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Can't cancel the lubuntu shutdown screen

I've bought a small 5 year old small netbook. I noticed that lubuntu runs great on it, as it doesn't use much space/resources. But the problem is, my screen is just too small. Whenever I press the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - everything fine except the shutdown

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old notebook (Acer Travelmate 2420). Everything is fine except the shutdown. It's hanging in the last screen ("ubuntu" with the points beneath - they change ...
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Asus UX31 ultrabook suddenly shuts down when below 50% battery

I've heard over the years that this computer had issues with the BIOS settings but that by 13.10 it had been cleared. It never used to happen on 13.10 but now that I'm on 14.04 it started showing ...
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Latest (5 June 14) Updates t0 10.04 Causing Multiple Problems [closed]

Apologies, the questions are very short, but the bkg isn't. I rec'd a routine notification from the update mgr a few days ago (I believe, June 5th). I took a look and there was lots of linux stuff, ...
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How to activate a dialogue box on suspend?

I am using 14.04 with unity. Quite regularly it happens to me that I want to shutdown the computer, but in the right corner menu I accidently hit Suspend in stead of Shutdown. Is it possible to add ...
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How do I disable need to authentication when an app asked for inhibit of shutdown / suspend [duplicate]

I would like to disable so I never get this popup. And also I would like to know what application has asked for it, so maybe I can stop it. Does anyone know? Edit: A solution can be found here: ...
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Shutdown does not power off computer on Ubuntu 12.04

I recently got an update message mentioning there were 13 updates ready to be downloaded / installed, all pertaining to a newer version of the kernel. I couldn't get the updates to be installed, as I ...
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Scheduled shutdown with Gnome-scheduler - how to enter root psw

I am trying to schedule my ubuntu 14 server to shutdown every evening at 12:01 using the /sbin/poweroff. Since you need root to shutdown the command doesn't work. If I put 'sudo' in front of the ...
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Trouble Adding Basic Lock Screen in Lubuntu 14

Alright, I'm running the latest version of Lubuntu on my system, Lubuntu 14, and some strange things have been happening when trying to set up a lock screen. Since I use a laptop, all I want to do is ...
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No Shutdown, reboot in logout menu and no pid for lxde

I've just had a clean install of lubuntu and on top of that I reinstalled packages from a relatively clean install with dpkg. But now I have two problems. First when I boot up I get the error "No ...
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Panasonic CF-18 Won't Restart (black screen) [duplicate]

I've finally dumped Windows XP on my sons CF-18 partly because he trashed it. Now however after getting Xubuntu to install and work quite well despite some issues with using it, I'm finding that when ...
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After wakeup or unlock, sudden shutdown

I use a notebook with Ubuntu 14.04, and in the first unlock it's all ok, but all other unlocks or wake ups, after a few seconds the system suddenly shuts down. My notebook specs: Processor: Intel® ...
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14.04 Laptop and screen problems

I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 (Ubuntu) and I have contracted several problems. First being my laptop's power occasionally cuts out (Like the battery has been pulled out, and I have to ...
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Kubuntu doesn't show logout or shut down or restart prompt dialog?

My main installation is Kubuntu. Then, recently I installed several others DEs like Gnome-flashback, Unity, GNOME 3, and XFCE. At the beginning, everything is okay. But now, I've got a little ...
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Test booting Ubuntu 13.10 AFTER oem install then shut down ubuntu safely

I am looking for a way to complete the OEM install of ubuntu, then boot it up to ensure it boots to the users first run setup screen (where they enter their personal information). However I then ...
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Will not shut down 14.04

Gets stuck on splash image sudo shutdown -h now - Doesn't work sudo shutdown -r 0 - reboots system Running 14.04 lts on HP 250 / Intel Core i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 I've seen this question ...
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Run sh script on shut down to reduce volume

After having set up almost everything I wanted on my new laptop, there is still this one little thing that I cannot get to work and that's really annoying me: I would like to run a script at shut down ...
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What are possible damages can harm a computer after forced turning off (pressing the power button)?

For sure a lot of us has experienced a freeze situation for some reason, and we don't have any other solution but to turn off our PC manually (maybe for lack of experience), so: Is it harmful to the ...
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Wifi Problems After downing de laptop lid

I have a problem with my new Ubuntu 14.04. When I shut down temporaly the pc (for example, downing the laptop lid), I cannot connect Wifi. On the panel, on the wirelees settings is wroten (more or ...
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how to solve this startup and shutdown problem

I am a newbie to ubuntu and linux and facing a shutdown problem. The system doesn't shut down and hangs. Similarly while startup grup does not show time and halts at grub screen. It does not ...
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Ubuntu won't finish booting

So I have a Windows 8 PC that also can run Ubuntu (my computer is a Dell Inspiron) but every time I try to run Ubuntu it takes about 2 minutes and then shuts off my computer. I don't understand why. ...
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14.04 Hangs on Shutdown [closed]

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this HP laptop and it seems to be hanging on shutdown. Removed "quiet" and "splash" from the boot line so I could get a verbose shutdown. When it gets to "Will now ...
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On startup [number] kvm: disabled by bios [duplicate]

When I start ubuntu 12.04 it says [number]kvm : disabled by bios. How can I fix it? Also there is a quick black screen flash on shutdown which states unable to run [something]. It flashes too fast so ...
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I can't suspend, hibernate or shutdown my 14.04 system without problems on restarting. What's up?

I've upgraded my Dell Studio 1735 from 12.04 to 14.04 and it's now a pain to use. If I suspend, I get a blank screen on restarting; hibernate seems to have been removed from this update and my efforts ...
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Lenovo laptop does not shutdown if anything is connected via USB [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkcentre A52. If I have any device (even a USB cord) plugged into my USB sockets, the computer just restarts when I ask it to shutdown. If I remove everything ...
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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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Getting Error Log Information After a System Crash

Sorry, this is likely a bit of a naive question, but I'm having some trouble with my graphics drivers causing my system to shut off randomly (doesn't seem to be overheating but let's not worry about ...
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System suspend instead of shutting down

My system gets suspended when I turn off the power supply. It only happen when I use Ubuntu OS. How can I solve this problem? I am using Toshiba Satellite Series Laptop.
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Shutdown problems and wi fi not working on Acer Extensa 5220

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on an Acer Extensa 5220 laptop After install I downlaoded all the updates suggested. Two problems: The in built wi fi does not work at all. I can connect to the ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 shutdown - Firefox not exiting properly at logout/shutdown

Having a little past experience with Linux I recently decided to install Lubuntu 14.04 LTS to try and get away from windows and got most everything working except one thing so far... I have set ...
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Shut Down dialog box on login screen not giving any options

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, and when I am logged in the shut down dialog box has the correct buttons that you can click - but from the login screen, there are no buttons to click. ...
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Create node -MAAS(power off)

I am trying to add nodes in the MAAS. When I add the node from PXE, the computer shuts down (power off) and it appears as Accepted. But even if the wake on lan type, nothing happens after and the node ...
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Xubuntu Restarts Automatically after Shutdown

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Workstation. Whenever I shutdown, two things happen. Either it shuts down and automatically restarts, or it hangs at shutdown with a black screen. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont shutdown or reboot

Have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Toshiba Satellite S50 with Windows 7. Offnote: Was experiencing freezes with the proprietary nvidia driver so I switched to the Nouveau driver. My ubuntu will not ...
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Run a command on Shutdown? [duplicate]

I recently installed Grive, a third party Google Drive tool for Ubuntu, and in order to sync the folders, you must run the command grive in the Google Drive folder in your home page. Is there a way I ...
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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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How do I get my computer to shut down with the power button?

When I press the power button on my PC, it brings up an interface with four options: Lock, suspend, restart, shut down. Is there any way to have it simply shut down when I press the power button? ...
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Startup & shutdown scripts for Java servers

I am trying to design a graceful startup/shutdown script (Bash) for a Java app (JAR) that I will be deploying to my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I'm looking for a clean, Linux- and Ubuntu-friendly way of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : Slow booting and never shut downs in laptop

I've downloaded latest Ubuntu desktop (version 64-bit) and created a bootable ubuntu from USB using pendrive linux. The specs for my laptop and USB flash drive are as follow: Laptop model: acer ...
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DockBarX autostart breaks shutdown menus

Since I installed DockBarX in Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to access the shutdown menus (shutdown, log-out, lock, et cetera) from the top-right gear-like menu. I can click on it, but nothing happens. If ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not shutting down completely

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I press shutdown, the screen with the Ubuntu logo and dots comes up, and the orange dots start moving, but then stops as soon as it reaches ...
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Always Restart when Clicking Shut Down Button

When I shutdown the computer (Ubuntu 14.04), it always retart. Sometime when I press shutdown in the menu, the computer does not show me the mini window for the shutdown button. How to fix it? Thank ...
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Ubuntu password reset question unable to shutdown 12.04

So basically my father passed away has unbuntu on a Lenovo t61. I have no idea what his password was and I really want to be able to access all the stuff on his computer. I have done the following ...
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/etc/rc0.d script not allowed to finish

I have a script that I've written that needs to run during shutdown which brings down my vagrant instance. The script runs without issue, and I echo output to stdout (and to a file) of the process. ...
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Computer Turned off during Ubuntu 14.04 Update

My computer just turned off during an update from 12.04 to 14.04 it was in the middle of installing all the new software and packages. When I tried to turn it back on it would not boot up at all. Gave ...
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Kubuntu going to sleep if I close lid before it go to standby

When I shut-down my computer, if I close the notebook before the shut-down it would go into suspension mode, I tried already to change my personal option of energy but it isn't function/option.
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Shutting down the system: it shuts down but reboots on its own

Shutting down the system via the menu or via sudo shutdown -h now seems to power the system down, but restarts the computer after a few seconds. Ubuntu 14.04. Unity. Using full disk encryption.
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Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown from gear icon looks like suspend but doesn't wake up

When I select the Shutdown option from the gear icon the computer goes through the motions of shutting down but then gets stuck in what appears to be suspend (power LED blinks), but the wake from ...
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What command is executed when shutdown from the graphical menu in 14.04?

I understand that clicking "shut down" from the menu that comes up on clicking the cogwheel triggers the following command to be executed: dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.Hal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - computer shuts down by itself

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Lenovo ThinkPad T61 today, I could boot up Ubuntu without problem but after I run the Software Center, Additional Driver, or Firefox, the computer will shut ...