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Questions tagged [shutdown]

a command to turn off or reboot the system

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both USB ports randomly stop working

the problem usually occurs about once per day, seemingly at random, but occasionally two times, and occasionally zero times. devices connected are: a new STAR printer with it's own power supply, ...
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Reasons for a server to be unreachable, How to investigate?

One of my server which host a mongoDB is, sometimes and "randomly" unreachable. After a while, it come back, like nothing happend. During this period, impossible to open an ssh tunnel (timeout, don'...
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Enable tty console login while “A stop job is running” (stop running forever, preventing shutdown)

A message like this one is often shown on shutdown: "A stop job is running ..." (nfs mount) This apparently even happens when the NFS server did not go away. But even if the connection to the NFS ...
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systemd: stop boot process on failure (actually make a shutdown)

How is possible to immediately stop the bootup process, show some message (quit splash screen) and shutdown machine if a oneshot service fails? My service starts just one script. If something went ...
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Shutdown as a Mac

I have a iphone app that can remotely shutdown a mac computer. I would like this app to shutdown my Ubuntu computer. I'm getting following messages from the application when trying to shutdown: When ...
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opensuse leap shutdown does not shut down correctly?

I have a new laptop (lenovo thinkpad t460p) With both Windows 10 and opensuse leap installed. If I shutdown my computer under opensuse leap (using shutdown button or even /sbin/shutdown 0); it appears ...
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Shutdown problem on Lenovo G50 after installing Linux Mint 17.3

After installing successfully Linux Mint 17.3 on Lenovo G50, its not rebooted. The error is : [397.188708] Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed! [400.538090] init: mdm main process (2363) ...
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Explanation of file - org.freedesktop.login1.policy

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. There is a file located at /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.login1.policy which seems to control the permissions regarding shutdown/suspend/hibernate options. ...
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Linux mint 17.3 doesn't shut down

Just installed Linux Mint 17.3 with KDE on HP probook 6470B. Installation went well, the system said it was restarting - DVD was ejected and system seemed to shut down but it didn't. I tried Ctrl+Alt+...
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Shutdown procedure clarification

The book "How Linux Works" says the general shutdown procedure (independent of init system) is something like this: init asks every process to shut down cleanly. If a process doesn’t respond after a ...
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Systemd : How to execute script at shutdown only (not at reboot)

There is a lot of solution here to execute a script at shutdown/reboot, but I want my script to only execute at shutdown. I've tried to put my script in /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-shutdown, and check ...
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Automating Backup and Shutdown

I want to backup my entire internal hard drive files into an external hardrive and execute system shutdown once the backup is finished. The reason why I want to do that is to execute the backup during ...
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How does shutting down require sudo except when done through a GUI? [duplicate]

If I want to shut down my machine programmatically or on the terminal, I must do sudo poweroff or sudo shutdown. If I want to shut down my machine through my window manager and desktop environment, I ...
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Prevent shutdown using shell script run at shutdown

Background: I have a Python script that runs (infinitely) from startup in the background of a Ubuntu server. The process is ended by sending a SIGINT which is handled by the script which finishes all ...
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Why is a script in /etc/rc6.d not run on reboot?

I am trying to log shutdown/reboot on a Raspberry Pi. I am running latest Raspbian. This is my setup: cat /etc/init.d/log-shutdown.sh: #!/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: log-...
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Running script at startup and exiting gracefully at shutdown

I am currently running a script at startup using /etc/rc.local. The problem is that during shutdown, it does not exit gracefully. This can cause (important) data loss. My script has a SIGINT handler ...
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BunsenLabs (Debian derrivative) won't shut down (Failed to start poweroff.target: Transaction is destructive)

I stumbled upon a weird behaviour of my BunsenLabs GNU/Linux (which is based on Debian). Sometimes I cannot turn off the OS. I doesn't matter whether I use sudo poweroff or the GUI approach. This is ...
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A stop job is running for Session c2 of user

The following message appears almost every time I shutdown my computer: A stop job is running for Session c2 of user ... (1min 30s) It waits for 1min30s then continues the shutdown process. I follow ...
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How to use crontab to shutdown linux for every saturday 3PM [closed]

Hi I want to create schedule on my Linux server to shutdown it every Saturday 5PM. How can I do it.
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Different ways of powering off

I prefer getting things done using the keyboard instead of the mouse. In Gnome to shutdown the PC, I have to click several times to shutdown my PC. I prefer to press Alt+F2 and type poweroff. My ...
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Ubantu slow boot and shutdown issue : how can I fix this?

Initially my boot time was really low, it used to boot in seconds and user processes were also up and ready to use within a minute, now for some reason my boot up really slow and also my system never ...
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When a Linux (Ubuntu) system shuts down, which processes get sent a SIGTERM?

If I start an ongoing background process A which starts a child process B, and I ask the OS to shut down, which processes get sent a SIGTERM? Is it both A and B or is it just A (assuming that A should ...
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A machine running Ubuntu or Debian shutdown on reboot. What steps would you use to find what dev/driver is causing this?

I have a few of the same board that shuts down on reboot but never restarts. It does this with Debian or Ubuntu (yes yes, two sides of the same coin,) but does not do it in Fedora. I read of some ...
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Computer doesn't power off at shutdown/reboot (Arch) [closed]

My computer doesn't power off when I try to shutdown or reboot it, I'm forced to press the power button. At shutdown, a single _ is displayed (sometimes blinking, sometimes not). At reboot, two ...
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Disable “shutdown” and “poweroff” command in Ubuntu

I want to disable "shutdown" and "poweroff" CLI commands in Ubuntu for a specific user. How to do it?
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cannot connect with ssh to linux after shutdown command

i've used command shutdown -h 12:55 (for example), and linux server shutdowned at this time, but when I'm trying to connect with ssh I receive the message: "The system is going down on Thu Dec 31 12:...
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Shutdown PC after suspending terminal process (apt-get upgrade)

What's going to happen if I shutdown my PC after suspending a terminal process (with Ctrl+Z)? In my case, it's sudo apt-get upgrade. The upgrade file size is 250 MB, it takes far more time downloading ...
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Why does reboot and poweroff require root privileges? [duplicate]

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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How to run an executable with systemd before NetworkManager shutsdown

I am trying to run an executable, right before shutdown, that needs NetworkManager running. Here is the service file that I currently have (located in /lib/systemd/system), and it works fine if I have ...
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Use rtcwake without entering a password

I would like to execute something like rtcwake -m off -s 60 without entering a password. I used visudo to write the following line into /etc/sudoers: %sudo ALL = NOPASSWD: /sbin/shutdown, /sbin/...
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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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message at shutdown: watchdog did not stop!

At shutdown I often get the message watchdog did not stop! and then the laptop freezes after few other lines without shutting down. Any idea on how to fix this? Recently it happened very often, ...
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'This webpage is not available' after 'shutdown -r now'

I've been having some MySQL issues so I tried to restart my server with shutdown -r now. I can SSH into it, but any page I try to navigate to now returns: This webpage is not available ...
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How to schedule gap between shutdown and bringing up a AIX 6.1 host ?

I wan to shutdown an AIX 6.1 server immediately and then bring it up after 4 hours automatically ? Is that possible with shutdown command ?
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strange shutdown behaviour

Usually, when I plug in stuff (mostly hdmi cable) the laptop fails to shutdown. What happens is the following: I unplug everything, I try to shutdown from gui (or terminal), but at the very end of the ...
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Safely remove needed before rebooting or shutting down computer?

Is it necessary to use the safely remove function to safely remove your usb stick or external hard drive before rebooting, shutting down computer, using standby or hibernation mode? (or is this done ...
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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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Sudden shutdown happens only when I have PhpStorm opened

I've had this reoccurring sudden shutdown issue happening recently, and it always happens when I have PhpStorm opened, I'm not sure if it's related, but it still seems random, meaning that sometimes I ...
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systemd: running a script on shutdown after filesystems are mounted read-only

Is there a way to run a script on shutdown, after the file system is remounted as read-only? I've a raspberry pi connected to a wireless socket, which I can control via a sender and a script. I want ...
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Since Using Starch I Cannot Turn Off Computer

Since upgrading to starch, when I click the button in Gnome to shutdown the computer, the screen turns off and the computer stays running (i.e. I can hear it). It used to be that the normal behaviour ...
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System does not poweroff - how to diagnose

After upgrading to debian jessie my dated desktop system no longer powers off reliably (/sbin/poweroff - via systemctl on tty1). Instead, it shuts down, pauses and reboots and only powers off if I ...
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RHEL 7 how run longtime script before shutdown/reboot systemd

I'm trying to found solution how run script before shutdown/reboot is initiated in RedHat7. I need to correctly shutdown SAP database when I'm shuting down or rebooting server. Script for SAP ...
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how to configure systemd shutdown process

I see messages like these in my journal : Sep 28 17:27:48 localhost kdeinit5[4476]: Qt: Session management error: networkIdsList argument is NULL Sep 28 17:27:48 localhost kdeinit5[4476]: No DBUS ...
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Is there a command to see if there was a thermal cut off in my laptop?

Scenario: The computer shuts off randomly. Sometimes, it shuts off by, first the monitor goes off, and some seconds later the whole computer turns off. The current "sensors" reading is: $sensors ...
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newly installed debian gnome 3 hangs at shut down

I have just installed Debian Stable with gnome 3 on my msi laptop MSI GS 60 2PC-247XFR, when I shut down or quit session the system just freezes, here is a quote from my syslog file: Sep 26 17:44:21 ...
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If my program detects that a power loss will occur in a few seconds, what can it do to avoid data corruption?

A program (which needs to read and write from and to the filesystem), has the extra feature of being able to communicate with an external sensor. Therefore it has the unique ability to know if a power ...
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“A stop job is running…” on shutdown [duplicate]

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 1:...
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Script to run at shutdown

I'm trying to create the equivalent to rc.local that runs last during startup, but to run first during shutdown. I basically copy/pasted /etc/init.d/rc.local as the base template, and updated the ...
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systemd: How to check scheduled time of a delayed shutdown?

I like to use shutdown -h TIME/+DELAY sometimes. However, since the switch to systemd (on Ubuntu), things seem to have changed quite a bit. Apart from the fact that a previous shutdown command no ...
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Umount network drives with systemd before shutdown

My shutdown takes quite a long time (I'm on Debian 8.1) and I found out that it can be fixed by unmounting the network drive before shutting down the system. Apparently the network gets disconnected ...