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Difference between shutdown -r and shutdown -P?

What's the difference between shutdown -r and shutdown -P?
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Can't log out/restart/shutdown via Top menu bar

When I click on Log Out, Restart or Shutdown nothing happens, but I can suspend computer. What's wrong? I'm using Ubuntu 13.10.
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What commands show pending/scheduled tasks in Terminal?

What commands can I use in Terminal to see pending or scheduled tasks for today or tomorrow. For example how can I detect pending system shutdown?
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How to shutdown Ubuntu after (2 hours) of idle?

Running: Xubuntu 14.04 32bit. I have read several outdated, not working, working different that I want answers here and elsewhere. I had a script that resulted in shutting my Laptop down at boot time ...
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What is the difference between reboot and shutdown -r?

The title says it all: What is the difference between executing shutdown -r and reboot?
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Ubuntu 13.10 Power and Restart Button not working

I have an Issue with Ubuntu 13.10 x64. Fairly recent install since I dropped back from the 14.04 beta. The issue is both the Restart and Shutdown menu items (from the upper right menu), when clicked ...
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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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13.10—shutdown impossible

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu on a new Desktop. I am using the following drivers from the image below. I was searching half of the internet, found a lot of fixes for the »cannot shutdown« Bug ...
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Automatic shut down and reboot at specific time [duplicate]

I have an assignment that requires me to write a script that shuts down a server at 11pm and reboots it at 6am daily. So far, I have only written a command to shut it down but I do not know how to ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately upon starting game from Steam [closed]

I have just reformatted Ubuntu, and have updated the drivers. Games from Steam crash and the computer shuts down immediately upon loading or starting the game. This happens both on Windows 7 and ...
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shut down linux server and turn on automatically at specific time

I'm having an assignment where the lecturer is asking me to create a bash script to shut down a server at 11pm and turn it on at 6am. I'm able to do it by using sudo shutdown -h 23:00 and it works. ...
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Non-root users to shutdown using PAM

I want to configure PAM to enable non-root normal users to be able to shutdown. how to do that? I'm using Ubuntu server 12.04 I know how to do that with many ways such as changing permissions of ...
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Stale NFS file handle on shutdown

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10, and I have a network attached storage device (HP Mediavault). Usually, but not always, when I shut down the shutdown gets stuck on the message "Stale NFS file handle". The ...
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Can you add a startup and a shutdown sound ? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was wondering if there was any way to insert a startup and shutdown sound (ideally using a piece of software). If anybody has any ideas, they would be much ...
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Computer will not turn off properly

I have Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 x86 on my old ~2007 iMac. It is not dual booting and it runs an intel processor. It has 2 GB of RAM. My issue is that after I push the "Shutdown" button from the user menu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at “reboot: Restarting System”

I know this has been asked multiple times before, but most of these threads don't have an answer. I tried user62664's solution here and ran sudo update-grub successfully, but nothing changed. This ...
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usb ubuntu when reboot or shutdown and then boot again files are removed [duplicate]

i added ubuntu 32bit on my 4gigabyte u.s.b and its running fine! but the problem is that i created 2 files in the desktop and when i reboot the files where vanished and i realized that its not saving ...
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How to add the shutdown options to the unity

How to add the options: shutdown reboot logout Suspend Hibernate Lock Screen to the unity dash as shown in the picture below.
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How can I modify the power button behaviour? [duplicate]

I want the PC to shut down without any dialogue, but let time for the applications to close properly. One solution is, to change powerbtn.sh to: shutdown -h now but that does not wait for all ...
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In lubuntu autostart dual screen works properly only after every shutdown and boot, but it does not show properly after reboot

I have lubuntu 13.10 in a P4 laptop with external screen. I have set Arandr on startup to open dual screen in extend mode. When I shutdown computer and I boot again, the dual screen works fine. But ...
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Execute script before Ubuntu system get shutdown

I want to run my script before the ubuntu system get shutdown . So for that I have created my script inside /etc/init.d directory and make it executable i.e. chmod +x K99pr.sh. Also created another ...
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how to stop xubuntu from opening programs when powered on

Whenever I shut down xubuntu, if I happen to have any programs open, they start back up when I start up xubuntu. How do I stop it from doing this? The reason I want to stop it instead of just closing ...
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Trap the shutdown event of ubuntu system

I have ubuntu system and I want to check the condition before the system goes off means system get shutdown. If condition is satisfied then allow to shutdown the system otherwise halt the shutdown ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, asus f550c : it do not go in power save mode

If I remove the charger from my laptop asus f550c, it do not go in power save mode, as I can see from the applet CPU frequency scaling indicator Indeed, usually if I suspend the laptop, it has very ...
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Wireless driver (Relink RT3290) not working

I'm having HP ProBook 450 and Ubuntu 13.10 with 3.11 kernel. Laptop was new, it came with SuSe Enterprise edition but as it was not possible to be translated to my local language I installed Ubuntu. ...
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PC System Status Bios visible through shell?

I am looking to view some settings that are visible through the bios in the command line. Our system has a built in holdup charge (shows SUSV status in bios) that I would like to poll regularly for a ...
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How do I guard ubuntu for power outage?

I develop industrial equipment with embedded PC and Ubuntu 12.04.3. Web server(apache) and DB(sqlite) running automatically when I turn on this PC. User can't shutdown in the correct sequence. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...