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How do I prevent 18 screensaver windows from opening? [closed]

When I login to KDE, ~18 kdeasciiquarium.kss processes run, each in a separate window. That's my screensaver, but why is it starting in a window, and why do 18 of them run? This began happening after ...
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autostart not working on ubuntu 12.04

When i put a task.desktop file under my ~/.config/autostart/, it works ok (the script run after login. In this case the autostart folder already exists. On another machine, the autostart folder was ...
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OpenFire/Redmine service autostart

In my office we are using OpenFire chat service in Ubuntu server.Daily I have to enter a command to start it. The command line is sudo su - service openfire start and also for Redmine service to start ...
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~/.xinput.d folder is ignored in Ubuntu 13.04

It used to be that you could make a file ~/.xinput.d/en_US and put xinput commands in there, such as enabling drag lock. Now, for some reason, in 13.04 this does not work. Anyone know why this ...
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Xmonad Xsession

My user level: noob-ish, so please bear with me I'm running 12.04 LTS. I have installed and, to some extent, configured xmonad 0.10 The "automagically" created xsession for it works fine as it is, ...
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How to run command on connect to network

How can I automatically run a command whenever my computer connects to a network? I want it to run in these situations: On power on and login to Unity On waking up from suspend or hibernate When it ...
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Encrypted home directory and autostart

Using crontab's @reboot-directive nor xfce's autostart methods won't execute given scripts. Is this problem releated to encrypted home directory, and if it is, how I fix it?
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Custom launcher in Ubuntu 12.04 xdg/autostart

I have some script that should start when user logs in. I've created .desktop file and put it into /etc/xdg/autostart. It works on two pretty old PCs with Ubuntu with a long life (10.xx -> 11.10 -> ...
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Autostart Dropbox in Lubuntu

I've installed Dropbox (as per the instructions supplied in Dropbox's Home Page and a personal blog I found browsing about the subject), but still no success in forcing autostart (only for my user) ...
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Lubuntu: How to add Thunderbird as system startup application?

Here is what I tried: 1) I created a folder ~/.config/autostart 2) I have copied the Thunderbird.desktop file from usr/share/applications to ~/.config/autostart 3) I have given it permissions to be ...
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Startup Programs missing

Thanx in advance for solving my problem .I am currently using ubuntu 13.04 but accidently I have removed all my start up programs including the hidden programs also(means my /etc/xdg/autostart ...
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Startup Applications not running proccess (GoodSync)

I have defined the following .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart: [Desktop Entry] Version=9.5.7 Name[en_US]=GoodSync server Name=GoodSync server Comment[en_US]=Start GoodSync server Comment=Start ...
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Guake does not start automatically [duplicate]

How can I make Guake start on boot? Guake is installed and works fine via manual startup (typing guake in a terminal works e.g). When I press Super and type "Startup Applications" Guake is there, ...
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How to make program autostart only in GNOME

I use both GNOME and KDE SC. In GNOME, I use Docky but I do not use it with KDE. So, I would like Docky to start up only when I login into GNOME not KDE. In KDE, there is an option to make a program ...
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Ubuntu One app doesn't autostart after I renamed Ubuntu One folder

I renamed the default Ubuntu One folder (Ubuntu One to .Ubuntu One) and after that the Ubuntu One client doesn't start when computer starts. How do I solve this problem?
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Startup Applications refuses to launch a simple, executable script

Screenshots of some relevant information: I want to run a bash script at login, so I put it in Startup Applications. There is no configuration besides calling "xterm -e autovpn" that works. ...
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How can I configure a service to run at startup

I have a daemon that runs fin if I start it manually with the service command: ricardo@ricardo-laptop:~$ sudo service minidlna start * Starting minidlna minidlna ...
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Disable running mysqld at system startup

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-37-generic x86_64). I have messed a little in my Ubuntu configuration. Now every startup I have mysqld running: $ ps aux | grep mysqld mysql 959 ...
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Printing on Yocto MiniDisplay on System Startup

I have developed a C application and I am also using a Yocto_MiniDisplay, which prints some messages from the application. I need to start the application on System Start up, so that on the display ...
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boot Ubuntu 12.04 directly to a windows RDP session

Basically I want to auto start a windows RDP session. Turning my Ubuntu machine into a ThinClient so to speak. Purchasing thin-clients is out of the budget. I have Windows 2008 server r2 currently set ...
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Run specific files on boot

I am wondering if I can run a specific file on boot for my Minecraft server. I want to run a .sh file on boot which is on an external hard drive. Please could you answer one or both of the ...
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What are all the autostart locations in Ubuntu?

I'm a Ubuntu newbie in need of some advice from anyone very familiar with the different Ubuntu startup methodologies. I'm interested in enumerating all the applications that are triggered at startup ...
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How to get Lubuntu to autorun the Minecraft server script on boot?

Today I am trying to make my server but i have problems when I try to autorun my script. I have followed this tutorial: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tutorials/Server_startup_script and the ...
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Start Apache2 and MySQL server without logging in

is it possible to start apache2 and mysql server before you loggin? or without logging in? in ubuntu 12.04 lTS
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how to auto-start xorg after auto-login ubuntu 12.04 LTS

im using this command to auto login my account on my server. in /etc/init/tty1.conf exec /bin/login -f username< /dev/tty1 > /dev/tty1 2>&1 so my question now is there a way that i ...
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Delete applications from Desktop Sessions Settings

I had two Bluetooth Managers in Desktop Sessions Settings but they weren't functioning. So I deleted them in /home/username/.config/autostart & drag & dropped a Bluetooth Manager desktop ...
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XBMC starting after login insted of gnome

I Have a problem. In my Ubuntu 13.04 i have 3 users, one of them suddenly get xbmc starter right after login. How I can change this and restore oryginal settings(gnome,Unity) desktop for this user. ...
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How to get Skype to open on start-up? [duplicate]

I want Skype to open automatically on start-up. So I got the instructions... Start-up Applications > Add. Then I get a window with three fields. In the first I write "Skype". In the second I cut and ...
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How do I banish the “You have just inserted an Audio CD.” dialog forever?

Sometimes when I insert an audio CD I get a dialog that says "You have just inserted an Audio CD. Choose what application to launch." It doesn't show up for every CD... probably something like once ...
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How to create (via installer script) a task that will install my bash script so it runs on DE startup?

I've been reading for the last couple hours about Upstart, .xinitrc, .xsessions, rc.local, /etc/init.d/, /etc/xdg/autostart, @reboot in crontab and so many other things that I'm totally confused! ...
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Using XWinWrap on startup for desktop image covers taskbar in 12.04

My problem is when I set XWinWrap to play a video for my desktop in the startup applications, when I first log in it covers the taskbar as well, the launcher is inaccessible as well. I can use super ...
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How to start x11vnc on boot, on all users

I need help starting xllvnc with a couple parameters on boot. Simply adding it to rc.local starts it before X has started, making it useless. I tried modifying xinit, but to no avail. Any help would ...
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How to disable OpenVPN from autostarting at boot-up or reboot?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, 64-bit, OpenVPN client 2.3.1 How do I prevent OpenVPN from autostarting at boot-up or reboot?
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How do I use ARandR to create a permanent monitor layout in Lubuntu 12.10?

So ARandR is great for setting up my monitor layout in Lubuntu 12.10 but even if I save the layout to the ~/.screenlayout it doesn't seem to save that layout no matter what I call the file.
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How to let pm-utils run automatically?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop. Just want to let sudo pm-powersave true run automatically every time after login, but don't know how. I tried the following approaches to let it run automatically ...
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Why won't honeyd start on boot?

I have installed honeyd on my machine and configured the appropriate settings to get it to run as a service. The service will run fine and functions as expected if I start it with command: sudo ...
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No Empathy Autostart in Ubuntu 13.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 from scratch and configured two accounts in the account manager and gave permission to Empathy to access them. After a reboot, Empathy won't autostart so I have ...
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How I can set program autostart to my second desktop?

In Lubuntu we have folder /home/username/.config/autostart. Its OK, but how I can autostart app on my "invisible" desktop and in fullscreen (like after pressing F11)?
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Gnome Shell refuses to load on 12.04

Gnome Shell isn't loading and I can't figure out why. According to this snapshot of .xsession-errors, it seems to(?) have something to do with magnifier: (gnome-shell:2886): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: ...
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How to make ubuntu service run as specific user

How to make ubuntu service run as specific user? I created an init.d script and make it start at boot, but sooner I found the service is running as root after reboot. I google and google, people ...
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.desktop file in xsessions folder not autorunning

I was setting up a kiosk per this tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-Up-Ubuntu-as-a-Kiosk-Web-Appliance/?ALLSTEPS I have hit a problem with the kiosk.desktop file since it is not ...
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Startup application entries cannot be added

I want a few apps like Synapse, Goldendict, etc to start up on boot, so I tried using the Startup manager and using the command of the apps found in usr/share/applications, then right ...
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How to make Google Chrome not start as service?

I found Google Chrome running as service after I installed it, at each reboot. This would not be a problem, if it won't eath 100% cpu. I would not like to uninstall it, but I'll be forced to do that ...
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How do I gvfs-mount without opening a file manager window?

I like to have my devices mounted in Nautilus/Nemo by default when I log in, so I can have symlinks to certain directories. And I don't mean a custom mount or a mount with 10 lines of cryptSetup and ...
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How do I prevent Dropbox from being automatically added to the autostart list after launching it?

Everytime I start Dropbox (in Precise) it gets added to the autostart list even if I deleted the entry before. I don't want Dropbox to be started when I log in only when I want it to. How to prevent ...
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How do I restore deleted rc.local file?

I have recently inserted some strings into a script to be loaded on startup through /etc/rc.local. One of them was: xbacklight -set 50. This led to Ubuntu refusing to go past login screen so I was ...
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How do I start dhcp3-server automatically on startup? [closed]

I have dhcp3-server installed and configured, but I have to manually start the service every time the computer restarts. How can I make it start automatically on startup? I don't see a dhcp*.conf in ...
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Stop Banshee from autostarting

I thought it would be good if CDs and USB sticks would play on insertion(Banshee), but on insertion it now plays whenever there is any music on the stick or disc. It is better when it asked to play. ...
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Conditional program launcher

The problem: I have an external hard drive and sometimes the driver crashes on startup. It does restart after some time. However my torrent client is also in my startup list and all the data is on the ...
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How to disable Steam check autostarting on every user login?

I moved Steam folder to another partition that's not mounted at startup using a symlink: How can I move Steam's download folder? Now after every login it thinks it's not yet installed. I checked ...