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How to boot linux without any prompts? [on hold]

When I boot my linux computer it prompts me to notify me that I have usb devices connected. I have to press a key for it to finish booting. Is there a way to bypass this so that the computer will ...
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Shutdown with keyboard press doesn't work

I have a Debian Jessie build, and I want to add keyboard shutdown. I've tried the following, without any success: Attempt 1 To /etc/inittab I added ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now ...
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Why do I still need to run shutdown as sudo after this?

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3. By default, running shutdown or other commands like reboot, poweroff requires root privilege. So I added the following line lesaff_b ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ...
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How to fix Linux from doing fake Restarts?

Just as my question title states, how can I stop Linux from doing a fake Restart Computer when I go to select Restart from the Quit menu. What I mean by a fake restart is that, it goes to do a ...
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Reboot on grep in /sys directory

I just run the following command (on a Android in VirtualBox): grep -Hirn 'VirtualBox' /sys/* and the system rebooted. I wonder why this is the case, any suggestions?
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Centos7 crontab @reboot sleep not working

I am currently trying to get my server to relaunch a few things on server reboot but they were failing due to screen not yet being loaded (I believe), in an attempt to fix this I added a 3min sleep to ...
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Why does reboot and poweroff require root privileges?

To restart or shut off Linux from the terminal, one can use reboot and poweroff, respectively. However, both of these commands require root privileges. Why is this so? What security risk is posed by ...
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What causes runlevel (to lvl 0)

What can cause my system to hit runlevel 0 during normal operations? shutdown system down 2.6.32-042stab11 Thu Dec 24 13:53 - 21:47 (1+07:54) runlevel (to lvl 0) 2.6.32-042stab11 Thu Dec 24 13:52 ...
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Finding out why Reboot only stops the system

I'm using puppy on a 500 MB ram machine.It works quite fine so far, but whenever I type in reboot........all stops and I need to manually shut down the machine and restart it (energy switch). I've ...
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Investigate an unwanted shutdown over the weekend

This morning my machine running Fedora 22 was in a state of shutdown showing, IIRC, something like the following, in fullscreen white on black terminal: [Rebooting] ... System halted. After holding ...
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Does a Linux brand cause a Dell Latitude D620 notebook to hang during reboot process?

Recently, I installed Linux Trisquel 6 on a Dell Latitude D620 notebook (dual core cpu, 2GB DDR and 60GB hard drive), where previously Windows XP was installed. But Trisquel doesn't seem to support ...
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Two implementations of reboot?

Why do there seem to be two implementations of reboot on my linux system? # find . -name "reboot" ./etc/init.d/reboot ./sbin/reboot
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Check that mashine was rebooted

A GUI application is started by the normal user. It's doing stuff with the bootloader and then asks for reboot. The question is how to implement the second part: after reboot and login into the ...
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Debian Wheezy VPS reboots after each login

I have a Debian Wheezy vps on the cloud. Today I tried to login using the VNC console provided by my vps service provider but everytime I login the server automatically reboots after 5 seconds! ...
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libkmod: ERROR ignoring bad line starting with 'snd-hda-intel'

At booting I started getting the following error in Ubuntu 14.04. libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf line 44: ignoring bad line ...
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Requiring a script to sync ramdisk before and after reboot

On a specific machine I use a lot of RAM to serve websites really fast directly from RAM (which by the way is working amazingly well). For this I have mounted a ramdisk in /etc/fstab (in debian 7, via ...
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Can I specify partition in “reboot” or any similar commands?

I like to make scripts for everything that takes a bit of time, and when I have to reboot to another partition, I press the reboot button and then hold alt (⌥) and then I have to choose partition. I'd ...
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Linux: System reboots instead of power off or shutdown on motherboard intel DB85FL

The question is: Whenever I ask the system to shutdown to power off, it goes to power off mode for like 2-3 seconds then it powers on automatically again without my intervention. I did not go manually ...
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Cinnamon close window keyboard shortcut stops working

I am using Cinnamon version 2.0.14. From time to time I am seeing that specifically ctrl+w stops functioning, and there is no way for me to bring the functionality back. Rebooting is the only way to ...
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RAID5 needs drive to be added every reboot

I have a 3 disk RAID5 mdadm array total 4TB on an Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS. Since a kernel panic caused by an already replaced device unrelated to the array, after every reboot the array starts ...
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Send network connectivity ping from server to client

So I have a server and a client computer which I must have running on the network all the time. Somemtimes because I am running my client computer on WLAN the network goes down so I need to restart ...
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FreeBSD - Automatic reboots on boot attempts - init / getty failure?

$ uname -a FreeBSD MACH1 10.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE #0 r286666: Wed Aug 12 19:31:38 UTC 2015 root@releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 On booting, everything seems to ...
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Kernel update - reboot needed or not?

I just updated our AWS Linux Server (which uses yum) and a new kernel is installed: kernel-4.1.10-16.27.amzn1.x86_64. It didn't state anything about restarting. According to this answer here I ...
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Why deconfiguring interfaces is a need on reboot?

When I reboot the Raspbian (Debian 7.8) it waits around 10 seconds before shutdown at "deconfiguring network interfaces" step. What would be if we make the system skip this step? Why is deconfiguring ...
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Syslinux: reboot to another boot menu item (or to specific OS) from console

I have installed syslinux and several kernels. I want to reboot to specific boot menu item (or to specific OS). For example, right now I'm on a standard kernel and want to boot to Linux with LTS ...
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cronjob at resume from suspend

using linux. I know you can do an @reboot cronjob. I want to do an equivalent thing but instead of running at reboot, running after my computer awakens from suspend. Is that possible?
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“A stop job is running…” on shutdown

Almost every time when I'm shutting down or rebooting the system I get the following message before the system actually shuts down: A stop job is running for Session 1 of user xy It waits for ...
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How to log off when the desktop freezes?

Today I had an unexpected software failure. As I am inexperienced, I only managed to switch to the console using CTRL + ALT + F1 and then reboot using reboot. How do I properly log off if the desktop ...
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Start server remotely

I am trying to start my server remotely with this ssh root@xxx.xx.xx.xx /sbin/reboot And keep getting this back ssh: connect to host xxx.xx.xx.xx port 22: Operation timed out Why can't I start ...
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Failed unmounting /home during shutdown arch linux

I've installed arch on my system multiple times and everything has worked fine, but since last installation I've been seeing messages : Failed unmounting /home. and Failed unmounting /run/user/1000. ...
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strange results from investigating a reboot in auth.log

My Ubuntu 14.04 server is hosted on a well-known cloud provider. I noticed today something that usually makes my heart stop: user@myserver123:/var/log$ screen -ls No Sockets found in ...
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How does gnome reboot without root privileges?

I am reading the book Linux kernel development, in chapter 5 "System Call Implementation" page 77 says For example, capable(CAP_SYS_NICE) checks whether the caller has the ability to modify ...
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Last reboot shown few rows at the same time?

I had got this from my server logs. I wonder what does it mean by that? ("Last reboot", The repetition of the same day and time) reboot system boot 3.13.0-35-generi Fri Jul 10 17:15 - 12:06 ...
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Find out what caused my Ubuntu rebooting?

My Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400 just rebooted automatically. Before that, my screen just became unresponsive. My memory and swap were mostly used, mainly by webpages opened in Chrome and some ...
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how to log reboots dates

I'm new to Linux, and I'm always unsecure if I'm doing things the proper way I'm using a Raspbian system that sometimes reboots ( for some non software problems ) and I want to have a log on when each ...
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filesystem not detected while booting after regular updating

I am using RHEL7. After a latest regular update, my computer not booting. I noticed that, during updating, the kernel also got updated. All my attempt with previous kernel version,which is listed in ...
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Getting crontab events that would happen given a start date/time

Let's suppose we have a crontab scheduling some commands on an RPi project, and these commands toggle a status of a flag. The box could go out of power, and then reboot. I want to have the flag status ...
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How do I detect that my system has auto-rebooted after a kernel panic?

I'm using Linux in embedded systems, and want to configure the system to automatically reboot after a kernel panic. However, when the system comes back up, it's important for me to detect and log the ...
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Extend functionality of commands such as reboot to record a reason

Is it possible to extend the functionality of system commands such as reboot, shutdown -r now or init 6 so that when they are issued, the user must enter a reason and other information as part of an ...
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proper way to stop software RAID before system shutdown

This should be straightforward, but I have been unable to find a direct answer by searching. I find that if I unmount an mdadm-managed array and then either (1) unplug the array, (2) power off the ...
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Cursor freezes - keystrokes to release?

Occasionally the mouse cursor will freeze - I have to reboot. In Ubuntu is there a keystroke combination such as Ctrl+Alt+Del which would enable me to continue working without having to reboot?
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Uninstall Windows and Install Elementary Freya OS, cause unbootable OS

I've already uninstalled my Windows and installed Elementary Freya OS. But then my laptop won't reboot. It said "Reboot and select proper boot device ..." Here is the complete specification of my ...
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update-rc.d doesn't accept the header of a script file

I have beagleBoard and I want to start my script at boot time ( boot/reboot). So, i ran command: update-rc.d GatewayStart.sh defaults Output which says: header is rejected ...
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_Robust_ bluetooth serial port console/tty

I've managed to create and connect to a console via bluetooth, as is described in many Q&A's FAQs Guides etc found via a google search. Briefly, in sudo mode, /usr/sbin/hciconfig hci0 piscan ...
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Why is freeBSD rebooting during installation ?

I have a samsung laptop which is around 1.5 years old. I am currently running arch linux and have run various linux distributions succesfully in the past. T The hardware is not obsolete and the ...
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Unable to reboot or shutdown Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player

I installed Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player 7.1.0 but when I try to reboot the system, it says ModemManager is shut down and in the next line, it says nm-dispatcher.action: Could not get the ...
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What prevents a reboot?

On Linux, how can I track what prevents a reboot of the system after issuing it via sudo reboot? I always thought that this caused switching the runlevel and in the end the reboot, but now I was ...
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reboot command doesn't reboot on puppy linux

When I type the reboot command in a consol the screen goes dark but keeps being turned on indefinitely. How to fix that ?
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Is “shutdown -r now” safe? [duplicate]

Is it safe to reboot your VPS this way, or does it kill all processes directly? And if not, what is the right way?
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grub partition error

This is the first time this has happened to me.I don't use linux on a regular basis, except for some project work. I had logged in today , finished my work and restarted it so I could go into windows ...