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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't shutdown

I am a Ubuntu newbie. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad S205 3 days ago. Installation and working is no problem but it doesn't power off on shutdown. Hard disk activity goes off but the ...
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My computer does not shutdown or reboot

Since I installed Ubuntu 15.04, my computer doesn't reboot or shutdown. I tried installing 14.04.2 but the problem is the same.
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init 6 shuts down vs. rebooting when using bash script

I have a standard script I use to reboot a server after a successful backup. It is called using "nohup [scriptname] &" from another script that cleans up after a successful backup. The code:sync ...
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Message {1.079026} ACPI PCC probe failed; starting version 219

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) with 3.19.5-031905-generic #201504211114 kernel and GNOME Shell 3.14.4 on a Samsung NP370R4E laptop. When I boot up, I see [1.079026] ACPI PCC probe failed ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not shut down on Acer Extensa 2509 notebook

I am currently running into a problem with my new Acer Extensa 2509 notebook. After installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto the hard drive, I was not able to shut down my live USB drive. After a hard reset, ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 goes into sleep after powering up

Upgrade from Xubuntu 14.10 to 15.05 (Update history : 13.10 -> 14.04 -> 14.10 -> 15.04). The upgrading worked well. After rebooting the machine (Dell Inspiron 6000 - 10 years old) went automatically ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing on shutdown/reset and having problem with AMD

Having upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 my AMD graphics were still working but going to TTY, reset or shutdown would result in a freeze. The logs gave no real clues as to what is going on. What I found ...
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Ubuntu shutdown freezes after suspend

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Acer Aspire V3, along with pre-installed Win8.1. During installation, I enabled /home encryption. There is no problem with suspending laptop for the first ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing on shutdown/reset and having problem with Nvidia

I've just installed ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop (Asus N56JR). I noticed that when i click on reset/shutdown my computer freezes and it wont turn off. I waited for too long, But nothing happened. I also ...
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Powered down my laptop during a drive partition, any way to save some data?

I was in the process of partitioning my laptop drive which was running the latest version of Ubuntu when I was forced to turn it off, knowing the damage it could cause. When I turned it on later it ...
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Ubuntu Shutdown Timeout too short

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2. I have Virtual Box 4.3.26 installed running a headless CentOS VM. I use the vboxautostart-service to start and save the virtual box at startup and shutdown as described ...
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Cannot shut down/restart without using the power button

I cannot get it to shut down/restart without clicking on the options multiple times and even then it won't without pressing the power button. System: Host: patrik-Lenovo-G50-45 Kernel: ...
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PhpStorm on start shuts down my computer

I'v installed 14.10 and had to upgrade kernel to 3.18 cause if graphic issues, anyway now everything works fine except phpstorm. Issue is when phpstorm starts and loads project while indexing my ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 can't shut down properly

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and after upgrading from 12.04 I'm no longer able to shut down my pc. The system get stuck trying to shut down and I can see the text "acpid:exiting" what can I do?
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Applications are killed during shutdown

When I shut down my Ubuntu workstation (using the shut down button in the GUI) all applications quit, and the computer shuts down. Unfortunately, all applications quit, irregardless if there are any ...
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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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Ubuntu hanging on shutdown/reboot

My situation is very similar to Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04 but I am using 14.10 with a gnome environment instead of KDE (Ubuntu with gnome package added not the native version). ...
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Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04

I've had persistent problems with a 5 minute hang at shutdown for the last three versions of Kubuntu (13.04, 13.10, and now 14.04). I suspect this is not a KDE-specific problem. Recently, I performed ...
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Unable to shutdown, restart or logout

I am unable to shutdown, restart or logout from my ubuntu 14.04 machine. The screen goes blank, but the system hangs, then the fan begins to run fast. I have to turnoff the laptop by pressing 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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Sometimes ubuntu ask me my password to mount and shutdown my computer

Sometimes Ubuntu ask me my password to mount my partitions (and I haven't set this feature) and whenIi want turn off my computer. I guess is related with a partition using GParted ( I do this to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Remote shutdown teamviewer or php script

when I try to remotely shutdown with teamviewer my Ubuntu 14:04 pc turns off uncompletely because of the teamviewer team advice appear on the desktop (wine supported). I solved by running the coomand ...
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How to check which processes are still active after a user session has logged out

I am needing to do some debugging work, and as a part of that debugging work I need to know if there are any processes still running after a user session has logged out. And I need to specifically be ...
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why google chrome shuts down after closing the terminal?

I have to use Google chrome while running the terminal in the background. In fact if I press ctrl+c it shuts down with the Google chrome too. Why is it happening? Is there any way I can resume Google ...
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Auto shutdown server if there was no activity

My server should shutdown after 01:00 am, if there was no activity in the past hour. Lets say there was the last connection at 00:43 then it should check again at 01:43. How to write such a ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't shutdown on my Dell 15R 7520!

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 using usb installer on my laptop. The only issue with it is it won't shutdown or reboot at all. The system shows few messages and tries to kill all the processes but fails and ...
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Xubuntu Restarts Automatically after Shutdown

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Workstation. Whenever I shutdown, two things happen. Either it shuts down and automatically restarts, or it hangs at shutdown with a black screen. ...
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No shutdown splash screen on Ubuntu with new Nvidia card and D-sub monitor

I use Nvidia driver 346 and I have followed the instructions of this link How to fix splash screen in all Ubuntu releases! But I've only managed to show the boot splash screen but not the shutdown's ...
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Shutdown on idle using ACPI buitin feature

Inbuilt ACPI feature suspend the Ubuntu pc after specific period. What I want to achieve that in place of suspend it should shutdown the pc completely after predefined idle time. Can anybody help how ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 won't shutdown or restart

It will close all the programs leaving me with just the desktop background and does nothing after that. I have to force shutdown with power button. I've tried doing this ...
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Ubuntu doesn't reboot / shutdown properly

root@pcu:~# uname -a Linux pcu 3.16.0-33-generic #44~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 13 10:33:29 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux After any shutdown command (shutdown, halt, poweroff, init, GUI ...
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Timed Shutdown - shutdown after 30 minutes [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 13.04, I got in the habbit of closing my Acer Netbook and forgetting about it for a week+. I open it up to find it has still been running. How do I set it to shutdown after 15 ...
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How can I automatically shutdown the system after a specific time?

How can I automatically shutdown the system after a certain customizable time?
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I can't shut down or connect to wireless? [duplicate]

I just reinstalled my laptop from windows Xp to ubuntu 14.04. and I put it to shut down overnight, but the next morning the laptop was still on in the black screen with this message: Ubuntu... ...
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Laptop shuts down as soon as the battery is reached 65%

I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 8.1. Windows is working perfectly fine but in Ubuntu, Laptop battery discharges slowly than the rate at which it used to discharge previously, and my PC ...
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Failure to boot

I have repeatedly installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop i386 alongside Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 2400 several times in the past several days and each time the installation claims that it has ...
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How can i enable user to have reboot privileges without sudo? [duplicate]

How can i enable user to have reboot privileges without sudo? Need to keep sudo password enabled. ssh user@server "sudo reboot" does not work because it requires a password to be entered. Want ...
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How can I get the shutdown option back after the upgrade to 14.04 LTS?

I had this now on 2 computers: did an update with update-manager from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. (Last time I did a reinstall after searching for a solution, but none found, now still nothing ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 restart and shutdown not working fully

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an Asus p8z68 v-pro motherboard which is a UEFI bios. The install seems to have worked fine except for one thing, when restarting or shutting down it gets stuck at the ...
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Prevent shutdown when tvheadend recording / KDE session is active

I am searching for a way to prevent shutdown/standby when tvheadend (or vdr) is currently recording. What I found until now is Prevent shutdown when rsnapshot is running: Which I don't like because ...
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shut down restart command

I have a dual boot setup with windows and ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I start my desktop, and start ubuntu, it starts great. Problem is, the drop down menu that was in the top right hand corner of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS shuts down and restarts

This is my first question so I'll try to do my best. I have a Gateway laptop and I wanted a change, so I downloaded, burnt and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from www.ubuntu.com/download. Once it was ...
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Ubuntu shuts down unexpectedly, Every night

I know this sounds weird but unfortunately it's real. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running on Dell Inspiron N5150 Laptop with intel i7 CPU and nvidia GeForce GPU. Every night between 9:30 pm and 11 pm ...
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I need to restart from the root command line [duplicate]

I need help restarting/shutting down from the root command line, any commands I could use? I don't like hard resetting
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Suspend-resume-shutdown errors

System Description: I am running a laptop (Dell Inspiron 14-5447) with Linux kraftlj-Inspiron-5447 3.16.0-31-generic #43~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 10 20:13:38 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. ...
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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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how to abort shutdown command in ubuntu?

If I give this command for shutting down the system: $ sudo shutdown -h 10:20 "going down" how can I abort it?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Rebooting Not Working

When ever I reboot Ubuntu (not shutdown but reboot), my computer hangs. It hangs before grub even comes in to go to Ubuntu. I then have to manually do a hard shutdown and power it back on and it boots ...
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Lenovo flex 2-15 doesn't turn off

i installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my lenovo laptop as dual boot but every time i try to shut down the PC it starts again after 5 seconds or so and i have to press the power button to turn it off I ...