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shut down without extra question [duplicate]

When I select shutdown in the top right corner, I get an extra question in a new window in the middle of the screen with a big button to shut down. How can I directly shut down Ubuntu 13.10, without ...
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How to shut down the system

How do I turn Ubuntu off? I can't find a button called shut down or turn off.
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Stop process on power button press

I have an old ubuntu pc running a minecraft server, but I only want it on at certain times. I want to be able to turn it on and off using only the power button. I am able to turn it on, but to turn ...
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Why is the ui allowed to halt/reboot [duplicate]

Why is the ubnutu ui allowed (as in many other linux distros) to halt/reboot the computer, but the logged in user in command line not? Does the ui run in superuser mode mode? Or how can that be done ...
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Before I upgraded to saucy, an ssh connection would prevent a shutdown started from X11

I upgraded to saucy not too long ago and now an X11 user can shutdown even if I'm connected to that computer via ssh. Before the upgrade, an ssh connection would prevent the X11 users from shutting ...
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sudo reboot shuts down instead of rebooting on a X10SLM-F

I have a server with the motherboard X10SLM-F (Supermicro). I successfully installed Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS on it. The problem I have is that, when I give the command: sudo reboot, the server doesn't ...
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Confirm shutdown with Zenity?

I got this command which enables me to shutdown Ubuntu 13.10 directly from the keyboard (without needing to open a terminal and running something like sudo shutdown -h now): dbus-send --system ...
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Random shutdowns/system hangs (AptDaemon)

I've tried turning acpi=off in grub but have had no luck. Looking at my syslog in var/log, this is what happens before almost every shutdown with some variance: Feb 19 07:37:08 x-desktop rsyslogd: ...
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Keyboard shortcut to shutdown?

I came across Why do we need to be root in terminal for shutdown and restart? and the accepted answer has an explanation indicating that clicking on "Shutdown" in Ubuntu's dropdown menu triggers this ...
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Putty fatal error: Network error: connection refused (ubunty server) [closed]

I applied the below mention code to my server and after few mins i tried to re-connect to the PUTTY then its started showing me this error Putty fatal error: Network error: connection refused (ubunty ...
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how to abort shutdown command in ubuntu?

If I give this command for shutting down the system: $ sudo shutdown -h 10:20 "going down" how can I abort it?
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How can I make sure one Upstart job stops before another Upstart job stops?

Sometimes my server is shut down via an ACPI shutdown, and I've managed to get my process to gracefully shut down. However, my process (Job A) relies on another process (Job B) during its graceful ...
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How do I make an app run on startup with root privileges?

I'm trying to install a remote shutdown program on my machine , so I can shutdown it from my android tablet , and it needs root privileges to run successfully. I'd rather not have to load it with ...
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Shutdown and restart problem in Ubuntu 13.10 - Problema en apagado y reinicio en Ubuntu 13.10

After installing updates and making changes to Ubuntu - when I shutdown or restart - when I am turning off the system it stays there loading and does not completely shut down. So what I do is ...
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Start up and Shut down Logs

I would like to clean up my laptop, I am not that clued up here so please could I get some assistance with this please? You can email and I can send the logs to you and see what can be done please as ...
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Unable to use GUI interface to Shut Down, Suspend, Restart in my Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (32-bit) on my pc. I have never used Ubuntu before. It's great so far, but I am facing a bug. The Shutdown, restart, and suspend buttons do not seem to work. If I click ...
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Suggestion, Reset clock on shutdown [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot with Win 7. Ubuntu sets the clock to UTC time which messes with Microsofts little brain and means I have to fix the time when going into Windows. Ubuntu can ...
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upstart and incompatible sysvinit scripts

When I reboot or try to shutdown I get the following message: Error: Calling a sysvinit script on a system using upstart isn't supported. Please use the 'service' command instead. How do I find ...
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laptop reboots, but fails to power down

I'm also having this problem. I'm able to reboot my laptop (even though there is a bit of a delay), but my computer never powers off (unless I hold down power button). I've tried adding both ...
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Windows 8 randomly shuts down after installing Ubuntu dual boot

The title says most of it. I believe this is a BIOS issue. Upon startup I have several options to boot into, including: Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic ...
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Alt+F2 then “poweroff” not working in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04)

I come from Fedora 16-20 and definitely freshman in using Ubuntu, I was used in Gnome3 to turn off my computer by typing ALT+F2, then typing "poweroff" and return. In Unity "ALT+F2" actually open the ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown EVER by any means, just restarts

So, as the title says, my computer won't shutdown, it just restarts. Here's a list of the things that I've tried: Use 2nd bios Boot from Ubuntu USB. Shutdown from Windows 7. Sleep in Windows 7. ...
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Cannot shut down on 13.10 and 14.04

13.10 has been re-installed on my i3. I cannot shut down or log out. The power button menu does not help and sudo shutdown -h now also did not help. Can you advise? Other suggestions to my query have ...
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Will it create any critical problems if one always uses ''sudo poweroff"?

Always I have to use sudo poweroff or sudo shutdown -h now to shut down my PC because the "Shut down" button is not working. According to this post sudo shutdown -h now is safe. But what about sudo ...
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Things to check after a hard reboot

My power got cut off while I had my battery off on my PC so it hard shut down. My question is is there anything I can do to check if the system got damaged or was doing something at the time which ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: I have to choose beteen: no sound Vs no shutdown

I'm running on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I have a funny issue, I'm currently laughing :) I have similar issue to this . And Yes I was able to solve it by RUN=yes, otherwise, I will not be able to shut ...
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Removing Sys-V-Init script in favour of rc.local. Will application still shutdown correctly?

I've had to remove the /etc/init.d/crashplan script by doing update-rc.d -f crashplan remove in favour of starting the daemon using /etc/rc.local (the reason for this is that I have an encrypted home ...
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Execute command before shutdown/reboot

I have a machine running a couple of vagrant VM. The problem I have is that sometimes I forget to shutdown those VM before I shutdown or reboot my machine. Because of that my machine get stuck with ...
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Ubuntu randomly shows shutdown dialogue and then dies

I've found a number of posts on related problem to mine, but none of them seem to address the exact issue. My apologies if I missed something and this ends up being a double post! Basically, for a ...
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Computer powers itself up after shut down [duplicate]

The problem is as described in the post title. Board: ASrock H87M pro4, with the latest BIOS; Ubuntu is 12.04. 1) I do shut the computer down from the menu OR with the command line "poweroff" OR ...
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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 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 ...