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Script to Receive Email Notification in Ubuntu 14.04 When System Shuts Down and Boots up

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I want to write a shell script to get an email notification whenever my system shuts down and boots up. Please help me out. I have tried the below link but with no luck. ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 hangs at shutdown, wierd start ups

I just bought a new Dell machine. It's awesome! It has a 6th Gen Intel i5, Radeon M335 (4gb ddr3), 8gb of ram< win 10. Nothing special, but still quite good. Anyways I wanted to install Ubuntu on ...
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Shutdown does not work for Linux kernel 4.2.6

On a Intel NUC5 computer under Trusty, I had to install Linux kernel 4.2.6 to make wifi & hdmi sound work. However, Shutdown now hangs (on the screen displaying dots under the word Ubuntu). Any ...
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Prevent Ubuntu from shutdown before background automatic updates complete

So there is a situation were I have installed a (x)Ubuntu 14.04 on a friend's PC. Automatic updates are set "download and automatic install updates". The problem is after some months of use, it ...
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Last shutdown halted, how can I track down the culprit process?

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.03 32 bit platform. Last night when I click on shutdown button (it executes sudo poweroff) screen switched to plymouth shutdown animation but it never shut down even though I ...
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Ubuntu goes to sleep, runs out of battery, then completely freezes when waking up

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 (vivid). If any system specs are needed I will try my best to provide these. So, I have the (bad) habit of falling asleep while looking at cartoons. I unplug the power ...
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Lenovo Yoga 11 randomly shuts down before login Ubuntu 15.10 & 15.04

It always happens while booting before the login screen appears. Most confusing is, sometimes the laptop boots without any problems. The next day I have to start it like 5 times before I am able to ...
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Can't shutdown from desktop in 15.10

I upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10 to about 15 days ago. Now i started facing a problem which appeared about 3-5 days ago. I am not able to shutdown my laptop from the desktop, when I click on shutdown ...
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Booting Problem after forced shutdown

Running 14.04 LTS, no problems. Last night I went to shut it down and the wheel-shut down button would not respond, so I used the power button on the computer to turn it off. Now it will not boot. It ...
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Several problems after forced shutdown

I am using ubuntu 14.04. Summary of the problem: A few days ago my computer wouldn't shut down. The shut down button was simply unresponsive. After trying a couple of times I gave up and forced a ...
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How to shut down when only at encryption password page?

Possibly a silly question. I have my hard drive encrypted so on turning on my laptop I have to enter my hard drive password. There is nothing else on this screen. If I wish to shut down my computer at ...
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How to add shutdown option to the Ubuntu lock screen?

Some times I want to just shut the computer down rather than to enter the password and continue. Even if that would be someone else willing to shut my computer down while I'm away he should better be ...
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15.10 - Ubuntu does not power off on shutdown

I have been around the internet trying to find the answer and no solution given has worked. I have disabled quiet and splash from /etc/default/grub so I can see the output. When shutting down, there ...
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How to decide and apply priorties in /etc/rc0.d

I have script "backup-before-shutdown" which should be running before shutdown ! So I have created link to it in "/etc/rc0.d" I just want to know should I add some priorities (K,S, or some numbers) or ...
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I just switched to Ubuntu as my OS and when I shut down it won't automatically reboot when I turn the computer back on. Why?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 32-bit. It works fine except when I shutdown and turn it back on, the computer just goes to a black screen as if there's no OS. I can get around this by holding Shift while the ...
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Must press “Shut Down” twice to shut down in Xubuntu 15.10

I am fairly new to Linux/Ubuntu, and I installed Xubuntu 15.10 on my Windows 10 64-bit PC last week so I can dual-boot. To shut down my computer in Xubuntu, I have to click on "Shut Down" twice before ...
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Ubuntu won't start after closing laptop lid

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell latitude e6430 laptop. Whenever I close my laptop lid or sometimes when I lock the screen before shutting the lid, when I open the lid again Ubuntu won't pull ...
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Mouse locks up after period of no use

My gateway laptop mouse pointer locks after a while of no use. I am referring to built in touch pad. How can I shutdown without a mouse? How can I restart the mouse? How can I eliminate the problem? ...
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Blinking cursors, black screen when shutting down or restarting 14.04

When shutting down or restarting my ASUS Zenbook UX305FA running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I receive the following: 3 white blinking cursors, moving up through the screen when shutting down. 1 white ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 unable shutdown via system menu

I've recently upgraded from 14.04 and hit this same problem Clicking both "Restart..." and "Shut Down..." only shows "Log Out" and "Lock" options.. so for now I'm using poweroff from the cli. Is ...
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Flashing white display after logging off

Every time I shut down or restart from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, my entire display flashes rapidly, white and dark, for several seconds until the computer shuts down. The white screen has shadows around the ...
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Critical battery action gracefully shutdowns instead of hibernating

Running Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Enabled hibernation and manually tested pm-hibernate successfully. I updated the values in the gnome power manager i.e. org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power ...
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UbuntuGNOME 15.10 64 bit doesn't shut down

My laptop doesn't entirely shut down. Everything goes black but the screen is still on and I have to force shutdown. I don't know to which package should I post this bug to. How can I determine this ...
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Lenovo B40-30 won't shut down ubuntu 14.04

I recently buy this laptop and of course I install Ubuntu. http://www.amazon.in/Lenovo-59436067-14-1-inch-Pentium-Windows/dp/B00OB1DZOW Everything goes fine, but when I shutdown or reboot the ...
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Log out, Restart and Shutdown Problem

After pressing the shutdown graphical desktop remains, but nothing works. Using Alt+Ctrl+F1, I login to tty1 and use: sudo shutdown -h now Though it takes some time to complete sometimes. P.S. My ...
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“resolving resolver state…” then System shuts down by itself! [duplicate]

OS : Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Device: Lenovo ThinkPad T61 System shuts down by itself, with the following and last message on my screen: "resolving resolver state..." What does that exactly mean? So I ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 overheating and shut down problem

I've just installed kubuntu 15.10 on my dell xps 15 l502x, i7 sandy bridge with 4gb of ram. The system is really slow, the desktop environment is buggy and I haven't been able to update nor to use it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 cannot unmount file system on shutdown

My Asus Ux303 laptop cannot shutdown, because it hangs at unmounting the filesystem. It hangs at Unmounting local filesystem... Any ideas what could cause this or how to diagnose it?
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Can't shut down ubuntu on macbook pro

I have a macbook pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB I have a separate partition for mac and ubuntu. Ubuntu is the main ...
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Can not Restart, Shutdown, or Logout

So I have had this problem since installation, first time noticed it when it prompted me to reboot the system, and I clicked yes. Then and every time I attempt to reboot, logout, or shut down - it's ...
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Transmission auto shut down enable [duplicate]

Is there any option to shut down my computer automatically when downloads get finished in transmission torrent client? thanks in advance.
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how to enable(swith-on) usb-power in ununtu?

I am using sony vaio laptop , intel i5 processor which give me facility to charge my phone through one usb 3.0 port of my laptop even while my laptop is powered off. In windows sony vaio manager give ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Shutdown freeze

Desktop computer, Intel motherboard installed Ubuntu 15.10, when I shutdown, it almost freeze. It working on Windows. How can I do? thank you.
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Shutdown issue after installing ubuntu 14.04

Since i've installed ubuntu 14.04 my system doesn't shutdown it stucks on the logo. I've tried editing the grub file by adding this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash reboot=bios" and ...
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Cinnamon Desktop - Clicking menu->shutdown presents no real button options?

When I click Menu then Shutdown (Quit) i get the following dialog: ______________________________ | Session x | ______________________________ | | | ...
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Dependency Power off Failure HELP

Earlier today I fried my battery while in game on ubuntu 15.10. The power just cut. The battery was totaled. The computer acted funny for the rest of the day. Slow start ups, and sometimes to power ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 doesn't power off or reboot

when I select power off or reboot, it do what should do, but at the end, it stucks with a black screen. The only way to power off or reboot is to cycle power with the hardware button.
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How to reboot vivid?

I upgraded a Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS to Lubuntu Vivid (15.04?). sudo init 6 doesn't work because init doesn't exsists. Using the Reboot or Shutdown button doesn't work, too. Even Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't ...
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Mute sound on shutdown and reboot scripts not working

I have a working script that mutes my sound. The script is: amixer -q -D pulse sset Master mute I want to let this script run on shutdown and reboot so that when I turn on my PC, the sound is ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 gets stuck at shutdown

Whenever I shut my computer down just stays stuck at the shut down screen loading bar and it turns off afters hours of just being there loading My Setup: Evga x58 SLI 3 Intel i7 930 ...
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How to recover data after a failed Ubuntu update from 14.04 to 15.04

I tried to update Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but after the update it shows something in error, then I was trying to restart/shut down, but it doesn't restart/shut down. Then I shut down my laptop ...
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How to figure out why a computer is crashing? [closed]

Every so often, my laptop will crash. The screen will freeze, including the cursor, the lock lights (caps lock and the like) will turn off if they were on, though my battery, power, and wifi lights ...
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Notebook starts when plugged in, no power button needed

One week ago my notebook (Dell inspiron 640m) starts as soon as I plugged in to electricity or I insert the battery. I do not need to push the power button. This is not a normal turn on, in fact it ...
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How to make run a file when system starts and system shut downs in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and have a shell script which, I want to run when system is started and shutdown. Copied the file in /etc/init.d/ ,with all permission and also added to runlevels using ...
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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 ...