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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown [duplicate]

The os hangs on the logo screen and all the orange dots are filled. The hard drive shuts down as you cant hear it spinning. Btw, I'm very much a noob at Ubuntu!
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't shutdown

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and I cannot shutdown the computer anymore, neither through the top panel, nor by command line. I tried many solutions suggested online, like updating in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not shut down

When I select Shut Down... from the menu at the top right corner of the desktop, the computer hangs and never shuts down. I get a screen with the following message and I have to do a hard reset: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: A “click” after system halt [closed]

As I'm new to this, I don't know of this should be like that or not. Back story: I managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 (Elementary OS Freya, but this counts as Ubuntu :P) on my UEFI machine (Acer aspire ...
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Remove the “Authentication is required for …”

I'm terribly sorry if this has been answered somewhere else but I've read through many forum posts and still haven't found a fix to my issue. Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 then updated to 14.04 ...
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My ubuntu not powering off version 14.04 hp laptop

I am having hp laptop. i installed Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is it is not shutting down. i need to press power button to shut down. i tried almost all steps like changing /etc/default/grub, installing ...
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Shutdown and reboot just log out after (interupted) upgrade from 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts, how to troubleshoot?

After an interrupted upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts. Screen locked and login not possible, user rebooted. But nevertheless, after rebooting and doing apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. ...
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How to restart Ubuntu box (14/15) on power loss, after after soft shutdown via 'apcupsd'?

Hello Ubuntu community - I've searched the forums, and scoured the internet, without resolution to this issue. I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 (formerly 14) on an Intel NUC (5i), connected to a Back-UPS ...
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Networkmanager: dispatcher.d/pre-down.d is not executed on shutdown anymore

I am using this (http://askubuntu.com/a/674106/39966) solution to unmount a NFS on shutdown. But now I discovered, that in most of the cases, when I shutdown the computer via the XFCE menu, the ...
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15.04: System will not shutdown or restart

When I shut down the system by command from the menu top right behind the gear or turn off, this process gets stuck. When I look into the terminal with [ESC], I see that a USB drive is not being ...
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Cannot shut down/restart without using the power button please help

I have Lenevo C260 Desktop.. it had windows 8.1 I deleted it and installed the latest version of Ubuntu.., everything works fine but when i have to shut down my computer it will kill all the running ...
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Shutdown popup can not be closed

I am running up-to-date Ubuntu14.04 and I have a second Ubuntu installation running in VMWare. Occasionally I when I go to shutdown the VMWare version I mess up and click "Shut Down..." for the host ...
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ubuntu won't shutdown or freezes at splash screen

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. The problem I am facing is, I can not shutdown my machine. Every time I shutdown or reboot the computer (both from terminal and GUI) it get stuck at boot splash screen ...
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Can't shutdown Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've been away for a few weeks, and after I've logged in, I've updated my system to the latest updates, as normal. However, now I can't shut down any more. Every time I try, I ...
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While Updating Ubuntu to 14.04, Laptop shut down. After restarting, not able to login to the laptop

I just bought a new Dell inspiron 3542 with ubuntu OS. On start up, Ubuntu asked for a system upgrade to Version 14.04. While installing the updates, the laptop shut down. On restarting, I am not able ...
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Poweroff Issue in Ubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo Z570

I just switched to using ubuntu from windows. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS On my Lenovo z570 laptop and everything works fine except for the issue with the Poweroff. When i shutdown the system, I end ...
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Dual display. Software dimming

I got a difficult question. I have a dual display setup. I sometimes watch a movie from the left screen and always have to reach for the power button to shutdown the right display during the movie. Is ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezes when shutting down

I´m having an issue with my laptop shutting down - after installing Ubuntu 15.04 when I press shut down after going into the shut-down screen it freezes, and I have to press the power switch off the ...
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Shutdown problems

My laptop Packard Bell ENTG71BM does not want to shutdown with ubuntu 14.04. With Windows all OK. I used a lot of different advices(edit Grub, update BIOS), but it still does not work correctly. I`m ...
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strange behavior of the power button on Ubuntu 14.4

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and I'm getting strange behavior surrounding the power button. The series of events goes something like this: I turn on my computer and enter Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu booting problem shutdown, restart - probably due to nouveau graphics driver

If I click to shut down it won't shutdown. Only will be a blackscreen after I click it and still running. If I use the command "sudo shutdown -h now" it will shut down for good, but after I open it ...
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Screen freezes while shutting down

When i try to shutdown my pc the screen often freezes when the ubuntu logo appears forcing me to hard shutdown the pc(pressing the power button)... I face this problem after every 4/10 times i ...
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Wifi driver issue

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my Lenovo z51-70. Its having a Broadcom Wireless card for WiFi. When I install the broadcom drivers, my lap isn't shutting down. it shows the download ...
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Standby and Shutdown Hang on Macbook Pro 11,5

I just managed to get Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 and Mac OS 10.10.4 (Yosemite) to dual boot on my mid 2015 (11,5) Macbook Pro a few weeks ago. For some reason, the machine hangs on shutdown and on standby. ...
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Unable to reboot and/or shutdown?

wait-for-state stop/waiting *Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel 6 Can't open /etc/init.d/.depend.stop: No such file or directory I recieve this message upon a reboot and/or shutdown ...
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After suspend and restart computer constantly power cycles

So this likely could just be hardware issue, but let me explain what happened first. So I have a pre-built desktop that I've been running Ubuntu/Windows for about 3-4 years now. It typically runs ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 when booting will shutdown and then power up by itself

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and when I want to power up the computer it will show the motherboard logo (ASUS), then it will show a silver/grey screen of the Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 without anything ...
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Ubuntu takes longer when starting and shutting down

I use ubuntu 14.04.1. Since some days ago, it takes upon 1 minute in a dos-mode "login" until it starts, then the ambience theme in unity seems gone but it returns after a few minutes,and then when ...
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After using recording software, all media players crash

After using Hydrogen or Ardour, I cannot use a media player. I have to shut down my PC and turn it back on, in order to listen to music or play videos. I cannot play the tracks I've created nor any ...
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ASUS notebook hangs on shutdown with 14.04. Nvidia related…?

When I attempt to shut down via the terminal or GUI (and even sometimes during startup), the computer hangs indefinitely and I have to hold the manual power button to turn off. After much ...
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Screen shuts down after some seconds when trying to install into my MSI Ghost GS60

I acquired a MSI Ghost GS60 with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 965M. I am trying to install Ubuntu from a UEFI USB flash drive. The flashdrive boots smoothly, both to try ubuntu, or to install it. However, in ...
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How to disable automatic shut-down on low power (Ubuntu 15.04)?

So apparently there's a nasty bug on my laptop (an Acer Aspire 3810T) that makes Ubuntu freak out when plugging/unplugging power. Frequently, it claims the battery is at 0% when switching power ...
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Auto shutdown when no HDD activity

I have a media server with 6 hard drives. I use it 2 - 3 times a week, so it would be a waste of electricity if the server is turned on 24/7. So I want to shut it down when it is not in use, ...
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Xubuntu taking a minute plus to shut down for reboot

This seems too long to me, and longer than I recall when I had a Mint boot. I am currently dual booting. Is this normal? If not, what might be the cause?
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Kubuntu 14.04 won't reboot after updates

I noticed I had a bunch of updates come through the other day that required a restart. When I went to restart it just takes me to a user login screen. In the lower right there are options to restart ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown issue

Recently, my Dell Inspiron 3452 has encountered a weird issue. I have been using the system for past 6 months, with no issues so far. But recently, shutdown issue has been preventing my machine to ...
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reboot and shutdown command freeze on my Ubuntu vivid 15.04

Every time I have to reboot or shutdown the display keeps on showing the image of Ubuntu with the dots that keeps on going. Even with command from the terminal. I have to press the button to power off ...
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Computer turns on immediately after being shut down

My laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15) cannot be shut down. I have tried both the shutdown button in the upper right corner and typing a command into the terminal. The result was the same - the laptop ...
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Aspire E11 ES1-111-M-C1EY, Ubuntu 15.04. won't shotdown

Don't know what to do... My laptop Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M-C1EY hangs at shutdown. I've already tried to install different versions of Ubuntu (12.04, 14.04, 15.04), but nothing helped. I've seen a ...
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PC is shutting down although the battery is charged 50% of above

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 the problem is when I am using pc with plug in for charging or without charging from starting time it working normally.But when I plug out the pc from charger when the pc is ...
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Problem in Shutting down after updating

I recently did an update on Ubuntu which are mostly regular updates that I have been getting at regular intervals. But the recent update started a problem on my system. When I click shut down on the ...
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Why does my computer try to shut down when I plug in headphones?

Using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Noticed that when I plug in headphones, a menu appears asking if I want to "lock, suspend, restart, or shut down." Is this normal? How do I fix this if it isn't normal?
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Power Plan [Shutting Down]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 the problem is when I am using pc with plug in for charging or without charging from starting time it working normally.But when I plug out the pc from charger when the pc is ...
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How to unmount nfs on shutdown of system via Network Manager

I use network manager and mount a NFS drive via a custom script /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/99nfs.sh: #!/bin/sh IF=$1 STATUS=$2 if [ "${IF}" = "eth0" ] && [ "${STATUS}" = "up" ]; then ...
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Shutdown Server by normal user

I have a customer that have an Ubuntu server, and he want to shutdown the server every day because of electricity issue, he has no IT guy, and want to do that every day, I discussed with him to give ...
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Shutdown command does nothing

I can't shutdown my ubuntu 14.04 anymore. # shutdown -h now Nothing happens at all # halt -h # halt:Unable to execute shutdown: exec format error Shutting down from gui just messes up the ...
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Schedule the system to poweroff

Is there a way to schedule my Lubuntu laptop to power off itself in say, one or two hours? Which tool (or script) would be best suited for a standard installation of Lubuntu?
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Laptop suspends on shutdown with lid closed

I'm struggling to phrase this question very coherently, but here's what I'm struggling with... I have a Lenovo laptop from a few years ago. Recently, I put ubuntu on it. As it stands right now, I've ...
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Can not connect to internet and turn off computer after interrupting system update

Last Friday, I was using software updater to update some of my software, but halfway through, I realized I wouldn't have time to complete all of the updates. I unfortunately had to stop the updates ...
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Schedule command during shutdown? [duplicate]

How do we execute a command such as it executes everytime one logs out or shutdowns or restarts the machine ? To be more specific, I want the autotrash to be executed at logout, or shutdown or ...