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Title: Ubuntu 17.10 - Poweroff operation is inhibited by myself
ID: /2018/02/27/Ubuntu-17.10-Poweroff-operation-is-inhibited-by-myself
Created: February 27, 2018
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Similar messages can appear when you type reboot in the command line. The solution is to use sudo reboot instead. In your case it would be sudo poweroff or sudo shutdown which does the same thing. Always make sure you have saved all your work and closed down Libre Office, etc.

The other solution for me is to pick Reboot from the system menu. In this case the sudo isn’t necessary. In you case you would pick Shutdown from the system menu.

Lastly, you can do as the message suggests and use:

systemctl poweroff -i
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