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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 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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Ubuntu 16.04 hangs on shutdown/restart

My Ubuntu 16.04 hangs on shutdown/restart requiring me to press and hold the power key to turn the machine off... I don't know how to report this as a bug and what commands to run to show the ...
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External USB 3.0 Hard drive don't turn off after computer shutdown Ubuntu 16.04

I dual boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu 16.04, my external Seagate USB 3.0 HDD won't turn off when I shutdown my computer under ubuntu, but everything works fine with win10. My external HDD is always ...
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UBUNTU stuck at shutdown after connecting to external screen

I am in deep peril as I come to you. I am writing my thesis and all hell is loose. I have tried various solutions right from installing to everything online for over 20 days now. As a result, I cant ...
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Doesn't Shut Down Properly Ubuntu 16.04, Have to forcefully off the laptop

I had recently installed ubuntu 16.04 to my acer aspire v5-573G. The problem is when i click on shut down option or either try to shut down it by sudo poweroff then it hangs showing wallpaper on the ...
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Is it possible to set Ubuntu a way that it does not shutdown before a script is finished?

I use a script to do incremental backups of a btrfs partition from one disk to another. The script is started by cron.weekly at random time of a day. If I shut down the system while the script is ...
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Not shutting down: CPU soft lockup (plymouthd) / self-detected stall on CPU

When I click Shut down in the system menu, it does not turn off but repeatedly shows the errors below. MMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 23s! [plymouthd:4693] INFO: rcu_sched self-...
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ubuntu 15.04 does not shutdown [on hold]

I am have ubuntu 15.04 dual booted with windows 10. When I run ubuntu and after using it I click on shutdown, cursor disappears but computer does not shut down. The background remains as it is. My ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery drainage when shut off

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430s. The battery management worked fine until about 2-3 weeks ago. Now, however, my battery drains faster, even when the laptop is shut off. In ...
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I can't make my pc shut down automatically since i installed ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 yesterday but after that whenever I shut down my pc a blank window appears and it dosent shuts down till i force it with the power button. Can anybody help me with this?
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Why can't I shut down Ubuntu on most attempts?

I do not know why my new Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit cannot be shut down. I have to press and hold the power button to turn off. I did some googling but I didn't find anything to help. Here is a list of ...
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Ubuntu hung while shutting down

I notice that suddenly Ubuntu 14.04 is getting hung while shutting down. I see the messages on console as below Modemmanager[740]: <info > caught signal, shutting down... Modemmanager[740]: <...
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Won't Shut Down?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and when I select the shutdown option from the top-right corners drop down, instead of giving me an option to shutdown or hibernate, it only lets me lock and log out. I haven'...
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Terminal window shows filled up with “[[^H” when booting and shutting down computer

Can anyone please explain what is causing this to appear whenever I shut down or boot my laptop? I am new to Ubuntu.
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System Shutdown

After a recent update (not sure which/when) the login screen no longer has the cogwheel for shutdown. How do I restore it? I have three systems, only one (Toshiba laptop) has this issue.
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Ubuntu 16.04 is unable to shutdown/restart/suspend

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial and I have the common, as I can see, problem with shutdown/restart/suspend. I have tried everything that already exist in the forums, but the problem keeps insisting. ...
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Auto Shutdown For Media server

First off I'm very new to Linux. I'm using Ubuntu as my base OS for Emby. What I'm trying to do is find a way to auto shutdown the server when not in use. I've been looking around good for the past ...
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When I click Shutdown, computer logs out instead of shutting down

I have a problem somewhat similar to the one in this question.. I am on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I usually install system updates when they are available. Yesterday I noticed that when I click on ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LTS: how to quit Xubuntu without the open programs being forced to terminate?

Here is a beginner question about Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I click on the "Log Out" icon in the default menu, then on the "Shut Down" or "Restart" button, Xubuntu causes the open programs to terminate ...
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Ubuntu restart works fine but shutdown does not?

Why does my Ubuntu not shut down properly? My Ubuntu restart works fine but shutdown does not properly. I modified the grub like this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash reboot=pci" My ...
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Slow shutdown on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Stopping thermal daemon/running fit make remote CUPS printers)

after a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I am experiencing very slow shutdowns compared with 15.10. There seems to be one oftwo processes that hang upon shutdown. Startup is not affected at all. ...
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15.10 and 16.04 both fail to shutdown

I have an Acer AMD Athlon IIX2 64-bit 3.6GiB running single OS Ubuntu 16.04. It will not reliably shutdown. Same issue on same machine with earlier 15.10. However, 14.04 worked flawlessly -- until I ...
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My ubuntu 16.04 does not shutdown

I recently installed ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 7 in my pc and all the features in it are working fine but when i click on shutdown it gets stuck on the violet screen with ubuntu written on it and ...
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Why does shutdown time vary?

I always shut down my Ubuntu MATE 16.04 system in exactly the same way: I keep hitting alt+F4 until I get to the very last terminal window and all other applications have been exited, and then I type ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't suspend and shut down properly

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside with Windows 10 a month ago. All this time I've noticed that after some time working, when I close laptop's lid and after open it, Ubuntu won't run. And I hear that ...
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How to make /sbin/shutdown, /sbin/reboot etc. require sudo again in 16.04?

For whatever reason, we do no longer need to be root (or using sudo) to run /sbin/shutdown, /sbin/reboot etc. This seems to be because those executables are now symlinks to /bin/systemctl which ...
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battery from laptop does only work when power cord is plugged in

I'm using a Asus laptop, about three years old and since I Switched to Ubuntu (16.04) it shows that the battery is fully charched, but when I disconnect the power cord, the laptop turns off. I can't ...
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14.04 Installer crashes after selecting “install alongside Windows 8.1”

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After booting the DVD and selecting "install Ubuntu", it gives me the option of installing alongside Windows 8.1. However, after selecting that option and ...
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Computer doesn't shut down or restart after installing tlp!

I have installed tlp using the following commands sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw and sudo apt-get install tp-smapi-dkms acpi-call-dkms in ubuntu 14.04. But after that , I can't shutdown or restart ...
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Disabling Control-Alt-Delete shutdown is not working

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 computer. If I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when the Ubuntu VM is in focus, the Ubuntu system sees it and shuts down after 60 seconds. This does ...
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mate panel power button doesnt work any more

So a friend of mine deleted his power button, and I was about to tell him, hey, reset it with the command: mate-panel --reset (I ran it to verify that it would work, before I would tell him to do it) ...
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Help Ubuntu and Windows won't shutdown

I've decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 along with Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series. Now both OS's can't shut down properly. What is looks like is that all processes are killed during the ...
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Computer shuts down when I close the lid

I'm using a dell inspiron laptop with dual booted ubuntu and windows10. Ever since I dual booted ubuntu, every time I close my lid for more than a few hours, my laptop shuts down. The settings are set ...
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Standby and Shutdown Hang on Macbook Pro 11,4

I just managed to get Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 and Mac OS 10.10.4 (Yosemite) to dual boot on my mid 2015 (11,4) Macbook Pro a few weeks ago. For some reason, the machine hangs on shutdown and on standby. ...
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Missing “poweroff” in lightdm

I have the next problem. When I try to poweroff or logout, the lightdm show well but only de Universal Acces button show in the top bar. There is not the poweroff button, so I have to execute "...
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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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Shutdown icon missing after logout

After a recent upgrade, the shutdown (or Hibernate) icon remains missing after logout. The icon is visible after boot, after logging in, but as soon as I logout, the only icon that is visible at top ...
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After Ubuntu installment no internet connection (RJ45 or Wifi)

I want to ask, I have no internet in my notebook even if I connect RJ45 to it. It says "No devices available" or something like that. I'm really pissed of this because beside of it, my laptop won't ...
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Do I have to dismount VeraCrypt volumes before shutting down or restarting Ubuntu?

is there an auto- unmount/dismount in veracrypt or should i always unmount veracrypt volumes manually before shutting down to prevent a broken filesystem/container? I found the answer for Windows in ...
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ubuntu 16.04 won't shutdown : Reached target Shutdown[ok] also ubuntu 14.04 won't shut down : killing all procces [fail]

I had ubuntu 14.04 (DELL laptop INSPIRON N-4110 ) shutdown and reboot worked correctly and without any problem but after a long time I wasn't able to reboot or shutdown my machine. and that was the ...
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dev/sd4: clean, 104708/243100 blocks

Ubuntu 16.04, has a problem with /dev/sd4 and fails to turn off the computer. So i have to turn it off manually. When I turn the computer off the message dev/sd4: clean, 104708/243100 blocks and ...
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Script to Receive Email Notification in Ubuntu 14.04 When System Shuts Down and Boots up

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I want to write a shell script to get an email notification whenever my system shuts down and boots up. Please help me out. I have tried the below link but with no luck. ...
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16.04 Acer E15 startup & shutdown crash

I've got a new laptop "Acer E15 E5-573G-5185" with an SSD instead of the default HDD and 16G RAM. The laptop freezes most of the time on shutdown/restart: I've to wait about 5 minutes before it ...
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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 ...
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Execute command before shutdown/reboot

I have a machine running a couple of vagrant VM. The problem I have is that sometimes I forget to shutdown those VM before I shutdown or reboot my machine. Because of that my machine get stuck with ...
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Which command is issued when I choose “Shutdown…”?

I have noticed that some of my machines do not switch off (since the upgrade to Precise) when I choose "Shutdown..." from the menu in the upper right corner of Unity. If the system is powered down or ...
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GNOME 16.04 Reboot after Shutdown

My PC always reboots 5 seconds after its turned off. I looked at Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440), but: the top rated answer didn't help since I have no power ...
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Headphone Jack causes immediate shutdown

Every time I plug in my headphones into my laptop, its seems to power-off immediately after about 1.5-2 seconds. I have tried this with several other Linux distributions and they have all failed, so I ...
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Laptop shuts down on lid close

When I close the lid of my Asus X77JQ, lucid shuts it down automatically after five minutes. I want to be able to sleep in the same room as my laptop, so I would like to be able to close the lid ...