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Computer issues! Ubuntu 12.04LTS

My computer shuts down unexpectedly and randomly. It's been happening recently. It also will NOT shut down manually or when I click on shut down. I've tried holding the power button for a long time ...
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how to solve this startup and shutdown problem

I am a newbie to ubuntu and linux and facing a shutdown problem. The system doesn't shut down and hangs. Similarly while startup grup does not show time and halts at grub screen. It does not ...
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On startup [number] kvm: disabled by bios [duplicate]

When I start ubuntu 12.04 it says [number]kvm : disabled by bios. How can I fix it? Also there is a quick black screen flash on shutdown which states unable to run [something]. It flashes too fast so ...
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Can you add a startup and a shutdown sound ? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was wondering if there was any way to insert a startup and shutdown sound (ideally using a piece of software). If anybody has any ideas, they would be much ...
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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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No Shutdown and Odd Shutdown! Please help!

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer m5-583p-6428 laptop and everything seems to be working well except for shutting down and starting up. To turn on the laptop I need to press the power button ...
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Removing Sys-V-Init script in favour of rc.local. Will application still shutdown correctly?

I've had to remove the /etc/init.d/crashplan script by doing update-rc.d -f crashplan remove in favour of starting the daemon using /etc/rc.local (the reason for this is that I have an encrypted home ...
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inotifywait does not shut down my computer

I've put this script at startup in /etc/init.d, when some user changes password, this script updates it on another file data.txt, It is working fine, but when i shut down my computer it was not doing ...
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Abnormal shutdown of unity

Sometimes, when I shutdown or reboot, my laptop hangs on the purple screen with the white dots. It only behaves this was sometimes, not every time. How should I troubleshoot this?
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Howto start scripts before/after: Startup / Reboot / Suspend / Hibernate / Powerup / etc

This is what i have so far, but for some reason it doesnt work: cd ~ cd /etc/pm/sleep.d/ sudo touch 99myStartup.sh sudo nano 99myStartup.sh chmod +x 99myStartup.sh #!/bin/bash #!/bin/sh echo ...
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Remotely turning on computer?

I need a simple way to turn on my dell optiplex remotely, and shut it off. Its running ubuntu 13.04. How would i go about that? would i need a separate device to press the power button, or would it ...
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1answer
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Run two commands sequentially uisng crontab

My 3-year girl loves SuperTux. she couldn't control the mouse! so the game should run automatically on startup and after the game, computer should shut down automatically, too. however I put the ...
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1answer
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Need to know what program is writing to the console on start, logout and shutdown

I would like to know what program is responsible for writing messages to the console during the start, logout and shutdown process. What I'm referring to is that black console that comes out and spews ...
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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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What happens to manual Upstart services on shut down?

If using the manual keyword in an init or override Upstart script, it is not clear whether the services shut down process will be initiated or it will just be killed on shut down. For instance, will ...
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1answer
595 views

Start and shutdown errors 12.10

I just upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10. I am now stuck as I don't know what to do. The installation have for some reason failed on some place as I am getting error messages on start and shutdown ...
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1answer
264 views

Starting / Shutting down Problem

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop. There is the following starting/shutting down problem: When clicking the power button, the laptop starts for 1 second and after that abruptly shuts down. When ...
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KDE 4 opens up the items that were not closed at shutdown again

Let's say i have Chromium and Dolphin open up when I shut down, then both are reopen upon reboot.How do I prevent this ? DWM : KDE 4 Linux flavour : Ubuntu
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Why does Plymouth boot in fallback text mode?

When starting my system, Plymouth doesn't show graphics but uses the fallback text mode. However, it runs normally (that is, with graphics) on shutdown. Why is that?
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1answer
628 views

Why does my system boot so slowly?

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 a few days ago. It is really awesome but the problem is that it takes unusually long time (about 20 minutes) for the login screen to appear after the Ubuntu startup screen. ...
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Can I set a delay on startup sounds?

Is there a way to have the start up sound wait like I did in conky like this? #!/bin/bash sleep 30 Not that its a big deal but my comp boots so fast it does not have time to play the small ogg ...
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Loading/Shutdown GUI problems? [closed]

I am using a partition created from Wubi, and this is only because Windows is needed for activities like gaming and watching movies on certain websites that require the Silverlight plugin. All of the ...