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

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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 ...
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Autostart in .xinitrc

I want to run some program at awesomewm startup. I have in my .xinitrc this line: exec awesome It works. Then I added this: exec guake I got errors. So I did this: guake I put each of these ...
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KAlarm won't start at login

I installed KAlarm (A KDE software) in my Ubuntu 11.10 and checked off "Start at Login", but it doesn't. How can I make this work?
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How can I ensure that my custom written C application runs at startup?

I have written a command line C application that I need to run every time the system starts up. How would I go about doing this? I have seen other questions and answers that show ways to do this for ...
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How to user interact during boot using upstart? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upstart script: Detect shift key down at boot I want to add a question during boot. The user is supposed to make keyboard inputs and depending on those inputs, there is ...
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How to run a script only a single time ever?

The script is supposed to run only once, ever. I though to create a file when the script runs the first time and if that file exists, the script will not run again. What's the best, most clean place, ...
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How to make Google Chrome not start as service?

I found Google Chrome running as service after I installed it, at each reboot. This would not be a problem, if it won't eath 100% cpu. I would not like to uninstall it, but I'll be forced to do that ...
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How to remap CapsLock key to Ctrl in Xubuntu

I'm trying to remap my CapsLock key to Ctrl key as described here (adding /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" command to "Session and Startup"->"Application Autostart"). But this doesn't work in ...
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Autostart ubuntuOne on headless server

I've set up UbuntuOne on my headless server using this guide https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOne/Headless however i get disconnected every time i log off and I have to connect it manually each time i ...
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How do I configure LightDM so user could choose session type only

I need to configure LightDM, so user could only choose session type which will then start automatically without password. And when he had choosen 'kiosk' session, it should start as quest. When he had ...
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Autostart apps in different desktops in openbox

I would like to start many GUI apps within openbox, so every window was fullscreen in different desktop. Is there possibility to run app in specific desktop in openbox? or any other idea how to write ...
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How to autostart gui application cross desktop?

I want to add my gui application to autostart, while remaining cross desktop. .xinitrc looked suitable, but it's not. KDE does not listen to it. 1 If possible, I'd like to prevent adding a custom ...
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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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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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Conky Autostart Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conky not working in Gnome 3.4 I am using Ubuntu12.04 with gnome3.4. I installed conky to display my system information. And everything is good except that conky can't ...
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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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How to auto-start JBoss AS 7.1.1 in Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

How to make JBoss AS 7.1.1 auto start in Ubuntu 12.04.
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gdm only starts an xterm; how to get back my desktop?

On my Intel integrated graphics touchscreen with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, after an apt-get upgrade from 10.04.1 LTS to 10.04.4 LTS, sudo less /var/log/gdm/:0-slave.log shows 3 lines, the first being: ...
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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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How do I make an application autorun at login for all users?

How do I make an application autorun at login for all users? Im trying to have conky autorun for all users. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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How do I change the default session for all users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? I'm trying to change the default session manager for all existing users and new users, from Unity to ...
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How do I start VNC Server on boot?

How do I create a system-wide autostart file? This would be on a cloud server running the desktop version of Maverick. I logged in as root and created an autostart file using ...
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How do I launch a GUI application as root on user login?

I would like to launch a Gnome application with root privileges at login. I have tried adding a script to launch using update-rc.d myscript.sh defaults. It looks like the application does launch, ...
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How to auto-start a program in a standalone session?

I have made a new stand alone session like in this topic, but i want to auto-start dockbarx in only this session i follow this topic but it is auto-start in all gnome-fallback sessions, so what to do ...
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Improve System Performance By Stopping Daemons/Services

I am trying to improve my system performance by removing some daemon/Services. On my Desktop PC i need to stop some daemons/services Which are Installed by Default in Ubuntu From auto starting . ...
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autostart thunderbird on the tray in Lubuntu

I want to have thunerbird minimized when I turn on the laptops. when I do this: vi /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart and added @thunderbird every time I turned it on a popup apear say that ...
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SSH Daemon does not autostart

I use a VPS with Ubuntu 10.04. After I performed "apt-get upgrade", the ssh daemon stopped working and does not automatically start when I restart my server. I have only access to files (edit, create ...
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How do I start x11vnc via bash script on startup, not login?

I have a server with Xubuntu 11.10 Desktop installed, and x11vnc. When on login screen I want x11vnc to start and to take some settings: Automatically set defined password Automatically accept ...
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Autostart app with proper icon in unity launcher

One can autostart an application such that it launches on session start with an xdg desktop file in ~/.config/autostart (or /etc/xdg/autostart). But my application (a python/gtk/webkit/html5 app) ...