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Kubuntu raring improper shutdown

I installed Kubuntu 13.04 on my eee pc 1005PE. Shutdown does not work properly. It is very abrupt. In System Settings I have set options for what I want. None have any effect. /var/log/kern.log does ...
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how can I put a button on the desktop to shutdown pc?

how can I put a button on the desktop to shutdown pc? I use Ubuntu 13.04 with unity. Thank you for a help
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ubuntu 12.04 slow shutdown

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my vaio vpce3b3m1e and I used it all day long the shutdown was really fast about 2 seconds today i have upgraded my system by update manager and now the shutdown last more ...
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Computer locks up on “last screen” when restarting/shutting down Ubuntu 12.04

Every time I restart or shut down my new installation of Ubuntu 12.04, I get to a black screen and the computer just hangs there forever. The only way to get past that is through the physical ...
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How to hide the “broadcast from root@… The system is going down for system halt NOW!”

I'm now trying to hide all the messages or verbose when using a ubuntu server+openbox , and now there's only one left -- "The system is going down for system halt NOW! " . It's kind of like a wall ...
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Can I use the power button to shut down my computer gracefully on Ubuntu Minimal?

I am looking for a way to get my computer to automatically shutdown when I press the power button. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 minimal. A similar question is asked here. However, with Ubuntu ...
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How can I stop my laptop from shutting down unexpectedly?

My laptop has shut down several times while using youtube after short periods of time. I can feel heat coming from the bottom. Just before it shuts off it displays a black screen with some text on it, ...
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I can't get rid of the shutdown menu bar

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a non-PAE laptop. I had to install a (much) older version first and then upgrade step by step up to 12.04. My GUI is Unity-2D. I probably tried everything but I didn't ...
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my laptop turns on by itself after shutdown

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 to my acer laptop. There was everything okay in the initial days of my installation. But then, when I shut down my laptop, it powers off, all light turning off, ...
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“restart”/“shutdown” processes fails to execute ( 12.04 tls - 64 bit )

This process = used to work after a fresh install and prior to the update of all the applications. Now - based on information from the /var/log/syslog - it appears there is an issue with ...
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After installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7, I am unable to use my mouse, connect to the internet, or power down!

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on my 64 bit laptop. After installation, everything worked fine until the next time I restarted the computer. The next time I restarted, my mouse ...
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Shutdown command history in terminal

The default terminal in Ubuntu (13.04) preserves previous commands in an iterable list, even from session to session. Same with Byobu terminal. But for some reason sudo shutdown .... is never ...
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Computer refuses to shutdown once after using WOL

I just got Wake on Lan working but I have a problem: If I wake on lan and try to shutdown or suspend it just starts up again. This only happens once after using WOL and then it successfully shuts down ...
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Creating a “deadman” switch using Ubuntu to shutdown EC2 instance

I've put together a simple "deadman switch" using upstart to automatically shutdown my EC2 instances after a period of time. I'm doing this to avoid the dreaded Monday morning blues when you realized ...
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How to configure Ubuntu 13.04 to shutdown when the power button is pressed [duplicate]

I would like my computer to shut down when I press the power button. Without any questioning. First problem is, that a dialog pops up which I have to click. How to remove this? Second problem is, ...
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ubuntu 13.04 only re-starts, does not shut down when unity shutdown button is chosen- no errors

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC and am having trouble shutting down. When the right "shut down" button is chosen, the machine will restart. I have tried re-installing Unity, to no avail. I am a ...
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Shortcut key to shutdown PC in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

What is the shortcut key to shutdown the computer for Ubuntu 12.04?
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Upstart job doesn't die correctly

I'm making a simple upstart daemon. Following the Upstart documentation[1] I make the conf script: description "Super Daemon" author "Bastian Baltasar Bux" start on started dbus stop on runlevel ...
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Ubuntu One: can you shutdown your computer when syncing is in process?

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my other laptop. I logged into my ubuntu one account and it starts syncing files that I stored from my other laptop. However the files are too big and the syncing ...
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Yesterday my system was working fine. but today my system is not getting shut down

Yesterday my system was working fine. but today my system is not getting shut down. When i give shut down it is giving the error message that 'Speed dispatcher stopped' . I am not sure that because of ...
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Close down screen text problem

When I shut down, the Ubuntu logo and dots appear for about half a second then the screen is populated with text. This in itself isn't too bad, but the fact that it is in low resolution and overwrites ...
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How to make my ubuntu auto-shutdown after successful update?

Using a EDGE for update is really not cool but i have to. So my update always runs in night when i go to sleep. Is there any way to set ubuntu to auto-shutdown after completion of update. Note: I ...
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Trouble shutting Down

I recently upgraded the video card in my computer and had some issues. The video card works perfect but since i was using a tv as a monitor I had trouble getting video to show. I managed to get that ...
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How to poweroff / shutdown a computer if it constantly reboots?

Since I installed a new mainboard, which is a Biostar TA770 A2+ (V5.2) some months ago I experience the following strange behaviour on my machine, which is running Ubuntu 12.04: Everytime I try to ...
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13.04 Crash, computer would not even hard reset

I have a Samsung QX411 laptop with a nonremovable battery with Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 dual-booted. Today when I was on YouTube with Chrome, I had a kernel panic, giving me a black screen of death. ...
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Shutdown slow in 13.04, hangs on shutting down processes

I believe this problem has existed since I upgraded to 13.04. I have an SSD, so differences in boot/shutdown times are very noticeable. It used to take a couple of seconds to shut down - now, it takes ...
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Can't shut down in GNOME-shell 3.8

For the past month or so I've been unable to shut down or reboot my PC from GNOME-shell. I am running 3.8 from the staging PPA which is otherwise working beautifully. When I attempt to shut down or ...
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Notebook shuts down and turns on by itself

Today I have experienced some strange behaviour on my notebook. It unexpectedly shuts down, after showing a dialog window saying Your computer will shut down in 60 seconds. And then, when I turn it ...
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Sudden Shutdown Ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with windows dual boot(no wubi is used)(on startup purple color screen with option of Ubuntu and windows). Alloted disk Space to Ubuntu-20GB Laptop Used-Dell Studio 15 RAM ...
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Boot Visual changed on me

I used to get the default boot and shut down visuals. For instance The Ubuntu logo with purple background when I had dual boot with windows. When I wiped my windows completely I chose to encrypt my ...
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12.04 rebooting instead of shutting down

Since I installed my brand new Ubuntu Server 12.04 it keeps rebooting every time I try to power it off. It shuts down and after 3-4 seconds it boots again. I also tried sudo shutdown -hP now and ...
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Screen shows a weird rectangle

I have got one little problem. Why is my netbook showing ugly rectangles:
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Fix shutdown on HP 530 (kernel 3.9.2 / ubuntu 13.04)

I needed to upgrade to kernel 3.9.3 to get Ubuntu fully working on my HP 530; Black screen after update to 13.04 (HP 530) - Solution available However, the laptop doesn't shutdown anymore or hangs ...
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Windows XP & Ubuntu 12.10 shutdown problem

Ubuntu 12.10 for some time has not been shutting down at all. It is showing some series of numbers and call trace message (I don't know anything about this). It did not shut down even after waiting ...
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13.04: Shutdown/suspend works in live-USB, not in installed system

My brother, a Windows Vista user, agreed to have his computer improved by installing the latest ubuntu to it. However, I keep having a weird problem with the Raring Ringtail installation on his Acer ...
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Shutdown does not power off computer with db derby service

I set service db derby by this instructions Fresh Install Ubuntu 12.10 - 17. apache db derby #!/bin/bash # # Startup script for Derby ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: derby # Required-Start: ...
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Temporarily disable Shutdown for remote terminals

I am looking for a way from the CLI to temporarily disable all system shutdown/reboot commands including from root until re-enabled. I perform a lot of remote system upgrades and would like to be able ...
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How to verify if a reboot was due to power outage?

We've had problems with tripping a breaker and I think we just did it again, but I need to confirm that 1 of our boxes rebooted due to a power outage and not for another mundane reason. I have ...
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Debug automatic laptop shutdown problem

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and recently it started getting shutdown automatically while I am using it. I am sure there is no problem with any part getting over heating. Some times it happens ...
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Lubuntu's asking password for shutting down

I've Lubuntu 13.04 64 Bit on my Lenovo Y570. System works well but Lubuntu's asking my password when I want to shutdown or restart the computer. How can i fix it?
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Remotely turning on computer?

I need a simple way to turn on my dell optiplex remotely, and shut it off. Its running ubuntu 13.04. How would i go about that? would i need a separate device to press the power button, or would it ...
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Shutdown slow: unknown job s35networking

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 LTS, I get this error when I shutdown the pc: rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility service S35 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 stuck on shutdown due to bbswitch

I had this problem long ago, but it's the first time it's caused, I think, by bbswitch. First the Ubuntu logo is shown, then I get this : (the last thing written there is bbswitch: enabling ...
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Why does my toshiba stalellite L300 laptop shutdown suddenly when I am using it?

Why does my toshiba stalellite L300 laptop shutdown suddenly when I am using it? I have installed ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop, however each time i try to run rvm install 1.9.3 it suddenly shutdown in ...
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system stuck while reboot/shutdown

some body help pls. ive searched damn a lot and read other similar questions. i have ubuntu 13.04 64bit on Dell inspiron n5110. it crashes when i when rebooting or shutting down. happens very ...
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Shutdown option is not working in Ubuntu 11.10

I done my below option in my netbook Acer Aspire One D260 netbook version. I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu version from 11.10 to 12.04. Unfortunately it was stopped due to my internet disconnect. I ...
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Laptop reboot when I want to shut down [duplicate]

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e130 with Ubuntu 13.04. I don't know why, but when I try to shut down my laptop, it happens really often that the computer restarts. Does someone has the same issue ?
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Disable the confirmation of shutdown [duplicate]

I have upgraded to 13.04 and now when I click on to the setting -. shut-down the is this stupid bar across asking if i want to shut-down, restart etc. This was disables in all my previous versions, ...
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switch off/suspend time log

How do I find out when my computer went to sleep the last time? Like I woke up now and don't remember when the party finished and music stopped playing yesterday. Is there a log file for that? Issuing ...
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Execute a script upon logout/reboot/shutdown in Ubuntu

I'd like to run a .sh file using bash on logout and shutdown of Ubuntu. I have searched up and down the web and have found only fixes for KDE and GNOME. The script is simple, I just need to know if I ...