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Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit - system rebooting after shut down

I have a Toshiba L505D. My system is suddenly rebooting on its own after shutting it down via the shut down option in the Activities bar in Gnome 3.10. Is this a know issue? Are there any logs I can ...
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Shutdown launcher withouth password

I added new launcher to panel using this command for shutdown: gksu telinit 0 When I wanted to get rid of constant inserting of password, I did not succeed. I opened visudo and added line "username" ...
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What logfile contains time of startup and shutdown? [duplicate]

I would like to analyze my PC usage and therefore have a list of when I shut down my laptop or alternatively when I logged out from my account in the last month. Is there any logfile containing this ...
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Laptop shutdown, cannot terminate all processes

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS HP Laptop i am really desperate, since I now only occasional have access to the internet and I need my laptop for an upcoming exam in practical statistics.. a week ago it started: ...
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ubuntu 12.04 will not shutdown a all in one machine

Ubuntu will not shutdown or restart properly. It turns the disks off and then hangs.I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I did have a version of linux mint on the same machine which did shutdown & restart ...
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Acer Aspire V5-571 not shutting down but restarting after 9 seconds

My Aspire 571g is dual booted with windows7 and ubuntu 12.4. Everything is fine but when i off the power from ubuntu, the system is halting and within 9 seconds, the system is starting again. The same ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 x64 Hangs on shutdown/reboot

Since I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 on wife's new laptop it's constantly (but not always) hanging on reboot or shutdown. Killing X server (with ctrl+alt+backspace) has the same issue. Sometimes it ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Can't shutdown

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad S431, but it can't shutdown. Any kind of shutdown only restarts the laptop. I've tried all sorts of things from re-installing Ubuntu to shutting ...
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Shutdown Ubuntu 12.04 Desktops on network by a script?

I have 5 Ubuntu 12.04 desktops connected by network , can i make a script to shutdown them from my laptop that also have Ubuntu 12.04 ? So that make it easy and reduce time and effort to shutdown ...
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How do I set my computer to restart on crash?

I have a computer that occasionally crashes. I am using Teamviewer to access it remotely, but I obviously lose access when it crashes. Is it possible to switch the default behaviour from shutting ...
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Can't start gui in Ubuntu after run 'shutdown -r now'

After I run sudo shutdown -r now to restart Ubuntu, it can't automatically start the gui. But I can still login in the command line. This is the first time I come across this problem. I have used sudo ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 x64 cannot shut down properly, pressing esc stuck at purple screen

Don't think this is a replicated question. Ubuntu 13.10 x64 cannot shut down properly, pressing esc stuck at purple screen: Broadcast message from root@ubuntu-laptop (unknown) at 19:51 ... The ...
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Shut down doesn't shut down properly

My computer shut down fine until I decided to install the Clementine music player. Now when I go to shut it down it first closes the Clementine window, and I have to go to the shut-down dialogue ...
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How can I tell what processes are running at shutdown?

I'm having a problem where it takes ages to shutdown or reboot my computer. Shutdown -h puts it down right away, but otherwise it takes about 5 minutes to shutdown. Booting up is very quick. How can ...
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Computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 min on ubuntu

I have just tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 to my laptop, but i cannot get through the installation, because my computer shuts off. I have windows 7 on it and that runs just fine. I have installed ...
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Key Binding: /usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper --s

I just upgraded from 13.4 to 13.10 & my custom key binding for shutdown or restart doesn't work. It seems that /usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper Doesn't exist. Any ideas or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...