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Ubuntu 16.04 won't shutdown

On my MSI GS60, when I try to power off Ubuntu 16.04 LTS the laptop will not shut down. Reboot works fine though. I have removed the quiet splash parameters for grub so I can see the output. When I ...
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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 do I get my upstart script to run BEFORE any shutdown sequence like unmounting my external drive

I have a back up script in ~/scripts/backup.sh and my upstart conf in ~/.config/upstart/shutdown.conf. description "my shutdown script" start on desktop-end task console log script exec ...
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Super confused between upstart and systemd

Given I'm running 15.10 my system should be using systemd confirmed by... $ ps -p1 | grep systemd && echo systemd || echo upstart 1 ? 00:00:02 systemd systemd But I have an ...
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Disabling Control-Alt-Delete shutdown is not working

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 computer. If I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when the Ubuntu VM is in focus, the Ubuntu system sees it and shuts down after 60 seconds. This does ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Clear Swap when RAM is full

I am running a python program that, for some reason, goes crazy once in a while. I am then forced to kill the program but the RAM and Swap used by the program is not released. This causes the hanging ...
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mysql-community-server makes ubuntu shutdown very slow

Hi there: My question is about shutting down ubuntu xenial 16.04 LTS in a Dell machine dual-boot with Windows 10. Dual boot is working really well. The issue happens during ubuntu shutdown. The ...
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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: on Ubuntu everything is ok and when I execute shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 ...
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Shutdown from terminal without entering password?

I have desktop edition of Ubuntu. I like the Terminal so that that I prefer to shutdown my computer with the shutdown command. However when I type shutdown now it prompts me to enter my password.Is ...
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Dualboot ubuntu/ windows: Shut down will not turn off computer, OS still running

This shows that fastboot in Windows is disabled. This shows that auto save in Ubuntu is disabled. I have encountered a problem a few times. I am currently running both ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10. ...
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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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Cannot reboot/shutdown Ubuntu 16.04

I hadn't any problem with 14.04, but 16.04 is so buggy. I can't reboot Ubuntu after installation is completed from live USB/DVD and I must press the power button. Also sudo reboot and sudo poweroff ...
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Cannot reboot or poweroff Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.5.4-040504-generic Whenever I try to reboot or power off I receive: Failed to power off system via logind: Transaction is destructive. This began at the same time that I ...
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Shutdown: CLI vs GUI

Is there a difference between doing a shutdown via Ubuntu's GUI versus doing a "sudo shutdown now" from the terminal? I ask this as I notice that my machines take longer to shutdown if I shutdown via ...
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Plymouth Error - booting and shutdown error

I have messed up my plymouth settings in Ubuntu 16.04 when trying to install new themes. And now my system won't shutdown and freezes. At boot systemd generates kots of error messages. But the system ...
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Execute a script upon logout/reboot/shutdown in Ubuntu

I'd like to run a .sh file using bash on logout and shutdown of Ubuntu. I have searched up and down the web and have found only fixes for KDE and GNOME. The script is simple, I just need to know if I ...
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How to execute (potentially long) root script 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 doesn't power off completely my HP

Well, this is strange. When i shut down my computer. It freezes on power down!! Here is an example with some screenshots : At the end, i have to long press the power off button. I have no other ...
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What happens if my system is improperly shutdown?

I have Lubuntu 13.10 in my seven-year-old PC with 512MB RAM and an Intel Dual Core 3.00Ghz x 2 Processor. I sometimes unplug it from the power while it is running, in an emergency situation. Please ...
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How can I automate the cancelling of a “poweroff” command when executed?

Whatup askubuntu, long story short: Well, I am doing an experiment on VMs. My goal is that, I want to see if you could prevent the hypervisor from shutting down the VM, possibly running it forever ...
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Kali Linux is not shutting down after installing dual boot on HP Pavilion g6-2320tx [closed]

After shutting down Kali Linux I encounter a problem it kills all running processes and screen goes black,my computer doesn't power off. The fans still run and the screen is still on, etc. I have to ...
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Can't shutdown from desktop in 15.10

I upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10 to about 15 days ago. Now i started facing a problem which appeared about 3-5 days ago. I am not able to shutdown my laptop from the desktop, when I click on shutdown ...
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Restore shutdown to root only

I've changed the shutdown command to be able to run it as normal user (not root): sudo chmod a+s /sbin/shutdown And now I cannot get back to root only when running shutdown: $ sudo chmod a-s ...
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Ubuntu won't shut down or restart

When I shut down or restart my laptop with Ubuntu 15.04, the screen goes off but the LED lights are still on. In other words the laptop does not fully go off when a try to shut down or restart the ...
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16.04 reboots 4 seconds after shutdown completes (Acer Aspire V5-571P)

Obviously I'd like to add comments on existing threads, but as a new user with 1 rep point, that's not going to happen for a bit. Basics: Acer Aspire V5-571P, Ubuntu 16.04 has started rebooting a ...
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Help Ubuntu and Windows won't shutdown

I've decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 along with Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series. Now both OS's can't shut down properly. What is looks like is that all processes are killed during the ...
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Why does `reboot` and `poweroff` work without super user privileges in Ubuntu 16.04?

There already are a lot of questions about why shutdown and reboot require root privileges. There are many good answers available too. Why do we need to be root in terminal for shutdown and restart? ...
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Is it safe to kill power without shutdown, if a flash drive is mounted with the sync option?

I have a single board computer (Udoo Quad http://www.udoo.org/) with an Unbuntu 14.04 OS on a micro SD card. If I mount the disk with the sync option in fstab, is it safe to remove the power without a ...
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On 16.04 I lose the ability to write to or shutdown hard drive after un-suspending

This is happening on a flashed Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015). If I leave my computer suspended long enough I lose the ability to write to my drive (can not create new documents, run scripts, open ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 won't power off: poweroff.target is disabled

Ubuntu 16.04 won't 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: tanner@tanner-x151x:~$ ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 shutsdown randomly?

Was playing radio with rhythymbox, and ubuntu 16.04 shutsdown. Any idea what is the problem?
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 power off does not working instead restarting

My laptop does not shutdown. When I click on power off button system restart instead of shutdown.
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16.04 LTS Reboots after shutdown (Acer aspire E5-511)

Upgraded to 16.04 as a way of fixing the networking bug introduced in recent 14.04LTS update. Now when I do a Shut down my laptop bursts back into life a few seconds after completely powering down. ...
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System Menu restart and shutdown buttons long delay on 16.04

When I try to shutdown / restart my Dell Vostro notebook from the Unity system menu (cogwheel at top-right corner) the screen often (8-9 out of 10) goes blank (some rare occasions showing the unity ...
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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 doesn't shutdown. The process keep waiting and doesn't shutdown

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It work fine, but when i try to shut it down, it doesn't finish. This happened independent if i do it from the Desktop environment or from the command line environment ...
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How to add shutdown option to the Ubuntu lock screen?

Some times I want to just shut the computer down rather than to enter the password and continue. Even if that would be someone else willing to shut my computer down while I'm away he should better be ...
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Execute script before Ubuntu system get shutdown

I want to run my script before the ubuntu system get shutdown . So for that I have created my script inside /etc/init.d directory and make it executable i.e. chmod +x K99pr.sh. Also created another ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't shut down after suspend or hibernate

Actually my question can appear identical to this one in this forum (and also this one elsewhere); indeed the question is the same, but I'm asking it anyway because I can give more informations and ...
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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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Fresh Ubuntu 16.04 install hangs on reboot (i386 Server on Acer Travelmate laptop)

I've used an old Acer Travelmate 4000 laptop as my local server for ages with Ubuntu Desktop. This year, I installed 16.04 i386 Server Edition and couldn't be happier. The entire working set of ...
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Reduce shutdown time?

How can I reduce shutdown time? The guest session takes only 1 second, but my session take about 10 seconds. I checked the first answer here, but apport doesn't show any thing is their any way to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck at shut down

I installed ubuntu 15.10 on my desktop running on core i7 4930k, nvidia 780ti, 16gb ram, 120gb ssd. Every time I am trying to shut down, it gets stuck at this screen: And it remains stuck there. ...
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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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How can I get a warning before restart/shutdown?

I have just restarted my Ubuntu, but I forgot that a virtual machine was open in the background (having a minimized icon on the taskbar). Is it possible to configure Ubuntu in a way that if a ...
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NFS prevents machine from shutting down

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and use ifplugd as network manager. I also have 2 NFS shares set up. If I unmount those shares beforehand, OS shuts down just fine, but if I don't, it never shuts down (I left it ...
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Cinnamon desktop, no shutdown button

I am using Cinnamon desktop with 14.04. Since a couple of months, I am facing this issue. It is that there is no shutdown , restart or log off buttons when you click the shutdown button in pop up ...
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after installation of easyshutdown nothing happens when i click on it ubuntu 16.04

i've just installed easyshutdown but when i click on it it rises up for some seconds and stops running. What is the problem. I didn't find any solution. New to ubuntu 16.04
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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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How can I safely shut down Xfce from the terminal?

I'm not looking for shutdown or reboot or the like. I want to know how to shut down Xubuntu from the terminal, by executing a command that would have the same effect as clicking the "Shutdown" button ...