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How can I improve performance and user experience in 11.10 (boot + shutdown time, graphics, …)

I've been dual-booting with Ubuntu and Windows since Ubuntu 9.04. This was the first time I used Ubuntu and was really happy with it. The boot and shutdown time was very nice and much shorter than on ...
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How do I repair the shut-down/Log-off button?

I use the computer with 2 users. With one user all works fine. With the second user account, the shut down and log-off buttons do not work anymore while screen locking standby and hibernation still ...
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Unable to shutdown, only reboot

Ever since I upgraded to 11.04, I have been unable to shutdown my computer. I tried using : shutdown now, poweroff, and halt. But they don't work! The only one that does is reboot. Here is the ...
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Automatic shutdown / hibernation after x minutes in suspend?

I have an embedded battery powered device running Ubuntu and want to reduce power consumption. The idea is that if a user does not use a device for ca. 30 min. then the device will automatically ...
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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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Stop process on power button press

I have an old ubuntu pc running a minecraft server, but I only want it on at certain times. I want to be able to turn it on and off using only the power button. I am able to turn it on, but to turn ...
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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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Lubuntu - power button doesn't turn off computer,

I am using Lubuntu 13.04 and would like to have the power button cause the computer to shut down. Currently it only brings up the power preferences menu (logout, reboot, hibernate, etc...). In ...
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Creating a “deadman” switch using Ubuntu to shutdown EC2 instance

I've put together a simple "deadman switch" using upstart to automatically shutdown my EC2 instances after a period of time. I'm doing this to avoid the dreaded Monday morning blues when you realized ...
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System does not shut down. What can I do?

I am using Ubuntu OS for one year. Currently I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS. When I click the shutdown button I am directed back to the login screen instead. It has become difficult to shut down. What ...
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Is there a fix for the won't-restart won't-reboot won't-logout bug in 11.10 [closed]

Since I upgraded to 11.10, neither the "shutdown" (for shutdown or restart) nor the "logout" options in the upper-right-corner menu work. They simply do nothing. While waiting for Ubuntu to release a ...
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computer won't shutdown because of power management [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and when I run "sudo shutdown 0", the computer doesn't shutdown. It gets stuck on "Disabling Power Management". Any idea of what's happening? Thanks in advance. Also, this ...
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Dell Laptop won't shutdown / restart by itself

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on my Dell Studio 1569. Before this I ran ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. Every time I shutdown, or restart it goes through the usual processes, and shows no error ( ...
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When I use the cog and go to shutdown all I lose is the menu

I would like to know the procedure of the GUI shutdown from the cog. This is because I have one 11.10 that will shutdown from the cog and shutdown button but, I have another that if I use the cog and ...
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Computer shuts down when unplugged

I have an MSI Wind U100 netbook (they call it a notebook). Every time I unplug the AC adapter the machine shuts down as if the battery is dead. I get a notification that says "battery is critical and ...
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can't shut down or restart while others are logged in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make shutdown not require admin password? When I'm logged in on my own account and try to do Restart or Shutdown from the "Power" menu, while others are also ...
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Kubuntu hangs on shutdown

Moved out of Unity and installed Kubuntu and so got back familiar desktop, etc but on shut down it starts and then hangs. I had this problem with Unity, as well. No problem with earlier version and ...
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Crash on shutdown when using second monitor

I have recently added a second monitor to my setup. Instead of one VGA monitor, I now have one VGA and one DVI monitor hooked up to the computer. The displays work just fine. However, ever since this ...
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KDE power management system could not be initialized

First of all, apologies but I am very new to using kubuntu, so I would need a very basic step by step answer to solve this problem. Since my last update I am getting this error message: KDE power ...
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Lubuntu: neither shut-down nor restart works [closed]

aI have a freshly installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 (installed with forcepae option on a laptop with Pentium M processor). The only problem that I have found so far is that I cannot shut-down or restart the ...
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Run sh script on shut down to reduce volume

After having set up almost everything I wanted on my new laptop, there is still this one little thing that I cannot get to work and that's really annoying me: I would like to run a script at shut down ...
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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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13.10—shutdown impossible

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu on a new Desktop. I am using the following drivers from the image below. I was searching half of the internet, found a lot of fixes for the »cannot shutdown« Bug ...
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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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Stop job before it's dependencies

I have a job that does some things and uses other locally installed services (such as the mail server). Sometimes I do an ACPI shutdown but I need this service to complete the ongoing operation ...
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USB port not working, while shutdown and network manager are misbehaving

I use an Acer Aspire One with Xubuntu (12.04). Last night I installed a few updates, only the security ones because it was late. It finished OK with a message about needing to restart for the changes ...
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Shutdown slow: unknown job s35networking [closed]

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 LTS, I get this error when I shutdown the pc: rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility service S35 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 wont shut down?

My 32 bit OEM 1 gb ram wont shut down after I select 'shut down' from the drop box on the right top corner. Also, when I press the power button on the notebook nothing happens. Help? The machine shuts ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 shutdown hangs in Asus A3500E [closed]

On reboot or shutdown, in a old Asus A3500E notebook, with a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 install, the process hangs and shows the messages: "acpid: exiting" "speech-dispatcher disabled; edit ...
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black screen during shutdown

Good morning. I'm testing the 13.04 64bit with Gnome-shell 3.6.3.1. It happens randomly after choosing shutdown of the machine, I receive a black screen "stuck" (no splash screen, no messages). ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 64b does not shutdown [closed]

I am a new linux user so i am not familiar with what actually is needed to check. When shutting down or trying to restart i get a screen with yellow letters and the system does not close or restart. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shutdown does not finish

When i shutdown my ubuntu 12,04 appears the "shutdown screen" and it never finish, keep shutting down... i use "tab key" to see the log and the last line says "Stopping Puppet Agent"... and it never ...
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Sudden shutdown - desktop computer [closed]

I have a problem with ubuntu 12.04. It shuts down randomly, just power off. I changed the powersupply and it still happens. I have a new computer with ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard and INTEL CPU CORE ...
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How can I allow unprivileged users to shutdown from the panel? (no sudo)

I set up an old PC with Edubuntu 12.04 for my girls, with an admin account for myself and normal user accounts for both of them. Unfortunately, they are not able to shut down the computer by ...
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UNKNOWN process when ending user session [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find out which “Unknown” program is still running and preventing shutdown? This process sometimes shows up when shutting down and it never ends in ...
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Why does “shutdown” option only log me out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 11.10 logs off when clicking shutdown When I need to reboot (sadly, the days of 300+ days of uptime appear to be long gone) while logged into my account, the Shut ...
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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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Why can ubuntu perform a shutdown from the GUI even though it is prive on the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between menu shutdown and 'shutdown -h now' Why can ubuntu perform a shutdown from the GUI even though it is prive on the command line? By what ...
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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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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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How to shut down my computer?

I can't find a dialogue anywhere on the desktop (like on Windows Start/shutdown) to shut down Ubuntu. I downloaded and ran the Ubuntu live CD and after I ran it, I couldn't shut it down. I had to hold ...
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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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Shutdown after a certain time [duplicate]

I am done using my laptop but I am using the hotspot in my smart phone. So I want my laptop to be awake for next one hour. How can I Shutdown the laptop after one hour of time?
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Terminal commands to hard shutdown and hard restart

I want to do hard restart and hard shutdown(immediate shutdown and restart) through terminal. Is this possible through terminal commands? And note that no answers in this How do I restart /shutdown ...
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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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Shutdown over SSH [duplicate]

I just installed a fresh ubuntu server 12.04. I log in over SSH and use sudo -s to get root access. Then I use shutdown now and the server closes the connection. I cannot access the server over SSH, ...
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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 ...