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Run a script at startup, then send commands to the same console at shutdown [closed]

I am very much a noob user of ubuntu/linux (this is my first time ever), but I'm trying to use an old laptop for a Terraria server. After playing around with it a little bit I managed to start the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 reads incorrect battery level to critical which causes laptop to shutdown

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P2 running Ubuntu 20.04. I am getting critically low battery level even though I have more than 80% charge at times. Due to this, my laptop shuts down within a minute or two ...
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Schutdown & poweron schedules [duplicate]

I got an Optiplex server for my homelab needs which runs on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS , but I don't need it running 24/7. Say I only want it running from Mo-Thur 14:00 - 23:00, Fri-Sa-Su 04:00 - 23:00 (or for ...
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How to hibernate automatically after power goes off?

My PC battery is not working and I am wondering if there is any way that I can hibernate my pc automatically whenever there is power outrage! Thanks
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Is ubuntu REISUB/REISUO to switch off/reboot safe? [closed]

I can't happen to find a fix to shutdown or reboot my ubuntu (Zorin OS 16.1). So far I have been using REISUB or REISUO as a quick fix. I was wondering if it can cause harm to my laptop in the longrun ...
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ubuntu 22.04 LTS No power menu Icon on taskbar

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop as a vm. When I launched it everything seemed to be working until I tried to shutdown the vm. There is no menu icon on the taskbar to access the shutdown option. I ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init exitcode=0x0000009

firstly I'm newbie in linux, I facing this issue when try to restart or shutdown my laptop. It just stuck in CLI with Kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init exitcode=0x0000009. I'm trying ...
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Please help: power off leads to restart--how to shutdown without reboot in 22.04 fresh upgrade?

Would really appreciate help as I am stuck with this problem and am now posting here as I did not get a response to this question on Ubuntu forums. I upgraded a Dell Precision workstation 3450 that ...
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While trying to shut down laptop, it is not shutting down even after pressing power button and shows error message

When I am trying to shutdown my laptop, it is not taking any coommand and after pressing power off button. The following things are displayed on my screen: [FAILED] Failed to start Show Plymouth Power ...
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Ubuntu reboots instead of shutdown on iMac

I am running Ubuntu on iMac late 2015, 21.5 inch (the 1tb hdd version) and it’s running effortlessly with just one issue, It reboots on a shutdown. (Suspend doesn’t work too, it just hangs the system ...
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Can’t power off or restart ubuntu when logged off

Sometimes when I get logged off, there is no option to restart or power off my computer. Only the suspend option is available. When I’m logged in there is no such problem. How can I change it?
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Why is Ubuntu 22 Jammy Jellyfish shutting down unexpectedly?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 22 and my Dell laptop started shutting down unexpectedly. It seems like my CPUs are spiking to 100% then shutting down. In many cases I can’t do the most simple task like ...
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20.04.4 - "Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed" due to nouveau driver?

I've been running Ubuntu 20.04.4 for 1-2 years now and haven't made any changed to the graphics driver. For a few weeks now I get a strange error about 50% of the time when I'm shutting down my ...
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Linux: How to capture sheduled shutdown datetime and display it on Zenity Window?

Using a script I want to display my system's scheduled shutdown datetime on a Zenity window on the desktop. The following code displays the scheduled date and time formatted. I want to take that date ...
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How to configure sh handler for physical poweroff button?

How to make sh script and run it when physical poweroff button is pressed? How to remove standard handler with user confirmation for this button?
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Plymouth splash not showing after changing theme

I recently tried to change the Plymouth splash in Kubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. I discovered a neat KDE utility for that, but, when I changed the theme and restarted, the screen just went black where the ...
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Ubuntu Core 20 not powering off or restarting

When powering off my installation of Ubuntu Core 20, the device hangs on the line kvm: exiting hardware virtualization Here is the dmesg output that it hangs on
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How to poweroff / reboot / suspend / hibernate Ubuntu 22.04 by two mouse clicks (not four as by default)?

How to remove confirmation menu when performing poweroff / reboot / suspend / hibernate actions? How to place this menu items without submenus? In Ubuntu 20.04 I used "Simpler Off Menu" ...
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How do I change power button functionality to Suspend in stead of Power Off on ubuntu 20.04?

Summary How do I change power button functionality to Suspend instead of Power Off on Ubuntu 20.04? Details Just updated Ubuntu to 20.04 from 18.04. Pressing the power button used to Suspend instead ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 power button settings [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 22.04, I wanted to shut down the computer immediately when pressing the top right-hand button (rather than making 4 selections). On earlier versions of Ubuntu I think this was ...
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Ubuntu with KDE Plasma do not shut down

This is what I do (Or just see the video): 1.) Click on Start menu 2.) Click on shut down button 3.) It asks me to confirm shut down while giving other options like restart, sleep, logout etc, and I ...
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How to disable the "user logged in" message that prevents the system from shutting down?

I have a home file server with ubuntu 20.04. Experimenting with VLC in terminal and being not a pro user I had accidentally installed Gnome which immediately started doing things it was not asked for. ...
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Firefox closes by itself in ubuntu 22.04

I've observed that my Firefox frequently closes by itself, and I'm not sure what's causing this; does anyone know what's going on? I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 right now.
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Shutdown/Restart takes forever after upgrading to 22.04

So I recently upgraded from 20.04 to 22.04, but now my computer takes minutes to shut down or restart. It just shows a black screen with the following messages: Running guests on default URI: libvirt-...
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Full disk encryption - password prompt automatically shut down after 5 minutes

I'm using laptops and they do start up when the lid opens - it is nice and I like it. However sometimes the lid opens while the laptop is in the bag. It then boots to the password prompt. And when I ...
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Ubuntu Server (20:04) command reboot with '-p' option does not work as expected

About the reboot command, according with: focal (8) reboot.8.gz Indicates: -p, --poweroff Power-off the machine, regardless of which one of the three commands is invoked. practically ...
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Could dual-booting have been the cause of my issues?

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "alongside" Windows 10 to make sure that Ubuntu would work well on my laptop (Acer Swift X) before fully committing to Ubuntu. I ended up getting scared and ...
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Black screen after shutting lid on Ubuntu

When I close the lid on my HP computer and re-open it then screen remains black and no matter what button I press - I always have to resort to holding the powerbutton down for 10 seconds to shutdown ...
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Touchpad stops working when restarting, but starts working when suspending and logging in

I am using a lenovo laptop, my touchpad doesn't work after shutdown and restarting but starts to work when i suspend and log in again. What is happening here?
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS randomly shuts down

I was using ubuntu 20.04 on a notebook, but the system started to reset for no reason after a time. These shutdowns apparently did not have a clear cause, sometimes it turned off by itself (which made ...
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Can't open my laptop after halting

I'm using Ubuntu 20.4 and I wrote the command "sudo systemctl halt" and now the power button light is on but I can't really open it
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Kubuntu hanging a long time on plymouth when shutting down or rebooting

Not much more to say as I can't see anything in any logs I've checked to indicate any errors. I don't run any servers or virtual machines that need shutting down. It used to shutdown almost instantly ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 logs out instead of suspend/shutdown [duplicate]

I can't suspend Ubuntu, I think since the last update (I think kernel 5.13.0-37 got installed). When I press the shutdown or suspend button, or choose either through a menu, my system logs out instead ...
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Sudo hangs, internet disappears, and computer cannot be shut down after computer has been asleep for a long time

Sorry in advance for the lack of detailed technical info here - I'm doing my best but I'm relatively new to linux troubleshooting. I'm using Ubuntu 21.10 (specifically the Ubuntu Budgie DE, in case ...
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Run script before shutdown and before a specific service is stopped on Ubuntu 18.04

So I want to do a graceful shutdown on my Ubuntu 18.04 Azure VM webserver when powering it off. I've already known how to run script before shutdown from here: https://askubuntu.com/a/796157/1580742. ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 does not suspend properly

I am running Ubuntu 21.10 on my HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec2xxx and it is an AMD version of Ubuntu. Whenever I suspend using systemctl suspend or using the suspend button, it suspends and then ...
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Shutdown reboots, instead of power-off

If I tell my computer to shutdown, it will immediately reboot instead of going power off. Is this a BIOS thing, or Ubuntu issue? I tried looking in my ASUS bios, but I cannot find an option for this. ...
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Lubuntu 18.04.6 does not go to suspend!

I have Lubuntu 18.04.6 installed on a Dell Inspiron laptop. When I press suspend button, my laptop does not goes to suspend mode and just the screen turns off and if I‌ press a key or move the mouse, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04/22.04 on HDD with dual boot can not completely shutdown

I have a desktop with MSI-Z690 motherboard and installed Dual boot Windows 11 on SSD and Ubuntu 20.04 on HDD (recently upgraded to 22.04 dev-branch the issue still exists). I choose Ubuntu at the ...
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Ubuntu Fails to Power Down

I just installed a 20.04 on an Intel Alder Lake platform. My problem is that the system fails to power down (also fails to sleep/hibernate). Here is my journalctl -b: mar 04 14:01:12 incomparable ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 hangs after sent to Suspend mode

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS on Lenovo Thinkpad P1 (and using Grub to dual boot between Windows and Linux on two physically separate SSD drives). Recently I let the system install some updates. ...
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Sleep mode prevents Shutdown -h. Is there a workaround?

I like using shutdown -h. It lets me leave my computer knowing that it'll turn off. However, if I leave it for so long that sleep mode kicks in, the scheduled shutdown gets ignored. Is there any way ...
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Fresh install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on NUC10 -- Either No Sound or no Shutdown

I have a bunch of NUC10s I am using for a project (both i3 and i5s) onto which I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. These NUC models have no audio jack and rely on HDMI for sound. But I have no sound. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot randomly shutting down however Windows doesn't

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot with Windows 10. My Laptop specs are: Lenovo Ideapad 520, Intel i5-8250u, Nvidia MX150. 8gigs in dual channel (2666Mhz). The problem only persists ...
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My laptop gets shutdown while using ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed as dual boot with window 10

I am using Windows 10 as the default operating system of my laptop. I have installed Ubuntu 20.04.03 LTS yesterday on the same laptop as dual boot. Now, when I use Windows 10 it runs perfectly but ...
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Disable shutdown confirmation for physical "Power off" button in the dash (Ubuntu 20.04)

On my notebook in the dash (above the keyboard) there is physical button for turning the computer on and off. How to set up this button to turn off the system immediately without confirmation? Where ...
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Issue with sleep mode: device gets stuck and needs restart (will not wake)

When I activate sleep mode, my laptop gets stuck and hangs. I have to switch it off and it takes a long time to open with the power switch. I'm using kubuntu 21.10 my kernel ver:-5.13.0-28-generic ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 LTS, PC power just shuts off randomly

PC powers off randomly. Other devices on the same power strip continue to run so I know it's the PC. I tried looking at the Ksyslog app but could not find any indication of the problem, albeit with my ...
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After 20.04.3 Upgrade, at shut down screen locks up

Ubuntu-20.04.03 LTS, Ryzen 5 4800x New install, all ran perfectly so I rebooted and did an Update; followed by an Upgrade. used it a while then shut down -- all good. Restarted and again, all good ...
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Can't poweroff, reboot Ubuntu on ASUS ROG x13

It shows the message "reached target reboot/poweroff" and halts. When I turned on udev debug information it showed "AMD Sensor Fusion Hub is taking too long". What can I do to get ...
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