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Why is network-manager adding 10 more seconds to shutdown time?

Without network-manager installed, my system shuts down in 2 or 3 seconds. Why does it take almost 15 seconds (which is a 5-time increase) with network-manager installed and can't this time be ...
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Shutdown when Ubuntu One has synced [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: some programs are still running… is there anyway to auto delay the shutdown? My Ubuntu One sometimes takes a while to sync when there's lots of data added to the ...
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On shutdown, computer reboots when started via wake on lan

Here's the situation: I start my main computer from another pc via wake on lan "wakeonlan ". All works fine. When I'm done doing what I did, I run "sudo shutdown -h now" (in the ssh terminal in ...
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GUI access to shutdown?

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. There is no shutdown button or apparent means of accessing something similar from the GUI. It is extremely annoying having to enter dash, search for the shutdown ...
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shutdown in specific way, if no-one uses computer

I have problem because my friends with I live often forget to shut down our computer. I don't know how solution use to pretend it. There is ubuntu system installed. I am looking for solution that ...
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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 to shutdown computer when users are logged on?

I am trying to shut down my Ubuntu laptop, but some other users have left their accounts logged-in. (All users are local.) Normal shutdown is blocked because of this. I can do a hard shutdown with ...
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No logout/power-off option in Unity's power cog menu

After upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10, I don't have a logout/power-off option in the upper right menu. Is there a way to add it?
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How to run a command before the machine automatically shutdowns?

How to run a command before the machine automatically shutdowns?
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Dell Studio 1558 shutting down due to over heating

My system (DELL Studio 1558) gets shut down while using GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 11.10 without any message, because the system over-heats. The fan below the processor is also not working. Does any one ...
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System crashed suddenly and does not boot after that --because of ubuntu only

I was watching video on youtube and suddely system crashed and then i tried to restart the machine but it just gets to the dual boot menu and after that shuts down again.. I think this is because of ...
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Change power button to 'Ask' in Xubuntu 13.10

I have recently installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio vpcea making me a Linux beginner. The problem is that laptop's power button is right on the edge of the bezel making it far too easy to press ...
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Schedule to turn off monitor via crontab?

I want to turn off monitor on a specific period of time automatically (for example between 07:00 and 11:00). Is there any command to be set in crontab file? Is there any better way? In summary: ...
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Run two commands sequentially uisng crontab

My 3-year girl loves SuperTux. she couldn't control the mouse! so the game should run automatically on startup and after the game, computer should shut down automatically, too. however I put the ...
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Cannot Shutdown, this is what i see while shutting down

When i Shutdown or reboot i cannot do so. i get the error as mentioned in the screenshot... It happens if any user tries it after logging in... if i dont login at the lightdm screen on power on ...
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The “power cog” has disappeared [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 beta 1. The "power cog" (the button at the top right corner of the screen) seems to have disappeared. I am not sure what caused that because it was there when I installed 11.10 ...
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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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shut down without extra question [duplicate]

When I select shutdown in the top right corner, I get an extra question in a new window in the middle of the screen with a big button to shut down. How can I directly shut down Ubuntu 13.10, without ...
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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 to shut down the 70+ systems by the one remote machine?

What ways are there to shut down a computer remotely? My desktop is running Ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition and when I try to shut it down remotely, it doesn't actually work. I used the command sudo ...
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Mr Transmission, please turn off the PC after all downloads are completed!

#!/bin/bash echo "password" | sudo -S halt I pointed this script to "Call script when torrent is completed" option under: Edit > Preferences > Downloading Problem: this script shut-downs the ...
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Can a Windows 8 partition be mounted in Ubuntu if “fast startup”is switched on?

I'm aware that when a Windows session is hibernated, its disk partition cannot be mounted in Ubuntu. By default in Windows 8, a hybrid shutdown/hibernate feature is used (fast startup) which ...
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Remote reboot over ssh does not restart [duplicate]

I would like to remotely reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server via ssh. I do sudo reboot and I loose connection and the server connection does not reappear. It does not ping. When I go the the physical ...
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Why does my screen blank out for the duration of the Grub boot menu?

Upon booting, when I should see the GRUB menu, my monitor simply says: "No optimum mode. Recommended mode: 1600*1200". If I wait for a short while, Ubuntu starts to boot and it reaches the desktop. ...
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Shut down after YouTube upload is finished

I upload youtube videos over night using a computer running Ubuntu 11.10 as it really eats my bandwidth. But it's normally done when I'm not around, so it wastes quite a bit of energy leaving it ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 logs off when clicking shutdown

As the title says: when I click Shutdown from the menu it logs off. When I click shutdown from the log-in menu it does nothing. I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. I can force it to shutdown by ...
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How can I add the 'shutdown' and 'restart' buttons in favorites in Gnome Shell?

I recently switched from Unity (Ubuntu 11.10) to the Gnome Shell. It took some tweaking to have it all to my liking, but one thing keeps bothering me: I cannot find the 'shutdown' and 'restart' ...
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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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Wake-on-LAN works with Windows 8 but not with Ubuntu

I have a PC that has a Windows 8 partition and an Ubuntu 13.04 partition. I am trying to get wake-on-lan to work. Everything works fine on the Windows 8 partition: I can wake-on-lan from both the ...
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How to make my ubuntu auto-shutdown after successful update?

Using a EDGE for update is really not cool but i have to. So my update always runs in night when i go to sleep. Is there any way to set ubuntu to auto-shutdown after completion of update. Note: I ...
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Fix shutdown on HP 530 (kernel 3.9.2 / ubuntu 13.04)

I needed to upgrade to kernel 3.9.3 to get Ubuntu fully working on my HP 530; Black screen after update to 13.04 (HP 530) - Solution available However, the laptop doesn't shutdown anymore or hangs ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't show confirmation dialog for shutdown

After I updated to 13.04, Ubuntu immediately shuts down without confirmation when I press the power button. Also, it doesn't ask for confirmation if I select an otion from the top-right gear menu. I ...
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Set Idle Time in Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server and am looking for away for get the server to suspend after an idle time. When using the desktop version I could use the Gnome powersaving tool to specify the ...
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How could I shutdown a remote host, in my network thru ssh, with a local host?

The question is simple. What would be the script I would have to use to shut down a computer in my network thru ssh. Normaly i would go to command line and: ssh desktop delik@desktop's password: ...
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Disabling Control-Alt-Delete shutdown is not working

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 computer. If I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when the Ubuntu VM is in focus, the Ubuntu system sees it and shuts down after 60 seconds. This does ...
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USB HDD power off after shutdown

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on my external USB HDD and from the begining when I power off my ubuntu my USB HDD also power off 5 seconds later than my computer. Its good for me. But after some updates Ubuntu ...
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Why isn't shutdown giving me a chance to save files in running programs?

When I shutdown the computer, Ubuntu just kills all the programs I have out and I was wondering if there was a way to change it so that it lets the programs ask if I want to save my document first or ...
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Shutting down via command line causes the system to hang on the shutdown screen

I am using Lubuntu 11.10, and the commands: sudo shutdown and sudo halt do not shutdown my system. Instead the computer hangs at the shutdown screen that appears just before powering off. From ...
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Risk of hard shutdown

What is the worst case scenario of a hard shutdown with ubuntu (11.10)? (in other words, turning PSU off) data loss os instability etc
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Laptop heatup and auto-shutdown. Any perm damage?

So I've been using Ubuntu for a week now and I've noticed that my laptop heats up like crazy compared to windows and it auto-shuts down. Now I know that if I go to the terminal and use the command ...
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problem with halt command to power off

I use Ubuntu 11.10. My problem is that I cannot power off the computer with sudo halt command. Ubuntu shutting down screen comes and stops at there (something like the pic below). I waited about 15 ...
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My PC doesn't shutdown from GUI

Since at least a month, my 11.10-64bit PC doesn't shutdown anymore from the GUI. It simply freezes on plymouth screen. If I open gnome-terminal and type "sudo poweroff", it shuts down correctly. This ...
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Why am I unable to restart or shutdown my computer from the LightDM login screen? [closed]

I'm not sure whether this is a bug (in which case I'll submit a report) or I'm doing something silly! My problem is that I cannot restart or shutdown my computer from the LightDM login screen, this ...
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Ubuntu Logs off on shutdown, Proper shutdown/restart too doesnt work

I don't know what i did or what happened? but my ubuntu logs off on clicking shutdown... running the shutdown or reboot command too doesn't shutdown.... how can i find the log? all i know is there ...
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Slow startup on a Dell Inspiron 1012

Ubuntu11.10 is very slow to start up and shutdown comparing with ubuntu 11.04. I am using ubuntu 11.10 on a mini Dell Inspiron 1012 (N450 atom) I only have one program in the startup applications and ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to ignore power button presses?

I've got a small media server that sits under my TV, and it runs Ubuntu 11.04 desktop x64 with XBMC on top. I've got a problem in that unknowing users / visitors occasionally press the power button ...
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What happens if I Force power off my pc

Shutdown didn't work for me. It was stuck at Ubuntu Logo. I waited for sometime and finally powered off mu laptop. I want to know what happens if i power off my laptop. In what ways its harms OS ...
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Shutdown problem [closed]

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and I have problems with shutdown. Most of the times, it will shutdown but sometimes it will not and freeze ! I am a newbie with Ubuntu and I would like to know if there is a ...
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How do I fix a shutdown problem?

Often I cannot perform a soft shutdown or restart. The desktop might sound the console error sound once and then nothing happens. I end up having to use the pushbutton momentary switch, holding it ...
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Require sudo password for shutdown for one session

I have a computer running Ubuntu that is used by multiple people. It spends a lot of time powered off. On occasion, I would like to start it up using Wake-On-Lan, connect via ssh and start a job in ...