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I installed Universal Media Server 3.6 on ubuntu 14.04 desktop. What I want to do is, to launch it during startup. How to add this into startup? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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marked as duplicate by Web-E, karel, Radu Rădeanu, Eric Carvalho, Avinash Raj May 6 '14 at 9:12

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I assume you've already installed Java. If not, you can execute the following command to install the OpenJDK JRE (an open source alternative for Oracle's Java):

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

Follow the these instructions to start Universal Media Server at startup.

  1. Open your Dash
  2. Search for Startup Applications and open it
  3. Click on Add
  4. Enter the following:

    Name:    Universal Media Server
    Command: java -jar /path/to/ums.jar
    Comment: Start Universal Media Server

    Replace /path/to/ums.jar by the actual path to ums.jar.

  5. Click on Add
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are you sure about .jar? maybe – hunter May 4 '14 at 19:47
Oh, could be, I downloaded it quickly, saw a .jar and assumed that was the main binary. If you can confirm it doesn't work I'll edit my answer. – Louis Matthijssen May 4 '14 at 19:53
I did as you said, but neither .sh nor .jar didn't work. i mean application not launched on startup. – hunter May 4 '14 at 22:14

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