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Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba suddenly super slow

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55 with Ubuntu 14.04 with a 320GD HDD and 6GB RAM. It dual boots with Windows 8 (which I never log into). I usually completely shut-down the laptop only every 2 days. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on shutdown

My problem is that when I try to shutdown computer, it sticks at the shutdown screen and these are the only lines I can see: wait-for-state stop/waiting Stoping GNUstep distributed object mapper: ...
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unable to shutdown properly on 12.04 before update initramfs

sometime, I encounter problem of inability to shut down properly. but, after I use sudo update-initramfs -u, it can shutdown once. I just curious what was really happen. Is sudo update-initramfs -u ...
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Fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 on desktop system will not shutdown. Why?

I've recently made the switch on my desktop system to Kubuntu 14.04 after years of using Microsoft Windows. The issue I am having is after fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 my system will not completely ...
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How do I do to disable restart option in the top right corner?

I'm new here and I have a little problem with the shutdown options, but it's not severe. Since some updates ago Ubuntu 14.04 shows me three options, suspend, restart and shutdown, when by default it ...
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Number Lock light remains on after shutting down computer

If the Num Lock key active light is lit, on closing down the PC using the top bar menu option Shut Down...the light on the keyboard remains lit. If the Num Lock key is depressed before closing down ...
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Random reboots/shutdowns after RAM upgrade

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 on an old Dell Dimension 8200. After installing two 512 MB RAM chips (essentially increasing the RAM form .25 GB to 1.25), the system randomly shuts down or reboots. Is ...
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Shutdown after a certain time [duplicate]

I am done using my laptop but I am using the hotspot in my smart phone. So I want my laptop to be awake for next one hour. How can I Shutdown the laptop after one hour of time?
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ubuntu 14.04 hangs during shutdown. Sticks on plymouth splash screen, only responds to forced shutdown

As of a few days ago Ubuntu will no longer shutdown or reboot. It hangs on the plymoputh splash screen with the dots ticking along. If I press one of the F keys at the start of the shutdown the only ...
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Execute script before UPS is empty

I need to generate a SMS / Email alert when the server´s UPS is finishing its charge. We have a car battery connected to the motherboard that works as a UPS ...
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How to shutdown an ubuntu VM for 5 mins and then restart after 5 min automatically

I would like to shutdown a VM which is running Ubuntu 12.04LTS , and it should come up after 5 mins . Can this be done using command line ?
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Which arguments are passed to init scripts during shutdown

I am currently looking at the startup and shutdown procedures for ubunut precise pangolin. As far as I understand at shutdown the system switches to runlevel 0 and all scripts with K* are executed ...
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How do I put a login sound in Lubuntu 14.04?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 installed on my machine, but how do I put a custom login sound in it? I prefer the boot sound from old versions like 5.10 & 6.06, are they still in Ubuntu, and how about ...
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How to disable the feature of automatic system shutdown in 60 seconds?

After pressing the physical power button on computer it's shown a 60 second countdown dialogue box: "This system will be automatically shutdown in 60 seconds" How can I disable this feature? The ...
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Power Button shutdown permission override

I realise there are several questions about Power Button options, but this is a little different. On my system, shared with my family, I have disabled shutdown from the device menu, users may only ...
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Enable old Ubuntu Startup/Shutdown sounds in Trusty Tahr?

I want to enable the sounds shown in this video (I want the startup sound to play when any user sucsessfully logs in to the computer, and the shutdown sound to play when they shut it down.)
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keep iptables up to date

I've installed iptables-persistent (Ubuntu 14.04) with the impression that it automatically saves iptables on shutdown but that appears not to be the case? It seem to load saved rules at startup but ...
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Why the suspend is not even close to consuming 0 power? [closed]

Out of curiosity, I've measured power consumption of my computer on various states/loads. And guess what, suspend is not that energy saving as you may guess! It's far from claimed 0 or nearly 0 power ...
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Suspend state in ubuntu 14.04

Setting in my computer is such that the system suspends when I close the lid.When I open the lid later on, the system boots up as though it was starting for the first time,and it was previously shut ...
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Terminal commands to hard shutdown and hard restart

I want to do hard restart and hard shutdown(immediate shutdown and restart) through terminal. Is this possible through terminal commands? And note that no answers in this How do I restart /shutdown ...
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Unable to shutdown & reboot ubuntu 14.04

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and I'm not able to shut down or reboot my laptop. After pressing the reboot/shutdown button it just shows the purple screen & 5 dots. I'm not able to understand where the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 x64 HPmini 100-3100 getting stuck

here is the thing: I install last Ubuntu version in a Hp mini 110-3100 with n455 1.66ghz 64bit I-Atom processor and 2gb RAM, should i install Ubuntu 32bit? because, 64 bit is getting stuck for no ...
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Turn off/sleep after script completion

I have a little script. It's ripped out of a Youtube tutorial, untested, ugly, and not very good. It's not done and not intended for public use. Here it is: #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get -y install git ...
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Why my usb mouse stays on after shutdown?

In my desktop I have 8 usb ports, only the one the mouse is connected remains on after I shutdown the computer. I tried to plug the mouse on another usb port and this time this one remains on after I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Laptop cannot remain powered off. After shutdown, powers off, but then restarts

A few months again my laptop stopped being able to shut down. I do not recall any changes which might have caused the problem. I was using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on a machine built by System76. I ...
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Does Hard reboot damage my Ubuntu

Some times my laptop gets stuck due to excessive usage of RAM when I open bulky applications. So if it does not respond I shut down the laptop using the power button. Does this damage Ubuntu in any ...
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Shutdown Lubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu 12.04 and now Lubuntu 14.04 I cannot power off machine unless done manually. I have searched the forums and tried every "sudo" command mentioned, none of them work. Shutdown ...
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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 ...