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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 ...
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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 ...