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Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440)

I have a rather serious shutdown/reboot issue with my Ubuntu OS on my brand new Dell latitude E7440 netbook. The issue does not seem to depend on the OS version: it occurs with 12.04, 13.10 and now ...
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Problems with “Shutdown” and “LogOut” after upgrading to 14.04

I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 on my laptop. The upgrade was successful, but the issue is that nothing happens now when I click on "LogOut", "Shutdown", "Suspend" from the top right power icon ...
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Can't shutdown and logout from top panel in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. Shutdown and logout from the top panel are not working. They worked fine when installing the OS, but a few days back I installed fglrx drivers for my ATI graphics ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Power button instantly powers off laptop instead of showing shutdown menu

Laptop is Lenovo Thinkpad X120e. lshw -short output /proc/cpuinfo The setup is pretty much standard. Not customized in any way, since I just installed it. No packages related to drivers installed, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop not getting shutdown

My Computer : Intel i5-4440 Quad Core on Intel Motherboard DB85FL (built-in graphics). I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10 through 'Software Updater'. The process was fully automatic and ...
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Trouble on shutdowning my laptop

I have a laptop Compaq Presario R4000 and because of the end of support to Windows XP -installed previously on it- I decided finally to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Now I have only this OS on my laptop, ...
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14.04 freezes on start and stalls on restart/power down [duplicate]

About 2 out of 3 times I power on my computer, Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when loading some stage of the login (lightDM) screen. I have to manually power off my computer. Also, when I go to restart or ...
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Firefox not closed properly when loging out

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 beta2 and out of 25 tries either logging out, shutting down or restarting, my session didn't close Firefox properly 23 times when exiting. The result is the Firefox tabs ...
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Laptop shutting down when trying to run Portal from Steam

My laptops shuts down a minute or two into the game when I try to run Portal from the native steam client. I have Ubuntu 12.04 (kernel version 3.11) with Nvidia GT 335M graphics card (Nvidia driver ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 reboot issue

Have some problem with restart server supermicro on Ubuntu server 13.10. Command: reboot shutdown -r now init 6 dont restart my server, but after it shutdown. I need to push power button every ...
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Can't shutdown in 13.10

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 but my laptop can't shutdown. When I try to shutdown it will just keep loading endlessly. After pressing a non-letter key on the keyboard I'm transferred to a ...
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Shutdown process [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu this morning, and so far loving it. I just have one problem tho. When I try to shut the computer down, it just stays at the Ubuntu loading screen. It just stays for a countless ...
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Reboot instead of shutdown Ubuntu 12.04

As the title suggests, when I try to shutdown my computer from Ubuntu 12.04, it shuts down but then powers back on about three seconds later. I've changed my Grub settings and added: ...
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Why isn't the gear menu there? [closed]

I would like to shut down this computer but the button isn't in the upper right corner. Ubuntu 13.10. Changing the theme to default doesn't help.
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How can I get my XP/UBUNTU 12.04 dual boot to shut down or suspend/ wake up properly?

Freshly installed onto a IBM Thinkcentre:(though there has been an update) restarts on shut down and wakes up from suspend with a brief whoosh of the fan and a blank screen. Things got a bit mixed up ...
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Closing - not killing - gedit instances via the terminal (to save changes)?

How can I close multiple instances of Gedit windows through the command line? Some of the windows may contain changes to documents. So, I would like to be prompted to save them or not. If I use ...
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Google Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04 Freezes My Laptop

When I install google chrome on my ubuntu 12.04 and start working in chrome, my computer freezes. I can't move my mouse or do anything, so I must force shut down and hold the power button on my ...
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shutdown gets stuck on splash screen

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my old laptop, Dual boot with Windows XP. Laptop specs: Gateway MX6128, 2GB Ram, 32 bit I am completely NEW to Linux... never used it in my life but giving ...
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How to calibrate the laptop battery on 12.04

Since a couple of days or so my laptop (asus n76vm) does a hard shut-down when the battery indicates 20% life left. It just cuts off the power, no shut-down screen or anything, making the hard drive ...
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Ubuntu needs mouse hit to shutdown

My devices can't shutdown "automaticly". I have two machines with the same troubles: 1)On notebook: Notebook can't shutdown automaticly, when the battery capacity is extremely low. I applied ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest cannot shutdown

I have a virtualbox guest running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The host is also an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Virtualbox running is version 4.3.10 When I'm running in the guest and click on the shutdown button, nothing ...
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Difference between shutdown -r and shutdown -P?

What's the difference between shutdown -r and shutdown -P?
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Can't log out/restart/shutdown via Top menu bar

When I click on Log Out, Restart or Shutdown nothing happens, but I can suspend computer. What's wrong? I'm using Ubuntu 13.10.
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Unexpected and random Computer shutdowns

System Info/Specs: RAM Memory 2.0 GiB Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ × 2 Graphics Standard Gallium 0.4 on NV86 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Internal HDD 250GB External HDD 160GB ...
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What commands show pending/scheduled tasks in Terminal?

What commands can I use in Terminal to see pending or scheduled tasks for today or tomorrow. For example how can I detect pending system shutdown?
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How to shutdown Ubuntu after (2 hours) of idle?

Running: Xubuntu 14.04 32bit. I have read several outdated, not working, working different that I want answers here and elsewhere. I had a script that resulted in shutting my Laptop down at boot time ...
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What is the difference between reboot and shutdown -r?

The title says it all: What is the difference between executing shutdown -r and reboot?
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Computer won't shutdown?

I just installed xubuntu 13.10 on a Gateway mx3216 laptop. Amongst other problems I'm facing (wifi, graphics, etc), the machine wont shutdown. It goes to the blue Xubuntu screen and just thinks. Any ...
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can't shut down lubuntu

Hello, i'm still hoping for some suggestions. I should add the fact that when i put the computer to sleep, it is unable to wake up again. So, I have to hold the power button down to turn it off. ...
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Ubuntu Studio 13.10 unable to shutdown d620 when bios wifi enabled

With wireless enabled in the D620 bios, the machine hangs in the shutdown panel at shutdown or restart; pressing and holding the power button shuts it down. With wireless disabled, it shuts down ...
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computer shut down for no reason and its not a overheating problem

computer shut down usually when ı watch a quality video or play dota 2 sometimes with no reason first ı thought it was a overheating problem ı install sensors and looked cpu temp its like this ...
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How to report a shutdown bug [duplicate]

My Kubuntu 13.10 system fails to shut down and hangs with the message "Stale NFS file handle.". My question, however, is not how to fix the problem (though of course I'd like to know that); it's how ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Power and Restart Button not working

I have an Issue with Ubuntu 13.10 x64. Fairly recent install since I dropped back from the 14.04 beta. The issue is both the Restart and Shutdown menu items (from the upper right menu), when clicked ...
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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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13.10—shutdown impossible

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu on a new Desktop. I am using the following drivers from the image below. I was searching half of the internet, found a lot of fixes for the »cannot shutdown« Bug ...
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Automatic shut down and reboot at specific time [duplicate]

I have an assignment that requires me to write a script that shuts down a server at 11pm and reboots it at 6am daily. So far, I have only written a command to shut it down but I do not know how to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Shutdown failure

My configuration Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz × 4; Motherboard : Intel DB85FL; Graphics : Intel® Haswell Desktop; Memory : 4 GiB; OS : Ubuntu 13.10, 64bit, ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately upon starting game from Steam [closed]

I have just reformatted Ubuntu, and have updated the drivers. Games from Steam crash and the computer shuts down immediately upon loading or starting the game. This happens both on Windows 7 and ...
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shut down linux server and turn on automatically at specific time

I'm having an assignment where the lecturer is asking me to create a bash script to shut down a server at 11pm and turn it on at 6am. I'm able to do it by using sudo shutdown -h 23:00 and it works. ...
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How do I get rid of 'Could not write bytes: Broken Pipe' everytime on shutdown Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS?

I'm running the 32-bit version on a dual-boot XP laptop and every time I shut down Ubuntu, I get this message on a black screen for about 1 second: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe * Checking ...
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ubuntu server 13.10 - shutdown/reboot does not work

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 13.10 on a dedicated machine. I usually only log in via SSH, since there is no monitor attached. However, using sudo shutdown -h or sudo reboot now does not work. ...
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Non-root users to shutdown using PAM

I want to configure PAM to enable non-root normal users to be able to shutdown. how to do that? I'm using Ubuntu server 12.04 I know how to do that with many ways such as changing permissions of ...
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Clicking on “Shut Down” system is displaying “Lock” and “Log Out” button

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10 (32 bit) Problem Description: Clicking on Shut Down from the ubuntu top panel , system is displaying Lock and Log Out button. Even both the buttons (i.e. Lock and Log Out) are ...
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Stale NFS file handle on shutdown

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10, and I have a network attached storage device (HP Mediavault). Usually, but not always, when I shut down the shutdown gets stuck on the message "Stale NFS file handle". The ...
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Can you add a startup and a shutdown sound ? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was wondering if there was any way to insert a startup and shutdown sound (ideally using a piece of software). If anybody has any ideas, they would be much ...
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how to start interactive shell during shutdown?

I want to start a shell after /etc/init.d/umountroot stop . I tried: /bin/bash </dev/console >/dev/console 2>&1 But it's detached from tty and typing in it is unreliable.
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Computer will not turn off properly

I have Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 x86 on my old ~2007 iMac. It is not dual booting and it runs an intel processor. It has 2 GB of RAM. My issue is that after I push the "Shutdown" button from the user menu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at “reboot: Restarting System”

I know this has been asked multiple times before, but most of these threads don't have an answer. I tried user62664's solution here and ran sudo update-grub successfully, but nothing changed. This ...
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usb ubuntu when reboot or shutdown and then boot again files are removed [duplicate]

i added ubuntu 32bit on my 4gigabyte u.s.b and its running fine! but the problem is that i created 2 files in the desktop and when i reboot the files where vanished and i realized that its not saving ...
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Cairo-Dock disabled my Restart and shutdown options

I had Cairo-Dock installed and I had added it on start up. Later I removed it using apt-get --purge remove and removed its packages using synaptic package manager. Yet I can access Cairo-Dock and ...