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After the Update to Jolnir my Notebook won't shut down properly (worked in version 5.x)

Title basically. I have tried almost everything. sudo shutdown (-h now) doesn't work sudo reboot doesn't work systemctl reboot --firmware-setup does not work as well. gui -> shutdown/restart ...
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I Cannot shutdown or restart the system properly in elementary os 6

Every time when I click shutdown or restart on elementary os 6 , some kind of text shows and the system freeze . It happens every time during the shutdown or restart process. Because of this I cannot ...
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RESOLVED! trying to change shutdown option to immediately shut down

RESOLVED!! Sorry I'm so new that I don't know how to mark an issue resolved, but matigo's answer definitely resolved my issue. This is no longer a question now that matigo has stepped in, so it is ...
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Attempting to restart stalls my PC at the motherboard logo

Using elementary OS 6 Odin When I try to restart my PC, it logs me out of my session, and then instantly shows the motherboard logo over a black screen (at this point, the PC has not restarted) I'm ...
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Limbo state shutdown or reboot

Computer shutdown fine, but after shutdown computer comes in to a limbo state. It it will not boot. Only showing a black screen. Holding down power button for four seconds and start computer again. ...
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Shutdown splash not working

When shutting down Elementary 6 Odin, the splashscreen is not presented but instead it is showing the shutdown command text. This is following a fresh install from flash. On startup it is set to quiet ...
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Elementary won't shut down with custom keyboard shortcut

The custom keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+k. After using this shortcut, it takes 30-60 seconds for everything to shutdown. Lately when I do this, the screen will just show the elementary logo on a ...
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Shutdown from panel does not work

If I leave the computed idle for a long amount of time when I try to shutdown using the options from the top bar nothing happens. As a work-around, I can log out first and then use the shutdown in the ...
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Hera won't shutdown

I installed elementary a couple of weeks ago, and I noticed that when I clicked on shutdown in the menu, the screen would turn black, the system wouldn't respond and I would have to press the power ...
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EOS won't shut down [SOLVED]

Edit : For clarification, the issue is EOS not shutting down (both restart and shut down stay hanging with a black screen and no possible interaction). Following is the original question with the ...
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Problem in shutting down elementaryos

I can't shutdown my laptop running elementaryOS Hera 5.1.4. Whenever I try to shut it down the screen goes off,there is no sound but the power-indicator stays on until I switch it off using the power ...
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Power off from Panel menu doesn't work

If I use shutdown options from Panel menu (indicators: session) it shows the shutdown options: no matter if I click shutdown or reboot, the system doesn't do anything. It doesn't care. Shutdown in ...
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Hera 5.1.3 Doesn't shut down or reboot [closed]

A couple Days ago my fresh eOS install stopped reacting at all when pressing power-off or reboot. Shutting down works when not logged in or being logged into the guest account. I cannot figure out why ...
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Elementary OS 5.1 Hera (based Ubuntu 18.04) automatic logout session occasionally

occasionally my pc with elementary os 5.1 (based on Ubuntu 18.04) makes automatic logout session. This problem comes up, after minutes, when I change virtual desktop (ex. clicking on telegram notify ...
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long reboot Elementary OS [duplicate]

I've seen threads about long startup when booting Elementary OS or that its completely stuck when rebooting, but my problem is that it very often (not always) takes 90 sec. before the logo dissapears ...
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Laptop won't turn off and requires holding power button

I'm hoping you can help. I am a noob linux user. I installed elementary OS 5.1 on my laptop, originally I had an issue with updating apps and with turning the laptop off. App updates are now sorted, ...
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Stuck at elementaryOS logo after shutdown

using the latest version Hera 5.1 of eOS, when I shutdown my computer the screen stay at the logo forever. I tried "sudo shutdown now" but nothing change. Also tried Esc but it show nothing. (Nothing ...
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eOS 5.1 shutdown/suspend not working

I've stumbled upon a problem where selecting shutdown or suspend from the power menu (little power icon in the top right corner) doesn't do the desired action. Shutdown, and Restart, simply does ...
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After update Epiphany stopped working

After OS and Epiphany updates, Epiphany stopped working. Installed Firefox and it worked fine. OS became unstable also: shutdown hangs; starting the system tools app also hangs; must power off. Is ...
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Every shutdown takes very long. Issue: "A stop job is running for session c2 of user xxx"

I have just installed elementary Hera. But I have one problem every time I shutdown my PC I get the following message: ~a stop job is running for session c2 of user xxx~ Then the 90 seconds timer ...
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Elementary OS Juno - System keeps shutting down, even after changing power settings!

I tried changing the power settings to never turn off the display system is inactive, but it still seems to shut down in some time. Except for the power button option, all other settings are set to "...
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problem while botting up (unable to show plymoth screen)

From the time I installed the elementary os. Sometimes when I boot my system up then the system does not start, means the booting process does not work as usual so I need to shut down by pressing the ...
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Slow shutdown and cannot troubleshoot

I have problems with a slow shutdown. I followed the instructions to reduce the timeout. EOS 5.1 I set the timeouts to 9 seconds as answered below but it does not work.
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Taking time on Shutdown and when boot after that then the just logo flashes

Sometimes when i shut Down then the shutdowns takes time and when I open the Os next time it does not o[pen it shows the elementary OS logo and the logo flickers or the some random stuffs which have ...
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Delays on startups and shutdowns (after removing swap partition)

Recently I have to delete my swap partition in order to install Windows 10 (install srceen said something 'bout having too much partition on my drive). Now every time I run elementary os or other ...
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Unexpected Shutdown

Today and before have encountered unexpected shutdown. My laptop have a new battery, because the old one died, but this also happened to me with this. I see that this happen to me when the system ...
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Elementary OS Loki hangs during shutdown

After 2 years without an issue, since 2 days ago my Loki has started freezing during the shutdown (as well as rebooting) process. I have tried the most common solutions found on the internet (working ...
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How to prevent shutdown or reboot when another session is open

We have a computer running elementary OS Loki. Several users have access to this computer and there are usually two or more GUI sessions open at the same time. The problem is that any user can ...
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elementary OS 5.0 Juno doesn't start after sleep

I have installed elementary OS 5.0 Juno on my laptop and after a while working , when I actually leave it in sleep mode , it doesn't starts normally. The only way I could turn on was to shut down ( ...
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Run a script on shutdown

I have a very simple script that I want to run every time I shut down my computer. How can the script be automatically executed once I press the 'Shut Down' or 'Restart' button?
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elementary OS 'Loki' Shutdown doesn't work :(

I just installed the latest version of elementary OS 'Loki' available on the web and I have been updated something from the App Center, the problem is that when I click the power button and then the ...
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Suspend shuts down my laptop

My laptop (Dell XPS 13) started shutting itself off every time I closed the lid. At first, I thought that maybe something was changed in my power settings but lo and behold, it's set to suspend when ...
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elementary OS does not shut down

I installed the newest version of elementary OS recently on my Thinkpad Carbon second generation. The OS works fine. The only thing is that the computer is not shutting down when asked to. If you ...
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Elementary OS does not shutdown correctly

When I shutdown via terminal or by clicking the button, it just shows a hyphen on the top left corner is stuck there forever. I manually have to interrupt with the key and shut it down. Using Dell ...
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Problem to shutdown from wingpanel

When I click over shutdown on wingpanel nothing happens. It started two days ago after updating. The only way to shutdown is opening a terminal and runsudo shutdown -h now Any advise? Translated ...
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my system is not restarting

I clicked shutdown and then clicked restart and also tried shutdown. But it is not shutting down. I don't want to force shutdown by the power button. Last time I did that the system files got damaged ...
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System shuts down abruptly after waking up [closed]

I have recently installed Loki on Dell Inspiron 7560 (i7) laptop with 8 GB of RAM and 4 GB of Swap. The system works fine for most of the time but when waking up after sleep and plugging in/out makes ...
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Loki takes long time to shut down

I recently installed Loki (64bit) in another of my laptops (I have Freya in the first one). Loki (as it is in Freya) boots very fast. My problem is in the shut down process. It takes awful long (...
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LDAP User cannot logout, reboot or shutdown

I am considering to deploy ElementaryOS as lightweight terminals in an Active Directory environment. I have LDAP configured on ElementaryOS and, as long as the user account exists locally, the user ...
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Cannot shut down and CPU fan goes crazy

I've installed Elementary OS Loki on my laptop yesterday. At the beginning everything was OK. But last night after some installation and system updates I cannot shutdown Elementary OS. When I ...
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How can I configure the power button to shutdown the computer

In the power settings there is no option to perform the shutdown action when a I press the power button. I only see the options to suspend and hibernate or do nothing.
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No more power button

Since yesterday I don't have the icon to shutdown my computer to the upper right of my screen. I can't find any solution. Any idea ?
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What is the command for the shutdown dialogue in Loki?

I asked the same question for Freya but in Loki the situation is different, none of the two dialogues can be triggered with those commands. gnome-session-quit --power-off used to trigger this ...
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Elementary freya won't shut down/restart without having to use the power button

I'm a new user to elementary freya and am really enjoying it - I have installed it on my HP 350 G2 (it's the only os on the laptop) The issue I'm having is it won't shutdown/restart without me having ...
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Computer restarts instead of shutting down

When I try to shut down, the computer restarts instead. I have tried shutting down using both GUI and CLI. I have updated the system with the command sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Problem at shutdown and logout (Intel Skylake)

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 (5559) laptop with an Intel Skylake i7-6500U CPU and an AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics card. Installation of freya 0.3.2 seems to have worked quickly and without ...
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How to take screenshots at shutdown?

I have a shutdown problem similar to this one: Freya cannot shutdown. init: wait for state plymouth shutdownlightdm killed by TERM signal However, there is plenty of output before the final line when ...
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Shutdown and restart stuck on "Starting LightDM Display Manager"

It's been a couple of days since I used Elementary OS and it worked as smooth as possible but then all of a sudden I started having this problem. Whenever I restart or shutdown my notebook, it keeps ...
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Have a shutdown timer like OS X?

I wanted to ask if it was possible to have the shutdown dialog box also display timer for 60 seconds after which it shuts down automatically, without adding a ppa. I am aware of doing it in the ...
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Graphics Shattering and power problems on Macbook

I've recently installed elementary os (0.3.2) on all my computers and I must congratulate the development team for finally getting most of the UI right. Perhaps even better than my experience with Mac ...
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