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Questions tagged [shutdown]

For questions regarding shutting down and powering off.

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Is there a way to directly shutdown from the lockscreen without switching users?

I have Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and am the only person who uses my computer. Once I lock my screen, is there a way to directly shutdown from the lockscreen without switching users?
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Ubuntu 18.10 freezes when try to reboot or shutdown

I have a Dell Inspiron 3558 with a dual boot with Ubuntu 18.10 and Windows 10. Normally both OSs work perfectly, but it freezes when trying to shutdown or reboot Ubuntu. (Click image to enlarge) I ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 - Unattended-upgrades-shutdown --wait-for-signal

I have a process as listed in htop under Command stating the following: /usr/bin/python3 /usr/share/unattended-upgrades/unattended-upgrade-shutdown --wait-for-signal Judging by the: --wait-...
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My computer freezes when shutting down/restarting/rebooting with every linux distro

My computer an ASUS will freeze every time I try to end my session and force me to shut down by holding the power button manually. This is an issue with ubuntu 18 and 16 and lubuntu 18 and 16. When I ...
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Freeze while shutdown ubuntu 18.04

I have lenovo IdeaPad 330 with Nvidia GeForce 2 gb graphic card and i am using Ubuntu 18.04 lts.. its a brand new laptop .. whenever i shutdown from Home screen or from terminal it stucks there every ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 sudden freeze/unresponsiveness/hanging

I'm new here, so please bear with me. I'm not new to Ubuntu, but I'm also not very experienced when it comes to debugging low-level stuff. In the last few days I have been experiencing some weird ...
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How can I add a power off option to the lock screen?

How can I add a power off option to the dropdown menu when the computer is locked? There's only a suspend button at the moment. I want other users to be able to log me out (without giving them my ...
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PC cooling fan fire-up on shutdown

This is my first post on here wouhou ! So let me introduce myself: I'm not a total ubuntu newbie but I'm still relatively new to this, so sorry if I'm not that good at describing the problem I'm ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 freshly updated freezes everytime at shutdown?

I’ve just updated from 18.04 to 18.10 and whenever I do Power Off, the system freezes and won’t shutdown. I have no clue to what I should do and I tried a few things which solved for the same problem ...
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Ubuntu kept freezing and can't boot after entering Win 10

I tried to install Ubuntu 18.10 alongside with Win 10 using a USB. I disabled the "fast start". I kept "secure boot" enabled. When I boot from USB, I first clicked "try Ubuntu". After the trial, I ...
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Ubuntu won't shut down!

I am using asus k40IE laptop and want to install Ubuntu 16.04 or newer versions.The laptop is quite old. But Ubuntu won't shut down (hants at showing ubuntu logo) at all. Shutdown also gets stuck with ...
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something is awfully wrong with my laptop and I have no idea what

I've fairly recently begun to use Linux and am preferring it to windows a lot (terminal is awesome). Started off with mint which ran very smoothly but then transitioned into Ubuntu. It was working all ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashes randomly and shuts my hp computer off

Ever since i downloaded ununtu version 18.04 my new hp laptop has been shutting down randomly. Is there any way that i can diagnose what the problem is? Does it have to do with how the software was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - corrupted network settings after forced shutdown?

Issue: whenever I boot into my Ubuntu machine (normal desktop boot), my Ethernet adapter is disabled. The cable, routers and all intermediate hardware stops are working correctly. To access the ...
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How do I shutdown/restart bionic beaver?

I just installed Bionic Beaver (Ubuntu 18.04), and I don't see how to shut it down or restart it from the GUI. I had to shut it down from a terminal window. I'm surely being stupid, but I need ...
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shutdown ssh after certain time (not idle time)

im doing a school project and im asked to shutdown a ssh session after 5 minutes. i´ve searched on the internet and i´ve only found the option to shutdown if the session is idle but i want to shutdown ...
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Shutdown Timing When Computer “Ignition” Goes Low

I'm running ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on an embedded "automotive" computer that's powered with 12VDC (no AC!). It has 3 power inputs: Power (12V), Ground and something labeled "ignition." When "ignition" ...
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MSI boot on power on

This is really about what is likely a simple setting or motherboard jumper setting that I have missed. What I want to do: Following shut down through OS and then power off via mains I want the PC to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 freezes when shutting down

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04.1. When I try to shut it down, either by using the displayed power button or through the terminal, the mouse cursor disappears and the screen freezes. I ...
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Ubuntu shuts down randomly

Can an error Oct 30 04:17:06 N56VZ kernel: [ 1.499158] [drm:intel_set_pch_fifo_underrun_reporting [i915]] *ERROR* uncleared pch fifo underrun on pch transcoder A Oct 30 04:17:06 N56VZ kernel: [ ...
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Shutting down the ubuntu “soft lockup”

I bought a Lenovo ideapad 320 and installed ubuntu 18.10 After shutting down I see a bug "soft lockup" I tried Sudo gedit /etc/default/grub/ And changed the text and run update grub But it didnt ...
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Filesystem corruption on shutdown/reboot

I have a system which dual boots between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.10. This system contains an SSD (both OSes are there) a couple of internal disks, one of which is formatted in NTFS and the other one ...
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Can't install ubuntu or any linux distribution on laptop because of sudden shutdown

I have been trying to install ubuntu, mint and fedora but my laptop always shutdown during the installation. Microsoft windows runs fine on my laptop without facing such an error, it only happens ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs when logoff, restart and shutdown

I bought a new hp notebook 15-bxxx. Installed Ubuntu 18.04 after installing tried to restart the laptop and it is getting hang even for shutdown also laptop hangs. Then my friend suggested to install ...
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I just dual-booted Ubuntu with windows and when I try to shut-down or reboot Ubuntu it freezes completely!

I bought a new computer, with no OS installed and I had widows 10 installed and then I dual booted Ubuntu 18.04.1 myself. I never worked in Ubuntu before and therefore I don´t even known how to ...
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Computer shuts off randomly while installing ubuntu

I am trying to dualboot Ubuntu along side windows 10 on my computer. While running the installer my computer will randomly turn off. There is no error message or crash screen, it simply turns off. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 system halted - finding the reason

I have a remote server which is actually running a Qt GUI App continuously, but when I have checked last day I have seen that the software was not running from time Oct 25 19:40:41 and I have ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 not booting/rebooting after fresh installation

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and after I updated through the Software Update notification it isn't booting up/rebooting properly. I have press reset button multiple times for it to boot to desktop. ...
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early 2015 macbook pro with 18.04 powering off randomly when not plugged in

Good day, the issue I"m having is that when my early 2015 macbook pro with Ubuntu 18.04 installed on it is unplugged, even when the batter is >90% full, it randomly and suddenly will power off. It ...
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A stop job is running for Raise network interfaces (/1min 31s)

When I am trying to shutdown my pc running ubuntu 16.04.5 it will hang on this line: A stop job is running for Raise network interfaces (1s/1min 31s) This is my /etc/network/interfaces file: # This ...
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Why does sleeping sometimes shutdown?

I use the sleep button on my keyboard to suspend my PC. After it sleeps, when I hit any key, it wakes up. However sometimes the sleep button just shuts down the PC completely. Why is this happening?
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18.04 can't shut down my computer

Been intermittent before, but after installing 18.04 it hangs EVERY time. I have seen some references to Network but shuting it down first doesn't do the trick. What else can I try?
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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs on shutdown or restart

Since around one month I am having a problem with ubuntu not being able to shutdown or restart. I think this happened after some Ubuntu update but I can't figure out which was the one that caused the ...
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Another question about Hibernate in 18.04 (not a duplicate)

I have a fresh install of 18.04 on a brand-new high-end laptop. Hibernate works using sudo pm-hibernate By "works" I mean that it saves the system to disk, and powers down. Upon reboot, the session ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 LTS freezes on shutdown and reboot

Yeah, I know there were similar topics here, but still, I need help. I am running Lubuntu 18.04 LTS on Intel Celeron J1800, 2GB RAM and iGPU, with 500GB HDD. Everytime I press shutdown, reboot, write ...
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Icon missing for bluetooth and shutdown in the GNOME menu bar

Since plugging in a Bluetooth adapter, the shutdown menu and Bluetooth icons disappeared. I am using gnome-desktop for Ubuntu. Here is how it looks: It is a pretty minor detail, but I would like to ...
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Freeze when shutting down Ubuntu 18.04 without Internet connection

I am a newbie to Linux, and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 recently on my Acer Aspire VX laptop. But sometimes, when I try to shut down my computer, the mouse disappears, and everything freezes until I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Freezes screen and hangs on shutdown and restart what can be done?

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 on my new MSI GL63RD Laptop. My laptop's configuration is 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GEForce GTX 1050Ti(4 GB), and 128 GB SSD. I have tried almost every fix available ...
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Why on GUI the shutdown is rootless whilst on terminal is not? [duplicate]

In older days that I used to run Fluxbox, in order to be able to shutdown my computer I need to allow passwordless root access via sudo to the command shutdown by running viedit and doing the ...
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HP shut down problem

So I recently installed Ubuntu for the first time (been a windows user my entire life) and I am facing the biggest problems! I am using a HP laptop ProBook 4530s, and installed both Ubuntu 18 and now ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, acpi=off required to boot, but shut down freezes

I installed Ubuntu 16.04.5 alongside windows 10. It requires acpi=off to boot but it hangs on shutdown in Ubuntu splash screen. I am using Kernel 14.15,My specs are MSI, Intel i7-2.6, 16GB RAM.
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Auto shutdown and reboot software program for Ubuntu machine [duplicate]

Is there a small piece of software to turn on/turn off the system at given time? Suchlike Wake-On-Lan programs. Or the program just shutdown the machine?
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IIO sensor Proxy service hangs on shutdown

A week back on a shutdown I got this error. And after that my brightness keys don't work anymore. Also I seem to get some random seconds long freezes every now and then since this. But I'm not sure if ...
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apache2 is shutting down in irregular intervals

On Ubuntu 16.04. my apache2 web server is shutting down in irregular intervals. I could extract the following from error.log at the time another shut down occurred (10:30 and before): [Tue Sep 18 06:...
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Hibernation is causing laptop to shutdown

I managed to increase my swapfile to 16GB because i want to hibernate my laptop. I tried with sudo systemctl hibernate but it's not working. The laptop is shutting down.
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Ubuntu 18.04 freezing randomly and freezes on shutdown and reboot

I recently set up a dual boot on my new laptop with an i7 8750h and a laptop grade gtx 1050, with Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10. Any time I try shutting the machine down or rebooting it does not ...
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Can´t shut down my laptop on ubuntu 18.04

I have a HP 240 G2 Notebook, and i first installed ubuntu 16.04, and when shut down, the screen freezed and the points didn´t advance anymore, the computer never turned off. So i tried all ...
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shutdown of a remote linux system from my ubuntu

I would like to shutdown a remote linux system, on a microzed card, from my pc when I shutdown it. To do this, I have done the following service for systemd. It should operates when I send the ...
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Hibernation and Sleep mode not working as expected

Every time I try sleep mode computer won't partially shut down as expected, it just log out. Similar strange behaviour apply to hibernation mode when computer restarts instead of shutting down (yes, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 is not shutting down due to some firmware issue and occasionally freezes during casual tasks

Problem description: After I initiate power off/restart, system usually lead to a black screen as shown below or the basic Ubuntu logo screen Then it freezes right on that screen or the display turns ...