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I can't turn off my Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am using a Compaq Presario C700. Before upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 everything was fine, but since I switched to Ubuntu 13.04, I can't shutdown my system in any way. The only thing I could do is ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't shutdown or restart (Just a black screen)

I have looked all over the Internet trying to find a fix, but I can't seem to find one. I have a custom built PC running an AMD processor, Nvidia graphics, 16GB of ram and a 1TB HDD for Ubuntu. I am ...
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Kernel Panic Reboot

I just finished installing 13.04 on my Samsung Series 7 laptop. After rebooting and running the Ubuntu partition for the first time, I ended up stuck on a black screen with a flashing Cap Lock ...
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ubuntu 12.04 not getting Shutdown

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 and every time I try to shutdown or reboot from GUI, it just logs out and just be there in the login screen. It only shuts down after I login and open a terminal,become a root ...
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Reeboot or Shutdown without Password [duplicate]

To run the command poweroff or reboot one needs to be super user. Is there anyway I can run this as a normal user? I just dont want to sudo and enter password everytime I reboot or poweroff.
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My shutdown buttons are not working

Hey guys I just installed ubuntu and ran it for like a couple hours, but now when I try to shut down, it doesn't shut down. I've read that this is a bug and I tried to fix it with the advice I found ...
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How to make my computer turn on automatically

I want to make my computer to turn back on automatically when it is powered off by some reason. Is this possible ?
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getting problem while shutdown and restart the machine in Ubuntu 13.04

i have installed Ubuntu 13.04 properly and it running smoothly. when i restart the system it gets logged out and same with when i shutdown the machine. it is not getting shutdown or restart. how can ...
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Ubuntu restarts on shutdown/hibernation commands, instead of shutdown

Friends, Whenever I am going to shutdown/hibernate my Ubuntu PC its restarting after completing their process. Mean to say if press shutdown button its shutdown properly and switch off the display but ...
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Ragged background image on PC shutdown Ubuntu 12.04

When I shut down my PC, I can no longer see any shutdown-info, but I see this instead. Is there any known fix? P.S. I have AMD Catalyst drivers installed and working with no errors, Ubuntu version ...
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Kubuntu Time Does not Update

I have a kubuntu 13.04 system that is mutlibooted with windows 7, backbox and centos. The question I have is about the clock. If I shut down with one os and start back with the same OS it will be ...
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Problems with shutdown from command line

Whenever I attempt to shutdown my dell inspiron 1545 laptop from the command line with sudo shutdown now I get the following error after the ubuntu shutdown screen closes: Could not get system ...
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Can't log in after a shutdown apparently deleted my user account [duplicate]

Last night, i was working on the computer normally, and then i want to turn it off, so my first problem was when i press the power button upper-right, it opens the box but tiny and empty so i thought ...
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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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Does a GUI store my password?

Shutting down the computer using Terminal ('sudo halt') requires my password. But while Shutting it down it using GUI, I do not need to enter my password. So, Does the GUI store my computer ...
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Server scheduling turn on/off

I'm going to build a server for my media files at home. I'm new to Linux so I hope you guys can help me out. I'm thinking my server should run most of the time, but shut down during the night unless ...
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Why can't I shutdown with logged in users? [duplicate]

I have logged in users, but as an administrator, I feel like I should be able to shutdown my laptop when I want to. Still, when I press shutdown, it takes me to the login screen. I have to manually ...
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My Lenovo w530 is neither turned off nor restarted from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a Lenovo W530 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. When I try to shutdown or restart, my laptop just goes blank and does nothing. It does not turn off on shutdown and it does not restart on restart. It ...
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Ubuntu reboots when viewing flash videos and while gaming CPU or GPU problem?

i had a Nexoc Notebook with a Intel E6850 dual core 4Gig ram and a GTX 9800 but my graphic card broke and so i desided switch notebook. I took my old HDD's from the old one and integrated them in the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 shutdown freeze [closed]

I am facing shutdown problem with Ubuntu 13.04 I have tried following solutions but nothing worked so far: I have tried to upgrade kernel by following this tutorial but facing error. cat ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not shutting down

after a problem with my Windows I reinstalled Ubuntu and Windows 7 completely. Before I had a Win7 installation on a SSD (Samsung 840 Pro) and a Ubuntu 13.04 installation on a old HDD. Now I changed ...
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I didn't set a Username or Password and I can't log in to or shutdown unbunu 12.04 [duplicate]

I booted Ubuntu from a disk onto my laptop and I closed my laptop for the night and woke up to find it locked and unable to shutdown or restart. I have looked around and I wondered if there is a ...
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Causes of and how to minimize damage from forced shut downs?

Backstory: Since running 12.04 LTS, my computer has experienced two sudden losses of power; one due to my ham-fisted attempt to reboot and one due to a battery-less power cable disconnection. Both ...
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Prevent PC from shutting down on Power button

I am building a PC and a BeagleBords ARM embedded for public use. They run Ubuntu 13.04 and manually assembled Linux respectively. Is there a way to prevent them from being shut down on pressing ...
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System shuts down abruptly every time I use internet

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Every time I use the Internet, my system shuts down abruptly without any warning and then restarts on its own. I'm using Mozilla Firefox and wireless MTS datacard.
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All USB ports stop working when booting Windows after using Ubuntu

I have just created a Win7/Ubuntu13 dual-boot system. It's a bit non-standard... see the installer help request I posted last night for details. Things seem to be working okay now, with one odd quirk: ...
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How to change shutdown script timeout?

I have a script running at shutdown of my server, it was added to rc.d scripts with update-rc.d local.shutdown stop 20 0 1 6 . The problem is that this script takes a few minutes to complete it's ...
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Gnome 3.8: shutdown and permission errors

I upgraded 13.04 to Gnome 3.8. Everything worked perfectly before the upgrade. After the upgrade, I have 2 problems: I can't turn off my computer from the menubar, but I am able to use the terminal ...
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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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How can I tell my laptop to shutodwn after finishing running a non-root process

I'd like to be able to say: ./run_process.sh; sudo shutdown -P now but the call to sudo will ask for my password and then my laptop won't shut down because it's waiting for my password. How can I ...
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Failing Hard drive - root of all problems? [closed]

So I have a question for those who are a little more clued up on this than myself. I have a laptop which is about 2 years old now and has been plaguing me with various issues for some time. The most ...
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Simple desktop program instantly closes

I wrote a simple .desktop program with accompanying script. It worked recently but seems to have stopped for no reason. It now just opens a terminal (expected) but instead of running the rest of the ...
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what problem should/can I solve first?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.04 x64 with brand new hard drive to replace a damaged component, on my 17.5 inch wide screen gateway laptop with mostly after market components. can not remember the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is not shutting down or rebooting

I have upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04. When I click "SHUTDOWN" all the applications get closed but going to the 'LOGIN PAGE'. Same happens when I click "REBOOT" also. Please suggest a solution.
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Not Shutting Down

Using Raring Ringtail on Acer V5 (UEFI Bios mode). The system simply refuses to shut down. I have tried the sudo poweroff as well as shutting down from the system menu. Each time it just reboots ...
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Ubuntu stucks at shutdown screen

I have just installed e4rat (a program to make your boot time faster) and setted it up. Now the boot time is much faster, but when I want to shutdown or reboot my machine stucks at the ...
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How to know what makes ubuntu shut down?

I leave my machine a while. After I come back , I find machine shut down. How to know what makes my machine shut down? I do NOT shut down it manually. I use ubuntu12.04.2 amd64 arch.
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I created a new user in 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu forgot about it after reboot

So, OK, I went to the system button and created a new sys admin user. I logged in as this user and worked on the interface and preferences for some time, no problems. When I asked the system to shut ...
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shutdown 0 always remains in single-user mode

When I attempt to shutdown with the gear icon, the login screen always comes back. When I Ctrl+Alt+F1 into a PTY, logon and run shutdown 0, it goes into single-user mode but remains there. ...
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Problems with audio in Ubuntu 12.10

After installing updates and rebooting, I have some problems with 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 running kernel version 3.5.0-34-generic. The most obvious problem is that audio does not work but there are other ...
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Power went off when restart is needed (after updating)

So far nothing bad happened, but it has only been a few minutes. The power in my house went off so my laptop was automatically powered off, too, but restart (after update) was needed (the shut down ...
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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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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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Kubuntu raring improper shutdown

I installed Kubuntu 13.04 on my eee pc 1005PE. Shutdown does not work properly. It is very abrupt. In System Settings I have set options for what I want. None have any effect. /var/log/kern.log does ...
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how can I put a button on the desktop to shutdown pc?

how can I put a button on the desktop to shutdown pc? I use Ubuntu 13.04 with unity. Thank you for a help
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ubuntu 12.04 slow shutdown

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my vaio vpce3b3m1e and I used it all day long the shutdown was really fast about 2 seconds today i have upgraded my system by update manager and now the shutdown last more ...
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Computer locks up on “last screen” when restarting/shutting down Ubuntu 12.04

Every time I restart or shut down my new installation of Ubuntu 12.04, I get to a black screen and the computer just hangs there forever. The only way to get past that is through the physical ...
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How to hide the “broadcast from root@… The system is going down for system halt NOW!”

I'm now trying to hide all the messages or verbose when using a ubuntu server+openbox , and now there's only one left -- "The system is going down for system halt NOW! " . It's kind of like a wall ...
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Can I use the power button to shut down my computer gracefully on Ubuntu Minimal?

I am looking for a way to get my computer to automatically shutdown when I press the power button. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 minimal. A similar question is asked here. However, with Ubuntu ...
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How can I stop my laptop from shutting down unexpectedly?

My laptop has shut down several times while using youtube after short periods of time. I can feel heat coming from the bottom. Just before it shuts off it displays a black screen with some text on it, ...