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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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How to autostart synergy on ubunutu 14.04?

I am using synergy to share mouse and keyboard. I would like it to start automatically and have used the tutorial for this here. I am new to ubuntu and cannot find this menu: System Menu > ...
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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 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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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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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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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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OpenVPN on Ubuntu 14.04: Auto Connect on startup

There are a lot of topics concerning this. OpenVPN Auto Connection by putting the conf file to /etc/openvpn just doesnt work. When using the Authentification type "password" an easy way to make it ...
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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 ...
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Autostart a script after desktop loads

I am trying to autostart a script after the desktop loads. I'm running Xubuntu. I already tried putting a link into /ect/profile, and copying a .desktop into /.config/autostart/. While this launches ...
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How to find commands for autostarting applications?

There are two applications I want autostarted, so I searched for it. However, the solutions only tell you how to do it, but not what to put in commands. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and want Thunderbird and ...
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How to prevent the recovery mode menu to come up!

I arranged my system to power on due to any sudden power off and auto-start a program. The problem is that due to bad shut down sometimes a list comes up to use "Normal Mode" or "Recovery Mode" or ...
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Autorun windows share mount script after login as root

I have looked everywhere for a solution that lets me run CIFS automount script after login with around 20 second delay. What I have tried. Added the script to visudo: rait ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ...
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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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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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Where is Start-up Applications in 14.04 Unity?

I cannot find the Start-up Applications in 14.04, I read on a forum that you had to go into Main Menu and allow it to be visible through preferences, but I have looked all the way through preferences ...
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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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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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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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Start XBMC Automatically for specific user

This is my first post on Ask Ubuntu and I have only been using Ubuntu as an OS for a week or so. So far, loving is :D But onto the problem. Basically I am wanting to set up a couple of user accounts ...
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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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How do I edit all autostart applications?

In Ubuntu 13.10 only very few applications are managed by the Startup Applications application: How do I access for example the bluetooth indicator? Is there a gui alternative to editing the ...
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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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How to reboot automatically and run terminal command(s) on startup?

So I run a Minecraft server on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04. It runs very well except every so often the computer does need a reboot, as it should considering it runs 24/7. I'm relatively new to Ubuntu ...
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upstart job works only with manual start/stop

I have a very small upstart job in /etc/init/tsm.conf to start backup client after network starts. It works just ok if I start/stop it manually via service tsm start|stop|status. But service tsm ...
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Documentation for ~/.config/autostart/ *.desktop entries 12.04

I'm using 12.04 LTS. I'm trying to run a python script as an autostart but it acts abnormally (but works perfectly when started via terminal or IDLE). I'm beginning to suspect that something in the ...
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How to start Virtual box machines automatically when booting?

I have many Virtual box machines in my Ubuntu12.04, each time i shutdown or reboot i have to start them one by one. I wanna a help in writing script for automatically autostart the VBox machines ...
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Using wget to retrieve files from autostart downloads

So I'm making my own document of codes to run after a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to try and keep everything in the command line (as opposed to having to open a browser to download ...
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why conky and docky doesn't start automatically at lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu 13.10 and want to run installed conky and docky after booting whenever I lunch lubuntu. I installed next: sudo apt-get install xcompmgr Once installed, I put the command to ...
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Can I connect to running autostart python script?

I am running Lubuntu 13.10 an have a python script that is run on boot through ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart. The script startes a web application and outputs various information to terminal ...
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How to autostart programs (Chrome, LibreOffice) with a system, but in background as a service?

I guess I cannot do that with every program, but I expect that Chrome and LibreOffice can be "preloded" when system starts. How to do that? I have checked in Chrome settings Google Cloud Print and ...
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doesn't work automation autostart command for conky

I added conky configuration to my autostart application. But this doesn't work after I restarted PC. Here is how looks configuration at setting manager: Here is content of .ConkyWizardLaunch ...
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What makes specific services (apache2, mysql) autostart?

Where can I set services apache2 and mysql to do not start automatically? Or start when asked for it instead? EDIT BootUp-Manager worked for me very well disabling autostart of both services.
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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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How can I remove an autostart service that is not listed in gnome-session-properties? [duplicate]

Today I upgraded from raring to saucy. This brought the Ubuntu One icon back to my indicator applet, which I had disabled. So I removed the line NoDiplay=true from ...
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Kubuntu autostart program in a specific desktop

In the Kubuntu system settings I can specify the programs that are to be autostarted. But can I specify which desktop they are to start on? For instance, can I cause kmail to be autostarted on ...
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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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OpenFire/Redmine service autostart

We are using OpenFire chat service in the office on a Ubuntu server. Everyday I have to enter a command to start it. The command line is sudo su - service openfire start. I also start the Redmine ...
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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 ...