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Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown and restart missing

After fresh clean install when i click right top gear icon and select shutdown from menu then a window appears with two big buttons: restart shutdown Now if i click right top gear icon and ...
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Ungraceful shutdown (hard-drive spinning while powered off)

Most times (not always) during shutdown of my kubuntu laptop, the hard drive make a noise as if it was powered off without warning. How can I ensure the system waits until everything is ok before it ...
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How to specify when a daemon should stop during system shutdown?

I have written a FUSE to combine a local and remote file system as one virtual FS. The problem I am seeing is that when the system shuts down (i.e. root issues a reboot), my FS dies before all the ...
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Using upstart for non-daemon tasks

I would like to have foo do-startup-things run on boot, and foo do-shutdown-things run on shutdown where foo is my own program. It looks like Upstart is a good candidate to do this, but Upstart seems ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not shutting down properly

When I try to shut down my newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad T440p, it get stuck at the screen with the ubuntu logo and lighted dots. I saw there were other people that experienced this ...
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Fresh install of Xubuntu on an Acer TravelMate 2410, system will not reboot or shutdown

I have an old Acer TravelMate 2410 laptop, that was running XP. I've decided to dump XP, and install Xubuntu. I did a clean install, and done all the updates that are available. Everything is ...
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Ubuntu refuses to shut down but screen is black

I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a laptop (ASUS ALTEC LANSING). This morning I wanted to shut down my laptop. The screen is black now but I noticed it is not shut down at all even if I removed the power ...
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Ubuntu Won't Let Me Shutdown

I can use my laptop with out any problem for a while ( sometimes around 12 hours and sometimes just half an hour ), then suddenly one by one, the applications will be closed. I can't shutdown. So I ...
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windows can not shutdown after installing ubuntu [closed]

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus n46 running windows 8.1. after a problem with dual boot both of them and solving it by boot-repair,I have faced a new problem that in windows I can not shut ...
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How do I disable suspend when my laptop is in the middle of shutting down?

I'm running 14.04 on a MacBookPro8,1. In general, suspend when I shut the lid works great (save for a bug where the keyboard stops working sometimes on resume). The problem that I have is that when I ...
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How to use SD card as primary drive without corrupting superblock?

I have a netbook which I would like to use with a Linux-based distro. The hard drive has been replaced with a SD to SATA Converter Adapter so that I can run everything off of an SD card similar to a ...
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Lubuntu: neither shut-down nor restart works [closed]

aI have a freshly installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 (installed with forcepae option on a laptop with Pentium M processor). The only problem that I have found so far is that I cannot shut-down or restart the ...
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ubuntu server restarting instead of shutting down

Whenever I try to shutdown my pc by using sudo shutdown -... now (it doesn't matter what I fill in for the ...), it always shutdowns down for about 3-4 seconds, and than just powers up again. I'm sure ...
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Not able to Shutdown ubuntu

I am having one more problem in my ubuntu, whenever i try to shutdown ubuntu, shutdown process seems to be started, After 4 dots, system gets hanged and forcefully i keep press power to switchoff my ...
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Shutdown, Restart, Halt issues, not powering off system

Before any one says search around, I have, to no avail. I can't seem to get it working after trying every fix out there. So basically, when I turn off my laptop it shuts down fine but the last line ...
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My Ubuntu can't see wlan0 adapter

I have ThinkPad R400 laptop, (all wireless connections switch turned on > allowing) and on Windows it works. Yesterday, was powering Ubuntu off about 5 minutes (ubuntu logo and dots, and dots not ...
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Battery discharges while computer is off

I bought a hp 15-r003np 2 weeks ago and installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with dual boot (to windows 8). When i shutdown ubuntu, in the next day battery has 85% of charge, despite the computer shutdown. If i ...
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How to avoid the automatic disk check every 30 reboots? [closed]

It it has to do a disc check from being powered down 30 times like that.I have to do it that way cause it wont power down regularly and I'm running Linux ultimate edition x64 2.3. I know its out dated ...
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Shutdown of Ubuntu 14.04 requires authentication [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 (amd64) headless, but with XFCE4 as a desktop GUI installed. Because of a HWE (if I'm correct) message that I was running out of support, i upgraded today by doing a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot not shutdown and reboot automatically

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop, and recently I found that my laptop cannot shutdown, even if I press the shutdown button or: sudo shutdown -h now sudo shutdown -P now sudo init 0 The system ...
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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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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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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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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 ...