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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 ...
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Shutdown incomplete when the lid is closed after pressing shutdown

I press shutdown button and if the lid is closed before the shutdown process end, this one resumes after I reopen the lid
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Ubuntu 13.10, logout button on top taskbar missing

Upgraded ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, the "settings" button with shutdown/settings/login/logout is missing from the taskbar. It was the button that used to be next to the time/calender button, left right ...
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Laptop won't shutdown, reboot or suspend

After a short stint with VMWare Player, Virtualbox and Winconn*, I'm now apparently stuck with a broken Ubuntu installation. Even after uninstalling VMware Player and Winconn (I won't uninstall ...
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Shutdown, Restart and Logoff buttons not working in Ubuntu 13.10

I was working on Ubuntu 13.10 and everything was good until I entered "sudo Shutdown -P -h now" to shutdown my computer. After that when I switched on the power buttons under the setting icon on the ...
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Ubuntu LTS 12.04 Shutting down issues

i assigned an encrypted folder on ubuntu 12.04 LTS during the installation process, and (i suppose it's because of that) when i try to shut it down it never really shuts down, it stays in 'shutting ...
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Error when starting Pinta: /usr/bin/pinta: 2: exec: /usr/bin/mono: not found

Im new to askUbuntu, and started using linux only a few months ago. My problem is: My laptop ran out of battery and therefore shut down, at some point after i installed and ran Pinta. When I turn it ...
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Problem with shutting down in Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 64-bit

I have a laptop running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 64-bit. Whenever I click on the 'Power Off' button from the menu on the top panel and then click 'Power Off', the laptop always restarts (does not SHUT ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't poweroff Acer Aspire E1-522

I have this Aspire brand new, Ubuntu is working 100% apart from shutdown, or better, it just can't poweroff. If I perform a verbose shutdown, I can see that everything works, kill processes, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon Desktop Environment

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and added the Cinnamon Desktop Environment and I noticed that the restart and shutdown buttons are MISSING! Only Suspend and Cancel are there. In Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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13.10 on HP dc5700 sff keeps restarting after shutdown

One of my ubuntu machines, a HP dc5700 sff running 13.10, can no longer shutdown, instead the computer constantly reboots. I have tried everything I could find on this topic in the forums but ...
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Shutdown, logout, restart not working in 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed compiz settings manager and cairo dock. The top right corner which gives you option for about this computer system settings shutdown restart logout and ...
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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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Old Toshiba shuts down while running make

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old Toshiba Satellite A75, completely replacing Windows XP. The good news is that ubuntu changed this laptop from a doorstop to a nice machine for software ...
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Problems with sound/shutdown screen on Ubuntu 13.10

I'm running Saucy on my Dell Latitude D620 laptop and often when I press the 'mute' button the shutdown screen appears. It doesn't do it every time but often enough to be irritating. As I've been ...
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Cannot shut down from KDE workspace after upgrade to Saucy

Adding to my sequel of things broken after the upgrade: NetworkManager broken after upgrade to Kubuntu Saucy User cannot mount disks after upgrade to Saucy When I select shutdown from the KDE ...
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Trouble WIth Immediate Shutdown in Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon

Just installed Ubuntu on my family's computer. I thought the Cinnamon desktop environment would be better for my parents who have only ever used Windows. Everything works great until I try to shut ...
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My folder-encrypted Ubuntu 12.04 LTS takes too long to shut down

Recently I re-installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I encrypted my home folder. When I turn it on, it says dev/mapper/cryptswap1. And like I said in the title, it takes too long to shut down. I've looked on ...
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Disabling automatic shutdown?

I am running Ubuntu Kiosk 12.04 on an Intel DC3217IYE, but it keeps shutting down when i leave it on during the night. I have tried: Power settings. dconf-editor and zeroing everything having to do ...
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Power button in Lubuntu 13.10 will not suspend

I made the upgrade on my Lubuntu machine to 13.10 yesterday. Everything seemed to go smoothly except one niggling thing I can't seem to fix. Previously, I had set the power button to suspend my ...
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Shut down Netbook by closing lid in ubuntu 13.10

My wife has an Acer Aspire One (with the SSD Card and an SD expansion card). It has never been able to hibernate or suspend, always creating errors and occasionally trashing the data on the SD card, ...
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Black screen then shut down during boot up [duplicate]

Just new to Ubuntu and installed version 13.10. So I installed it on my laptop which has an nvidia graphics card (gt 425m) and got the drivers from the additional updates thing. Then when I boot up my ...
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Compaq Presario 2170CA Notebook PC - Won't Reboot, Hibernate, Shutdown

As the title says, I have a Compaq Presario 2170CA Notebook PC that Won't Reboot, Hibernate, or Shutdown. I've been up and down Google and Launchpad, and I've tried setting ACPI=off and REBOOT=PCI in ...
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Ubuntu Start menu Shutdown/Restart have the same function [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. After upgrading and fixing some things the one thing I cannot fix is that the start menu lists Shutdown and Restart and both these buttons just open a menu with shutdown and ...
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Why do we need to be root in terminal for shutdown and restart?

When we install/remove/update packages or make any changes which require administrative privileges we are prompted for the password of admin user who has the sudo privileges - this happens both via ...
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Lost power during ubuntu 13.10 upgrade but everything works

I've been upgrading my ubuntu to 13.10 and forgot to plug it into a power resource. Just the second I entered the room to check on the upgrade I saw an unfinished installation and the moment it shut ...
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Hibernate option doesn't appear in the shutdown menu(s) [closed]

In 13.04, I enabled hibernation by following these instructions: You can also enable the hibernate option in the menus. To do that, use your favorite text editor to create ...
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Lenovo B590 shuts down unexpectedly

This seems like a duplicate but it is not. I have a Lenovo b590 which I bought 1 month ago. Yesterday, it started shutting down, At first, I thought it would be a software issue and I installed Ubuntu ...
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Advanced power settings, - shutdown after being in suspend mode

Ubuntu keeps completely draining my battery when it is in suspend mode and the lid is closed, I suspect this may be a problem, as it has happened (occasionally) on two of my laptops both running ...
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Help with shut down

I just built a new computer and installed linux on my old HDD, its working fine excpet when i shut it down from the desktop it wont shut down, i have to manually hold the computers shut down button, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is not shutting down and also i cannot open another OS too

Got my lap LENOVO G580, installed Ubuntu 13.04 with the existing OS Windows 8. Now Ubuntu is running fine but I cannot boot through Windows 8. and also Ubuntu is not shutting down, neither it go off, ...