...
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Did my ubuntu shutdown properly last time?

When I came back to my laptop it was shut down. Last time it suddenly turned off. This time as I was away I do not know what has happened. I even cannot remember if I shut it down or not. I read the ...
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Shutdown hangs on “ terminating freesmartphone.org” API daemon

When I shutdown my computer, it hangs for about 30 seconds with the message: [ ***] A stop job is running for freesmartphone.org Device API daemon (1min 13s / 1min 30s) What is this daemon used ...
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“Random” operating powerbutton and shutdown process on macbook 2007

Since Apple doesn't provides any updates for Snow Leopard and a efficient OS for my "old" macbook intel core2duo t8300 (the black one), I finally got ubuntu installed on it. The main trouble I have (...
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problems shut down and restart ubuntu 14.04 , and most recently

how are you. I have a problem and want to know if you can solve. I currently use ubuntu 12.04 , upgrade me to ubuntu 14.04 but when installing everything perfect the problem is when I shut down or ...
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Newbie to Ubuntu - Need a little Setup help (15.10 won't shut down)

So I decided to turn my Laptop from Windwos 8.1 into a dualboot with Ubuntu and thus installed Ubuntu 15.10 through a memory stick. My goal was that I could choose between the OS I want everytime I ...
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Is “sending SIGTERM to remaining processes” supposed to take a lot of time?

These days I'm shutting down my Ubuntu (15.10) with sudo shutdown -P now, since with the normal way to shut down the computer hangs on the splash page. This worked fine for a month. But recently my ...
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Shut down laptop while booting after update and now can't use it

I restarted my laptop because I installed (already) an update. But after a bit, nothing was on the screen. Only a dark violet background. So, after 5 minutes, I kept pressed the power button and my ...
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How to run an interactive script before xserver shutdown?

Every time I shutdown or restart my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04), I would like to run a script that checks, whether I pushed my newest code to my remote git repository. If I forgot it, then it opens a ...
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Shutdown sequence hangs on 14.04LTS

With no known change to my system, it hangs on shutdown displaying the messages stopping save system clock to hardware clock When I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete I get a mix of the following 3 lines, ...
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Can I detect the reason for Ubuntu slow shutdown?

Y-day I had unusually slow shutdown in Ubunty 15.10 (minutes), and usually it takes 3sec. Is there a way to check the reason behind the slow shutdown? Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu ...
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Is there a Swap Manager built into 15.10?

There is a bug 1464917 that affects many including me. I think it is related to orphaned data in swap. I am looking for information on how the system manages these orphaned files left in swap in ...
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Intel graphics cause shutdown on laptop (CPU Intel i7 6700HQ)

when I switch to Intel integrated graphics the laptop fans go on full max and can't be turned off, and then after a few mins the log out window pops up on its own and the computer shuts down, also ...
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Force Ubuntu to open console

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 I have an issue: I sometimes play League of Legends with playonlinux. It works fine, but sometimes the graphic simply "hangs", so the "image" does not change anymore. Sound ...
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Ubuntu get shutdown after launching Android studio

I have installed ubuntu 15.10 on my PC. From few days back I am facing this problem. My PC get shutdown automatically after launching Android studio. I don't know why this is happening. I thought ...
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systemd shutdown action

How can I use /lib/systemd/system-shutdown/ folder for executing some action on shutdown or reboot in Ubuntu 15.10 ? #!/bin/bash case $1 in reboot|poweroff) some command ;; esac ...
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Vagrant not shutting down gracefully when shutting down computer

I am working with vagrant 1.7.4, which i use together with lxc 1.1.5 on ubuntu 15.10. I was working with it the last few weeks and never did vagrant halt before shutting down my computer. Now it ...
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My computer can't successfully restart and I have to do a cold shutdown to get it back, even then it will maybe come to the GUI. It's hit or miss.

I have the current Nvidia version 358.16 open source driver installed (this one seems to be the most stable for my system)The nouveau driver was decent but looked horrible. I'm using ubuntu 16.04. ...
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Slow boot time and stuck at shutdown with Ubuntu 15.10. How can I fix these issues?

Initially my boot time was really low, it used to boot in seconds and user processes were also up and ready to use within a minute, now for some reason my boot up really slow and also my system never ...
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After sleep state, PC with Xubuntu doesn't let me shut down the system

I have been using Xubuntu as my main system for 3 weeks, but I noticed only today that after the PC has woken up from the sleep state it doesn't let me shut down the system. I tried to shut down by ...
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Sometimes shutdown takes 2 extra minutes

While usually shutdown takes less than a minute, sometimes it takes 2 or 3. May be my 7 btrfs HDDs are a culprit (they take 3 minutes to mount), but the problem is inconsistent. The screen goes black ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 not shutting down 64 bit

I have a HP 15 r250tu with Pentium quad core 4gb ram. I am a windows user and installed ubuntu as a dual boot os. Now the ubuntu stuck at the splash screen when i shutdown or reboot and i have to ...
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Computer only shutdowns when using “sudo shutdown -P now”. What does this mean?

If I shutdown my computer with the shutdown button I get this: (This only happens 3 times a week.) I tried everything I could find on the Internet: Tried removing quite splash Tried acpi=force, ...
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Power off and reboot buttons

I'm a newbie in Ubuntu and I have just installed it. Problem is that power off and reboot buttons don't work. I'm turn off my PC by long push off POWER button on my laptop. How fix this?
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How do I disable Ubuntu logo on shutdown?

I would like to see the shutdown text instead of Ubuntu logo on shutdown. The shutdown text can be seen when you press the F4 button.
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Error messages when turning on or shutting down

Whenever I turn on My PC I get this message Message shows when turning the PC on And when I shut it down I get this Message while shutting down What would be the problem?
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Ubuntu shut downs when i connect earphone

You may find it weird but when I connect my headphones, my machine shuts down immediately. Machine info: Linux xxx-Acer-PC 3.19.0-49-generic #55~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 22 11:24:31 UTC 2016 ...
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Ubuntu hangs on shutdown and restart

I have a Lenovo B50-10. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I want to shutdown the computer Ubuntu hangs. The hard drive turns off but the display shows me the Ubuntu logo with the dots. When I want to ...
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Computer restarts several times before shutting down - 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop PC and have the following problem: Every time I try to shutdown the PC the monitor goes off and the computer restarts two times. After that the computer starts up ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wakes up immediately after suspend or shut down after network card firmware update

I know there are many topics regarding the problem of ubuntu waking up immediately after suspend/hibbernate/shut down. Unfortunately I have not found anything that helped my case. First of all my ...
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Why do I need to shutdown Ubuntu?

Suppose there is no installation process running and the PC goes off without the usual shutdown command. Is there any risk for my OS to be damaged? If yes, then what are those? In other words: Why do ...
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Not Shutting down or Logging out in ubuntu 15.04

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 now when i click the shutdown option from the top panel next screen appears as lock & log out instead of shutdown & restart. Before 15.04 i had installed 14.10 but in ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Strange “Log Out” button behavior

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04. Today, February 19th, I got home and was presented with some upgrades (which updated Xubuntu to the 14.04.4 point release). But I don't know if these upgrades are ...
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Ubuntu doesn't fully power down machine

I've searched endlessly on these forums and on Google. I've come close to the answer where other users are having similar issues, but I still cannot come to a conclusion other than: "It's a bug." I'm ...
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Machine powers on daily using BIOS RTC wakeup - boot Ubuntu Monday-Friday only

I let my 15.10 machine automatically power on every morning at a fixed time using its BIOS' RTC-Wakeup function. However, I can't specify weekdays in the BIOS, just either one single day per month or ...
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15.10 Hibernate not powering PC off

Ubuntu 15.10 with 4.4 kernel on Dell XPS 15 9530 (new one). System do not powering itself off after hibernation. Executing pm-hibernate does almost all except notebook will stay under power. The ...
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lxde shutdown icon not working

I have Ubuntu installed with LXDE as the desktop. The red shutdown tray icon is unresponsive, as is the logout item in the main menu. I have everything up to date. Is there a fix to this?
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Upstart on 15.10

How can I properly configure upstart on 15.10? Explanation: I needed MongoDB, which does not officially support 15.10. When I installed it I had a series of messages that essentially led me to ...
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Windows partition not mounting

hello guys I am facing a problem that my Windows partition is not mounting in Ubuntu I kind of get the error that Windows maybe hibernated or has not been properly shutdown. But the thing is I have ...