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Why do I get a reboot instead of a shutdown?

After two days of installation, strangely my Ubuntu machine is restarting instead of shutdown from both desktop GUI and command line. sudo shutdown -h now sudo halt # (doesn't shutdown, instead ...
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Ubuntu 16 reboots seconds after shutdown

I've just updated my ubuntu 15 to ubuntu 16. Now, every time I shutdown, the computer reboots after a few seconds! I've already googled for solutions but nothing worked. My computer is a HP probook ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at "reboot: Restarting System"

I know this has been asked multiple times before, but most of these threads don't have an answer. I tried user62664's solution here and ran sudo update-grub successfully, but nothing changed. This ...
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12.04 reboots rather than shutting down

I have a ruvo with a fresh installation of 12.04. When I try and shutdown the computer reboots. Until I upgraded (by doing a fresh install) I ran it with Ubuntu 10.04 and I didn't have this issue. I ...
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Unable to shutdown Ubuntu 12.04

I just have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits just few days ago, and everything is ok, but just some times when I tray to shutdown the system just freezes for a long time, and I have to force the ...
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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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shutdown gets stuck on splash screen

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my old laptop, Dual boot with Windows XP. Laptop specs: Gateway MX6128, 2GB Ram, 32 bit I am completely NEW to Linux... never used it in my life but giving ...
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Latest compiz update for 16.04 breaks desktop + LUKS login

I just upgraded to the latest update for compiz and other packages, but that resulted in me not having access to a desktop at all! (can only see background and cairo dock). I figured it was unity/...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not shut down

Ubuntu 14.04 not shutdown/reboot on Acer laptop(with UEFI) after clicking by the button. If I type in the console -sudo shutdown -h now or -sudo reboot I can't shutting down my laptop. I always got ...
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Infinite Shutdown (vanilla Ubuntu 16.04)

Specs So whenever I either shutdown or restart Ubuntu, it goes on forever. At least, I've left it 10+ mins and it shouldn't be taking that long so I'm assuming that leaving it for hours wouldn't give ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Precise only reboots does not SHUT-DOWN [duplicate]

Okay here's the question: Ubuntu 12.04 Precise will not shut-down it just Reboots again! Its as simple as that. I have tried every command out there and not a single one of these commands works in ...
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Ubuntu doesn't shutdown, just reboots

I use ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop Hp Pavillion x360 11" The problem is when I click the shutdown option, both Reboot and Shutdown options apeear, but whichever one I choose, my pc just reboots and I'm ...
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