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You may use sleep command. It accepts postfix m to numbers, which stands for minutes. I.e. you can execute sleep 60m && someCommand Now, here's a little problem that sudo after a time limit requires to enter the password again, and if you'd execute sudo sleep 60m && sudo somecommand, the someCommand wouldn't do in time. To workaround it, ...


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Is it possible that shutting down and then unplugging my external hard drive could have broken a path? No. And if it did it would not kill the contents of the disk. I have noticed that Ubuntu shuts down almost instantly ... We do not probe for an update as Windows does. whereas Windows takes much longer and often pauses on closing 1 application ...


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I know about this bug. This often happens with me, when I had a long session with my phone and especially when there were many progress with the Unity 8 gui e.g. switching between staged and windowed mode. In these cases the display server seems to work optically properly, but for real it runs laggy. You sometimes reconize it by failing updates and ...


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This is definitely a graphics card issue. "Nouveau" is the open-source nvidia driver. Check your GPU fan and cooling. Remove dust.


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This thread may be helpful to you: How to use lm-sensors? Reading up on some of these sensor apps, some can help you control the fan.


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Seems like heat sink on top of CPU is either not functioning well or thermal paste on top of CPU and under the heat sink fan needs refill. Hope it solves it.


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Maybe shut down and take a nap. Suspend will still keep some software in RAM memory, thus eating some battery. Probably not much, but enough to make a difference in some situations. That's for laptops. If you're planning to take notes on an Ubuntu tablet or convertible, i see no reason to shut down. God, i wish i'd have a Galaxy tablet with Ubuntu on it!


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Credit to this posted answer First, I don't know why upstart works at all since Ubuntu 15.10 should be using systemd instead. So I used systemd to solve my problem. I create a systemd "unit" called backup.service [Unit] Description=Backup script DefaultDependencies=no RequiresMountsFor=/mnt/D21EF5DA1EF5B795 /home /media/external Before=shutdown.target ...


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The accepted answer sudo init 0 doesn't work for me in Xubuntu based in Ubuntu 16.04. While waiting for a patch this is how I can shutdown my laptop: Using poweroff sudo poweroff -f -f to force the computer to shutdown without contacting the init system. Detecting the process that prevents the computer to shutdown In my case there is always the tty ...


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On 16.04 no need of sudo To shutdown : poweroff To Reboot : reboot



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