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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 12.04 does not Shut Down at all and gets Stuck on 3 or 4 dots

Ubuntu 12.04 does not Shut Down at all and gets Stuck on 3 or 4 dots. I am using a PC with Pentium 4 processor, 1.9GHz, 1GB RAM. I tried using the command sudo shutdown now, but it gets stuck again ...
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Ubuntu 16 reboots seconds after shutdown

I've just updated my ubuntu 15 to ubuntu 16. Now, every time I shutdown, the computer reboots after a few seconds! I've already googled for solutions but nothing worked. My computer is a HP probook ...
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I just wiped my computer and installed 16.04 LTS and I am not able to shut it down or restart

I just wiped my computer and installed 16.04 LTS and I am not able to shut it down or restart it just hangs in till I have to force shut down, by holding the power button.
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Fresh Ubuntu 16.04 install hangs on shutdown (i386 Server on Acer Travelmate laptop)

I've used an old Acer Travelmate laptop as my server for years with Ubuntu Desktop. This year, I installed 16.04 Server edition using 'forcepae' on the boot command line (the machine has a Pentium M) ...
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How to shutdown system if not charging

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My battery is not working, i.e. it provides backup for around 5 minutes. Now when I download stuff, it sometimes takes around 5 - 6 hours. And I can't just hang around the ...
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How can I enable shutdown verbosity?

Already set the /etc/default/grub and /boot/grub/grub.cfg but shutdown screen still blank. Trying to set it with verbose text.
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Problem shutting down or restarting after suspend.16.04

Yesterday I noticed when I went to restart my laptop, it wouldn't. The computer is a brand new Dell XPS 13 9350. After looking into some things I noticed that it would only happen (Not shutting down) ...
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Dell Inspiron 3542 b40 i5 8gb ram 1TBHD not shutting off

I've tried everything but I couldn't fix the problem. I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot with windows 10. Ubuntu works fine,but It gets stuck at loading screen on shutdown. Ubuntu has never froze ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 battery percentage shutdown not working

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Inspiron and got an issue that my laptop is not shutdown even after battery is critical low and even after percentage action. My dconf setting are as follow: ...
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Unable to shutdown/restart when switch to Intel Graphics

I'm unable to shutdown/restart my computer when I switch the Intel Graphics. I have GTX 970M Graphics Card with i7 6700HQ, I'm able to start Ubuntu typing as boot parameter idle=nomwait, without this ...
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Can't shut down from top bar after issues with software updater

This same situation has happened to me before, and the last time it did, I had to reinstall ubuntu, and would really hope to avoid doing that again this time. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and today ...
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Ubuntu crashes, only fix is hard shut down

Well, recently I've been getting a lot of crashes especially from a game called Hyper Light Drifter Now I don't blame HLD, since it has happened a lot without it and before I even got the game The ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Skylake not able to shutdown and restart

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. I am facing shutdown issues often. It hangs in a terminal with the message (sometimes shutdown works): soft lockup, cpu#4 struck for 22s I installed Ubuntu ...
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Pressing the powerbutton does not do anything in Ubuntu (no menu)

When pressing the powerbutton in Xubuntu 14.04 a menu prompt would show and allow me to logout/shutdown/... etc. Now that I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 this is not the case anymore. How can I ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 wont power off

Ubuntu 16.04 wont power off. When i go to the icon at the top right of the screen and click shutdown, it does not shutdown. I ran shutdown -h now and this is what i got i have no idea why this is ...
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My Dell monitor is automatically “shutting down” after 15 minutes of working while on Ubuntu, what may be the cause?

message displayed on the monitor after the screen turns black This is happening whenever I am using Ubuntu for more than 10 minutes. But the same thing is not happening when I am using Windows on the ...
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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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Transmission BitTorrent Client Auto Shutdown

i used (Transmission BitTorrent Client) Application and it was perfect but i found it has'nt auto shut down after all downloads finished like (utorrent) in windows. The Questions Is There way to ...
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How do we disable control-alt-delete on Ubuntu 16.04?

In previous versions of Ubuntu server, to disable CtrlAltDel (reboot), we would edit the /etc/init/control-alt-delete.conf file and change the script to display a message telling that this function ...
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Laptop won't poweroff Ubuntu 16.04

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04 (did a fresh, new installation) but I am having problems when shutting down. The first problem I had was that laptop crashed when shutting down - I did some ...
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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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macbook pro 15 can't shutdown on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , still that screen

In My Macbook Pro 15 Dual-Boot OS X and Ubuntu everything is ok and when I exe shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 Boot0000* ubuntu ...
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Dell Studio 1569 Cannot Shutdown in Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04

I have not tried a version of Ubuntu prior to 11.10 on my machine. The laptop will not shut down or restart. Shutting down causes it to pause at "Will now Halt", where upon it sits until the battery ...
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Ubuntu doesn't turn off

I'm new to this system, so I been using Ubuntu 16.04 TLS 64 bits a few days. First, I did a fresh install of Windows 10 but I have the "black screen" issue on booting after the grub, I had to make a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not shutting down

I have recently upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04 and I have had few issues in upgrading. But I have come through and now I am able to access and work without any issues in the new version. But when I'm ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 is not providing working suspend or hibernate feature

I previously used 14.04 and i used to suspend when ever i am done and need to resume my task later . That shuts my machine down(except the LED indicator) which didn't consume power and no heating so i ...
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Transmission shutdown script for multiple torrents?

I have written a shutdown script for transmission. Transmission calls the script after a torrent download finishes. The script runs perfectly on my machine (Ubuntu 11.04 & 12.04). #!/bin/bash ...
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What is it? (a statement during boot and shutdown)

I installed Xubuntu 16.04. Every time I turn my computer on, I see the following statement before login screen appears: /dev/sda1: clean, 169504/30269440 files, 2857236/120061778 blocks It lasts ...
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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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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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Facing errors with running shell scripts at startup and poweroff

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to run 3 scripts at startup. They are named as follows: voe.sh startUp.sh and runDown.sh The script voe.sh is the main file which will in turn call the other 2 ...
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Shutdown while loading windows [closed]

when i start my lenovo Z50-70 laptop and while loading windows, it suddenly turns off and i have to start it manually again. but at the second time it works properly, so now i wanna know the reason of ...
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Best way to make a shutdown hook?

Since Ubuntu relies on upstart for some time now, I would like to use an upstart job to gracefully shutdown certain applications on system shutdown or reboot. It is essential that the system's ...
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Why doesn't running “sudo shutdown now” shutdown?

When I issue the following: sudo shutdown now ..my newly commissioned Ubuntu 14.04 server doesn't shutdown. It stops with the following message: * Stopping System V runlevel compatibility Give ...
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Endless “Wait-for-state stop-waiting” when shutdown

Problem description When I shutdown my pc with: sudo shutdown -v now sudo reboot or a normal shutdown I'm getting an endless shutdown. By pressing F1 or Esc I can get black console window ...
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How to disable shutdown/reboot/suspend/hibernate?

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop PC with GNOME. How can I fully disable the reboot/shutdown/suspend/hibernate functions in GNOME or even with root? So that the root gives out the "reboot" or ...
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How to disable shutdown/reboot from lightdm in 14.04?

In 12.04 it was possible to prevent system shutdown or reboot from the login screen by adding the following restrictions in /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d (adapted from here): [Disable ...
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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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Disabling shutdown command for all users, even root - consequences?

I would like to disable the shutdown command for all users, even root, on an Ubuntu Server installation. The reason I want to do this is to ensure that I don't get into the habit of shutting down the ...
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Dell Inspiron does not go into GRUB after shutdown from Kubuntu

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (Ubuntu) laptop and installed Kubuntu 15.10. No dual-boot. Kubuntu only. Everything seems to work... with one exception: After shutting down (or restarting) from ...
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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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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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Shut down laptop while booting after update and now can't use it

I restarted my laptop because I installed (already) an update. But after a bit, nothing was on the screen. Only a dark violet background. So, after 5 minutes, I kept pressed the power button and my ...
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Ubuntu says “failed to finalize dm services, ignoring” before shutdown

When the system shuts down, I see the message "Failure-finalizing DM device." What is this DM device, and how can I solve the problem? I can use the PC without problems, but when I shut it down, ...
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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 get shutdown after launching Android studio

I have installed ubuntu 15.10 on my PC. From few days back I am facing this problem. My PC get shutdown automatically after launching Android studio. I don't know why this is happening. I thought ...
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Can't resume after suspend and power off issues with ubuntu 14.04

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu on my desktop computer and now I face several power related issues: Can't resume after I suspend the system: When I suspend the system, it screen goes blank and ...
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Script no longer running at shutdown

Before having upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10, I was running 14.04, I had a script which remotely backed up the code from my web server, and stored it in a new folder. This worked by running at shutdown, ...