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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 ...
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How can I diagnose a machine that always powers off when I do X?

Setup: I'm running 14.10 Desktop x64 on an E8500. It's running kernel 3.19 from here, but also had similar problems with earlier kernels. The FS is btrfs. I'm using several CIFS mounts. I have WINE ...
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unusual passwort request on shutdown

lately I have been asked (only a single time) to type my administrator password in order to shut down my system. Before that, I was unable to disable networking (the buttons for enable/disable wifi ...
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Can't cancel the restart/shut down dialog box in Gnome

When I click on the "Restart..." or "Shut Down..." options of the Gnome panel, a box dialog appears in order to confirm whether I really want to "Accept" or "Cancel" the process (as expected). ...
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Shutdown Ubuntu using upstart

I have a process which is started by Upstart. It will try to respwan the process n number of times on failure and after that if it fails, I want to restart my Ubuntu. I tried telinit, halt etc in ...
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shutdown from gnome menu doesn't ask password

I want to prevent my roommates to shutdown my computer without needing my password from the gnome menu at the top. i would like to keed dbus permissions since i am using that commands with alias. ...
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Shutdown privileges problem

I have found that when I click the shutdown button when logged into a normal user account that once it has terminated all running processes and it says something about a modem shutting down, it can ...
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Shutdown in Trusty kills processes with unsaved work

In Precise, when I clicked on "Shut Down" from the gear menu, it would shut things down in an orderly manner. E.g. it would tell processes to shut down, and would let me know if e.g. emacs was still ...
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How to shutdown the computer after Xsession ends?

I'm making a computer like an arcade machine with an academic game. I'm using Xsession to replace the desktop by an application. It's working fine. But when I go out from the game it returns to the ...
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Can't shut down and connect to internet

Lately, my ubuntu 12.04 has been acting out of the ordinary. I have found that my entire internet menu has disappeared. Now, ubuntu can't access wifi anymore. I tried to restart so that maybe ubuntu ...
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Audio not coming out and not shutdown option

I have some problems with both the audio/speaker and the power options to shutdown. I do not have shutdown option and my audio not coming out again on the kubuntu system. I read that this file may be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown or reboot on Dell XPS M1330 laptop

I'm trying to fix the same type of problem reported in Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown / reboot D630 but for a Dell XPS M1330 laptop that has Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop installed on it. Reboot or shutdown ...
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I boot Ubuntu 14.04 from external hard disk. Hard disk loses power during shutdown haphazardly

I boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from an external hard disk into my laptop. The drive looses power haphazardly during shutdown with a sound of power being cut off! I get errors while booting again and have to ...
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power button on fluxbox: how to “intercept”

When I press the power button, my computer shuts off. No warning. It is a software shutoff (A "ubuntu screen" apears for a time). This is inconvenient for me, because the power button is the only ...
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My computer wont Shutdown? [duplicate]

Okay... So I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Upgraded from 12.04.3 ) I've been using Ubuntu for about two years now and I know myself around the system pretty well... Every time I attempt to shut down ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 won't restart /shutdown after enabled hibernate

I have enabled hibernate for successfully (appear on menu ).but i can't restart or shutdown .. my screen still have loading ubuntu logo when restart or shutdown . i have 6GB for Ram and 12GB for Swap ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 won't update or shutdown

I started up my computer and used the terminal to check some network settings, but when I tried to turn it off again, a message shows up at the bottom of the shut down menu: ...