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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps restarting the PC

When using Ubuntu 14.04, my PC doesn't shutdown. When I try to turn it off, it performs the procedure, the led goes out. Soon after it (re)start again. That doesn't happen with Fedora 20 and ...
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On shutdown, computer reboots when started via wake on lan

Here's the situation: I start my main computer from another pc via wake on lan "wakeonlan ". All works fine. When I'm done doing what I did, I run "sudo shutdown -h now" (in the ssh terminal in ...
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How to keep the ethernet card up when shuting down Ubuntu?

I'm trying to get Wake On Lan working on my old machine, all is configured but when I shutdown my PC, I can't keep the ethernet card awake. It's not a problem with the bios. It's not a network ...
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shutdown 5:30pm every day

for a five thirty pm shutdown, should I change this: 30 02 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now to: 30 17 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now see also: Crontab Shut down command didn't work
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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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Why does Xubuntu not shutdown, it just goes to the log in screen

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and when I try to shut down or restart via the GUI, it just goes to the login screen. I know a lot of people seem to have a similar problem, but usually they can shut down ...
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How do I include a task in in shutdown, logout, or reboot

I have a task that I would like to run when I tell Ubuntu to shut down. Given that I have a script file sitting in my home folder, can I symlink that to a system folder to run on shutdown or log off? ...
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System cant shutdown if Vagrant box is not halted manually

When I try to shutdown my machine, it "freezes" or it stays stuck on one point, where it can not complete the process. I get the message unregistered_netdevice: waiting for vboxnet2 to become free. ...
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Acer Travelmate 2420 doesn't restart/shut down

Yesterday I install Lubuntu on an Acer Travelmate 2420. The systems it's good but it impossible to shut down or restart the pc. I tried all the online guide but the problem it's the same. The ...
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KDE power management system could not be initialized

First of all, apologies but I am very new to using kubuntu, so I would need a very basic step by step answer to solve this problem. Since my last update I am getting this error message: KDE power ...
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Run commands on system shutdown/reboot/logout [duplicate]

I would like to run certain aliases and simple commands when system shuts down or reboots or when I simply log out of system. This would help a lot as I usually forget about shutting down vagrant ( ...
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Nvidia driver not shutting down and shut down is being halted

I installed nvidia driver but after that my shutdown started halting and every time I have to hold the power button to power it off. Also I used to off my graphic card switch using vgaswitch nit ...
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The system is not shut down in Xubuntu

I try to shut Xubuntu down properly from the shut down button. However, it just goes to the black screen with the word "Xubuntu" with the "wait for state stop/waiting", and stays there all night. The ...
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Lost power during upgrade, how do I recover?

I was attempting to update my 11.10 install to 12.04beta. During the install step, I accidentally lost power to my laptop (the power cable came unplugged) and it shut down. Whenever I go to boot now, ...
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How to make Ubuntu shutdown when power lost?

My project requires that the power source for the laptop be switched on and off. Is there a way to make Ubuntu shutdown properly when the external power is lost? It will run the shutdown on its ...
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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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ubuntu cannot shutdown without plugging usb device

I use samsung laptop series 5 and install Ubuntu 12.04 LTE. But I found that I cannot shutdown the system, it will close the OS but still restart it, just like reboot the system. Recently, I found ...
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Slow shutdown laptop Ubuntu 14.04

I have an ASUS K53TA-BBR6. The shutdown speed used to be normal when I was running Ubuntu 12.04, but after I upgraded to 14.04 (clean install; removed the entire old partition first) the shutdown and ...
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Why does Ubuntu freeze during reboot (14.04 LTS)?

I'm new to this whole Linux thing, and although I have been able to figure out how to set up Ubuntu thus far, there is one issue that bugs me. Whenever I attempt to restart the computer, it freezes ...
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system gets started after shutdown

I have Acer v5-571, which get started again after shutdown .After installing laptop mode tools the problem got solved but now also when I use a USB mouse then the problem comes till I do shutdown ...
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How to enable the pc power button at the lock screen?

I would like my Ubuntu 14.04 to shut down (shutdown -h now) when I press the physical power button on the pc, regardless if it is locked or not. Works great on every windows machine, why doesn't this ...
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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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Power off stuck acer 5560

Hi I have a laptop acer 5560G. apu a6-3400 which works very well with windows. I am making migration to kubuntu 14.04 which I really liked. Congratulations !!. The problem I have is that when you turn ...
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Lubuntu: neither shut-down nor restart works [closed]

aI have a freshly installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 (installed with forcepae option on a laptop with Pentium M processor). The only problem that I have found so far is that I cannot shut-down or restart the ...
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How do I check if last shutdown was clean?

How can tell that my last shutdown was properly done in Ubuntu 11.10 or if the machine was powered off before shutting down the OS?
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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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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Shutdown does not clean the state of the drive

I was not sure whether to ask this in superuser or here. Anyway, I have dual boot: Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 and 3 disk drives: for Windows OS (the famous C://) neutral one, for files (lets call it "D ...
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ubuntu 14.04: blinking font and mouse pointer

I encountered the following problem: after a usual boot I got a blinking mouse pointer and font (i.e. changing in size up and down). Got a message "Ubuntu 14.04 internal error" as well, but couldn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on wakeup from suspend mode

I am new to ubuntu and i have checked some of the previous questions but it seems everyone is having nvidia graphic card. I have a Dell inspiron with AMD Radeon HD 8800M and after my laptop wakes up ...
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Ubuntu qemu powerdown failed (timeout) - shutdown prompt is shown on desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 as a VM using qemu. In my hypervisor, when I send the shutdown system to the virtual OS, the command times out and qemu throws an error saying the shutdown operation failed. ...
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Unable to login adminstrator account

I don't know what I have done exactly before it happen, the last thing I have done is accepting to install upadtes and to program it to shutdown after it finishes using sudo shutdown -h [MM]... After ...
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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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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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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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How do I set my computer to restart on crash?

I have a computer that occasionally crashes. I am using Teamviewer to access it remotely, but I obviously lose access when it crashes. Is it possible to switch the default behaviour from shutting ...
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System restarts when trying shutdown

I met this problem on title earlier this summer on Ubuntu 14.04, then I switched to Mint 17 and initially I didn't face this problem, but after 2 months it started to happen again. Any clues about ...
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Unable to shutdown & reboot ubuntu 14.04

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and I'm not able to shut down or reboot my laptop. After pressing the reboot/shutdown button it just shows the purple screen & 5 dots. I'm not able to understand where the ...
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Xscreensaver error xubuntu [closed]

When idle, instead of seeing screensavers, i got an error related to xscreensaver, i don't know what exactly, i'll take a picture of it soon and update the question When Idle, I move the mouse to ...
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Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440)

I have a rather serious shutdown/reboot issue with my Ubuntu OS on my brand new Dell latitude E7440 netbook. The issue does not seem to depend on the OS version: it occurs with 12.04, 13.10 and now ...
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Cannot shutdown (CLI/GUI)

I have problem with shutting down my laptop (Asus UX42VD) on Ubuntu 12.04. And I have no idea what could cause this problem. Now after clicking on buttons Restart or Shut down, it just logs me off. ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, computer shuts down after I click install, even after factory restore

I've got a four y/o Dell Inspiron 1440. Intel Core2 Duo CPU, 4-gig RAM, 32-bit. Tried a USB install. After the language screen, I tried clicking both install and check disk and, after a brief pause, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont shutdown or reboot

Have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Toshiba Satellite S50 with Windows 7. Offnote: Was experiencing freezes with the proprietary nvidia driver so I switched to the Nouveau driver. My ubuntu will not ...
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How can I see tty during shutdown?

The shutdown of my ubuntu 12.04 never terminates. (It's been running for one hour, showing the ubuntu word with the rotating dots below: it's still alive.) Right after I initiate the shutdown, the ...
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Xubuntu - application state being unintentionally restored on restart/shutdown

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with updates done today. After the update finished it asked to restart to finish the update, so I did. Once the system booted back again, I've noticed that all the ...
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Partition names in /media change frequently, how to force stable name?

After an unexpected shutdown (due to a power outage), partition names in /media folder has changed, in fact it happened twice before the shutdown , /media included only one sub-folder named ...
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sometimes unable to shut down in Ubuntu 14.04.1 [closed]

I have just start using Ubuntu 14.04.1 and everything works absolutely fine except one thing. Sometimes when I try to shut sown my computer, nothing happens. After continuously trying shutting down ...
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Ask for password when shutting down

How to ask for sudo password after click in shutdown button in the shutdown menu instead of shutdown instantly? What I want to achieve for example is something like what gksu does.
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Ubuntu server detecting electricity outage?

I am in the planning stage for setting up my server and have some doubts. Firstly my network is something like this: One parent PC connected to the internet and 3 other child PCs which are not ...
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Add shutdown and restart options to logout confirmation dialog

I would like to have a more comprehensive dialog when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Instead of the classic I'd like to have suspend/reboot/shutdown options too. It was possible in my previous installation ...