Make programs start upon logging in, or stop them from doing so.

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HPLIP can't add tray icon

I am using HPLIP 3.15.9 on Kubuntu 15.04. It is started automatically after login and tries to add an icon to the system tray... but this does not work most times and I get an error dialog instead, ...
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Diodon not launching at startup

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04 and I have Diodon set to start automatically (under Session and Startup, I go to the 'Application Autostart' tab and I've made sure that the box for "Diodon (GTK+ ...
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Lubuntu Firefox is always running

I have a very persistent Firefox. Even after a reboot the process is running, and starts by itself again if I kill it. Yesterday, I heard the audio of the last youtube video after a reboot. I tried ...
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Synergy + LightDM = no autostart?

I've installed Synergy v1.3.8 on my Ubuntu machine at work (latest one in repo although I know that the latest stable is 1.7.4). I have read the instrunctions on how to make this thing auto-start ...
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Changing desktop background does not work as root

I am trying to write a python script that changes my background periodically. This is the relevant code where I change the background: command = "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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Autostart of VirtualBox VM with root-permissions

Situation is the following: I'm having a Ubuntu14.04 LTS with VirtualBox installed. There is at least one VM that should start at the startup of ubuntu. Since I have configured port-forwarding ...
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Start ssh server on boot

I've been doing my google-fu, but I can only find outdated guides or guides pertaining solely to the server variations of Ubuntu. I need to set it up so that ssh server is run on boot, so I can ...
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/etc/xdg is missing files

Most of my settings in /etc/xdg have disappeared somehow for no apparent reason. I am running 14.04 I first noticed a problem with system setting not working properly. See: Systems Settings is ...
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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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Nginx autostart on Docker (ubuntu:trusty image)

I have installed nginx to Docker container (container from ubuntu:trusty image). And every time when I call docker stop nginx and after docker start nginx, my nginx server in shut down state. How ...
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apache2 server upstart problem after “/” patch permission change due to sftp chroot

I face some permission problem with my apache server in ubuntu 12.04 Server worked fine until I setup sftp with chroot folder. In order to be able chroot,I had to change owner of "/" to root and ...
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XUbuntu autostart python script doesn't work

I have a Python script I want to run immediately after logging in, I've tried both creating a .desktop file and placing it in ~./config/autostart as well as the GUI program "Settings Manager-> Session ...
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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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Application autostart on plasma kde4

Where did teamviewer application put his configuration file that it starts up on every boot! I run kubuntu 15.04. Not into ~/.config/autostart/ Not into /etc/xdg/autostart/ it seems that its ...
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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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How to autostart an application on Touch device?

What if you want to distribute some daemons in ubuntu-click packages? What is the preferred way to start them on boot?
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Automatically Run a Command/script at startup [ yes its a duplicate, no good answer in duplicates] [duplicate]

This question is ALL over ubuntu, with MODS saying its duplicate, but I have found no good answers! I want to run the command, (this will work for script as well) sudo service deluged restart at ...
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How to disable autostart of SSHD in Ubuntu 15.04

In older versions of Ubuntu I commented out the "start on ..." line in /etc/init/ssh.conf. This worked well, but not in Ubuntu 15.04.
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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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Autostart a graphical application in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want an application to get opened after any user is logged in. I read about some menu about autostart. etc. But, unfortunately I don't have GUI access now. Please help.
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Autostart works on login but not on first boot

I have tried several things. Desktop Entry in /usr/share/applications Desktop Entry in ~/.config/autostart Adding script to ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart Creating a startup.sh to run ...
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start Couchpotato when Ubuntu boots

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a somewhat older laptop. I managed to install Plex, sonarr and couchpotato on it and was able to make the first 2 start up automatically when ubuntu boots. ...
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Dropbox won't start on ubuntu 14.04; overwrites autostart entry

I noticed recently that my dropbox was no longer running on startup (the icon no longer appeared in the tray at top right, and nothing was syncing.) In Startup Applications, dropbox is selected, with ...
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How to disable tomcat7 from autostarting?

Most answers that I found on the Internet is something like this: sudo update-rc.d tomcat7 disable When I executed this line in ubuntu, I saw these warnings: insserv: warning: current start ...
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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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Program is starting every time I search on Unity's search

Every time I hit the windows key (search) and type something the program Tomboy is launched. This behavior is annoying and I cant find which configuration is causing it. Also, a new instance is ...
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No Vboxautostart-service scripts in virtualbox?

On a 14.04.2 server, I have installed the Ubuntu fork of VirtualBox 4.3.10, with extpack 93012, in the standard manner using: apt-get install virtualbox I've been trying to enable the autostart ...
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How to add a script to Startup Applications from the command line?

I have a shell script. I want to configure my script to run automatically during startup. I know how to do this from GUI. But I wanted to do this from terminal. How can I do this? On a primary ...
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How to run Redshift, and Redshift Plasmoid in Ubuntu 12.04?

Redshift briefly appears on the taskbar at startup or when run and pops out of existence. I've installed Redshift Plasmoid for a GUI, but I can't get that to run either, and won't show up when I check ...
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Autostart x11vnc in Lubuntu

I am trying to get x11vnc to autostart at boot time to remotely login to a Lubuntu 14.04 box without a local session. I have found several threads related to this issue, but they are mostly outdated ...
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How to visit a URL when it's offline

Here is the project brief: I'm setting 3 TVs to the wall of my bakery store to show the menu. I have mini pc with Ubuntu at the back of my each TVs to send contents. The way that my mini PCs ...
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Autostart Unpriviledged LXC Containers

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed LXC normally. I've followed the official LXC documentation to set up unprivileged containers under a non-root user. These don't seem to support LXC's ...
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How do you disable auto-start apps just for remote sessions?

There's a lot of answers on how to disable auto-starting of applications for a single user or for globally on a system. However, most auto-start applications, you do want to start for the console ...
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How to permanently finetune Syndaemon on 15.04? [duplicate]

I am using the HP Envy x360 15'. Everything works fine but it has an unusually large touchpad (for better Windows 8 usability). Every time I am typing I accidentally am hitting the touchpad and the ...
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Start VirtualBox VM before login (at reboot)

I want my VM to start at reboot and before login. I put this script in rc.local file to be executed before login and start my VirtualBox VM: sudo -H -u myuser /usr/bin/VBoxManage startvm "MyOS" If ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 - after hard power boot, it never comes back or it boots but then it does not behave correctly

I have a kiosk running with Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit, which is connected to a 47" screen, on boot it starts Google Chrome. Now the Ubuntu 15.04 needs to be powered off (6PM) and powered on (8AM). When ...
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Start script in /etc/service (runit) is not working with daemon

I am facing an issue with a script I have kicked off through /etc/service and is using runit. My script at /etc/service/myApp/run looks like: #!/bin/bash cd /src forever -l forever.log -o out.log -e ...
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Crontab - don't log? How can I do it right?

I've search for a answer of my problem but I can't find the right one. So I try it my self. I've got an Ubuntu Server and try to create a TeamSpeak3 Server - check file with loggin function. This ...
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Startup Application with unknown source

After update to 15.04 I have abiword starting by itself upon login to GNOME or Unity. It does not happen in openbox or blackbox. How do I prevent this application from starting without removing the ...
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How does “Startup Applications” work?

I am interested in knowing how "Startup Applications", which you can access from the dock, work. I want to know this because I want to know the difference between adding an entry in these places: ...
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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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Run command at login - Ubuntu 15.04

This has been asked to death, and yet none of the solutions I've found seem to work. I want to run a command, say setxkbmap -layout us -option ctrl:nocaps , at login. It should only run for me, and ...
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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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Using an application as a screensaver

I have an application that I would like to run every time my computer is idled, and (much less important) I would like to send a sigterm signal whenever any input is received. For those wondering, the ...
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Prevent starting of gnome services

I'running kubuntu 15.04 with kubuntu backports enabled on my old laptop (Celeron 530@1.73GHz, 2GB memory). Additionally Unity is installed. After starting plasma everything i have noticed that some ...
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How do I disable startup apps?

just upgraded to 15.04 (x64). Now, at startup, the app "Clementine" starts on it's own and another app, which I do want to start, shows 5 additional examples running (only need 1). I don't see ...
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How to autostart `xrandr` in Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [duplicate]

I am happily using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 (Mate 1.8.2) and I need to run a xrandr script in every initialization to correct the resolution of my external monitor. But it doesn't has a /etc/mdm/Init/... ...
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Program in rc.local started not with standard localization

I have experienced that when I start my program during the start process with rc.local the format of the date does not correspond to the standard localization setting. When I execute the same program ...
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How do I repair a bad startup script?

In Ubuntu 14.10, I followed this answer to autostart synergyc on boot, but, it caused my computer to boot into low graphics mode. See askubuntu.com/a/196853/15811 So how do I remove / repair a bad ...