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Can't shutdown in 13.10

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 but my laptop can't shutdown. When I try to shutdown it will just keep loading endlessly. After pressing a non-letter key on the keyboard I'm transferred to a ...
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Shutdown slow: unknown job s35networking

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 LTS, I get this error when I shutdown the pc: rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility service S35 ...
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black screen during shutdown

Good morning. I'm testing the 13.04 64bit with Gnome-shell 3.6.3.1. It happens randomly after choosing shutdown of the machine, I receive a black screen "stuck" (no splash screen, no messages). ...
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Logout/Shutdown taking very long, how to find the problem?

Some months now, it's taking very long to logout/shutdown/reboot my ubuntu box. it doesn't happen with a fresh profile it still takes ages even when i close all running programs first (foreground ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately upon starting game from Steam

I have just reformatted Ubuntu, and have updated the drivers. Games from Steam crash and the computer shuts down immediately upon loading or starting the game. This happens both on Windows 7 and ...
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Can't start gui in Ubuntu after run 'shutdown -r now'

After I run sudo shutdown -r now to restart Ubuntu, it can't automatically start the gui. But I can still login in the command line. This is the first time I come across this problem. I have used sudo ...
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Unexplained nightly system shutdown

I recently took over a Dell XPS 9100, installed Ubuntu 12.04 via PXEboot. I have done big builds and long over-the-net fetches with the machine. In System Settings => Power, for Suspend when ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't shut down - stopping winbind daemon

My Precise Pangolin sometimes won't shut down - the screen is black with text on it. Mostly last line says something like stopping winbind deamon (sometimes also virtualbox, which is above winbind ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown

A bit of background first. I use my ubuntu computer as a media center and backup server, running Ubuntu 12.04. It's scheduled to shutdown at 1am everyday. My problem is that the computer does not ...
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Debug automatic laptop shutdown problem

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and recently it started getting shutdown automatically while I am using it. I am sure there is no problem with any part getting over heating. Some times it happens ...
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Need to setup email notification when system starts and shutdown

I would like to have the system send me a email notification everrytime the system starts or shuts down. I am currently running Ubuntu 12.10 I found this tutorial but I couldn't make it to work.
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My PC seems stuck during shutting down. How can I fix this and have it power off?

I was running Ubuntu normally and one time I ran the command startX in my terminal and then my screen became black. So I powered off through the cable then when I reboot, it doesn't log in so I had to ...
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12.10 unexpected shutdown

A week ago I upgraded my system from 12.04 to 12.10 and now I am experiencing unexpected shutdowns. I did not have this problem at 12.04. This happened twice in a week and it takes a while to load my ...
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How to block shutdown in ubuntu 12.04?

Sometime I run maintenance scripts in a machine. I want to temporally block users from been able to shuting-down the system while this task are running. How can I achieve this?
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12.10 shutdown/power-up issue

I have just upgraded to 12.10 on a Shuttle XPC which I use mainly for XBMC and have a problem with shut down/power up. When I shut down from within XBMC the box seems to shut down correctly, but it ...
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Can I set my computer to say ' Shut down ' when I shut it down rather than show GNOME Lines?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 and the first time I shut it down it started showing GNOME lines. I didn't change any settings before and it goes on for a reasonable amount of time. I don't want to use ...
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ubuntu 12.04 cannot be powered off completely

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 recently. When I try to power off, the hard disk seem to be powered off. However, the computer cannot be powered off completely. The power light and Bluetooth light is ...
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Enabling hibernate in 12.04 stops reboot and shutdown

I enabled hibernate by setting the policy in /var/lib/.../10-vendor.d. Once I set this field, I was able to hibernate jolly well again, but then the reboot and shutdown went to fast reboot mode and ...
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How to avoid shutdown freeze on a MAc with Ubuntu 12.04?

I just installed my old MacBook white with a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 as single OS on the machine, all runs pretty good, but every time I shut it down or restart the machine gets stuck in the "ubuntu ....." ...
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How to prevent shutdown on certain condition?

Background I am using rsnapshot to backup my machines to a remote nfs nas device. This is somewhat tricky to use with my laptop since it is not guaranteed to be online at a specific time and for a ...
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Why can't I poweroff my computer if it isn't connected to a power supply?

When my computer is not plugged in the poweroff function doesn't work. It just boots up after poweroff. Whenever I poweroff by the way of GUI clicking or typing command "poweroff" or "halt" , my ...
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How to calibrate the laptop battery on 12.04

Since a couple of days or so my laptop (asus n76vm) does a hard shut-down when the battery indicates 20% life left. It just cuts off the power, no shut-down screen or anything, making the hard drive ...
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computer shut down for no reason and its not a overheating problem

computer shut down usually when ı watch a quality video or play dota 2 sometimes with no reason first ı thought it was a overheating problem ı install sensors and looked cpu temp its like this ...
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Cairo-Dock disabled my Restart and shutdown options

I had Cairo-Dock installed and I had added it on start up. Later I removed it using apt-get --purge remove and removed its packages using synaptic package manager. Yet I can access Cairo-Dock and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, asus f550c : it do not go in power save mode

If I remove the charger from my laptop asus f550c, it do not go in power save mode, as I can see from the applet CPU frequency scaling indicator Indeed, usually if I suspend the laptop, it has very ...
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Wireless driver (Relink RT3290) not working

I'm having HP ProBook 450 and Ubuntu 13.10 with 3.11 kernel. Laptop was new, it came with SuSe Enterprise edition but as it was not possible to be translated to my local language I installed Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu crash 12.04, can't shutdown system

I was working with code::blocks, while running Glut project, it complained permission denied: cant open /usr/include/GL/glut.h, so I did this sudo chmod -R 777 /usr. I then I restarted the computer, ...
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Start up and Shut down Logs

I would like to clean up my laptop, I am not that clued up here so please could I get some assistance with this please? You can email and I can send the logs to you and see what can be done please as ...
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upstart and incompatible sysvinit scripts

When I reboot or try to shutdown I get the following message: Error: Calling a sysvinit script on a system using upstart isn't supported. Please use the 'service' command instead. How do I find ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown EVER by any means, just restarts

So, as the title says, my computer won't shutdown, it just restarts. Here's a list of the things that I've tried: Use 2nd bios Boot from Ubuntu USB. Shutdown from Windows 7. Sleep in Windows 7. ...
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Laptop shutdown, cannot terminate all processes

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS HP Laptop i am really desperate, since I now only occasional have access to the internet and I need my laptop for an upcoming exam in practical statistics.. a week ago it started: ...
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Key Binding: /usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper --s

I just upgraded from 13.4 to 13.10 & my custom key binding for shutdown or restart doesn't work. It seems that /usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper Doesn't exist. Any ideas or ...
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Computer shutting down 5 minutes after starting a game

So after I start any game (for example Starbound or FEZ) on my Xubuntu installation, after 5 minutes my computer just shuts down without even displaying a warning. Does anyone know what could be ...
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External HDD auto shut down?

Unlike windows 7 my external western digital hard disk [with separate power input] does not power off automatically when i press shut down. what can i do for that? i use ubuntu 12.04 lts and i'm a ...
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Ubuntu on VMWare (OS X) doesn't suspend when inactive

I'm running 13.10 as a virtual machine under VMWare Fusion 6.0.2 on OS X 10.8.5, and also have a Windows 7 VM. My computer is a bit flaky, unfortunately, and occasionally it freezes to the point that ...
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Xubuntu not shutting down

I've installed the xubuntu-desktop package onto my Ubuntu 13.10 install. I like the look and the feel of the Xubuntu desktop however, I'm running into several issues: Shutting down / logging out ...
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Stop job before it's dependencies

I have a job that does some things and uses other locally installed services (such as the mail server). Sometimes I do an ACPI shutdown but I need this service to complete the ongoing operation ...
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Shut Down/Restart from unity panel menu won't work

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and now I can't seem to shut down or restart my laptop using top right menu on Unity panel. When I click Shut Down or Restart nothing happens. I have to press my power ...
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User permissions messed up after updating to 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 is not working properly since I upgraded from 13.04 - seems to be a problem with my user permissions: The GUI shut down and reboot buttons do not work (no response when clicking on ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't poweroff Acer Aspire E1-522

I have this Aspire brand new, Ubuntu is working 100% apart from shutdown, or better, it just can't poweroff. If I perform a verbose shutdown, I can see that everything works, kill processes, ...
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Problems with sound/shutdown screen on Ubuntu 13.10

I'm running Saucy on my Dell Latitude D620 laptop and often when I press the 'mute' button the shutdown screen appears. It doesn't do it every time but often enough to be irritating. As I've been ...
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Check if last powerdown was clean

I want to make a script that checks if last power down was a clean or unclean. If it's not a clean boot/reboot it sends me an email. But how do I check if it was a proper shutdown?
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NetworkManager not calling dispatcher.d down

By looking at my syslog, I see that NetworkManager executes the scripts in /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/ on the "up" state on boot, as expected. But it does not trigger on the "down" state when ...
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laptop shuts down due to overheating during ubuntu installation

I have a hp pavilion g6 laptop and it came preinstalled with windows 8.i'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu. ive disabled secure boot and tried to install both Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04...but during both ...
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13.04 on Macbook, kworker crash, shutdown

Ok, so I hope someone can help with this. I've tried googling everything I can think of and I've come up with nada. I just installed 13.04 on my (white, older) Macbook, and I am intermittently getting ...
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Computer with Ubuntu 13.04 suddenly stopped working

I am new to Ubuntu. Since mycomputer with XP installed started doing funny thing, I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04. Today it stopped suddenly and showing something weird. To be specific I have ...
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Why does a forced shutdown help Ubuntu recognize a module instead of normal shutdown?

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Kernel 3.5.0-37-generic Laptop: HP mini 110 - 1100 Module: hp 2400 mobile broadband I installed gobi-loader and copied two firmware files to /lib/firmware/gobi/ Sometimes ...
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Ubuntu restarts on shutdown/hibernation commands, instead of shutdown

Friends, Whenever I am going to shutdown/hibernate my Ubuntu PC its restarting after completing their process. Mean to say if press shutdown button its shutdown properly and switch off the display but ...
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How to hide the “broadcast from root@… The system is going down for system halt NOW!”

I'm now trying to hide all the messages or verbose when using a ubuntu server+openbox , and now there's only one left -- "The system is going down for system halt NOW! " . It's kind of like a wall ...
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After installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7, I am unable to use my mouse, connect to the internet, or power down!

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on my 64 bit laptop. After installation, everything worked fine until the next time I restarted the computer. The next time I restarted, my mouse ...