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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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Lubuntu 16.04 shutdown get's awkward!

I recently intalled lubuntu 16.04 in my desktop computer, everything seems to work fine but a problem with shutdown: When i want to shutdown the screen goes into black (with a rare blueish glow) and ...
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Not Shutting Down Ubuntu 16.04 In HP Laptop

I Recently Installed Ubuntu 16.04 on My HP Laptop which has configuration as 2 GB RAM,3GHz i3 Processor with 2GB Graphic Card Installed.My Problem is that I am not able to shut down my laptop using ...
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16.04 Acer E15 startup crash with last kernel update

I've got a fresh new laptop, the "Acer E15 E5-573G-5185" (with an SSD instead of the default HDD). I've got several problems with it: first, the retailer tells me he had to "manually install some ...
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Help me about install kubuntu 16.04?

I just have been finished installing Kubuntu 16.04 and when I shut down, my laptop shows this error. This error stays for days. What do I need to do to prevent this from happening?
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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 restart/shut-down halts due to a not responding program. How to stop it?

On my Ubuntu MATE 16.04, whenever I press shutdown, restart button, I get a message that at-spi-registryd.desktop program is not responding and I either need to wait for the program to finish or I ...
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How to detect if it was an unexpected power down

I'm trying to find/figure out if a computer using Ubuntu 16 had an unexpected power down. I checked many sources on Internet, review the logs in the /var/log files, but I could not find any clear ...
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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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Shutting down after some time even in GRUB recovery

Hello I would like to know why does my computer shutdown after some time. Overheated ? The fan works fine plus cleaned the inside of the laptop. Drivers malfunction ? Don't know how to verify. Works ...
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systemd stuck at “Powering off.” on 16.04 - Dell Latitude

With a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 on an old computer* that's been running 14.04 fine, Ubuntu won't fully shut down. I've tried the fix everyone suggests, namely, changing a line in /etc/default/...
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webmin: How to check mysql log?

My website is hosting with linode Ubuntu 14.04. I just found out my database server was shutdown and I had to manually start it. How can I check the mysql log so that I can get some hints about why my ...
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Ubuntu is not sending SIGTERM on shutdown

I am beginning to suspect that Ubuntu is not telling the running applications that it is shutting down to let them quit correctly but instead forces them to quit. If I leave chrome open when shutting ...
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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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How to fix shutdown/reboot problem on Ubuntu 16.04 server edition?

has anyone experienced shutdown/reboot issues? I tried shutting down/rebooting but I get the message like "Cannot reached shutdown.target/reboot.target" I looked at /var/log/syslog and nothing shows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes and restarts when opening LibreOFFICE

Upon opening LIbre office ,, my system shuts down and restarts into the login page . i cant open libre office because of this . I had recently updated all the softwares in Ubuntu . The version ...
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How can I set minutes to make a hibernation in Ubuntu through the Ubuntu Terminal?

I know how to hibernate just at the time using: sudo pm-hibernate What I need is hibernate in the next 60 minutes. For example, when you wanna shut down in 60 minutes you type: sudo ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not shutdown properly from GUI

If I try to shutdown Ubuntu from GUI (gear icon in top right > Shutdown > Shutdown) nothing happens. The running applications stay open, the Desktop does not disappear, nothing. I can continue ...
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Ubuntu shutdown bricked my external hard drive

How does Ubuntu end processes when it shuts down? Is it possible that shutting down and then unplugging my external hard drive could have broken a path? I have Ubuntu 16.04 and a WD Elements 10A8 1TB ...
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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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Change power button to 'Ask' in Xubuntu 13.10

I have recently installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio vpcea making me a Linux beginner. The problem is that laptop's power button is right on the edge of the bezel making it far too easy to press ...
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Few options in nvidia-settings and stuck on CPUX for Xs on shutdown

after 3 days I've finally installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell notebook with a skylake CPU. Now, I've two main problems: 1) Ubuntu doesn't shutdown, when I press the shutdown button Ubuntu say's: "CPUX ...
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Interactive prompt displayed but ignored on ACPI shutdown event (16.04) [duplicate]

This is a very weird issue, and I've consulted the usual resources but found nothing. When I press the shutdown button, I expect to see an interactive prompt -- e.g., "Shutdown / Reboot / Suspend / ...
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Ubuntu shuts down on suspend?

I have ASUS GL552VW laptop with nvidia graphics card and driver nvidia-361 on uefi. Now the problem I am facing is , whenever the computer suspends(Either by clicking manually , or from a long idle ) ...
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How to suppress or disable the shutdown option from indicator menu or shutdown dialog?

My goal is to allow user only to restart the system, and deny any shutdown (suspend, hibernate). I am running unity-2d. I 've managed to deny suspend and hibernate with polkit policy files like ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 shutdown issue

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 OS. I had an issue while shutting down the system. It restarts and I have to do a forced shutdown by pressing and holding the power button. I have also searched on the ...
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Shutdown problem on Lenovo G50 after installing Linux Mint 17.3 [closed]

After installing successfully Linux Mint 17.3 on Lenovo G50, its not rebooted. I don't know whether this is the right place to ask this question. The error is : [397.188708] Fixing recursive fault ...
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16.04 unable to shutdown

An Ubuntu 16.04 LTS instance failed to shutdown. The shutdown was initiated from the Unity interface. The graphical interface became unresponsive. CTRL+ALT+F1 provided a login prompt. I was able to ...
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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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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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How do I configure Ubuntu 14.04 LTS such that at the login screen, a brief power button press initiates a clean shutdown?

I have a system that runs an up-to-date Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with Xfce as the window manager and the default login/session manager. (LightDM with the Unity greeter? It certainly looks very similar to ...
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Can't shutdown xubuntu after updating to 16.04

I updated from Xubuntu 16.04 beta-2 to 16.04 today. And now I can't shutdown my laptop but I am able to restart. When I try it the GUI way it just logging out. When I tried sudo shutdown -h now I ...
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How do I avoid having to unplug my laptop each time I turn it off?

xubuntu 16.04 64 bits on an AHTEC clevo m7xsun bought in 2009 (defunct company): the regular way of turning my computer down means, always, having to unplug the cable: I click on turn off and ...
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How do I shut down or reboot from a terminal?

How can I shut down or reboot Ubuntu using terminal commands?
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Ubuntu Touch - Shutdown sometimes rebooting phone

Since the last Ubuntu update on the 02.06, I have noticed that on a few occasions, that when I shutdown my phone it will reboot itself straight away. I shut the phone down by clicking on the ...
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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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Session closed instead of shutdown

Shutdown from taskbar, but instead session is closed. Why? I have to "poweroff" in terminal. Desktop computer running Ubuntu 16.04, recently upgraded from 15.10 (not sure, but I believe also ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Black Screen After Suspend

I've seen this issue reported but have not seen a solution working for me. I did a fresh install of 16.04 and everything is working great. The only problem I'm having is when I close the lid on my ...
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Shutdown Freezes on Ubuntu 14.04 (2015 Macbook Pro Dual-Boot)

I recently did a dual-boot on my 2015 Macbook Pro Retina. I opted not to use rEFInd, instead selecting sda1 (/boot/efi) as the mountpoint for my boot partition. I cannot shut down my computer without ...
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Ensure that a (potentially long) root script execute to completion before power-down [duplicate]

I want to run a simple rsync-based bash script as root when a power-down cycle initiates from either: a login interactive shell, or a gui session, or a machine boot state where no login-user has ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Battery Drains to 50% in shutdown in 5-6 hours [HP pavilion Gaming Notebook]

I have a dual boot system with windows 10. I use ubuntu most of the time and in the night when i shut it down with 90%-95% battery. Next morning when i open up the laptop, the battery is drained to ...
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Why wont Ubuntu desktop shut down?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS via USB drive--everything functioning okay--and downloaded 150+ updates. I used the shut down command, and the computer wouldn't turn off. The computer is an Acer ...
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My system is not shutting down after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS!

I was using Ubuntu 15.10 and everything was working fine. But yesterday I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and now its not shutting down. I have to plug away my battery to turn it off and also the battery ...
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backup to s3 bucket on shutdown script not working in ubuntu 14.04

I edited shutdown-hook.conf via vi /etc/init.d/shutdown-hook.conf The content is description "run at shutdown" start on starting rc task exec /bin/bash /etc/my_service/uploads3.sh Then i changed ...
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Stall on CPU on reboot / shutdown

I just installed a fresh version of 16.04 on my MSI GE62 laptop. I had some trouble installing at first, which was solved with a combination of: Secure boot off Fat boot off and setting nouveau....
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Cannot shut down/restart without using the power button please help

I have Lenevo C260 Desktop.. it had windows 8.1 I deleted it and installed the latest version of Ubuntu.., everything works fine but when i have to shut down my computer it will kill all the running ...
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Shutdown brings back to login screen

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop. Installation went well and i could shutdown my laptop properly. One click on right top corner would shut my system down without problem. And then i started ...
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GNOME 16.04 Reboot after Shutdown

My Pc always reboots 5 seconds after its turned off. i looked in the following theme: (Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440)) the top rated answer didnt help since i ...
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Auto shutdown when no HDD activity

I have a media server with 6 hard drives. I use it 2 - 3 times a week, so it would be a waste of electricity if the server is turned on 24/7. So I want to shut it down when it is not in use, ...
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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. ...