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what is the right way to shutdown ubuntu using the command line? [duplicate]

I know that there are several commands that shutdown an Ubuntu computer. I was just wondering if there is a right one to use and what the implications are for using the other ones; or what the various ...
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how to shutdown my ubuntu-server 16.04.2 [duplicate]

When I use sudo init 0 to shutdown the system ,it always staying at [ok] Stopped LVM2 metadata daemon What can I do?
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how can I shutdown from the command line using lightdm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restart /shutdown from a terminal? In gdm I could use os.system("gdm-control --reboot && openbox --exit") In a Python script. What would the command be ...
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Why doesn't running “sudo shutdown now” shut down?

When I issue the following: sudo shutdown now ..my newly commissioned Ubuntu 14.04 server doesn't shut down. It stops with the following message: * Stopping System V runlevel compatibility Give ...
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Automatic shutdown at specified times?

I'm aware I can use (sudo?) shutdown -h hh:mm in a terminal window to shut down a system, however the user that is logged in is a kiosk user, which is locked down in such a way that terminal (or any ...
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How to enable hibernation in 15.04?

I did a clean install of 15.04, tried to enable hibernation per instruction from http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/10/enable-hibernate-option-in-ubuntu-14-10-unity/ but it works only if I boot ...
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How can I create an infinite login loop for a specific user?

Well I know the question is weird, but i have a user "Bob" and I want only bob's account to be stuck in infinite login loop. Please note I don't want to get out of a login loop..I want this particular ...
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Shutting down the system using a virtual console

My computer is freezing from time to time. It's because I make few mistakes and I ruined my system. I don't have any time to reinstall the system now. While my PC is frozen, it still works when I ...
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Terminal commands to hard shutdown and hard restart

I want to do hard restart and hard shutdown(immediate shutdown and restart) through terminal. Is this possible through terminal commands? And note that no answers in this How do I shut down or ...
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How to make Ubuntu shutdown when power lost? [duplicate]

My project requires that the power source for the laptop be switched on and off. Is there a way to make Ubuntu shutdown properly when the external power is lost? It will run the shutdown on its ...
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Shutdown command does nothing

I can't shutdown my ubuntu 14.04 anymore. # shutdown -h now Nothing happens at all # halt -h # halt:Unable to execute shutdown: exec format error Shutting down from gui just messes up the lightdm. ...
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Random Freezing with ubuntu 14.04

Installed ubuntu 14.04 and the system freezes at least once a day at what seems to be random times. By Freezing I mean the mouse keyboard and screen won't react at all. This will happen no matter if ...
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How come I cannot shut down properly?

I wonder why I cannot turn off correctly. Whenever I try to turn off, it get a black screen and it turns back into Ubuntu. Only Ubuntu, HP4140 mini.
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Automatic graceful shutdown via IPMI

For my remote box, when I issue a graceful shutdown via IPMI, Ubuntu gives a pop-up on its local display asking what I would like to do. I would like it to automatically shutdown without asking. ...
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Won't Shut Down?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and when I select the shutdown option from the top-right corners drop down, instead of giving me an option to shutdown or hibernate, it only lets me lock and log out. I haven'...

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