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

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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) ...
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I want to make Tomcat7 autostart while booting

I installed tomcat servlet but i need to autostart while booting.How to?
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.xsession. .xinitrc, xmonad, and lightdm

Let me preface my question with the following: I am pretty sure that I can hack together a solution by modifying /usr/share/xsessions/somesessionfile.desktop and make it run /etc/X11/Xsession, and get ...
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.py script autostart [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically? I'm using simple tiling manager.This programm have one .py file. How to autostart this .py file with parameters after ...
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Added `startx` to autostart list, what to do now?

I made a stupid mistake and wrote command "startx" in autostart applications in Gnome. Therefore Gnome starts itself in cycle. How can I change autostart applications without logging into Gnome?
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How do I start a program automatically when I boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I always have to start for example Yakuake by myself. How can I start the program ...
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The remote computer was reboot and i can't go in its autorun TeamViewer

The remote computer has a login/password and i want to save its procedure. TeamViewer is running from autorun programs on a remote machine and gives me free access, but it does not start until the ...
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What is the equivalent of Window's autorun, startup folder, for Xfce, Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically in Unity? I need to start some programs after the desktop environment loads itself, what would be the equivalent of ...
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Making a backtick produce just a backtick

My backtick key (`) produces nothing when first pressed - I have to press it twice to generate a `. If I forget, and type ` e, I get an accented e character. I am only able to fix this temporarily, ...
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Starting a background application automatically on boot

I can run the following command in a terminal sudo /usr/sbin/archttp64 81 which is a management console for the RAID controller on this machine. Then I can run Firefox and use the address: ...
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How don't autostart all programs, that was opened before shut down

When I login, all programs that was not closed, before I turn off the computer, starts. How can I don't start them, but start some list of programmes? (No matter, was they opened or not)
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Nginx - disable autostart

I went througn some manuals and I didn't understand yet. How do I disable autostart nginx service?
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How do I start an application as a service?

So I would like a couple of applications to run as services when the machine reboots without the need to login, is this possible? Applications are: Thunderbird Mail xChat IRC This way my email ...
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Where should I put this line “source ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm”?

where should I put this line source ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm it make it work when system start or how to install rvm on Ubuntu correctly for all users in my system?
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autostart application in new workspace in gnome-shell

I'd like to autostart firefox and thunderbird on e.g. 2 and 3-rd workspaces when login. If I add them to autostart in gnome-shell they both open on the first workspace. Is there a way to autostart ...
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How to autostart Conky in Lubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications such as xcompmgr at start up? Currently running Lubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo s10-e. I have installed conky for the 3rd time, the first time I ...