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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 ...
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Any Patches Available for Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

I have tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Xubuntu 14.04 and in both cases I had issues with installing the latest nvidia driver from nvidia.com and also with being able to perform a scheduled shutdown using a ...
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How to disable shutdown/reboot from lightdm in 14.04?

In 12.04 it was possible to prevent system shutdown or reboot from the login screen by adding the following restrictions in /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d (adapted from here): [Disable ...
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Hibernation and suspension problems in Lubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have problems when suspending and hibernating my computer when using Lubuntu 14.04. I click the shutdown icon in the lower right corner off the screen, and when I choose Hibernate, I get an ...
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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 ...