For questions regarding shutting down and powering off.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
1answer
4k views

Ubuntu 13.04 shutdown problem. Got no idea what to do next [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu for two years now and had few actual problems. I have searched this site and tried various things to no effect. I will do my best to explain, and certainly include too much ...
0
votes
0answers
228 views

Howto start scripts before/after: Startup / Reboot / Suspend / Hibernate / Powerup / etc

This is what i have so far, but for some reason it doesnt work: cd ~ cd /etc/pm/sleep.d/ sudo touch 99myStartup.sh sudo nano 99myStartup.sh chmod +x 99myStartup.sh #!/bin/bash #!/bin/sh echo ...
0
votes
2answers
853 views

Unexpected shutdown

So I am new to Ubuntu, and have installed 12.04 LTS version. The only problem I have until now, are unexpected shutdowns. When it happens, it pops up for one second a black screen with sth written ...
0
votes
0answers
248 views

Lenovo T530 randomly turns off when connected to external monitor

I've been experiencing a very strange problem on my Lenovo T530 on Ubuntu 12.04. The computer randomly shuts off with no warning. This seems to be completely random, although I've noticed that it only ...
0
votes
2answers
112 views

I cannot find my schedule for system shut down

Long time ago I set a schedule for shutting down the system at a particular time. Now I need to change this time but I cannot find this schedule anywhere. I checked crontab and gnome-schedule Does ...
0
votes
0answers
109 views

After installing proprietary video drivers, shutdown works but reboot doesn't

Running 12.04 here. Initially telling the computer to shutdown or restart via GUI would make it get stuck on the screen with Ubuntu and the dots. The fan was running, screen still on but nothing ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Check if last powerdown was clean

I want to make a script that checks if last power down was a clean or unclean. If it's not a clean boot/reboot it sends me an email. But how do I check if it was a proper shutdown?
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Ubuntu wont shutdown completely after installing fingerprint-gui

Hi I have been using ubuntu for some 2 months with GNOME ( http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu ).It was working fine until I installed fingerprint scanner ...
0
votes
0answers
83 views

Ubuntu 13.04 can't shutdown after running “Rochard”

For some unknown reason, every time after I run the game "Rochard" via Steam, I will not be able to shutdown afterwards. My desktop will restart itself after shutdown and I need to force it by ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

PC restarts after a few seconds when performing shutdown or suspend

After a shutdown or suspend, the machine appears to completely shutdown (all fans stop and are quiet), after a few seconds, everything is powered up again by itself. Despite the many offered ...
0
votes
0answers
127 views

unattended-upgrades verbosity?

Using this topic here, I've installed unattended-upgrades so that all upgrades are done when I shutdown my Ubuntu computer. However, it does not show everything I'm used to seeing when using apt-get ...
-1
votes
1answer
188 views

Is LUKS key wiped out from RAM on shutdown, hibernation and suspend?

The question is basically whether Ubuntu is protected from cold boot attacks.
1
vote
0answers
122 views

NetworkManager not calling dispatcher.d down

By looking at my syslog, I see that NetworkManager executes the scripts in /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/ on the "up" state on boot, as expected. But it does not trigger on the "down" state when ...
1
vote
1answer
194 views

laptop shuts down due to overheating during ubuntu installation

I have an HP pavilion g6 laptop and it came pre-installed with windows 8. I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu. I've disabled secure boot and tried to install both Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04. During both ...
0
votes
0answers
146 views

Lubuntu power management : random shut down

I'm experiencing quite a big issue in lubuntu. I have an Asus UX31 series with more or less 4 hours battery life. My problem is that it badly dies with 30/35% of battery remaining. Just like that. ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Shut down by closing NoteBook [duplicate]

As a matter of fact Im quite new to Ubuntu and spent the last 2 hours finding a possibility/adjustment to "Shut Down" my Laptop when i close it ?? Maybe someone can help me with my little problem. ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Laptop restarts with no warning

Over the last 3 days, at random points (or so i believe), my laptop restarts. And, there is nothing regular about this entire process. When the machine shuts down, it's as if it was done so ...
0
votes
1answer
578 views

Timed Shutdown - shutdown after 30 minutes [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 13.04, I got in the habbit of closing my Acer Netbook and forgetting about it for a week+. I open it up to find it has still been running. How do I set it to shutdown after 15 ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Shuts Down Without Notice

I have a LENOVO ThinkPad W500 w/4GB of memory. OS is a dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I changed the power settings to keep the laptop "ON" so I don't believe that it's a power ...
0
votes
0answers
865 views

Ubuntu does not shut down

My issue is that Ubuntu 13.04 (Unity) is unable to shutdown and simply hangs on a shutdown screen. Details below: So I've been running Ubuntu 13.04 (i386) on my laptop for a few months and yesterday ...
0
votes
1answer
297 views

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire 5740G laptop, it constantly shuts down itself due temperature, how to diagnostique?

I don't know what causes it since I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop. Here is the issue. Ubuntu boots normally, so I can use firefox and such. However, after 2-3 minutes, laptop shuts down. (I see ...
1
vote
1answer
746 views

Why does my laptop shut down unexpectedly?

I keep running into the same issue every time I want to run Linux on my laptop. It shuts down all of a sudden in the middle of a session without any warning, and I'm not even able to turn it back on ...
1
vote
2answers
559 views

Installed/removed Gnome, but now my boot/shutdown screens are showing the Gnome desktop image instead of the default loading stuff

I recently installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop, but wasn't happy with Gnome & decided to switch back to Unity. I've got a small issue though: something changed with the Ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Why can't I set up alias for shutdown?

I have edited my .bash_aliases to contain the following line alias shutdown='sudo shutdown -h now' but when I try to run the alias it gives this error message shutdown: illegal time value Try ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Ubuntu 12.04 does not shutdown

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 desktop. It worked fine, but after the last update, the system does not shutdown. It gets stuck with the last line on the screen being: unmounted /kernel/debug I ...
2
votes
2answers
734 views

Wake-on-LAN works with Windows 8 but not with Ubuntu

I have a PC that has a Windows 8 partition and an Ubuntu 13.04 partition. I am trying to get wake-on-lan to work. Everything works fine on the Windows 8 partition: I can wake-on-lan from both the ...
2
votes
2answers
181 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
198 views

Auto shut down if usage timer exceeds daily limit

I would like to activate a cron job valid for specific users only (for my kids) that it will check if the kids use the pc more than e.g. 60 min per day and then poweroff system. This means that if the ...
0
votes
0answers
239 views

Acpid: exiting (Ubuntu 13.04)

When I try to shut down my DELL XPS 15 I get the message: acpid: exiting. Why is that and what can I do to solve the problem?
0
votes
2answers
319 views

Power button shuts down computer without asking for confirmation?

I upgraded to Kubuntu 13.04 on a Dell Vostro 1510. When I press my power button on the laptop, Kubuntu does not ask me a confirmation but shuts down the latptop directly. How can I make it prompt me ...
1
vote
1answer
162 views

mongodb does not shutdown cleanly on system shutdown

When I shutdown Ubuntu running mongodb (installed via apt), occasionally mongodb doesn't appear to finish shutting down completely - the log file matches a healthy shutdown, closing files, cleaning up ...
0
votes
0answers
77 views

Ubuntu very hot and is shutting down

I have tried all posted solutions about this topic, but none seem to be successful. I have a feeling that my computer is running way too hot and that is why it is shutting down. It has always been a ...
0
votes
1answer
216 views

System will not power down on shutdown

I'm having problems with shutdown on my Dell Inspiron 14z-5423. When I shut down, I hear the hard disk stop but the machine does not actually power down. Interestingly, when I do a restart, the ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

What to do when everything freezes [duplicate]

I'm coming from windows and still new to Ubuntu. Occasionally everything freezes and I lose my taskbar and launcher. What do I do? What's the Ubuntu equivalent of ctrl+alt+del in Windows? I tried ...
1
vote
2answers
197 views

Everything gone except desktop [duplicate]

I recently changed the default font using dconf tool. That was ok, and after trying that font, I opened dconf again and clicked "Restore Default" button. Then the screen was unresponsive, I forced it ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Shut down from User Program

I have an Ogre Application. How can we provide the "Shut down--restart",etc options (the way we have it in xbmc) from this application?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Xubuntu hotkey for immediate shutdown

I would like to create a two hotkeys. First for terminating all procesess and shutdown the system and turn computer off. I have tried something but it only logged me off and then I had to confirm I ...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

x220 shutdown turns into reboot

So first off, I did try this, and many more: Lenovo X220 reboots instead of shutting down powertop->Tunables->Runtime PM for PCI*" entries are all marked as "Bad" cat ...
0
votes
4answers
107 views

What happen when Ubuntu is repeatedly shutdown and restarted? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my system dual boot with XP . My computer teacher at school used to tell that if a linux system is shutdown repeatedly it corrupts. I wanted to know that does ...
-1
votes
1answer
82 views

Unable to open any applications or shut down

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Recently, I've been having a problem where everything will be functioning normally, and then I get the same string of problems: 1.) I can't open any new applications, or ...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

Do ConsoleKit respect policies in PolicyKit?

Reading at question How can I make shutdown not require admin password?, and in particular Epeli's answer, I see a problem. The unprivileged user can always shutdown/restart the computer, regardless ...
4
votes
1answer
150 views

What mechanism prevents shutdown when another open session exists?

The system refuses to shut down or reboot while another (GUI) session is open. It simply logs me out, when I select shut down or restart from the system menu. How is that accomplished? I am not ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Extending partition interrupted because of energy shutting down. How to recover

Please help me i wanted to extend my second drive but at the middle of the process the compyter shut down. After that i logged into windows 8 and my d:\ drive was said to be unreadable and the disk ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise only reboots does not SHUT-DOWN [duplicate]

Okay here's the question: Ubuntu 12.04 Precise will not shut-down it just Reboots again! Its as simple as that. I have tried every command out there and not a single one of these commands works in ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

My power button doesn't work under LXDE. How can I fix this?

Ever since I switched to LXDE my power button won't work anymore. I would love to be able to display a fancy logout menu like the one in Unity and similar DEs. How can I achieve this?
0
votes
0answers
303 views

Acer Aspire V5-121 with ubuntu 12.04, sudo halt does not work

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Acer Aspire V5-121. I am able to shut down the computer through graphical user interface. But commands like "sudo halt" and "sudo shutdown -now" do not work. They ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't shutdown

I am a Ubuntu newbie. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad S205 3 days ago. Installation and working is no problem but it doesn't power off on shutdown. Hard disk activity goes off but the ...
0
votes
0answers
272 views

My machine reboots after shutdown using 12.04LTS

I was running RHEL 6 and had no issues like this. After installing 12.04LTS when I try to shutdown and the computer reboots 2sec after the shutdown. Searching around it looks like I have plenty of ...
0
votes
0answers
154 views

Sudden shutoff with no warnings on ubuntu 12.04

I have been experiencing sudden shuts with 12.04 LTS. I am running a Acer M5 581t(G) with 6 gigs ram laptop. I have been experiencing this for more then two weeks. Its shuts off all a sudden with ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Laptop does not actually turn off on shutdown

I have a laptop with lubuntu 13.04 When given the shut down command, it exits the graphical interface, shows the lubuntu logo and then the screen goes black, but the computer never actually goes off ...