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Lubuntu: How do I autostart xfce4 power manager?

I just upgraded my 64 bit Lubuntu to 13.10 on my netbook today. After the upgrade, I simply can't autostart the xfce4 power manager. I tried to add from the desktop session settings, I tried to copy ...
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How to autostart synergy on ubunutu 14.04?

I am using synergy to share mouse and keyboard. I would like it to start automatically and have used the tutorial for this here. I am new to ubuntu and cannot find this menu: System Menu > ...
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Unity autostart hides dropbox icon while manual start does not

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For information: Autostart works, and Dropbox is active item in Startup Applications. libappindicator1 is installed nautilus-dropbox reinstalled several times dropbox works, icon ...
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Automatically run a command on start up? [duplicate]

I was kindly helped on this forum a few months ago to fix my Wifi. Only problem is I have to run the command in the terminal at the start of every session.Each time I need to run- sudo modprobe -v ...
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How can I stop the Ubuntu Software Center from autostarting in Xubuntu?

I recently installed Xubuntu 11.10 and am completely updated. Software sources used include proposed as well as backports (in case that means anything). My issue is that the Ubuntu software center ...
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How can I reset an Xubuntu session? [duplicate]

Everytime time I boot and login into my Xubuntu 14.10, Skype, Thunderbird and Firefox start up even though I closed them before I logged out and shut down. These programs are not in the list of ...
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What does “?” mean in update-rc.d? [duplicate]

I am trying to install a script using update-rc.d. # update-rc.d foo defaults Then I check. # service --status-all ... [ ? ] foo ... What does the question mark mean and how to fix it? The ...
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Stop Skype from launching on startup? (Xubuntu)

Skype keeps starting at startup without my permission. I don't want it to start minimised, there's already a solution for that, I want it not to start. But there isn't a single setting in Skype's ...
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Bitnami MediaWiki Stack - Autostart problem

I'm pretty new to the unix world and am stuck on the following problem: I've installed a bitnami MediaWiki package onto my Ubuntu system which includes an Apache Server, MySQL, PHP and the MediaWiki ...
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Auto Start Firefox and Launch a URL by Default in Lubuntu 14.04

I want to Autolaunch firefox and load some default URL when my system is Logged IN or rebooted. The option should be in Lubuntu 14.04.
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DockBarX autostart breaks shutdown menus

Since I installed DockBarX in Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to access the shutdown menus (shutdown, log-out, lock, et cetera) from the top-right gear-like menu. I can click on it, but nothing happens. If ...
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How to autostart Kupfer in Ubuntu 13.10?

I built Kupfer from source on Ubuntu 13.10 and installed it into ./local. In the preferences I checked Start automatically on login. However, Kupfer does not automatically start. The desktop file ...
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OpenVPN on Ubuntu 14.04: Auto Connect on startup

There are a lot of topics concerning this. OpenVPN Auto Connection by putting the conf file to /etc/openvpn just doesnt work. When using the Authentification type "password" an easy way to make it ...
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How do I autoconnect to VPN in Lubuntu 12.04

I am a Linux newbie, tech oldie... I have configured openvpn in network manager for the connections offered by my VPN. On the one I want to auto connect, I ticked the box to have it auto connect. ...
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Screenlets not auto starting in lubuntu

I am trying to auto start FolderView Screenlets in Lubuntu 13.10 There is plenty of advice on the web for ubuntu, with which i did not have any issues. I got the screenlets manager to autostart ...
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Autostart a script after desktop loads

I am trying to autostart a script after the desktop loads. I'm running Xubuntu. I already tried putting a link into /ect/profile, and copying a .desktop into /.config/autostart/. While this launches ...
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How to find commands for autostarting applications?

There are two applications I want autostarted, so I searched for it. However, the solutions only tell you how to do it, but not what to put in commands. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and want Thunderbird and ...
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How to prevent the recovery mode menu to come up!

I arranged my system to power on due to any sudden power off and auto-start a program. The problem is that due to bad shut down sometimes a list comes up to use "Normal Mode" or "Recovery Mode" or ...
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Autorun windows share mount script after login as root

I have looked everywhere for a solution that lets me run CIFS automount script after login with around 20 second delay. What I have tried. Added the script to visudo: rait ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ...
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init service script is running twice

I have a init script under /etc/init/ to start up an application server. The problem is that it seems to be running twice. here is the command: exec su - deployer -c 'cd /home/deployer/app/current; ...
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In lubuntu autostart dual screen works properly only after every shutdown and boot, but it does not show properly after reboot

I have lubuntu 13.10 in a P4 laptop with external screen. I have set Arandr on startup to open dual screen in extend mode. When I shutdown computer and I boot again, the dual screen works fine. But ...
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How do I make a program auto-start every time I log in?

I frequently need to start several programs that I use every time I start my computer. How can I make it so that whenever I login the program is automatically launched?
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Auto start oscam server in Ubuntu

i'm having trouble to auto start my oscam server in Ubuntu. For the setup I followed this tutorial: https://tvheadend.org/projects/tvheadend/wiki/Tvheadend_oscam_ziggo The tutorial is more for Gentoo ...
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How can I disable transmission-daemon autostart [duplicate]

I tried rcconf and update-rc.d but transmission-daemon starting each time i boot the system.
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OpenFire/Redmine service autostart

We are using OpenFire chat service in the office on a Ubuntu server. Everyday I have to enter a command to start it. The command line is sudo su - service openfire start. I also start the Redmine ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS VPS + Wine + .exe + ttf Fonts + Autologon and Autostart

I have 2 Questions to any Linux or Ubuntu PRO here: 1)How to install wingding.ttf under Wine (in Ubuntu Server). ...i tried many ways and i can use this font under LibreOffice e.g. but it doesnt work ...
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Start XBMC Automatically for specific user

This is my first post on Ask Ubuntu and I have only been using Ubuntu as an OS for a week or so. So far, loving is :D But onto the problem. Basically I am wanting to set up a couple of user accounts ...
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How do I edit all autostart applications?

In Ubuntu 13.10 only very few applications are managed by the Startup Applications application: How do I access for example the bluetooth indicator? Is there a gui alternative to editing the ...
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AutoStart Couchpotato and SickBeard Ubuntu 13.10

I have tried just about every script out there to get couchpotato and sickbeard running as daemons and non of them work...any help would be much appreciated.. These seem to be the best scripts below ...
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lubuntu 13.10 autostart file ignored?

When I reboot my computer and log in, my .config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart file is completely ignored, according to the timestamp provided by "ls -ul". In lxsession-default-apps,on the autostart ...
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Virsh KVM Domain is marked as autostart… doesn't come up after restarting windows

I have KVM and Virsh installed. When I restart windows inside the VM, the VM does not come back up without issuing a virsh start command. I found this ...
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How to run script after resume and after unlocking screen

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I would like to run scripts after resuming from suspend, and after unlocking my desktop. These need to run as my user, and with access to my $DISPLAY. In particular, I would like ...
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upstart job works only with manual start/stop

I have a very small upstart job in /etc/init/tsm.conf to start backup client after network starts. It works just ok if I start/stop it manually via service tsm start|stop|status. But service tsm ...
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How can I force Workrave to start in Normal mode?

I use Workrave for RSI prevention and rest breaks. [*] Sometimes I need to put it in Quiet or Suspended mode, for example when giving a presentation. However, it remembers this setting the next time I ...
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How to reboot automatically and run terminal command(s) on startup?

So I run a Minecraft server on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04. It runs very well except every so often the computer does need a reboot, as it should considering it runs 24/7. I'm relatively new to Ubuntu ...
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Documentation for ~/.config/autostart/ *.desktop entries 12.04

I'm using 12.04 LTS. I'm trying to run a python script as an autostart but it acts abnormally (but works perfectly when started via terminal or IDLE). I'm beginning to suspect that something in the ...
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How can I start a VNC server before log on?

I would like to run x11vnc (or another VNC server) on my desktop, but I'm unable to find a way to get it to start before any users log in. Back when I was using vanilla Ubuntu 10.10 Vino did this by ...
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How to launch terminal on login

How could I get the terminal to be launched once I have logged in, so that typing commands is much simpler?
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Using wget to retrieve files from autostart downloads

So I'm making my own document of codes to run after a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to try and keep everything in the command line (as opposed to having to open a browser to download ...
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How to run programs each time the system boots up? [duplicate]

What is the command line in bash to make a program run every time the system boots up?
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TeamViewer9 autostart on Ubuntu 13.10

I tried to put TeamViewer9 (v9.0.24147 32-Bit / Multiarch) in the "Startup Applications" for a graphical GUI, and even in ~/.config/autostart and created the .desktop file manually. TeamViewer opens ...
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why conky and docky doesn't start automatically at lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu 13.10 and want to run installed conky and docky after booting whenever I lunch lubuntu. I installed next: sudo apt-get install xcompmgr Once installed, I put the command to ...
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Can I connect to running autostart python script?

I am running Lubuntu 13.10 an have a python script that is run on boot through ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart. The script startes a web application and outputs various information to terminal ...
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How to autostart programs (Chrome, LibreOffice) with a system, but in background as a service?

I guess I cannot do that with every program, but I expect that Chrome and LibreOffice can be "preloded" when system starts. How to do that? I have checked in Chrome settings Google Cloud Print and ...
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doesn't work automation autostart command for conky

I added conky configuration to my autostart application. But this doesn't work after I restarted PC. Here is how looks configuration at setting manager: Here is content of .ConkyWizardLaunch ...
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What makes specific services (apache2, mysql) autostart?

Where can I set services apache2 and mysql to do not start automatically? Or start when asked for it instead? EDIT BootUp-Manager worked for me very well disabling autostart of both services.
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Why is chkconfig no longer available in Ubuntu?

I can not use chkconfig tools in Ubuntu 12.10 It's a very useful tools to configure the service to autostart or not. Why is it no longer available?
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How do I start x11vnc via bash script on startup, not login?

I have a server with Xubuntu 11.10 Desktop installed, and x11vnc. When on login screen I want x11vnc to start and to take some settings: Automatically set defined password Automatically accept ...
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.py script autostart [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically? I'm using simple tiling manager.This programm have one .py file. How to autostart this .py file with parameters after ...
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How can I remove an autostart service that is not listed in gnome-session-properties? [duplicate]

Today I upgraded from raring to saucy. This brought the Ubuntu One icon back to my indicator applet, which I had disabled. So I removed the line NoDiplay=true from ...