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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 ...
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Tools to prevent hard reboot

A kid I'm keeping is an only child (you can guess how that is). From time to time, she does things she's not supposed to then tells us she didn't do it. I've told her not to hard poweroff my computer ...
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What happens if my system is improperly shutdown?

I have Lubuntu 13.10 in my seven-year-old PC with 512MB RAM and an Intel Dual Core 3.00Ghz x 2 Processor. I sometimes unplug it from the power while it is running, in an emergency situation. Please ...
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Automatic shutdown problem in 12.04

I am facing a big problem with my ubuntu 12.04.one day I updated my system after that it act as some one has put virus in my laptop. Whenever I open the home folder it automatically replicates itself ...
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Shutting down the PC from Java application

I am trying to shut down my Ubuntu PC using a Java Application, but nothing seems to happen. Following is my code: Runtime runtime = Runtime.getRuntime(); try { Process proc = runtime.exec("sudo ...
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Can't shut down the computer. It only reboots

sudo halt -p makes a reboot sudo halt stops but not power off sudo shutdown -r now reboots. Based on the advice from Bug #985471, I modified /etc/default/grub, changing ...
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how to view system startup and shutdown information

ever since i repartitioned my logical drive using "Disks" application in ubuntu 13.10, i keep on getting some error messages at system startup and shutdown. but those are too fast to read. also, now ...
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Can't shut down the computer

When I shut down my computer, it doesn't shut down, only the screen "In progress" is showing, so that I have to push the power button. How do I investigate where the problem is?
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Ubuntu startup and shutdown

I have an Ubuntu machine with IBM Websphere and SoapUI I use SoapUI to run a MockService and Websphere to load some web applications and services. I want my machine to shutdown at 23:59 and to power ...
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External HDD auto shut down?

Unlike windows 7 my external western digital hard disk [with separate power input] does not power off automatically when i press shut down. what can i do for that? i use ubuntu 12.04 lts and i'm a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 does not shutdown

When I try to shut down ubuntu just little times it shuts down properly, but most of times it blocks on the page in which there is wrote 'ubuntu' in the middle and the sequence of points under it. In ...
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Ubuntu on VMWare (OS X) doesn't suspend when inactive

I'm running 13.10 as a virtual machine under VMWare Fusion 6.0.2 on OS X 10.8.5, and also have a Windows 7 VM. My computer is a bit flaky, unfortunately, and occasionally it freezes to the point that ...
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Black Screen, blinking cursor

On Wednesday the 11th, I shut down via the shut down option, on my laptop as I use it for work purposes, and left for the day. I went to turn on the laptop that Thursday morning, to see that upon ...
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Problem with shutdown/restart option

Whenever I try to shutdown/restart from the system tab, I am given the option to log out or lock and pressing them does nothing. shutting down from the terminal works fine using commands like ...
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13.10 Shutdown/Restart issue

I have a clean install of 13.10 using the 3.12 kernel. When I shutdown or restart the process hangs. I press a key and I see: **Killing all remaining processes ....... [fail]** (fail is in red) ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't shutdown/restart

I installed the 'new' Ubuntu 13.10, and it won't shutdown/restart from the menu. When pressing any of those buttons, Ubuntu will close some programs and then do nothing. The only way that I've to ...
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Can't access Ubuntu or Windows after shut down the Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time and tried to shut down. But it doesn't shown shut down dialog box. So I again tried to shut down from top right ...
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Running a script at shutdown

I've read the answers to this and similar questions already, but so far none had worked for me. On my Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric) system, all the files in /etc/rc0.d/ and /etc/rc0.d/ are links. I put ...
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initctl does not terminate at computer shutdown

I have a fresh install of 13.10 on an ASUS Zenbook UX31E. Every shutdown there is a hang, and with the help of this answer I think I have identified the cause to be /sbin/initctl which does not ...
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Couldn't fnd GUI shutdown in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm a new user to Ubuntu and Installed 13.10.. Now I couldn't find GUI shutdown option which was there at the right corner of it. after googling I can see people reporting shutdown issues.. Can some ...
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how to display last error message after automatic shutdown [duplicate]

My computer is shutting down automaticly using the Bitcoin client during catching up with the blockchain stage. Sometimes after hours and sometimes after 30 minutes. It could be heat related. A second ...
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laptop acer 4520 wont shutdown restarts instead

Am running ubuntu 12.04 LTS, tried to reinstall the OS, fix the boot, and following the instructions in the forum but still cant shutdown. I got this when I was trying to fix the boot, any help is ...
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Least bad way to shutdown quickly

Sometimes I would like to shut down in a hurry. By hurry I mean 5 to 10 seconds. Assume I can run any script with root privileges in tty which I've prepared beforehand, and after 5 or 10 seconds the ...
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How do I fix the missing reboot/shutdown issue in 13.10?

I am one of the unfortunate who has the problem in 13.10 whereby my reboot/shutdown button is missing from the menu bar. After googling around I found the bug being submitted but the fixes (which ...
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Way to catch shutdown event in Unity, Ubuntu 13.04

I'm developing gui application (C++/Qt) and now search for correct(documented) termination way for application. Is there any documentation how Unity DE notifies gui applications to exit (some analog ...