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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 wont shut down?

My 32 bit OEM 1 gb ram wont shut down after I select 'shut down' from the drop box on the right top corner. Also, when I press the power button on the notebook nothing happens. Help? The machine shuts ...
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Shutdown does not clean the state of the drive

I was not sure whether to ask this in superuser or here. Anyway, I have dual boot: Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 and 3 disk drives: for Windows OS (the famous C://) neutral one, for files (lets call it "D ...
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ubuntu 14.04: blinking font and mouse pointer

I encountered the following problem: after a usual boot I got a blinking mouse pointer and font (i.e. changing in size up and down). Got a message "Ubuntu 14.04 internal error" as well, but couldn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on wakeup from suspend mode

I am new to ubuntu and i have checked some of the previous questions but it seems everyone is having nvidia graphic card. I have a Dell inspiron with AMD Radeon HD 8800M and after my laptop wakes up ...
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Ubuntu qemu powerdown failed (timeout) - shutdown prompt is shown on desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 as a VM using qemu. In my hypervisor, when I send the shutdown system to the virtual OS, the command times out and qemu throws an error saying the shutdown operation failed. ...
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Unable to login adminstrator account

I don't know what I have done exactly before it happen, the last thing I have done is accepting to install upadtes and to program it to shutdown after it finishes using sudo shutdown -h [MM]... After ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not shutdown

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 desktop. It worked fine, but after the last update, the system does not shutdown. It gets stuck with the last line on the screen being: unmounted /kernel/debug I ...
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Fail to run *ubuntu

my wife asked me to install Ubuntu on her HP Pavilion 11 x360 (which came with Windows 8.1), after she saw how well it works on my laptop and how little she likes Windows 8.1. Feeling confident after ...
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How do I set my computer to restart on crash?

I have a computer that occasionally crashes. I am using Teamviewer to access it remotely, but I obviously lose access when it crashes. Is it possible to switch the default behaviour from shutting ...
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Lubuntu: neither shut-down nor restart works

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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USB sticks not accessible & system hangs at shut-down: related to udev?

Please notice the update at the end of the post. I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 on an older Acer Travelmate 4500 using the forcepae option and adjusting upowerd.py according to ...
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System restarts when trying shutdown

I met this problem on title earlier this summer on Ubuntu 14.04, then I switched to Mint 17 and initially I didn't face this problem, but after 2 months it started to happen again. Any clues about ...
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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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Xscreensaver error xubuntu [closed]

When idle, instead of seeing screensavers, i got an error related to xscreensaver, i don't know what exactly, i'll take a picture of it soon and update the question When Idle, I move the mouse to ...
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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 ...
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Cannot shutdown (CLI/GUI)

I have problem with shutting down my laptop (Asus UX42VD) on Ubuntu 12.04. And I have no idea what could cause this problem. Now after clicking on buttons Restart or Shut down, it just logs me off. ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, computer shuts down after I click install, even after factory restore

I've got a four y/o Dell Inspiron 1440. Intel Core2 Duo CPU, 4-gig RAM, 32-bit. Tried a USB install. After the language screen, I tried clicking both install and check disk and, after a brief pause, ...
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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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How can I see tty during shutdown?

The shutdown of my ubuntu 12.04 never terminates. (It's been running for one hour, showing the ubuntu word with the rotating dots below: it's still alive.) Right after I initiate the shutdown, the ...
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Xubuntu - application state being unintentionally restored on restart/shutdown

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with updates done today. After the update finished it asked to restart to finish the update, so I did. Once the system booted back again, I've noticed that all the ...
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Partition names in /media change frequently, how to force stable name?

After an unexpected shutdown (due to a power outage), partition names in /media folder has changed, in fact it happened twice before the shutdown , /media included only one sub-folder named ...
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sometimes unable to shut down in Ubuntu 14.04.1 [closed]

I have just start using Ubuntu 14.04.1 and everything works absolutely fine except one thing. Sometimes when I try to shut sown my computer, nothing happens. After continuously trying shutting down ...
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Ask for password when shutting down

How to ask for sudo password after click in shutdown button in the shutdown menu instead of shutdown instantly? What I want to achieve for example is something like what gksu does.
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Ubuntu server detecting electricity outage?

I am in the planning stage for setting up my server and have some doubts. Firstly my network is something like this: One parent PC connected to the internet and 3 other child PCs which are not ...
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Add shutdown and restart options to logout confirmation dialog

I would like to have a more comprehensive dialog when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Instead of the classic I'd like to have suspend/reboot/shutdown options too. It was possible in my previous installation ...
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Shut down acts as restart?

I've installed Ubuntu (almost all latest versions), when my Acer Aspire V5-471 is want to shutdown from Ubuntu, it acts as restart/reboot. Refer to edit 2 for releases tried and edit 1 for tried ...
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undo this terminal command:

I wanted to disable my power button in ubuntu 12.04, so I ran gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-power nothing that worked fine, but now I want to re-enable my power ...
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where is logind.conf in 12.04?

I have heard that the logind.conf file should be in /etc/systemd/logind.conf. however, it doesn't appear there, and a file search reveals that it isn't ANYWHERE. So what file replaces logind.conf, ...
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Wake-on-LAN works with Windows 8 but not with Ubuntu

I have a PC that has a Windows 8 partition and an Ubuntu 13.04 partition. I am trying to get wake-on-lan to work. Everything works fine on the Windows 8 partition: I can wake-on-lan from both the ...
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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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Why does Ubuntu freeze during reboot (14.04 LTS)?

I'm new to this whole Linux thing, and although I have been able to figure out how to set up Ubuntu thus far, there is one issue that bugs me. Whenever I attempt to restart the computer, it freezes ...
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Ubuntu behavior on overheating?

I have a laptop that I suspect is overheating. Every once and a while, Ubuntu will pop up the shut down dialogue window. The first time I clicked shut down, and it went through the normal shut down ...
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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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14.04 won't fully shut down laptop [closed]

Okay so I recently did a clean install for Ubuntu 14.04 and Everything has gone well so far. But I've been having an issue where after the system shuts down it will still stay powered on. So the ...
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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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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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Did I damage the system by shutting down after failed hibernation?

I have an issue using Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop PC and mint 17 (Ubuntu based) on my laptop. When I suspend or hibernate the two PC they don't wake up, they only shows the blinking underscore without ...
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Ubuntu restarts after shutdown

I've a problem with my laptop(HP 4540s H6R10EA) that doesn't want to shut down under Ubuntu 14.04. It shut downs and after 2 secs starts again. Tried everything that I could find online: unchecked ...
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Ubuntu keeps returning to default after shutdown [closed]

Hey guys I'm completely new to Ubuntu, I shut it down and when I got back on it, it had reset everything I had done including all my downloaded files back to default. Not exactly sure whats going on. ...
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Shutdown and User button missing in panel

I faced with a problem after update, I missed 2 buttons from above panel, System menu (including shutdown, suspend & …) and User (including log out & …) how can I restore them !?...
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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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Problems with “Shutdown” and “LogOut” after upgrading to 14.04

I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 on my laptop. The upgrade was successful, but the issue is that nothing happens now when I click on "LogOut", "Shutdown", "Suspend" from the top right power icon ...
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Installation won't reboot but starts from shutdown, though

I have completed the Ubuntu 10.04.1 dual boot installation and if I shutdown, I can't boot it up, again. However, if I try to reboot from within Ubuntu, after I choose Ubuntu os, the screen goes ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...