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Using systemd to execute a script before system shutdown?

I wrote a script that suspends all my VirtualBox machines, and put a line in /etc/rc.local.shutdown, but it doesn't seem to work, su - XX -c /XX When I'm booting the next time, VirtualBox tells me ...
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Bring up shutdown menu of Cinnamon via command line

How can I bring up the shutdown menu of Cinnamon via command line? Note: I don't want the user menu. This menu for switching or logging out a user is brought up via Ctrl+Alt+Del.
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Critical temperature reached - don't shut down

In my syslog I had: thermal thermal_zone0: critical temperature reached(102 C),shutting down I lost data due to this. I would much rather that the system: suspended to RAM, or lowered the clock ...
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How do I run a script just before halt using LSB headers on Raspbian

I'm building a shutdown button for my Raspberry pi, and for that I have a python script that needs to change a GPIO pin on my Raspberry Pi just before the system runs the halt script. Now Raspbian ...
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How to run a script with systemd right before shutdown?

What do I need to put in the [install] section, so that systemd runs /home/me/so.pl right before shutdown and also before /proc/self/net/dev gets destroyed? [Unit] Description=Log Traffic [Service] ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Shutdown problem

When I Shutdown my Ubuntu 15.04 , sometimes instead of shutting down it keeps on showing animation of shutting down. I have installed gnome on my system.
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running command before shtudown doesn't seem to work

I've created an ubuntu server kiosk based on some guide that I've found and I'm trying to stop the kiosk before the shutdown. The kiosk is being started automatically or manually with the command sudo ...
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Find last shutdown time

This is the command I am using: last -x|grep shutdown | head -1 but it's giving me the duration with +2 hours: shutdown system down 3.14-1-amd64 Mon Jul 21 08:43 - 22:19 (13:36) the last ...
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How to schedule shutdown every day?

We have a server that is used for Linux thin clients in a class. The server is started when required and I want to schedule it to power off at 22:00 every day to avoid power wasting. I thought of ...
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Stop program running at startup in Linux

How do I stop a program running at startup in Linux. I want to remove some apps from startup to allow them to be managed by supervisord e.g apache2
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How do i force shut down on a computer without on off button

I have a chromebook, I just installed Uberstudent(based on ubuntu 14.04) on it and when I tried to reboot it after installing, it doesn't shut down. It just says SQUASHFS error: Unable to read ...
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How to find out from the logs what caused system shutdown?

E.g. I'm seeing this in /var/log/messages: Mar 01 23:12:34 hostname shutdown: shutting down for system halt Is there a way to find out what caused the shutdown? E.g. was it run from console, or ...
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Gentoo portage continue after shutdown

Can I rerun my command to install KDE full after a shutdown and will it continue? I'm installing KDE and it takes a while now. I'm on my laptop and it's pretty late here. There are many packages to ...
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open ssh server back [closed]

After I type # shutdown -h now from terminal, I can't access to the ssh remote server. (ssh root@10.101.6.240) How should I open back the ssh server?
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Is there a shutdown/restart command for x11VNC? - Linux (Debian)

I am running Linux (Debian). I recently installed the x11VNC server on my computer. I found the command to start the server is: x11vnc -display :0 I have been searching but did not find any ...
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RHEL6 Can't make my script run on shutdown and reboot

I'm trying to execute a script in each shutdown and reboot but the script never runs. I created the script baseRhel64 and save it to /etc/rc.d/init.d I did chkconfig --add baseRhel64 I included in ...
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KDE: Leave --> Turn Off Computer not shutting down system

I recently decided to install Debian 8 with the KDE desktop environment. A problem I have been having is shutting down the computer. The computer always restarts even when I tell it to shut down. I ...
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What is the difference between Halt and Shutdown commands?

What is the difference between the halt and shutdown commands?
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What is the difference between these commands for bringing down a Linux server?

Reading "What is the difference between Halt and Shutdown commands?" , I generally have an idea what does the command shutdown does, with or without -h/-r options. The "halt" command performs ...
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What is the difference between reboot , init 6 and shutdown -r now?

I just want to know difference between in reboot init 6 shutdown -r now and which is the safest and the best?
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Linux Mint 17.1 shutdown option doesn't work

Sometimes when I use the shutdown option in cinnamon the system closes some of the running programs and then just sits on the desktop until I tell it to shutdown again. The shutdown and poweroff ...
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what does mount -o remount,ro / actually do (under the hood)

To remount a mounted filesystem to read-only, I can use following command: mount -o remount,ro /foo This is used for example in the shutdown sequence, where root filesystem (/) is remounted ...
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How to setup boot scripts to save orphan inodes after improper shutdown?

after abnormal shutdown in dmesg I have [ 16.107445] EXT4-fs (dm-1): INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem [ 16.107450] EXT4-fs (dm-1): write access will be enabled during recovery [ ...
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How do you prevent a DHCP release during shutdown?

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04, but expect this to be applicable for different distros. I would like to prevent a DHCP release during shutdown, and opt for either the lease to expire or for a DHCP ...
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How to shutdown Linux parted magic from terminal?

Once in a while I have to use parted magic to restore superblocks. I tried to execute in the terminal: shutdown -h now telinit 0 Both did not work, what else might be possible to shutdown Linux via ...
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Suspend option disappear from shutdown dialog on Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

Previously I have a "Suspend" option when I open shutdown dialog, not sure why (probably because I did a apt-get upgrade I found the "suspend" option has gone: Another thing is even I set my power ...
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How to poweroff headless machine using a script

I have a Java application that starts automatically when the headless machine (Ubuntu 14.04 Server) boots and runs as a user. When the application is finished I need it to execute a script to ...
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How to protect against purge of bash history?

Following the answer: When closing multiple bash instances at the same time, there is a known race condition that may cause the history to be cleared. This occurs because there is no locking ...
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Why doesn't Linux shutdown cleanly?

I'm running Linux Mint with LXDE on Dell Inspiron 1501. Whenever I issue poweroff command, or reboot or shutdown the computer via the graphical menus, it doesn't seem like a clean shutdown. In ...
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How to escape from command line interface in fedora21?

I was stuck in command line interface of Linux Fedora 21. I don't know how to get to the GNOME. I forced my laptop to shutdown by hitting the power button several times. Now I really want to know how ...
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Debian wheezy - hanging on shutdown

My debian system hangs when I'm trying to shutdown/reboot. It hangs on: kvm: exiting hardware virtualization (infinitely blinking white cursor) I've tried to shutdown by gui and by ...
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How to turn off scroll lock LED, indicating keyboard layout, when the PC is turned off

I edited the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard-layout.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "keyboard-all" MatchIsKeyboard "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Driver "evdev" ...
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Arch Linux slow shutdown

I'm suffering from a very slow shutdown/reboot with Arch Linux, so I followed the instructions given here to enable logging. So here is the log generated during (slow) reboot that unfortunatelly I ...
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I get this shutdown prompt, then my laptop dies. What is happening?

I get a dialog box that says 'Shut down the system now', the same as if I had clicked 'quit' in the main menu. This happens seemingly randomly. If I choose 'cancel', it sometimes goes away. Other ...
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How to reboot/shut down gracefully in Awesome WM?

My current configuration uses kdesu shutdown -[rh] now to reboot/shut down. The entire shutdown procedure takes about 1-2 seconds. But after every boot Firefox says it was shut down prematurely, ...
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Acer Aspire v5 571 Power off reboots Arch linux

Everytime I try to power off my arch linux it will turn off and reboot. I assume the reasoning why it does this is because the usb ports don't turn off and it somehow turns it back on. I was trying ...
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Output shutdown messages to multiple consoles

I have configured my system to direct console output on boot to serial and vga using kernel parameters. Serial is the last argument in the kernel parameters and will be the default used for ...
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Why doesn't `shutdown now` (with no other arguments) run init scripts?

I'm running Rasbpian on my Pi, and I have a script in /etc/rc0.d (or more precisely, a symlink to /etc/init.d/myscript.sh) that does some GPIO output to notify the user that power can be shut off. If ...
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Is there any command in linux which will force linux machine to not shut-down

I have a very important process which is having a Queue, In Queue i'm storing important data and when if someone trap that process it must have to process the data which is there in the Queue after ...
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Configure power button to shutdown on Debian/Mac Mini G4

I use Debian/PPC on an old Mac Mini G4, it currently serve as a DLNA server (UPnP), no mouse or keyboard plugged. I would like that my power button also serves to shutdown the box. Currently it does ...
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SSD dedicated to swap-only fails on Debian or Ubuntu

It did not happen to me yet, but if I dedicate a single SSD (non-RAID) to swap-ONLY and the server system is using it to full capacity - what happens next? How am I to recover, assuming I have an ...
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Debian Wheezy rebooting instead of powering off

I'm having a weird issue with my Debian Wheezy desktop. When I try to shutdown the system (either from Gnome or from the command line with shutdown -h now) the computer automatically reboots. The ...
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Server shutdown suddenly [closed]

One of our production server shutdown suddenly for unknown reason. I've checked the logs and found this: init: tty (/dev/tty5) main process (2399) killed by TERM signal Dec 7 12:02:32 rh ...
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How to get system to shutdown when Xorg is quit?

I installed nodm, so that Debian starts Xorg and a window manager immediately after booting, without requesting any password and without a login. How can I similarly setup Debian to shutdown the ...
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Execute code on shutdown on Fedora 19

I need to catch any OS shut down and execute some actions before letting the OS be shutted down. I'm using Fedora 19 and C++. I'm able to catch a shutdown signal given by the console with the ...
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what is oldroot?

When I shutdown my laptop there are some messages like unmounting oldroot/* They came after a kernel-update, just curious what this means and if I need "oldroot"
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How to shutdown Linux at a specific datetime from terminal?

It seems I can shutdown using sudo shutdown by specifying a time or minutes. Is there a way to specify datetime for shutdown?
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Right way of running a root task/program at background

I'm writing a program that needs to run at the background as root. (for any user) To do this I used the /etc/rc.local file. And it seems to work. The problem that I am experiencing is, when a ...
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Properly power down SSD during shutdown

I recently got a Samsung SSD. I have debian wheezy installed on it. I carry it around in a USB enclosure and boot both my work and home computers from it. How can I ensure that the system properly ...
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Can you make a linux system halt and boot my Raspberry-pi at certain times?

How to make a system turn itself off and back on at different times. For example I would have my "server" turn off at 4 A.M then turn back on at 5 A.M every day. Is this possible? I am using a ...