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Shut down computer from keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut available to shutdown the computer? I know I can use the Power button, but I would like to be able to it from the keyboard. If such a shortcut does not exist already, ...
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How can one shutdown a PC using the keyboard?

I would like to find a way to speed the shutting down process up by using shortcut keys. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 - Utopic Unicorn on a Compaq HP, but I am not able to do that by following the ...
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Gracefully close appications on shutdown

How to automatically close an application on shutdown (graceful close, not kill)? I try to call wmctrl -c "App" in powerbtn.sh, but it does not work. The same wmctrl command works perfectly when ...
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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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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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System is unintentionally shutting down

Well, my system is turning off (shutting down), and I don't know why. It happened 4 times today. I am using the computer, and then it turns off. Could anyone help me?
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No graphical interface on power off/on

I am using ubuntu trusty on both my laptop and my desktop. Unlike my laptop, my desktop has no GUI during power on/off. While this is no pressing matter, I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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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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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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How can I recover my Ubuntu OS after a failed upgrade?

Well, I was upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and suddenly the power went off. I was in the installation stage and only a bit of it was done. Now when I boot into Ubuntu, it shows a command line ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, logout button on top taskbar missing

Upgraded ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, the "settings" button with shutdown/settings/login/logout is missing from the taskbar. It was the button that used to be next to the time/calender button, left right ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown (system halted)

I have an Acer Aspire E1 (ES1-311-P1D5) and I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on it. SecureBoot is enabled. When I try to shutdown the system, it will stop but won't shutdown the computer itself. I've read ...
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How to shut down using the UI, without the intermediate screen? (the one that asks if you want to restart or shut down)

Why the "shut down" link (at the top right corner, after clicking my user's name) won't shut down directely? I mean, it appears this screen with the "restart" or "shutdown" options... and at the top ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 slow shut down after sleep

I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 recently. The laptop does not shut down properly anymore. It used to take only 3-5 sec to shutdown in 14.04. But now it needs ca. 5 min to shut down after sleep. If it ...
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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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Automatic Shutdown?

My laptop is shutting down automatically after 4 hours continuous usage. Is there is any default settings in Ubuntu or any installation problem. My system having 3GB RAM and I installed Ubuntu on 50GB ...
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Ubuntu14.04, Acer Aspire E1-470G wont shut down

Ever since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 my PC wont shut down.. Wen I select shut down from the menu it just restarts, i have to push and hold the start button down in order foir it to shut down. Can ...
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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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Can't shutdown and logout from top panel in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. Shutdown and logout from the top panel are not working. They worked fine when installing the OS, but a few days back I installed fglrx drivers for my ATI graphics ...
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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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How can I run a shell script on session end? [duplicate]

In a previous question, I found out how to shut down all instances of running VMs started through vagrant. I'd like to call that script when logging out of my Desktop Manager which is currently ...
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Power Statistics in Ununtu 14.04 shows me battery percentage = 0%. How to fix it?

in the past days I killed my netbook while booting, then I found that I can't turn it on unless it's connected to AC power. Power statistics tells me the battery is charging, the time to full is 0, ...
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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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Logout/Shutdown taking very long, how to find the problem?

Some months now, it's taking very long to logout/shutdown/reboot my ubuntu box. it doesn't happen with a fresh profile it still takes ages even when i close all running programs first (foreground ...
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Computer won't shut down

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my friend's computer and it won't shut down. Here is an album of the pictures I took. I went into gedit and changed the quiet mode option to quiet mode acpi=force or ...
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Clean Install of 14.04, but it waits and waits on shutdown, any idea why?

I have put Ubuntu 14.04 on my old AMD64 HP NX6325. ** Internet NOT connected ** it all went very well. It worked, one might say perfectly. Looks good, sounds good, though it needs updates before it ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not shut down on Acer Extensa 2509 notebook

Hello fellow Ubuntuers, 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. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64bit doesn't shutdown properly

i searched a lot for a solutions to this problem i have an two Ubuntu 12.04 installs both have the same issue , after invoking a shutdown with varied ways sudo init 0, "sudo halt" , menu shutdown, ...
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Ubuntu Shuts Down on Restart (v 14.04.1)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my laptop and I am not able to restart it. Every time I press the restart button, the system logs me off as usual, then the ubuntu loading screen appears ...
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How do I call gnome-session-quit with countdown from Unity?

To be able to shutdown with a keyboard shortcut we can assign gnome-session-quit ---power-off to a custom shortcut. In Unity this will lead to the following dialog: Then we need another at least ...
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Why do I get a reboot instead of a shutdown?

After two days of installation, strangely my Ubuntu machine is restarting instead of shutdown from both desktop GUI and command line. sudo shutdown -h now sudo halt (doesn't shutdown, instead freezes ...
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Computer shuts down imediately after selecting ubuntu on grub

I've been experiencing a strange problem with my computer lately. When I power the computer on, it loads grub boot loader and when I select Ubuntu 14.04-LTS, the computer almost immediately shuts off. ...
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Always Restart when Clicking Shut Down Button

When I shutdown the computer (Ubuntu 14.04), it always retart. Sometime when I press shutdown in the menu, the computer does not show me the mini window for the shutdown button. How to fix it? Thank ...
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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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After downloading Ubuntu installer, it asked me to reboot for install. It shut down and seemingly rebooted into a black screen!

So for my recent project I decided to install Linux Ubuntu on a separate 60GB SSD to dual boot with Windows 8.1. Once I went on the official Ubuntu website and downloaded the free version of Ubuntu I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 randomly shuts down

I bought a new laptop BU1402 from http://www.tuxedocomputers.com with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and have now experienced 2 unexpected shutdowns. The screen just turns black and then the notebook just ...
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Unable to Shutdown after updating to 14.10 from 14.04

After updating to Ubuntu 14.10 I have noticed that my Dell inspiron 7537 is unable to shutdown. When I try to shutdown with UI - It keeps restarting. When I try in terminal (i.e sudo shutdown now, ...
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How to know why does ubuntu server (on the virtual machine - KVM) shuts down itself

My ubuntu server 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-37-generic-pae i686) shuts down by itself in different times I can't find what's causing it. It has installed on Virtual Machine Manager 0.9.1 that is ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not power off after shutdown

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) which until last week was running normally. Now after selecting to shutdown or restart it does not continue -eventually some output (as per ...
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I can shutdown Ubuntu system without closing all running programs.I think this should not happens

When I shutdown Ubuntu system, it does not restrict me, but allows me to shutdown my system without closing all programs. Why it doesn't restrict me to close all programs?
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at *Will Now Halt* fixed with pci=noacpi but this results in NO WIRELESS

pretty new to linux. I've just bought an Asus X553M and installed Ubuntu 14.04 I found that i could not shut down the system, it just hangs on #will now halt. I installed 12.04 but it still happened. ...
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Shutdown not working for Users logged in through winbind

I have a Samba server acting as AD/DC and a client authenticating against it. Domain Users can log in and out just fine, shutdown and restart does not work. For Local Users shutdown and restart ...
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How to backup to an SD Card in native format on shutdown

1/ I have a dual boot Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (the databases I have to use for work are Windows based) 2/. Unless I need to use the database I work in Ubuntu 3/. I use an SD card to ...
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how to deactivate restart button on case

I have my little boy who likes to press both the power and the reset buttons on the case throwing away everything I am doing on my computer. I managed to configure the power button to have no effect ...
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How to disable the suspend option in Unity

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an Acer Chromebook C720. After I put Ubuntu into suspend, when I woke up Ubuntu, and tried to shut it down, I got to the Ubuntu shut down screen with the blinking dots. ...
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How to shutdown Ubuntu after (2 hours) of idle?

Running: Xubuntu 14.04 32bit. I have read several outdated, not working, working different that I want answers here and elsewhere. I had a script that resulted in shutting my Laptop down at boot time ...
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How do I disable thermal shutdown at boot time

Entry in syslog clearly shows shutdown initiated by alleged threshold event: Nov 4 08:09:26 opus kernel: [ 191.909989] nouveau [ PTHERM][0000:02:00.0] temperature (136 C) hit the 'shutdown' ...
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No Shutdown, reboot in logout menu and no pid for lxde

I've just had a clean install of lubuntu and on top of that I reinstalled packages from a relatively clean install with dpkg. But now I have two problems. First when I boot up I get the error "No ...
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Create node -MAAS(power off)

I am trying to add nodes in the MAAS. When I add the node from PXE, the computer shuts down (power off) and it appears as Accepted. But even if the wake on lan type, nothing happens after and the node ...