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

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Start Thunderbird in Background

I have a lot of Mailfolders, this leads to thunderbird starting very slow. I use the default ubuntu deskopt and it seems that all autostart applications need to be started until I can access the ...
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start program at bootup

I need to make a program run at start up as root. The program is. /usr/bin/svxlink I'm running Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS I just cant get it to work. Can someone walk me thru the steps to do this. ...
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Autostart a Python script in an LX terminal

I have a python script which extracts continuous data from an incoming serial string and inserts the fields into an Sql database. The python script can be run manually from an LX terminal and works ...
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Process “/bin/sh -e /proc/self/fd/9” - what starts it and why?

I have a process /bin/sh -e /proc/self/fd/9 that runs on my system. sh -e /path/to/file in dash (which sh is symlinked to on my Kubuntu 14.10) just tests for existence of a file. In /proc/self/fs I ...
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apache2 not starting automatically in Ubuntu 14.04

I have fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation with apache2. I have noticed apache2 is not starting at the boot. I have tried to enable it with sudo update-rc.d apache2 defaults, but it still doesn't start ...
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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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Requirements for KDE startup scripts

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10. I want to include the following startup script for KDE: kstart --desktop 1 firefox kstart --desktop 2 kmail kstart --desktop 3 konsole I placed these three commands in a ...
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Autostart with AutostartCondition

I want to run a program at a certain condition. So I have created a .desktop file and put it in /etc/xdg/autostart. the contents of the desktop file are: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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Run a script with user interaction on log out / shutdown?

I'd like to run a script on shut down, which interrupts the logout process and and pops up a window with zenity. My target is to get autofsck working with lightdm. It seems to work with 12.04 after ...
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Cannot add/edit/remove Startup Applications; Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity

New to Ubuntu/Linux. In Startup Applications, changes are not saved; as soon as I close Startup Applications, settings revert to default. I've searched for answers (and tons of other questions on this ...
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xrdp autostart on boot

I'm running xrdp on ubuntu 14.04 xrdp works fine, but I noticed that I had to start the xrdp service manually before being able to rdp to the machine. This machine will be going off site and I ...
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autostart issues

all of my other autostart programs work just fine. I have a file in ~/.config/autostart/ named python.desktop with the command python ~/.sickbeard/SickBeard.py -q sickbeard does not autostart, but ...
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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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How do I make DockX autostart via UCK on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04?

I intend to customize a GNOME Ubuntu 14.04 ISO using UCK to include DockbarX. I want DockX to autostart systemwide. How do I do this from the command line? Note: if I don't thank people or ask ...
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Chrome autostart on ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my PC, but I can't understand how to manage the applications -- as an example, I'm trying to get Chrome to autostart. I can start Chrome manually, but I'm not able ...
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lxc containers fail to autoboot in 14.04 trusty using 'lxc.start.auto = 1'

In trusty 14.04 containers fail to autoboot despite all settings being set as 14.04 requires. They show all as STOPPED I have correctly configured 2 LXC containers: calypso encelado They run ...
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Start program after login in Ubuntu

I try to run Jira after Ubuntu start. In /etc/rc.local I wrote this: cd atlassian/jira/bin; ./start-jira.sh (all directories wrote properly) Where is my mistake? Full rc.local: gists
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How to shutdown Ubuntu after (2 hours) of idle?

Running: Xubuntu 14.04 32bit. I have read several outdated, not working, working different that I want answers here and elsewhere. I had a script that resulted in shutting my Laptop down at boot time ...
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Xubuntu Applications start twice

I added yakuake and thunderbird under Session and Startup => Application Autostart. I leave these applications running when I shut down my system, unfortunatly on the next boot the applications start ...
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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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CopyAgent (Copy Cloud Storage) won't autostart at system startup (Linux/Xubuntu)

CopyAgent (the client from Copy Cloud Storage) refuses to autostart at system startup. I use Xubuntu 13.04, and even though CopyAgent .desktop file is in the autostart folder, it simply won't ...
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Start hostapd service on boot

How to start hostsapd service every time my compute starts I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 and kernel 3.11 Update 1 When I tried sudo update-rc.d hostapd defaults I got the following System ...
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xinput - no effect at startup

I have a script that uses xinput to slow down the mouse which works perfectly when run on the command line. So I create and run it from ./config/autostart/fixmouse.desktop, It runs at X startup with ...
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What is the correct way to auto start mono fast cgi under nginx?

I am following the mono documentation for installing mono under nginx with fast cgi. This links to a script to auto start mono on the page (added below). Now people have mentioned this would cause a ...
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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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init.d scripts and rc folders

I am wondering why not all scripts placed in init.d folder are in rc folders eg. system cups is in init.d but there is not in rc folders? I don’t know if I understand it right. When I want to ...
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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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Wake up command as ordinary user

Yandex disk cloud drive daemon started via ~/.config/autostart/Yandex.Disk.desktop. It works well except the PC waked up after suspend. Yes, I work with /etc/pm/sleep.d scripts when I need to do ...
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Permanent autostart

I would like to make a Python 3.4 script that starts with my computer so that it's permanently checked to start up with the computer (edit: permanently checked means it can't be disabled via ...
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Autostart script on login in Lubuntu [duplicate]

I want to run this command on login under Lubuntu: cd /home/myuser/kippo && bash start.sh It's supposed to launch Kippo, an SSH honeypot. The command works fine if I run it at the terminal. ...
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Auto-enter master password in KeePassX on launch

I use KeepassX only for unimportant sites and it's set up to autostart. Entering password every time is quite annoying.
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Auto-starting a GUI application that requires sudo

Question: I need to auto-start a GUI application that requires sudo. I know I need to edit the sudoers file with: sudo visudo However, I don't know what to write in the file. What I already ...
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how to stop services from autostart which runs on port 902, 3128?

am using ubuntu 14.04. given below my nmap result, nmap -sV -n 192.168.1.7 Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-08-21 22:12 IST Stats: 0:00:01 elapsed; 0 hosts completed (1 up), 1 ...
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music players keeps opening automatically on Ubuntu 14.04

Rythymbox and VLC keep opening themselves automatically when neither is installed. Can only stop this by uninstalling the music player. I can click the close X or quit but it will open again shortly. ...
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how to run applications after start in openbox automatically? [duplicate]

So, i decided to run openbox, but how do i set that after logging in i automatically xfce4-panel and nitrogen starts up?! I looked here something, but that only speaks about unity.
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Desktop Session Settings not saved

So I am one of those people who just moved from XP to [L]ubuntu. I am used to being able to control whether programs autostart, and assumed checking or unchecking the Desktop Session Settings (from ...
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Prevent force-close an app or Reopen an app upon close

I have a custom dock, and I have virtually disabled the unity launcher, by disabling all the shortcuts that have access to launcher/dash/hud. But now I want the dock application to reopen as soon as ...
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How do I set Xscreensaver to autostart?

I've just installed xscreensaver instead of gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu 12.04 in gnome-session-fallback (Gnome Classic) mode. It works fine, but I have a problem: I put "xscreensaver -no-splash" ...
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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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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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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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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 ...