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Ubuntu 12.04 lag

Ubuntu lags, more time consumed to the starting screen, now I see no starting screen at all, the PDF viewer of Firefox is extremely slow and laggy. In the latest update even the mouse didn't respond, ...
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how to abort shutdown command in ubuntu?

If I give this command for shutting down the system: $ sudo shutdown -h 10:20 "going down" how can I abort it?
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How can I make sure one Upstart job stops before another Upstart job stops?

Sometimes my server is shut down via an ACPI shutdown, and I've managed to get my process to gracefully shut down. However, my process (Job A) relies on another process (Job B) during its graceful ...
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How do I make an app run on startup with root privileges?

I'm trying to install a remote shutdown program on my machine , so I can shutdown it from my android tablet , and it needs root privileges to run successfully. I'd rather not have to load it with ...
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Shutdown and restart problem in Ubuntu 13.10 - Problema en apagado y reinicio en Ubuntu 13.10

After installing updates and making changes to Ubuntu - when I shutdown or restart - when I am turning off the system it stays there loading and does not completely shut down. So what I do is ...
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Start up and Shut down Logs

I would like to clean up my laptop, I am not that clued up here so please could I get some assistance with this please? You can email and I can send the logs to you and see what can be done please as ...
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Unable to use GUI interface to Shut Down, Suspend, Restart in my Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (32-bit) on my pc. I have never used Ubuntu before. It's great so far, but I am facing a bug. The Shutdown, restart, and suspend buttons do not seem to work. If I click ...
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Suggestion, Reset clock on shutdown [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot with Win 7. Ubuntu sets the clock to UTC time which messes with Microsofts little brain and means I have to fix the time when going into Windows. Ubuntu can ...
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upstart and incompatible sysvinit scripts

When I reboot or try to shutdown I get the following message: Error: Calling a sysvinit script on a system using upstart isn't supported. Please use the 'service' command instead. How do I find ...
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laptop reboots, but fails to power down

I'm also having this problem. I'm able to reboot my laptop (even though there is a bit of a delay), but my computer never powers off (unless I hold down power button). I've tried adding both ...
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No Shutdown and Odd Shutdown! Please help!

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer m5-583p-6428 laptop and everything seems to be working well except for shutting down and starting up. To turn on the laptop I need to press the power button ...
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Windows 8 randomly shuts down after installing Ubuntu dual boot

The title says most of it. I believe this is a BIOS issue. Upon startup I have several options to boot into, including: Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic ...
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Alt+F2 then “poweroff” not working in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04)

I come from Fedora 16-20 and definitely freshman in using Ubuntu, I was used in Gnome3 to turn off my computer by typing ALT+F2, then typing "poweroff" and return. In Unity "ALT+F2" actually open the ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown EVER by any means, just restarts

So, as the title says, my computer won't shutdown, it just restarts. Here's a list of the things that I've tried: Use 2nd bios Boot from Ubuntu USB. Shutdown from Windows 7. Sleep in Windows 7. ...
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Cannot shut down on 13.10 and 14.04

13.10 has been re-installed on my i3. I cannot shut down or log out. The power button menu does not help and sudo shutdown -h now also did not help. Can you advise? Other suggestions to my query have ...
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Will it create any critical problems if one always uses ''sudo poweroff"?

Always I have to use sudo poweroff or sudo shutdown -h now to shut down my PC because the "Shut down" button is not working. According to this post sudo shutdown -h now is safe. But what about sudo ...
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Things to check after a hard reboot

My power got cut off while I had my battery off on my PC so it hard shut down. My question is is there anything I can do to check if the system got damaged or was doing something at the time which ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: I have to choose beteen: no sound Vs no shutdown

I'm running on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I have a funny issue, I'm currently laughing :) I have similar issue to this . And Yes I was able to solve it by RUN=yes, otherwise, I will not be able to shut ...
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Removing Sys-V-Init script in favour of rc.local. Will application still shutdown correctly?

I've had to remove the /etc/init.d/crashplan script by doing update-rc.d -f crashplan remove in favour of starting the daemon using /etc/rc.local (the reason for this is that I have an encrypted home ...
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Execute command before shutdown/reboot

I have a machine running a couple of vagrant VM. The problem I have is that sometimes I forget to shutdown those VM before I shutdown or reboot my machine. Because of that my machine get stuck with ...
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Ubuntu randomly shows shutdown dialogue and then dies

I've found a number of posts on related problem to mine, but none of them seem to address the exact issue. My apologies if I missed something and this ends up being a double post! Basically, for a ...
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Computer powers itself up after shut down [duplicate]

The problem is as described in the post title. Board: ASrock H87M pro4, with the latest BIOS; Ubuntu is 12.04. 1) I do shut the computer down from the menu OR with the command line "poweroff" OR ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit - system rebooting after shut down

I have a Toshiba L505D. My system is suddenly rebooting on its own after shutting it down via the shut down option in the Activities bar in Gnome 3.10. Is this a know issue? Are there any logs I can ...
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Shutdown launcher withouth password

I added new launcher to panel using this command for shutdown: gksu telinit 0 When I wanted to get rid of constant inserting of password, I did not succeed. I opened visudo and added line "username" ...
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What logfile contains time of startup and shutdown? [duplicate]

I would like to analyze my PC usage and therefore have a list of when I shut down my laptop or alternatively when I logged out from my account in the last month. Is there any logfile containing this ...
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Laptop shutdown, cannot terminate all processes

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS HP Laptop i am really desperate, since I now only occasional have access to the internet and I need my laptop for an upcoming exam in practical statistics.. a week ago it started: ...
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ubuntu 12.04 will not shutdown a all in one machine

Ubuntu will not shutdown or restart properly. It turns the disks off and then hangs.I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I did have a version of linux mint on the same machine which did shutdown & restart ...
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Acer Aspire V5-571 not shutting down but restarting after 9 seconds

My Aspire 571g is dual booted with windows7 and ubuntu 12.4. Everything is fine but when i off the power from ubuntu, the system is halting and within 9 seconds, the system is starting again. The same ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 x64 Hangs on shutdown/reboot

Since I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 on wife's new laptop it's constantly (but not always) hanging on reboot or shutdown. Killing X server (with ctrl+alt+backspace) has the same issue. Sometimes it ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Can't shutdown

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad S431, but it can't shutdown. Any kind of shutdown only restarts the laptop. I've tried all sorts of things from re-installing Ubuntu to shutting ...
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Shutdown Ubuntu 12.04 Desktops on network by a script?

I have 5 Ubuntu 12.04 desktops connected by network , can i make a script to shutdown them from my laptop that also have Ubuntu 12.04 ? So that make it easy and reduce time and effort to shutdown ...
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How do I set my coomputer to restart on crash?

I have a computer that occasionally crashes. I am using teamviewer to access it remotely, but I obviously lose access when it crashes. Is it possible to switch the default behavior from shutting down ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not shutting down

I am currently unable to shut down my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. The screen just freezes during the shutdown process and I have to use the power switch. If I press esc during the shutdown the last ...
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My internal SATA 3TB WD only data drive mounts ONLY after shutdown, cant reboot

i am in need of some help.. TL;DR : system works fine after shutdown, after reboot it cant find / wont mount data drive (if i manually skip the mounting it works) I am using ubuntu 12.04 (server ...
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My Ubuntu is stuck at loading Splash screen during Shutdown I need help

when I hit shut down on my screen (im using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic) it goes to the loading screen and just sits there like its loading and never shuts down. I have left it and went to the ...
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Can't start gui in Ubuntu after run 'shutdown -r now'

After I run sudo shutdown -r now to restart Ubuntu, it can't automatically start the gui. But I can still login in the command line. This is the first time I come across this problem. I have used sudo ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 x64 cannot shut down properly, pressing esc stuck at purple screen

Don't think this is a replicated question. Ubuntu 13.10 x64 cannot shut down properly, pressing esc stuck at purple screen: Broadcast message from root@ubuntu-laptop (unknown) at 19:51 ... The ...
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Shut down doesn't shut down properly

My computer shut down fine until I decided to install the Clementine music player. Now when I go to shut it down it first closes the Clementine window, and I have to go to the shut-down dialogue ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't shutdown (power off) on Acer S7-392 dual boot windows 8.1

I have an Acer S7-392. It has windows 8.1 on it (which I need to keep) and I have installed Unbuntu 13.10 on it as well. When installing Unbuntu I decided to have no swap set up as it has 8GB of RAM. ...
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How can I tell what processes are running at shutdown?

I'm having a problem where it takes ages to shutdown or reboot my computer. Shutdown -h puts it down right away, but otherwise it takes about 5 minutes to shutdown. Booting up is very quick. How can ...
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Computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 min on ubuntu

I have just tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 to my laptop, but i cannot get through the installation, because my computer shuts off. I have windows 7 on it and that runs just fine. I have installed ...
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Key Binding: /usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper --s

I just upgraded from 13.4 to 13.10 & my custom key binding for shutdown or restart doesn't work. It seems that /usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper Doesn't exist. Any ideas or ...
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Ubuntu 12.04LTS (kernel 3.8.0-35) doesn't shutdown

Broadcast message from root@user-desktop (unknown) at 15:32) The system is going down for halt NOW! acpid: exiting Checking for running unattended-upgrades: speech-dispatcher disabled; edit ...
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Ubuntu getting too long to shut down

I had a problem with Grub after I downloaded Windows 8. I couldn't access it anymore and so couldn't access the Ubuntu partition that was on my laptop. Since I needed to restore the files on the ...
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Computer shutting down 5 minutes after starting a game

So after I start any game (for example Starbound or FEZ) on my Xubuntu installation, after 5 minutes my computer just shuts down without even displaying a warning. Does anyone know what could be ...
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What log files should be examined to troubleshoot shutdown issues in relation to USB devices?

I am currently having the following issue: Close lid of laptop - laptop suspends Open lid of laptop - laptop resumes Select Shutdown from menu - computer reboots Suspend computer from menu - ...
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Can I change watchdog's action from 'reboot' to 'halt'?

I would like to shutdown my server if serious problems are detected. Is there anyway to do so using watchdog? I have installed watchdog via sudo apt-get install watchdog and I was googling but there ...
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Ubuntu won't suspend, shutdown, etc

I've read everything I can find and can't seem to fix this. I removed novatel_3g_suspend for etc/pm/sleep.d (this fixed it initially but only once and issue persisted afterwards), removed toshset, and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 sleep on android mini pc

A question i wanted to ask was how do i get the sleep modes and shutdown modes working on the android mini pc? i know its possible to boot but shutting down safely seems to be more complicated than i ...
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Laptop shutting down while work after update to Ubuntu 13.10

I have Lenovo Z580. Before upgrading to 13.10, I've used Ubuntu 13.04, and everything was fine. Now my laptop starts, and turns off. I just do something, and it just shuts down. How can I solve my ...