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Remove “restart” option from menu

When I click the gear icon to open the system menu on my PC, these options are presented: Suspend Restart... Shutdown... The restart options seems redundant, because it literally does the same ...
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Pressing the powerbutton does not do anything in Ubuntu (no menu)

When pressing the powerbutton in Xubuntu 14.04 a menu prompt would show and allow me to logout/shutdown/... etc. Now that I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 this is not the case anymore. How can I ...
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Cannot shut down Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

this is my first time using Ubuntu 14.04 version. I'm not sure what I've done, but I can't shut down my laptop. But if I log in as the guest, then it will shut down if I press the button and I'm not ...
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Restart instead of shutdown after suspend

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T530. I noticed that if I suspend the laptop at some point, the next shutdown will instead cause a restart. It seems that I am not alone with this (and ...
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Grub Do not Load Dual Boot after ShutDown [duplicate]

I have Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 . When I shut down/restart the Ubuntu I get the the start screen but GRUB wont load . If I Go to BIOS and then goto save changes and exit , without ...
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Computer overheats and shuts down kubuntu

My dad has been recomending me to get linux for a long time. Recently I got a driver error on Windows 8, it escalated and now Windows will not boot up anymore. My dad told me to get Kubuntu so atleast ...
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What is the command to bring up GUI shutdown box? [duplicate]

Unity brings up a window with shutdown/reboot options when pressed my pc power button. But how to do that with a command?
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Ubuntu 14.04. Lost wired connection and will not connect wireless, lost nm-applet and laptop will not shut down, now lost cd rom connection [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 for a couple of years and I am new to Ubuntu terminal. I performed my first Ubuntu OS installation a couple of weeks. 14.04 It is now my 4th installation because while ...
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During halt system hibernates on lid closed

I use xubuntu 14.04 64bit on Lenovo g510. I disabled hibernation on lid closed in xfce power manager. On lid closed: do nothing. It works. I can close and open the lid and system is not ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - everything fine except the shutdown

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old notebook (Acer Travelmate 2420). Everything is fine except the shutdown. It's hanging in the last screen ("ubuntu" with the points beneath - they change ...
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Asus UX31 ultrabook suddenly shuts down when below 50% battery

I've heard over the years that this computer had issues with the BIOS settings but that by 13.10 it had been cleared. It never used to happen on 13.10 but now that I'm on 14.04 it started showing ...
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Latest (5 June 14) Updates t0 10.04 Causing Multiple Problems [closed]

Apologies, the questions are very short, but the bkg isn't. I rec'd a routine notification from the update mgr a few days ago (I believe, June 5th). I took a look and there was lots of linux stuff, ...
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How to activate a dialogue box on suspend?

I am using 14.04 with unity. Quite regularly it happens to me that I want to shutdown the computer, but in the right corner menu I accidently hit Suspend in stead of Shutdown. Is it possible to add ...
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How do I disable need to authentication when an app asked for inhibit of shutdown / suspend [duplicate]

I would like to disable so I never get this popup. And also I would like to know what application has asked for it, so maybe I can stop it. Does anyone know? Edit: A solution can be found here: ...
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Shutdown does not power off computer on Ubuntu 12.04

I recently got an update message mentioning there were 13 updates ready to be downloaded / installed, all pertaining to a newer version of the kernel. I couldn't get the updates to be installed, as I ...
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Scheduled shutdown with Gnome-scheduler - how to enter root psw

I am trying to schedule my ubuntu 14 server to shutdown every evening at 12:01 using the /sbin/poweroff. Since you need root to shutdown the command doesn't work. If I put 'sudo' in front of the ...
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Trouble Adding Basic Lock Screen in Lubuntu 14

Alright, I'm running the latest version of Lubuntu on my system, Lubuntu 14, and some strange things have been happening when trying to set up a lock screen. Since I use a laptop, all I want to do is ...
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14.04 Laptop and screen problems

I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 (Ubuntu) and I have contracted several problems. First being my laptop's power occasionally cuts out (Like the battery has been pulled out, and I have to ...
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Kubuntu doesn't show logout or shut down or restart prompt dialog?

My main installation is Kubuntu. Then, recently I installed several others DEs like Gnome-flashback, Unity, GNOME 3, and XFCE. At the beginning, everything is okay. But now, I've got a little ...
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Will not shut down 14.04

Gets stuck on splash image sudo shutdown -h now - Doesn't work sudo shutdown -r 0 - reboots system Running 14.04 lts on HP 250 / Intel Core i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 I've seen this question ...
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Run sh script on shut down to reduce volume

After having set up almost everything I wanted on my new laptop, there is still this one little thing that I cannot get to work and that's really annoying me: I would like to run a script at shut down ...
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What are possible damages can harm a computer after forced turning off (pressing the power button)?

For sure a lot of us has experienced a freeze situation for some reason, and we don't have any other solution but to turn off our PC manually (maybe for lack of experience), so: Is it harmful to the ...
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14.04 Hangs on Shutdown [closed]

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this HP laptop and it seems to be hanging on shutdown. Removed "quiet" and "splash" from the boot line so I could get a verbose shutdown. When it gets to "Will now ...
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On startup [number] kvm: disabled by bios [duplicate]

When I start ubuntu 12.04 it says [number]kvm : disabled by bios. How can I fix it? Also there is a quick black screen flash on shutdown which states unable to run [something]. It flashes too fast so ...
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Lenovo laptop does not shutdown if anything is connected via USB [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkcentre A52. If I have any device (even a USB cord) plugged into my USB sockets, the computer just restarts when I ask it to shutdown. If I remove everything ...
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How do I get a warning before my laptop powers off?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, when my laptop battery hit somewhere around 20% power, the icon in the Gnome panel (I use Flashback) would turn red. Also, there would be intermittent warnings telling ...
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Getting Error Log Information After a System Crash

Sorry, this is likely a bit of a naive question, but I'm having some trouble with my graphics drivers causing my system to shut off randomly (doesn't seem to be overheating but let's not worry about ...
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System suspend instead of shutting down

My system gets suspended when I turn off the power supply. It only happen when I use Ubuntu OS. How can I solve this problem? I am using Toshiba Satellite Series Laptop.
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Shutdown problems and wi fi not working on Acer Extensa 5220

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on an Acer Extensa 5220 laptop After install I downlaoded all the updates suggested. Two problems: The in built wi fi does not work at all. I can connect to the ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 shutdown - Firefox not exiting properly at logout/shutdown

Having a little past experience with Linux I recently decided to install Lubuntu 14.04 LTS to try and get away from windows and got most everything working except one thing so far... I have set ...
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Shut Down dialog box on login screen not giving any options

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, and when I am logged in the shut down dialog box has the correct buttons that you can click - but from the login screen, there are no buttons to click. ...
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Create node -MAAS(power off)

I am trying to add nodes in the MAAS. When I add the node from PXE, the computer shuts down (power off) and it appears as Accepted. But even if the wake on lan type, nothing happens after and the node ...
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Xubuntu Restarts Automatically after Shutdown

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Workstation. Whenever I shutdown, two things happen. Either it shuts down and automatically restarts, or it hangs at shutdown with a black screen. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont shutdown or reboot

Have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Toshiba Satellite S50 with Windows 7. Offnote: Was experiencing freezes with the proprietary nvidia driver so I switched to the Nouveau driver. My ubuntu will not ...
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Run a command on Shutdown? [duplicate]

I recently installed Grive, a third party Google Drive tool for Ubuntu, and in order to sync the folders, you must run the command grive in the Google Drive folder in your home page. Is there a way I ...
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Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04

I've had persistent problems with a 5 minute hang at shutdown for the last three versions of Kubuntu (13.04, 13.10, and now 14.04). I suspect this is not a KDE-specific problem. Recently, I performed ...
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How do I get my computer to shut down with the power button?

When I press the power button on my PC, it brings up an interface with four options: Lock, suspend, restart, shut down. Is there any way to have it simply shut down when I press the power button? ...
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Startup & shutdown scripts for Java servers

I am trying to design a graceful startup/shutdown script (Bash) for a Java app (JAR) that I will be deploying to my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I'm looking for a clean, Linux- and Ubuntu-friendly way of ...
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DockBarX autostart breaks shutdown menus

Since I installed DockBarX in Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to access the shutdown menus (shutdown, log-out, lock, et cetera) from the top-right gear-like menu. I can click on it, but nothing happens. If ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not shutting down completely

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I press shutdown, the screen with the Ubuntu logo and dots comes up, and the orange dots start moving, but then stops as soon as it reaches ...
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Always Restart when Clicking Shut Down Button

When I shutdown the computer (Ubuntu 14.04), it always retart. Sometime when I press shutdown in the menu, the computer does not show me the mini window for the shutdown button. How to fix it? Thank ...
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Ubuntu password reset question unable to shutdown 12.04

So basically my father passed away has unbuntu on a Lenovo t61. I have no idea what his password was and I really want to be able to access all the stuff on his computer. I have done the following ...
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/etc/rc0.d script not allowed to finish

I have a script that I've written that needs to run during shutdown which brings down my vagrant instance. The script runs without issue, and I echo output to stdout (and to a file) of the process. ...
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Computer Turned off during Ubuntu 14.04 Update

My computer just turned off during an update from 12.04 to 14.04 it was in the middle of installing all the new software and packages. When I tried to turn it back on it would not boot up at all. Gave ...
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What command is executed when shutdown from the graphical menu in 14.04?

I understand that clicking "shut down" from the menu that comes up on clicking the cogwheel triggers the following command to be executed: dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.Hal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - computer shuts down by itself

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Lenovo ThinkPad T61 today, I could boot up Ubuntu without problem but after I run the Software Center, Additional Driver, or Firefox, the computer will shut ...
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Any Patches Available for Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

I have tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Xubuntu 14.04 and in both cases I had issues with installing the latest nvidia driver from nvidia.com and also with being able to perform a scheduled shutdown using a ...
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How to disable shutdown/reboot from lightdm in 14.04?

In 12.04 it was possible to prevent system shutdown or reboot from the login screen by adding the following restrictions in /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d (adapted from here): [Disable ...
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Hibernation and suspension problems in Lubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have problems when suspending and hibernating my computer when using Lubuntu 14.04. I click the shutdown icon in the lower right corner off the screen, and when I choose Hibernate, I get an ...
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Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440)

I have a rather serious shutdown/reboot issue with my Ubuntu OS on my brand new Dell latitude E7440 netbook. The issue does not seem to depend on the OS version: it occurs with 12.04, 13.10 and now ...