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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 ...
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My laptop won't turn of properly

I have dell inspiron n5110 laptop. Now it didn't turn of completely either from Ubuntu 12.04 or Windows 7. stuck in the loading screen in Ubuntu but in Windows after screen turns off the hardware ...
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Shutting down problem

I'ḿ using Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP EliteBook 8460p laptop. I had a problem shutting down my system. When I click on Shut Down a black screen with white letters appears.
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What could make Wake-On-Lan inconsistent?

I have a remote system configured for Wake-on-LAN. It has been tested successfully. But sometimes it doesn't work. For instance, today it worked once, but when I shut down and tried again, it ...
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How can I enable USB power after pc shutdown?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, my motherboard is : Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Product Name: DP965LT Version: AAD41694-206 I need to have a power supply from USB even when my pc is turned off. I've ...
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shutdown after installing

I've installed ubuntu 13.10 from a dvd. After the process completes, it asks me to reboot. But when i reboot my computer does not start. After another reboot, it begins with a menu where i have to ...
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No sound after suspending Ubuntu 13.04

This problem is already known but the given solution didn't work for me. When I suspend Ubuntu, in resume I don't have sound. The solution that work for is to force shut down (by pressing the power on ...
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Can't shutdown ubuntu after install openafs client and create cache file

I have openafs install on the server, this is the first time I use afs file system. I have installed openafs cleint and create cache file on about 10 computers, only one of them is having the problem. ...
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I can't shutdown my laptop using Ubuntu

I am now using Ubuntu 13.10 with dual boot on window7.When I shutdown from ubuntu,my laptop restarts.I shutdown from window.Please solve my problem.Help me.
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How to save all KVM-guests on shut down or restart?

I wrote a short script which was supposed to save the state of all my running KVM-machines (save-vms.sh): #! /bin/sh suspend_vms () { for output in $(virsh list --state-running --uuid) do ...
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hibernate is diabled on ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 13.04 and hibernate is disabled Do I need a big swap file to enable hibernate ? How ?
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Xubuntu not shutting down

I've installed the xubuntu-desktop package onto my Ubuntu 13.10 install. I like the look and the feel of the Xubuntu desktop however, I'm running into several issues: Shutting down / logging out ...
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Can't Shutdown after installing 13.10

After installing Ubuntu 13.10 saucy, I can't shutdown. I have to lock the system and then shutdown from there. Please Help !
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inotifywait does not shut down my computer

I've put this script at startup in /etc/init.d, when some user changes password, this script updates it on another file data.txt, It is working fine, but when i shut down my computer it was not doing ...
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Ubuntu 13.4/13.10 shutdown fails

On both 13.4 (and now after upgrading to 13.10) I find that I can not cycle the machine with a reboot because during the shutdown process the step of "Killing all remaining processes" fails: I can ...
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ubuntu server poweroff and reboot and others can not work in terminal [closed]

Ubuntu server can not reboot or poweroff. And other commands can not run! root@cloud1:~# reboot Sorry, command-not-found has crashed! Please file a bug report at: ...
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no longer able to connect to network

New to Ubuntu, I installed rel. 12.04lts and I really enjoyed my experience. I tried to connect to my wifi for the first time this morning and it didn't work. I tried the first thing: update my ...
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How to shutdown automatically from command line in 13.04

I know there is already a similar question about this topic. But that question was only about how to get the shutdown dialog in general. I need to get back the countdown of the old shutdown dialog ...
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Customize XFCE logout-menu

Given: Working on a computer running XFCE 4.10. To complete the work, I use the "Logout" menu. Objective: To perform some additional command, when you press any button in this menu and, if possible, ...
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Dual boot, Ubuntu won't shut down

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed alongside Win8. When I try to shut down Ubuntu it either freezes with the purple "Ubuntu screen" (identical to the one at startup) or it freezes with the following ...
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How to cut off the power supply of the mouse, keyboard and speakers after shut down my computer?

How to cut off the power supply of the mouse, keyboard and speakers after shut down my computer? Although the computer is shut down, the light of mouse, keyboard and speakers are still here. It ...
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Abnormal shutdown of unity

Sometimes, when I shutdown or reboot, my laptop hangs on the purple screen with the white dots. It only behaves this was sometimes, not every time. How should I troubleshoot this?
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Unexplained nightly system shutdown

I recently took over a Dell XPS 9100, installed Ubuntu 12.04 via PXEboot. I have done big builds and long over-the-net fetches with the machine. In System Settings => Power, for Suspend when ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 64bit - Slow and buggy “log out” process?

I'm a Windows convert who has done only a little bit of dabbling in Ubuntu in the past (back in Dapper Drake a few years back). A lot has changes since then, and I've been yearning to jump back into ...
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Lenovo G570 Shutting down randomly with Ubuntu

I'll be sitting at my computer and it shuts down all of a sudden I've looked though the computer nothing is really out of the ordinary however when it does do this is comes back online very slowly ...
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Shut down or suspend laptop for night?

Just a simple question, should I suspend or shut down my laptop for night (~8 hours), considering that I don't care about power consumption? In Windows I would usually make it sleep because of how ...
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Crontab Shut down command didn't work

I wanted Crontab shut down the system daily but it didn't do so, did I misspelled something? This is my Crontab file: /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab Unlike any other crontab you don't have to ...
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How to fix this shutdown indicator problem

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10. Ubuntu has problem with shutdown indicator, I can't shutdown laptop using this shutdown indicator but i tried terminal way sudo poweroff it's working perfectly. Any help ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is not booting and shutdown!

i was installing the ubuntu 13.10 using USb flash drive and my bios is compilable with the usb boot and And usb drive is also boot-able (install windows with it before). The problem is When plug in ...
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Ubuntu Shut down app

does anybody knows a good Ubuntu Shut down app or manager or commands? I have Gshutdown installed but there's a lack of options I need more advanced one so I could shut it down automatically daily or ...
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Restart then shutdown using bash scripting?

I want to restart and then shutdown from terminal. Means that we want to startup terminal after restart and then shutdown automatically. What I am doing with explanation: Manually start my pc Run ...
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USB Soundcard resets when no sound is played

my USB sound interface (M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R) works fine but when I stop playing sound it seems to "shut down" after about 5 seconds (green lights pop up which happens on windows only if you ...
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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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Shutdown/logoff script in Ubuntu 13.10

Which would be the best way to run a script upon GUI logoff, shutdown, hibernate, sleep modes? In 12.04 I think I did this in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, but on 13.10, the folder structure changed and ...
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ubuntu 13.04 unexpected shut down problem

I am using ubuntu 13.04 since quite a lot time and from the past few months I am getting a weird problem which is it gets shutdown unexpectedly. What i have observed is whenever I am playing some ...
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gui shutdown on acer aspire v5-573G not working

When I press the gui shutdown button, the system is not powering off, but rather just remains at splash screen. Hence, I always have to power off the machine manually holding the power button. Issuing ...
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Ever continuing wireless problems 13.10

With each Ubuntu upgrade I seem to get new problems with my wireless connection on my HP 6930p laptop. Some distributions ago, every time the charger is unplugged, the connection is lost then it ...
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Problem with shutdown the laptop

I've installed 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1564 and now when i press the shutdown/restart button from the scroll down menu in the upper left corner or even when i try from the terminal sudo halt or sudo ...
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System Shuts down Abruptly After Running Less than 5 Minutes

Running Ubuntu 13.10 on a HP Pavilion 764N desktop PC. It was a Windows XP box. I loaded the OS with no issue. However when I run it my pc shuts down abruptly after less than 10 minutes up time. Any ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed using windows installer unexpectedly shuts down seconds after booting

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7 using the windows installer. However only a few seconds after booting into ubuntu, my pc shutdowns unexpectedly. Iam using HP Pavillion 2313AX laptop. ...
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Lost privileges since upgrading to 13.10

Since upgrading to 13.10, I no longer have the 'privileges' to do the following things: Mount USB/CDROM drives Run software centre or software updater Press the GUI shut down or restart buttons ...
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Tried replacing LightDM with GDM, now computer won't start

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, I was having the problems described in this bug (ie couldn't mount a USB/CDROM and couldn't use GUI shutdown button) ...
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Shut Down/Restart from unity panel menu won't work

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and now I can't seem to shut down or restart my laptop using top right menu on Unity panel. When I click Shut Down or Restart nothing happens. I have to press my power ...
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13.10 suspend no longer asks for login

After waking up computer from being suspended it no longer asks me to login to my account I do not have automatic login enabled by the way. I normally use a custom keyboard shortcut (listed below); ...
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User permissions messed up after updating to 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 is not working properly since I upgraded from 13.04 - seems to be a problem with my user permissions: The GUI shut down and reboot buttons do not work (no response when clicking on ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't shut down [duplicate]

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 from 12.04, and since I have installed it, ubuntu doesn't shut down properly. it logs out, and I see the Ubuntu picture with the points. and that's it, the computer ...
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How to troubleshoot slow shutdown?

When I shutdown my computer there is some annoying delay, it takes about 5-10 seconds in 13.10 when in the previous version it was almost instantaneous. During shutdown I press escape to cancel the ...