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Remove power options from menu in Ubuntu 20.04

I am setting up a Lab machine to be used by students, running Ubuntu 20.04. I'd like to remove all power options from the menu, except Switch User and Logout. I followed the instructions in this ...
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Acer Aspire ES1-512-C32A laptop not powering off with Ubuntu 20.04

Just installed latest Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire ES1-512-C32A laptop and all works great apart from the powering off of the laptop. When I perform the power off, I need to physically hold ...
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Kde Neon shutdown issue [closed]

A while back I had an issue with kde-neon where the laptop wouldn't power off. The shutdown procedure was fine, with F2 pressed there wasn't any issue but at the end the screen went black but the fan ...
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Shutdown msg: ata failed stop fis rx (-16)

I am dual booting ubuntu 20.04/w10 on separate NVme.m2 on an asrock x570 and i have an ssd connected too as a storage drive. When i shutdown/restart my system, the following msg flashes for a sec: [32....
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My PC locks up at startup and doesn't shutdown properly

I have Ubuntu 18.04 and i'm having issues with the boot and the shutdown(most of the time freeze at the beginning and for shutdown the pc keep power on with black screen and i have to turn off ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 gigabyteH370 wifi board gtx1080ti difficult to power off

After installing nvidia driver, ubuntu 18.04 always need long time to power off, some times even halted. But it will recover after removing the driver. The nouveau driver has been successfully ...
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Lenovo Ideapad s340 running Ubuntu 18.04 does not reboot/shutdown

My laptop, Lenovo Ideapad s340, will not shut down or reboot. I have to press the power button to switch it off. I have tried several suggestions including acpi but I still have this problem. How can ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 - need to press shutdown twice

I am on Kubuntu 20.04 (upgraded from 19.10) and sometimes I need to press shutdown button twice to get my system to shut down. What could be the problem, and how can I fix it?
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Require password for reboot/shutdown

I realise that this question might be forwarded to a pedagogical forum, but I try to ask :-) I have installed Ububtu Mate 20.04 on iMac (late 2012). I have two users, myself and my son (6 y.o.). When ...
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recurring scheduled shutdown

If I type sudo shutdown -h 21:30 at, say, 21:20, then I will get a message saying Shutdown scheduled for Tue 2020-05-26 21:30:00 BST, use 'shutdown -c' to cancel. This is great. But is there a way ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 shutdown issue

Background: I use an Ideapad330S with Ryzen. I have used Ubuntu for almost a year and this problems is new. When I type shutdown or poweroff commands on the terminal it seems to run the normal ...
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How to create shutdown sound, Ubuntu 20.04

I have these two links that say how to create and link for shutdown sound. has not worked for me yet. I have changed the file to K99 and k01. method 1- https://myubuntublog.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/...
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Laptop won't power-off after shutdown

so I did software updates yesterday (the software updater popped up and I followed to instructions) and went on to watch a movie. Then I used to GUI to press "Power Off", closed it and went to sleep. ...
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18.04.4 Fails to shutdown

Laptop: Thinkpad E485, 32GB RAM, Ryzen 3 2200U with vega graphics. Kernel 5.3.0-53-generic Symptoms: Fails to shut down. Both from gui and shutdown -h now results in black screen, unresponsive ...
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Hang on shut down

I've just installed ubuntu 20.04 on a macbook pro 3,1. It has an SSD and BIOS boot partition rather than EFI (so I can load the NVIDIA drivers). I have no external USB devices attached. On shutdown, ...
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Does Reboot command invoke scripts in /etc/rc0.d/ directory?

I need to kill some services when shutdown/reboot my Linux server, but I am not sure how Reboot command works. To my understanding, /etc/rc0.d/ scripts will be invoked when system is shutdown, while ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: How to toggle printing boot.log-like messages?

I just installed a new few things (listed below) on Ubuntu 18.04, and now when I shut down, it started displaying what appear to be checks resembling the boot.log. It's a black screen with white text ...
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Ubuntu18.04: Black screen on shutdown/reboot

My Thinkpad E495 with Ubuntu18.04 halts/freezes in black screen on shutdown/reboot. Nevertheless, it boots fine even though I need to hard shutdown via power button. Disabled quiet splash in grub but ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs on shutdown/reboot

I noticed earlier today that my computer hangs when attempting to shutdown or reboot. It turns off the screen but the system itself is still running. I have already tried to: Execute the command ...
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Random shutdown, logs empty [closed]

This is about Pop_OS, the Ubuntu fork, but since there is no askpopos and the reddit has more questions than answers, here goes: I installed the system two weeks ago and it has been running smooth, ...
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Shutdown does not turn off computer

After a recent update (Ubuntu 18.04.4) on an Udoo Bolt, I have a problem when I shut down the computer. It seems all running processes are killed, but the computer doesn't completely shut down (fan ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 shutdown but not power off (Asus)

I try $ shutdown -P now Watch video please video notebook shutdown Ubuntu 19.10 My asus is FX505DD, i use NVIDIA Driver 440.83
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18.04 - Failing to shutdown/power off on AMD Ryzen CPUs

When booting up Ubuntu 18.04 with a kernel version of 5.3.0-52 or later (including 5.3.0-53), everything seems to be working as usual. However, when I shutdown, the system will only soft shutdown, ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 sometimes hangs on shutdown and in standby

I installed Kubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Lenovo Ideapad 5 15ARE. Because of the new APU (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U) the kernel 5.4 does not work. So I started in recovery mode, installed kernel 5....
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GNOME shutdown dialog taking too much time to appear

When I select the 'Power Off / Log Out' option from the top bar and then select the 'Power Off...' option, the shutdown dialog (the one that adds a gray overlay to desktop) is taking something like 5 ...
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Ubuntu-18.04.4 LTS doesn't reboot nor shutdown

After installing the latest updates (LSN-0067-1, USN-4363-1) today (2020-05-20) and the kernel updated to 5.3.0.53-generic, I can no longer reboot or shutdown the system. This happens when using the ...
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Ubuntu turn off notifications while gaming

Is there a way to automatically silent, or off all kind of notifications when I am playing a game? If ubuntu does not know whether the software I ran was a game can I somehow categorize it? And when a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 shuts down automatically after boot

I am new to Ubuntu and linux in general. I have recently dual booted Ubuntu 18.04 along with Windows 10. I have installed it through UEFI. Whenever I boot into Ubuntu by choosing it from grub, it ...
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New Shutdown Message with 20.04

I just upgraded to 20.04 and now see a terminal message when shutting down or restarting my system: [32.708998] ata2: failed stop FIS RX (-16) It will flash for a second. Sometimes there will be a ...
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How to view log of errors shown upon shutdown

I get 2 error messages shown very briefly when shutting down my hp notebook with 20.04 running on it. Is it safe to ignore them or should I have a look what it's about? If so where would I look?
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How does one immediately start shutting down withouth menu cinnamon?

Most Linux desktops show you a menu, after choosing shutdown, which is quite weird. Is there a way to make cinnamon go immediately shutdown after clicking the logo and not show any window or menu? I ...
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Why this happens at the moment I shut down Ubuntu?

I just installed Ubuntu in a SSD of 500GB with another partition of Windows 10. Sometimes when I shut down Ubuntu these messages appear, and when they don't, my pc takes a very long time to shut down ...
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Desktop's power button set to Suspend but powers down instead, 20.04

Just upgraded to 20.04 and have noticed an issue with Suspend; it has improved, Suspend from the menu works - it stopped going in to/coming out of S3 properly after some update in 18.04 and continued ...
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Black screen right after attempting shutdown, suspend or log off, requiring hard reboot

I have a Kubuntu 20.04 installed on its own drive, with an attached Windows 10 installation, using a GTX 1050 TI laptop card. There are no issues booting from an already shut down computer, but if I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 shutdown slow

I shut down (or reboot) my laptop once a week. It takes around 1-2 minutes to turn off the system. However, previously I was on Ubuntu 16.04 and was able to see logs by pressing Esc key. In this ...
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My laptop can't handle transition from power to battery

I have an Asus X541U laptop (Ubuntu 18.04) that shuts down minutes after I unplug it from power, even if the battery is full. However, turning it on unplugged causes no issue and the computer does ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 unexplainable shutdowns - possibly related to fan control logic

Recently, I had to replace my laptop's (System76 kudu5) fan. After this, it would run fine for about 1 minute. Then, the shutdown dialogue box would pop up and it would turn off as if the power ...
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Ubuntu upgraded but basic icons such as restart, login, battery etc. are missing

I am not an expert Ubuntu user. I have upgraded Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 LTS through terminal commands. Upgrade was successful, everything is fine but now I realized that some of the basic icons are ...
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Shutdown and Restart are greyed out Ubuntu Studio 20.04

When I first installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04 I did not have this issue, but starting yesterday I realized that I can't shutdown or restart using the XFCE panel. This seems like a somewhat common issue ...
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Can't shut down due to “A stop job is running for Docker Application Container Engine” (endless counting / no limit)

I tried to upgrade Ubuntu from 18.04 to 18.10, but there was an error with Docker. I tried to install it via the terminal, but it got stuck while "preparing to unpack". I force-restarted the system ...
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ubuntu 18.04 making a pop sound on shutdown

i have previously had the issue of ubuntu 18.04 staying stuck on shutdown. The solution i've implemented was changing some settings from the grub. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden ...
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How to turn off ubuntu completely?

I have ubuntu 20.04 with kde plasma, how do I turn it off completely? Even reisub saves applications when it's turned off.
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS locks up in shutdown (UEFI)

If I shutdown my Laptop (Lenovo ideapad 100) it freezes and won't shut down. I also have this problem in other distros like Deepin or Debian. I've take me some time and googled about it. I have ...
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Power Off button is gone on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my laptop and I noticed that I no longer have the Power Off button but rather a menu that I need to click on and then I need to click on Power Off... and then ...
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My Numlock key light won't turn off when system Shutdown

Although my Numlock key still work, its light won't turn off when i shutdown the machine. The same thing happens with my wifi receiver. When the wifi turns off or system shutdown, the wifi receiver's ...
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What happen when hard shutdown?

Yesterday a videogame freezes two times and the only way I found is to shutdown the PC by long press shutdown button. Now I'm wondering what happens when I do that, it can cause damage to some ...
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My system can't shutdown or suspend

I just installed Ubuntu (20.04) on my new system (Ryzen 3600 with Gigabyte B450 Aorus M), and my system simply won't shutdown. When I issue a shutdown (either from GUI, shutdown command or systemctl ...
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Not shutting down.It stuck on boot logo. Always have to force shutdown manually

stuck on ubuntu dell logo every time shutdown.I haven't tried anything yet.
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Laptop abruptly shuts down after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04

Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from 18.04 LTS. I faced numerous issues, so I switched to kubuntu 20.04 (fresh install) . But the main problem persisted in both i.e laptop shuts down abruptly ...
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Why does my Ubuntu 20.04(even 19.10) randomly shut down?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 (used to run Ubuntu 19.10) on some an HP laptop[RAM-4 GB, Intel Core i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz x 4, 1TB HDD, AMD Hainan/Intel HD Graphics 440 (HSW GT2)]. I have turned off all ...

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