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My computer shuts down suddenly

I have a little but annoying problem with my laptop. For quite some time my Asus K53SD (Xubuntu last LTS) 64 bits is shutting down without any demand when it have about 50% battery. I checked the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 abruptly shuts down when in Turbo Boost Mode

I have an Alienware 17 with Intel i7 4700MQ processor. I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 and have been facing abrupt shutdowns when cpu usage reaches 100% on all cores. This issue arises ...
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Reboot on power off

Whenever I try to powerdown my laptop from the menu or terminal it powers off. Then three seconds later it starts powering back on. How can I fix this? I have the acer aspire v5-571. ...
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Kill SSHFS at shutdown? (systemd / upstart)

Apparently having an SSHFS mountpoint active while trying to restart or shutdown Ubuntu can cause the system to hang. I would really like to avoid having to possibly power cycle, due to using an md ...
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14.10 Freezes During Shutdown

I've just upgraded to 14.10 almost flawlessly on a MSI GE6O. Everything seems to work fine, except when I try to shutdown the system which then becomes completely blocked: and the CPU spikes in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery drainage when shut off

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430s. The battery management worked fine until about 2-3 weeks ago. Now, however, my battery drains faster, even when the laptop is shut off. In ...
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Can not shut down from the ubuntu gear button,

I recently install ubuntu 14.04. When the first days everything was fine but I have a problem now. When I click the shut down button it does not do any thing but suspend and logout buttons work ...
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Laptop “pop” loud noise on shutdown/restart

Every single time I turn off Ubuntu or restarts it, my speakers make two loud "pop" noises, I'm pretty sure it comes from the speakers and they are very loud and I don't think they are healthy at all ...
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How to know why does ubuntu server (on the virtual machine - KVM) shuts down itself

My ubuntu server 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-37-generic-pae i686) shuts down by itself in different times I can't find what's causing it. It has installed on Virtual Machine Manager 0.9.1 that is ...
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Ubuntu shut down without using the GUI

I'm trying the "poweroff" keyword to shut down my Ubuntu. The terminal produces the following: jay@ubuntu:~$ poweroff poweroff: Need to be root How can I root my pack?
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not reboot or turn off

I have used a notebook with Ubuntu 14.04. However, since I installed version 14.04, whenever I ask the system to reboot or shutdown the system becomes locked showing the Ubuntu logo. The system is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps restarting the PC

When using Ubuntu 14.04, my PC doesn't shutdown. When I try to turn it off, it performs the procedure, the led goes out. Soon after it (re)start again. That doesn't happen with Fedora 20 and ...
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Error while shutting down Ubuntu (installed in VirtualBox)

I am facing following error while shutting down Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) installed in VirtualBox 4.3.16. The instruction at 0x690ddc25 referenced memory at 0x00000008. The memory could not be read ...
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shutdown 5:30pm every day

for a five thirty pm shutdown, should I change this: 30 02 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now to: 30 17 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now see also: Crontab Shut down command didn't work
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How can I run a shell script on session end? [duplicate]

In a previous question, I found out how to shut down all instances of running VMs started through vagrant. I'd like to call that script when logging out of my Desktop Manager which is currently ...
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System cant shutdown if Vagrant box is not halted manually

When I try to shutdown my machine, it "freezes" or it stays stuck on one point, where it can not complete the process. I get the message unregistered_netdevice: waiting for vboxnet2 to become free. ...
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Acer Travelmate 2420 doesn't restart/shut down

Yesterday I install Lubuntu on an Acer Travelmate 2420. The systems it's good but it impossible to shut down or restart the pc. I tried all the online guide but the problem it's the same. The ...
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How to keep the ethernet card up when shuting down Ubuntu?

I'm trying to get Wake On Lan working on my old machine, all is configured but when I shutdown my PC, I can't keep the ethernet card awake. It's not a problem with the bios. It's not a network ...
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Why does Xubuntu not shutdown, it just goes to the log in screen

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and when I try to shut down or restart via the GUI, it just goes to the login screen. I know a lot of people seem to have a similar problem, but usually they can shut down ...
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KDE power management system could not be initialized

First of all, apologies but I am very new to using kubuntu, so I would need a very basic step by step answer to solve this problem. Since my last update I am getting this error message: KDE power ...
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Run commands on system shutdown/reboot/logout [duplicate]

I would like to run certain aliases and simple commands when system shuts down or reboots or when I simply log out of system. This would help a lot as I usually forget about shutting down vagrant ( ...
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Nvidia driver not shutting down and shut down is being halted

I installed nvidia driver but after that my shutdown started halting and every time I have to hold the power button to power it off. Also I used to off my graphic card switch using vgaswitch nit ...
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The system is not shut down in Xubuntu

I try to shut Xubuntu down properly from the shut down button. However, it just goes to the black screen with the word "Xubuntu" with the "wait for state stop/waiting", and stays there all night. The ...
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How to make Ubuntu shutdown when power lost?

My project requires that the power source for the laptop be switched on and off. Is there a way to make Ubuntu shutdown properly when the external power is lost? It will run the shutdown on its ...
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ubuntu cannot shutdown without plugging usb device

I use samsung laptop series 5 and install Ubuntu 12.04 LTE. But I found that I cannot shutdown the system, it will close the OS but still restart it, just like reboot the system. Recently, I found ...
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Slow shutdown laptop Ubuntu 14.04

I have an ASUS K53TA-BBR6. The shutdown speed used to be normal when I was running Ubuntu 12.04, but after I upgraded to 14.04 (clean install; removed the entire old partition first) the shutdown and ...
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system gets started after shutdown

I have Acer v5-571, which get started again after shutdown .After installing laptop mode tools the problem got solved but now also when I use a USB mouse then the problem comes till I do shutdown ...
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Power off stuck acer 5560

Hi I have a laptop acer 5560G. apu a6-3400 which works very well with windows. I am making migration to kubuntu 14.04 which I really liked. Congratulations !!. The problem I have is that when you turn ...
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How to enable the pc power button at the lock screen?

I would like my Ubuntu 14.04 to shut down (shutdown -h now) when I press the physical power button on the pc, regardless if it is locked or not. Works great on every windows machine, why doesn't this ...
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Shutdown does not clean the state of the drive

I was not sure whether to ask this in superuser or here. Anyway, I have dual boot: Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 and 3 disk drives: for Windows OS (the famous C://) neutral one, for files (lets call it "D ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu 14.04: blinking font and mouse pointer

I encountered the following problem: after a usual boot I got a blinking mouse pointer and font (i.e. changing in size up and down). Got a message "Ubuntu 14.04 internal error" as well, but couldn't ...
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Ubuntu qemu powerdown failed (timeout) - shutdown prompt is shown on desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 as a VM using qemu. In my hypervisor, when I send the shutdown system to the virtual OS, the command times out and qemu throws an error saying the shutdown operation failed. ...
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Unable to login adminstrator account

I don't know what I have done exactly before it happen, the last thing I have done is accepting to install upadtes and to program it to shutdown after it finishes using sudo shutdown -h [MM]... After ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on wakeup from suspend mode

I am new to ubuntu and i have checked some of the previous questions but it seems everyone is having nvidia graphic card. I have a Dell inspiron with AMD Radeon HD 8800M and after my laptop wakes up ...
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Fail to run *ubuntu

my wife asked me to install Ubuntu on her HP Pavilion 11 x360 (which came with Windows 8.1), after she saw how well it works on my laptop and how little she likes Windows 8.1. Feeling confident after ...
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System restarts when trying shutdown

I met this problem on title earlier this summer on Ubuntu 14.04, then I switched to Mint 17 and initially I didn't face this problem, but after 2 months it started to happen again. Any clues about ...
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Xscreensaver error xubuntu [closed]

When idle, instead of seeing screensavers, i got an error related to xscreensaver, i don't know what exactly, i'll take a picture of it soon and update the question When Idle, I move the mouse to ...
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Cannot shutdown (CLI/GUI)

I have problem with shutting down my laptop (Asus UX42VD) on Ubuntu 12.04. And I have no idea what could cause this problem. Now after clicking on buttons Restart or Shut down, it just logs me off. ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, computer shuts down after I click install, even after factory restore

I've got a four y/o Dell Inspiron 1440. Intel Core2 Duo CPU, 4-gig RAM, 32-bit. Tried a USB install. After the language screen, I tried clicking both install and check disk and, after a brief pause, ...
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How can I see tty during shutdown?

The shutdown of my ubuntu 12.04 never terminates. (It's been running for one hour, showing the ubuntu word with the rotating dots below: it's still alive.) Right after I initiate the shutdown, the ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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Xubuntu - application state being unintentionally restored on restart/shutdown

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with updates done today. After the update finished it asked to restart to finish the update, so I did. Once the system booted back again, I've noticed that all the ...
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Partition names in /media change frequently, how to force stable name?

After an unexpected shutdown (due to a power outage), partition names in /media folder has changed, in fact it happened twice before the shutdown , /media included only one sub-folder named ...
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Ask for password when shutting down

How to ask for sudo password after click in shutdown button in the shutdown menu instead of shutdown instantly? What I want to achieve for example is something like what gksu does.
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Ubuntu server detecting electricity outage?

I am in the planning stage for setting up my server and have some doubts. Firstly my network is something like this: One parent PC connected to the internet and 3 other child PCs which are not ...
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Add shutdown and restart options to logout confirmation dialog

I would like to have a more comprehensive dialog when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Instead of the classic I'd like to have suspend/reboot/shutdown options too. It was possible in my previous installation ...
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undo this terminal command:

I wanted to disable my power button in ubuntu 12.04, so I ran gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-power nothing that worked fine, but now I want to re-enable my power ...
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where is logind.conf in 12.04?

I have heard that the logind.conf file should be in /etc/systemd/logind.conf. however, it doesn't appear there, and a file search reveals that it isn't ANYWHERE. So what file replaces logind.conf, ...
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sometimes unable to shut down in Ubuntu 14.04.1 [closed]

I have just start using Ubuntu 14.04.1 and everything works absolutely fine except one thing. Sometimes when I try to shut sown my computer, nothing happens. After continuously trying shutting down ...