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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Want to start few services automatically during system boot

I am using latest ubuntu version: Ubuntu 15.04 (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-36-generic x86_64) When i reboot my whole system, i need to restart telnet, nagios services manually. Would you please let me know ...
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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 to show a notification if a startup application ( or process) failed to start automatically

I added a script to autostart (using "Default applications for LXSession"). Later, I moved folder containing script. As result, autostart command was silently failing. How can I enable warning ...
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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 ...
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Script that prevents the software to run unless other associate software is already running

I have a situation here. We wanted to prevent a software to run successfully unless the other software is already running. If the script has been run, it run the main software and it will check if the ...
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How to autostart a shell script on Ubuntu-touch?

I want to start a shell script on my bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu-Edition whenever I switch on the phone to syncronize my calendar and contacts via syncevolution with my owncloud server. How can I ...
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How to disable autostart for a mysql?

How to disable autostart for a mysql? I was run sudo update-rc.d -f apache2 remove After it I looked throug all rc0.d - rcS.d and nowhere have found a mysql file. However, the mysql server starts ...
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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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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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preventing transmission-daemon from auto start?

On Xubuntu 14.04 I have installed the package transmission-daemon. It appears to start automatically when I start the computer. Is it possible to prevent this from happening and instead I would like ...
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KDE start Thunderbird on specific Dekstop at startup

I want to start Thunderbird on a specific Desktop at startup of KDE. I found the autostart settings but I did not find any option to start the program on a different Desktop. How can I do this? Is ...
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I finally got pptp working… but where insert command to autostart it?

I was looking for a solution and finally found,I have to run in terminal: sudo modprobe nf_conntrack_pptp I don't know what it is, what this command is doing, I know only that i have to run this ...
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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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Are settings in System > Preferences > Startup Applications the same as settings in some system or personal configuration file?

We can set up what programs to start automatically when starting up the OS, by adding settings in System > Preferences > Startup Applications Is this method the same as adding settings in some system ...
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Autostart Kodi on Vivid

Ubuntu Vivid uses systemd, however I don't have a clue how it exactly works. Can maybe someone write the correct kodi.service file what needs to be placed in /etc/systemd/system thanks a lot.
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How to add startup applications in lubuntu on a specific desktop? [duplicate]

i want startup a programm in a specific desktop with a .desktop config file for example firefox on desktop 2
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Lubuntu Openbox Autostart GUI Application

I'd like to autostart a Qt GUI application using Lubuntu/Openbox, using a root-only account. I've added the command into: /etx/xdg/openbox/autostart And: /root/test Grepping for test shows that ...
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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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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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network-manager no longer starts automatically

First post here I think I have a 14.10 box that used to be a 14.04 box. It's a media centre. When it was a 14.04 box it booted up fine. Now though it doesn't. When it boots it pauses on "Waiting for ...
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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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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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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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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 run indicator-remindor at login?

I installed indicator-remindor in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system. The program seems to work properly although some warning related to the lack of the ‍/gtk-fallback.css‍ library appear at start up. Is ...
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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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/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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...