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HP Envy Laptop shutting down abruptly due to false overheating

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my new HP Envy laptop. Prior to this, Windows 8.1 was running fine without any problems. But now on Ubuntu, my laptop shuts down abruptly and when I try to restart, ...
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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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Laptop shutdown while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I started installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 M3800 to replace Windows 8.1 that came with it, and I lost power for a while, causing my laptop to run out of power and shutdown. Unfortunately, ...
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Turn off lap top display while loading a webpage

I have a problem with a specific URL,when I connect to internet and go to http://www.aalaee.com/page?id=34 my laptop monitor turns off and I can t do anything with my laptop till I cut off the power ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 hangs for 10 minutes before halt at shutdown

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and for the last few days when I have asked my computer shut down and it has got to the stage in the shut down where it has killed all my processes etc and is about to say ...
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How do I get my power indicator to reliably warn me before shutting off my laptop?

A while back I was having trouble because my power indicator for my laptop running Ubuntu never warned me when the power was about to go off. That was when using Ubuntu 14.04, and to be honest, I ...
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Stuck on reboot and shutdown

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I love it. However I have one problem- I am unable to shutdown or reboot properly. When I shutdown my laptop (Acer Aspire 5560) it hangs on the 5 dots and ...
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14.04 battery status not recognized correctly on MacBook Air

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Air 2011. When starting Ubuntu, sometimes the battery state is shown to be empty, although it is not. Hence, automatic shut down takes place. After one or ...
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Wake on LAN cause computer wake up immediately after shutting down

I've installed Ubuntu on my Dell PC, and i want to use Wake on LAN. But here i encounter a weird problem. The computer will wake up immediately after shutting down. Here is what i've done: The ...
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libvirt-bin Remains in Stopping State When kvm Guests are Running - 14.04.1

I'm trying to ensure that any guest KVM virtual machines gracefully shutdown when the host server is shutdown/rebooted. I'm running Ubuntu Server Trusty Tahr (14.04.1) with following versions of ...
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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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Kubuntu LiveCD shuts down computer

A bit of background before the problem. I have two computers, one was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and working as a server, the other running Win7 64-bit. While trying to test new hardware for the server ...
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How to set hibernate/shutdown timers? XFCE power manager not having an effect in Lubuntu

I like to fall asleep listening to internet radio or a streaming video. I would prefer to have my computer go into hibernate mode an hour after I've become inactive, not 15 minutes after. I would ...
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Shutdown from XBMC/Kodi hangs [closed]

I have an issue whereby shutting down Ubuntu 14.04 from within XBMC/Kodi causes my system to hang, such that I have to power off/reset it with the hardware power buttons. To reproduce the error, I do ...
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Strange behavior of Ubuntu 14.10

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 (not upgraded) and got some troubles. First, it lags (12.04 didn't) sometimes. Second, when I reboot or shutdown the laptop, Ubuntu doesn't do it. Instead, there's a ...
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Start up and shut down issue after software update

These two programs updated yesterday. I am now, when starting up or shutting down, I no longer see the the Ubuntu splash screen. Instead I am seeing a rundown of the start-up and shut down operations. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 often Hang/freeze on Splash Screen on boot or restart

just fresh install on new notebook ASUS X453M it's often to hang on boot or restart ubuntu, its only respond to force shutdown button i must forceshutdown and boot many times to can login to ...
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Can't get to desktop after login

I need some help: I shut down my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04), forgetting I was installing software, and now I can't get to unity after logging in. I just see my background picture. Logging in a guest ...
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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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Preparing Ubuntu to be turned off unexpectedly?

I have a few Ubuntu boxes that are locked down and used as Kiosks. Whilst we aim to turn them all off safely, the same can not be said for everyone. The machines use SSDs and there isn't moving hard ...
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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 14.10 warm reboot into W7 leaves USB ports and souncard unresponsive

I use W7 as main OS and boot Ubuntu 14.10 from a USB3 stick, which works fine. When I reboot gracefully from Ubuntu to W7, my keyboard and mouse (USB) don't function. Replugging these solves the ...
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Freeze on Loading Screen at Shutdown and Boot + apport Error Message

Yesterday I dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1, which came pre-installed on my Dell Inspiron 11. Since then, the Ubuntu loading screen with the orange and white dots has frozen numerous ...
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How to shut down Lubuntu immediately with the power button instead of a logout method dialog prompt

I would like the computer to shut down directly after I press the power button. At the moment, Lubuntu opens a shutdown method dialog box when I press the shutdown button. I suspect I can simply ...
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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 12.04 shutdown problem

I am using a Dell Inspiron 3521 series, with dual boot (Wndows7 and Ubuntu 12.04). Since 2 days, I am encountering a shutdown problem. When I shut down Ubuntu, it returns to login screen. What can be ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 will not reboot or shutdown on dual boot with win 8.1?

It needs to be hard killed. It wont even shut down from the command line. Otherwise all is great about the setup.
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How to disable shutdown or reboot in 14.04 when users are connected via SSH?

I've a group of Ubuntu Trusty desktop PCs in my office, and usually I ssh to them and install updates remotely from the command line. Unfortunately, sometimes local users decide to shutdown those PCs, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes on shutdown

Acer TravelMate 5520 w/ubuntu 14.04 LTS Whenever I shutdown the computer it freezes on the screen with the dots. I have to press and hold the power button to get it to shut down.
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hibernate behave like shutdown. how to debug?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64bit with nvidia driver 304. Hibernate is not working, and behave like a normal shoutdown. I have 8GB(7871MB) Ram and 8794MB of Swap partition. In /var/log/pm-suspend, ...
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How to shut down the computer after a task has been completed?

I usually start a download before I go to school. Which command should I use to automatically make the necessary saves and turn off the computer after a particular task has been completed? (Say, ...
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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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Lubuntu - power button doesn't turn off computer,

I am using Lubuntu 13.04 and would like to have the power button cause the computer to shut down. Currently it only brings up the power preferences menu (logout, reboot, hibernate, etc...). In ...
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Scheduling shutdown in layman's terms

I'm trying to schedule a shutdown for 10:30pm (22:30) each evening. I am fairly new to Ubuntu. In Windows 7, this was an extremely easy task. Apparently in Ubuntu this is a rather complicated task. ...
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After shutting down it won't turn back on?

I currently run ubuntu 14.04 on my alienware mx14r2 laptop and it works wonderfully as long as I don't shut it down softly. When I don't hold down the power button to shut off (Yes I know that's ...
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Automatic shutdown at specified times?

I'm aware I can use (sudo?) shutdown -h hh:mm in a terminal window to shut down a system, however the user that is logged in is a kiosk user, which is locked down in such a way that terminal (or any ...
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Gnome Desktop: Disabling power options

How do you disable the power management options from appearing under Gnome 3 desktop environment (not unity)? Background I use my ubuntu box as both a server for various development tools (including ...
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Random shutdowns/system hangs (AptDaemon)

I've tried turning acpi=off in grub but have had no luck. Looking at my syslog in var/log, this is what happens before almost every shutdown with some variance: Feb 19 07:37:08 x-desktop rsyslogd: ...
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Error while shutting down Ubuntu (installed in VirtualBox)

I am facing following error while shutting down Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) installed in VirtualBox 4.3.16. The instruction at 0x690ddc25 referenced memory at 0x00000008. The memory could not be read ...
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14.10 Freezes During Shutdown

I've just upgraded to 14.10 almost flawlessly on a MSI GE6O. Everything seems to work fine, except when I try to shutdown the system which then becomes completely blocked: and the CPU spikes in the ...
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Kubuntu doesn't show logout or shut down or restart prompt dialog?

My main installation is Kubuntu. Then, recently I installed several others DEs like Gnome-flashback, Unity, GNOME 3, and XFCE. At the beginning, everything is okay. But now, I've got a little ...
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How to remove Shutdown Screen Text on closedown (14.04) - NVidia Geforce card

Just changed my dual-head graphics card to a NVidia Geforce 210 (MIS 210 brand) from a previous failed AMD. Upon shutting computer down (desktop 14.04) the process shows all the termination of mySQL, ...
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Screen: Keep programs running after shutdown

Is it possible to run screen on my linux box, and resume activites after shutting down? I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates installed and Screen version 4.00.03jw4 installed from the Ubuntu ...
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How do you run a script before log off?

I want to run a script before log off. The requirement is that the script must be allowed to finish before user processes are killed. I have tried setting session-cleanup-script in lightdm.conf. This ...
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over-current issue with USB 2.0 ports

My system (on Ubuntu 14.04) is no longer shutting down/restarting/suspending since a problem with all usb 2.0 ports occurred. (all of a sudden all usb 2.0 were without power. Luckily, the usb 3.0 ...
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laptop strange shutdown issue

When I choose shutdown option from the right top menu, Ubuntu is closing the session but coming back to the login screen. This is not a normal behaviour as Ubuntu should shutdown. But when I press the ...
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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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How can one shutdown a PC using the keyboard? [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...