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Xubuntu Restarts Automatically after Shutdown

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Workstation. Whenever I shutdown, two things happen. Either it shuts down and automatically restarts, or it hangs at shutdown with a black screen. ...
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Standby and Shutdown Hang on Macbook Pro 11,5

I just managed to get Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 and Mac OS 10.10.4 (Yosemite) to dual boot on my mid 2015 (11,5) Macbook Pro a few weeks ago. For some reason, the machine hangs on shutdown and on standby. ...
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Slow shutdown caused by cryptswap

After upgrading to 15.04 my computer takes a very long time to power off. Hitting escape during shutdown shows messages like so: (1 of 6) A stop job is running for ...
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Play logout sound when Gnome session ends

I want to know a way by which I can run a script, which would play a logout sound, just before Gnome session ends. By Gnome session ends I mean when I click Logout, Restart or Shutdown I am using ...
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Remove the “Authentication is required for …”

I'm terribly sorry if this has been answered somewhere else but I've read through many forum posts and still haven't found a fix to my issue. Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 then updated to 14.04 ...
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Why does my computer try to shut down when I plug in headphones?

Using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Noticed that when I plug in headphones, a menu appears asking if I want to "lock, suspend, restart, or shut down." Is this normal? How do I fix this if it isn't normal?
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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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How do I stop a job before its 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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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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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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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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Suspend and Shutdown not working in ubuntu 15.10

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on a razer blade 14 2013 with kernel version 4.2. Everything is currently stock. Unfortunately, suspend (both doing it manually and closing the lid) as well as shut down do ...
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Power Suspend inconsistently working

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I rely on the power suspend to suspend my system when I am inactive for longer than 30 minutes. For some reason, this doesn't always work. I came to my system ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 installed on MacBook won't shut down properly

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my MacBook using rEFIt, and the problem is now it won't shut down properly. Every time it reaches the very last part where it's about to power off and then just hangs. ...
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How to shutdown peripheral

I was helping someone on the Italian help service investigating a problem of battery draining when the computer is shut down. This problem appears only when shutting down from Lubuntu, not from ...
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Lenovo Yoga 11 randomly shuts down before login Ubuntu 15.10 & 15.04

It always happens while booting before the login screen appears. Most confusing is, sometimes the laptop boots without any problems. The next day I have to start it like 5 times before I am able to ...
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15.10 - Ubuntu does not power off on shutdown

I have been around the internet trying to find the answer and no solution given has worked. I have disabled quiet and splash from /etc/default/grub so I can see the output. When shutting down, there ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 cannot unmount file system on shutdown

My Asus Ux303 laptop cannot shutdown, because it hangs at unmounting the filesystem. It hangs at Unmounting local filesystem... Any ideas what could cause this or how to diagnose it?
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Ubuntu 15.10 Shutdown freeze

Desktop computer, Intel motherboard installed Ubuntu 15.10, when I shutdown, it almost freeze. It working on Windows. How can I do? thank you.
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How to reboot vivid?

I upgraded a Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS to Lubuntu Vivid (15.04?). sudo init 6 doesn't work because init doesn't exsists. Using the Reboot or Shutdown button doesn't work, too. Even Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't ...
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'sudo poweroff' in Terminal turns screen of but does nothing else

I have found that recently when I execute the command: sudo poweroff In the GUI Terminal app that what actually happens is that my screen fully turns off, but my machine does not. It just sits ...
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Lost the Shutdown/restart menu upper right 14.04

This is a recent Trusty load, not sure how lost it but it's consistently gone. Would very much like it back. tnx rich
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Ubuntu shutdown freezes after suspend

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Acer Aspire V3, along with pre-installed Win8.1. During installation, I enabled /home encryption. There is no problem with suspending laptop for the first ...
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Powered down my laptop during a drive partition, any way to save some data?

I was in the process of partitioning my laptop drive which was running the latest version of Ubuntu when I was forced to turn it off, knowing the damage it could cause. When I turned it on later it ...
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Can't cancel the restart/shut down dialog box in Gnome

When I click on the "Restart..." or "Shut Down..." options of the Gnome panel, a box dialog appears in order to confirm whether I really want to "Accept" or "Cancel" the process (as expected). ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Battery discharges while computer is off

I bought a hp 15-r003np 2 weeks ago and installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with dual boot (to windows 8). When i shutdown ubuntu, in the next day battery has 85% of charge, despite the computer shutdown. If i ...
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How do I put a login sound in Lubuntu 14.04?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 installed on my machine, but how do I put a custom login sound in it? I prefer the boot sound from old versions like 5.10 & 6.06, are they still in Ubuntu, and how about ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop not getting shutdown

My Computer : Intel i5-4440 Quad Core on Intel Motherboard DB85FL (built-in graphics). I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10 through 'Software Updater'. The process was fully automatic 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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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 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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Shut-down/Restart/Power-up “work” as Suspend on a Lenovo g50-70 running Ubuntu MATE 15.10

As the title suggests; when it comes to shut-down/restart both suspend the laptop unless I go with sudo -shutdown which works as expected. When powering-up, it goes through the GRUB (since I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown after package removal

The problem My Ubunutu 14.04 laptop will not shutdown anymore from the command line or from the reboot button in the OS. It hangs at the shutdown screen indefinitely. This problem started a few days ...
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Creating an upstart service for dumping and uploading a mysql database on shutdown

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS x64. I have two KVM guests. One is a file server and another runs mysql server. I have a script that I run on the file server. The script connects via ssh to the ...
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15.10 on Asus Zenbook: Hanging at shutdown with power plugged in

I have an ASUS Zenbook UX305 and I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it. Everything works fine, except that when I have the power cable plugged in and do a shutdown I think it must hang just as it's about ...
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Issue dismounting LVM on LUKS system when initial live-USB isn't present

I am having a rather peculiar problem with the Ubuntu half of my system. The TL;DR is that I have Ubuntu 14.04 using an LVM on LUKS setup. /boot lives on an unencrypted partition (/sda3) while swap ...