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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 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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Autostarting CouchPotato with Ubuntu 13.04

Hi i have a problem autostarting couchpotato 2 in ubuntu i did this: sudo cp /home/max/.couchpotato/init/ubuntu /etc/init.d/couchpotato sudo nano /etc/init.d/couchpotato My file looks like this: ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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~/.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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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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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 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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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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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 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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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 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 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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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 ...
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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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Is there a way to autostart a user session without logging in?

I am administering a hybrid server/workstation using Ubuntu 12.04. There are several users that have access to the PC, and it is also working as a simplified fileserver using samba. This fileserver is ...
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12.10 My unity doesnt start after restart [duplicate]

I have installed 12.10 x64 on my laptop today. After installation it started normally, after restart for updates it started normally, but after next restart (and every else) it strat only empty screen ...
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Play a sound file when connecting to the Internet?

Is it possible to play a certain sound file whenever Ubuntu connects to the Internet? The sound should play when Ubuntu begings to try to connect after starting up the PC, after manually ...
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How can i make a command stay active after a restart to the computer? [duplicate]

I used a command i saw here to make my touch pad in lenovo 330 to scroll with 2 fingers and it worked exactly as i wanted but after each reset to the computer I need to retype the commend. Can you ...
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Can't get Audio CD Extractor to open when I insert a CD

When I insert a CD I want Audio CD Extractor to open. Right now Banshee opens. I've gone to System Settings, Removable Media and I have chosen Audio CD Extractor for how CD Audio media should be ...
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How to run a particular command at startup?

I don't understand scripts or how to make them or how to run them. All I want to do is run the command xmodmap -e "keycode 112 = Delete" when my computer starts. When I run this command in terminal, ...
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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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Can I auto-start music player after connecting headphones?

Is there a way to start my default music player after connecting the headphones or earphones ? If there is nothing in the form of a GUI, I don't mind writing a script for it, but I need some starting ...
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How to stop autostart of an installed program?

I installed a certain software according to the following instruction set. Begin --How to Install---------------------- * You need login as root * Run "tar jxvf linux_install.tar.bz2" Run ...
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Programs autostarting, but not in list?

Background: Whenever I log into my account, gmusicbrowser and two chromium windows open. I checked my list of autostarting programs in the settings manager, and they aren't in it: Question: Why are ...
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Application autostart after system boot for a random interval

Reading 'sleep' mans and googling haven't provide any useful information. I want to run Pidgin after Ubuntu boots, but after some time left. For example, logon is passed, and after interval for 1 to ...
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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 startup the Computer with an alarm and run a scheduled program?

I want to start my torrent downloading at night after 11 PM so I need my computer to start automatically at 11 PM and then log in to an account and start a torrent program. I know that I can start up ...
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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 make a program autostart at every login on 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make a program auto-start everytime I log in? How make a program autostart et every login. I see this link but not for 12.10 How do I make a program auto-start ...
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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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warning on nginx auto start disable [closed]

I removed nginx from startup by running: $ sudo update-rc.d -f nginx disable I get the below output: update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) ...