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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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Ubuntu startup and shutdown

I have an Ubuntu machine with IBM Websphere and SoapUI I use SoapUI to run a MockService and Websphere to load some web applications and services. I want my machine to shutdown at 23:59 and to power ...
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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 13.10 does not shutdown

When I try to shut down ubuntu just little times it shuts down properly, but most of times it blocks on the page in which there is wrote 'ubuntu' in the middle and the sequence of points under it. In ...
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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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Can't access Ubuntu or Windows after shut down the Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time and tried to shut down. But it doesn't shown shut down dialog box. So I again tried to shut down from top right ...
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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 ...
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Unexplained nightly system shutdown

I recently took over a Dell XPS 9100, installed Ubuntu 12.04 via PXEboot. I have done big builds and long over-the-net fetches with the machine. In System Settings => Power, for Suspend when ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 64bit - Slow and buggy “log out” process?

I'm a Windows convert who has done only a little bit of dabbling in Ubuntu in the past (back in Dapper Drake a few years back). A lot has changes since then, and I've been yearning to jump back into ...
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Shut down or suspend laptop for night?

Just a simple question, should I suspend or shut down my laptop for night (~8 hours), considering that I don't care about power consumption? In Windows I would usually make it sleep because of how ...
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Crontab Shut down command didn't work

I wanted Crontab shut down the system daily but it didn't do so, did I misspelled something? This is my Crontab file: /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab Unlike any other crontab you don't have to ...
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Ubuntu Shut down app

does anybody knows a good Ubuntu Shut down app or manager or commands? I have Gshutdown installed but there's a lack of options I need more advanced one so I could shut it down automatically daily or ...
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Restart then shutdown using bash scripting?

I want to restart and then shutdown from terminal. Means that we want to startup terminal after restart and then shutdown automatically. What I am doing with explanation: Manually start my pc Run ...
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USB Soundcard resets when no sound is played

my USB sound interface (M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R) works fine but when I stop playing sound it seems to "shut down" after about 5 seconds (green lights pop up which happens on windows only if you ...
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Stop job before it's dependencies

I have a job that does some things and uses other locally installed services (such as the mail server). Sometimes I do an ACPI shutdown but I need this service to complete the ongoing operation ...
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Shutdown/logoff script in Ubuntu 13.10

Which would be the best way to run a script upon GUI logoff, shutdown, hibernate, sleep modes? In 12.04 I think I did this in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, but on 13.10, the folder structure changed and ...
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gui shutdown on acer aspire v5-573G not working

When I press the gui shutdown button, the system is not powering off, but rather just remains at splash screen. Hence, I always have to power off the machine manually holding the power button. Issuing ...
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Lost privileges since upgrading to 13.10

Since upgrading to 13.10, I no longer have the 'privileges' to do the following things: Mount USB/CDROM drives Run software centre or software updater Press the GUI shut down or restart buttons ...
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Tried replacing LightDM with GDM, now computer won't start

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, I was having the problems described in this bug (ie couldn't mount a USB/CDROM and couldn't use GUI shutdown button) ...
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Shut Down/Restart from unity panel menu won't work

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and now I can't seem to shut down or restart my laptop using top right menu on Unity panel. When I click Shut Down or Restart nothing happens. I have to press my power ...
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User permissions messed up after updating to 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 is not working properly since I upgraded from 13.04 - seems to be a problem with my user permissions: The GUI shut down and reboot buttons do not work (no response when clicking on ...
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How to troubleshoot slow shutdown?

When I shutdown my computer there is some annoying delay, it takes about 5-10 seconds in 13.10 when in the previous version it was almost instantaneous. During shutdown I press escape to cancel the ...
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Shutdown incomplete when the lid is closed after pressing shutdown

I press shutdown button and if the lid is closed before the shutdown process end, this one resumes after I reopen the lid
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Ubuntu 13.10, logout button on top taskbar missing

Upgraded ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, the "settings" button with shutdown/settings/login/logout is missing from the taskbar. It was the button that used to be next to the time/calender button, left right ...
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Shutdown, Restart and Logoff buttons not working in Ubuntu 13.10

I was working on Ubuntu 13.10 and everything was good until I entered "sudo Shutdown -P -h now" to shutdown my computer. After that when I switched on the power buttons under the setting icon on the ...
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Problem with shutting down in Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 64-bit

I have a laptop running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 64-bit. Whenever I click on the 'Power Off' button from the menu on the top panel and then click 'Power Off', the laptop always restarts (does not SHUT ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't poweroff Acer Aspire E1-522

I have this Aspire brand new, Ubuntu is working 100% apart from shutdown, or better, it just can't poweroff. If I perform a verbose shutdown, I can see that everything works, kill processes, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon Desktop Environment

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and added the Cinnamon Desktop Environment and I noticed that the restart and shutdown buttons are MISSING! Only Suspend and Cancel are there. In Ubuntu 13.04 ...