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

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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) ...
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How can I stop the Ubuntu Software Center from autostarting in Xubuntu?

I recently installed Xubuntu 11.10 and am completely updated. Software sources used include proposed as well as backports (in case that means anything). My issue is that the Ubuntu software center ...
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How to auto-start all screenlets in unity only(not Gnome-shell)?

I want to auto-start all screenlets in unity environment only as it also auto-start in Gnome-shell too (as it is not working well in gnome-shell), i,e, i want to only edit one file not all screenlet ...
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How can I start a VNC server before log on?

I would like to run x11vnc (or another VNC server) on my desktop, but I'm unable to find a way to get it to start before any users log in. Back when I was using vanilla Ubuntu 10.10 Vino did this by ...
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How to reenable autostart of compiz?

After upgrading to 11.10 compiz won't start automatically and I have to run compiz --replace after each reboot. How to start it automatically instead?
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Unity doesn't autostart on second X screen

I have two Nvidia cards both with 2 heads and both configured as TwinView, so I have Screen0 and Screen1 in my xorg.conf. ccsm sees both screens (displays them in the Screens drop-down at the top ...
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Where can I find the commands for the main menu items?

How to find out full path (with options) to installed applications (such as Skype, Firefox, Chromium etc.) in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric for adding them to autostart?
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How to set up a (relatively) secure kiosk on Natty?

I'm trying to get my application to be the only thing a user sees when the machine is powered on - like a kiosk, but a little more secure. Ideally, what I'd like to happen is this: At machine ...
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How can I add new autostart programs in Lubuntu?

In Lubuntu, there's no 'Add New Program...' button in Desktop Session Settings. Is there an easy way to add new autostart programs in Lubuntu?
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How to edit autostart applications? [duplicate]

How can I reach the UI to configure the autostart applications in Ubuntu 11.10? Please don't tell me, I have to do it using the terminal or creating a starter on my own and please don't tell me, it is ...
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mediatomb autostart doesn't work

mediatomb works fine when starting manually but the autostart doesn't work. In the wiki it says it should start automatically at system start, but it doesn't. tryed many things but still doesn't work ...
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Auto-start and play mp3s from usb stick

Is there a way that I could auto start a music player and play mp3s from a usb stick immediately after my computer has booted up? Ideally the music player would play each mp3 file on the usb stick in ...
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Add application to autostart

I've installed System Load Indicator and set 'autostart' in preferences. For some reason it doesn't load at starting system. How to find out the name/command of this application and then I can add it ...
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How do I make an application start only in XFCE?

I would like to have an application (most likely AWN or Docky) start only on XFCE, and not on KDE or Unity/GNOME. Is this possible? If so, how would I go about doing that?
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How do I prevent gwibber-service from starting automatically?

I'm searching for a way to prevent gwibber-service from starting, but I can find none under Oneiric. For a start, I confirmed that "Start service at login" was still unchecked in Gwibber preferences ...
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How can I get the programmes I use everyday to auto start at boot in the specified Workspaces?

Is there a way I can have all the programmes I use everyday auto start in the correct workspaces?
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Disable Auto-start Application

I couple of versions of Ubuntu ago I setup a program to start automatically when the computer turns on. It is of no use to me at this point, and I want to disable it now. The problem is, I can't ...
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how to make programs that autostart at login start hidden?

How do I start applications that autostart on login start hidden in the system tray? Is there special command (i.e. --hidden) to the autostart command to make the application start to the system ...
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Start the same “sessions” after shutdown

Many times it happen I got several terms & app sessions opened, while I just have to quick shutdown the machine to move away in another building. Is there a way, when I next boot the laptop, to ...
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Autostarting applications with XMonad & Ubuntu

I have recently started to try XMonad and I'm loving it, so far I've managed to set-up xmobar with it. However, I'm stuck on how to autostart applications, so far I've got both an .xinitrc contains ...
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Is there a way to force kalarm to start minimized in the notification area?

I was having issues with gnome-schedule, so I've switched to kalarm. I have it running as a startup application in Ubuntu 10.10; however, it starts as a regular program and is open on the desktop upon ...
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How do I start applications automatically on login?

How can I make an application automatically start when I have logged in?
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Autostart Dropbox in Lubuntu

I've installed Dropbox (as per the instructions supplied in Dropbox's Home Page and a personal blog I found browsing about the subject), but still no success in forcing autostart (only for my user) ...
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How to run .desktop files from command line [duplicate]

I am configuring a box with openbox (with GNOME under the scenes), and I want to run the .desktop files in /etc/xdg/autostart/ from a script at login. But xdg-open and gnome-open do not seem to do ...
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How can I automatically set my status to Available when I log in?

This is the first thing I do after logging in: How can I make it happen automatically?
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Do not start bluetooth automaticaly. How to do that? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup? I want that my bluetooth by defautl be turned off. How can I do that? Ubuntu 10.10
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How can I start transmission-daemon service before login?

I want to run transmission-daemon as a service so that any user can log in and access the same instance of Transmission (via the browser or Transmission remote GUI). Is this possible, and how can I ...
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How can I have different startup programs for “Desktop Edition” and “Classic Edition” sessions in 11.04?

When using Classic Edition, I would like to start Cairo-Dock automatically, when using Desktop-Edition, I don't want to start it. How can I do that? And how does that work with XFCE and KDE?
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How do I make a program auto-start every time I log in?

I frequently need to start several programs that I use every time I start my computer. How can I make it so that whenever I login the program is automatically launched?
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How to run programs each time the system boots up? [duplicate]

What is the command line in bash to make a program run every time the system boots up?
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How can I make a command run once the next time I log in?

How can I schedule a command to run the next time I log in? I don't want it to run every time, just once.
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Autostart Firestarter GUI on Boot?

Since Firestarter GUI needs Admin rights to start, does it make sense to autostart firestarter on boot and how can i do it?
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Stack applet was not starting automatically

I am using stackapplet v1.4 it's not getting started automatically.Every time i want to start it manually from Application>>Accessories>>StackApplet.I am sure i have enabled the option Start ...
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Getting a script to run on boot, not on login

How can I get a specific script to run (preferably not as superuser) whenever the machine boots, but before login. It can be the last thing to run on boot. I mostly just want the script to work even ...
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How can I configure a service to run at startup

I have a daemon that runs fin if I start it manually with the service command: ricardo@ricardo-laptop:~$ sudo service minidlna start * Starting minidlna minidlna ...
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Why won't this application start when I log in?

I have a file in ~/.config/autostart/ that looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=python ~/Documents/StackApplet/stackapplet.py Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/stackapplet.png Terminal=false ...
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connecting a SSH tunnel on reboot?

How can i reestablish a Tunnel if my localhost goes down? i have 2 machines, Remotehost and localhost, on my localhost im running autossh to keep the tunnel alive in case of network problems. ...
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How do I banish the “You have just inserted an Audio CD.” dialog forever?

Sometimes when I insert an audio CD I get a dialog that says "You have just inserted an Audio CD. Choose what application to launch." It doesn't show up for every CD... probably something like once ...
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How do I start dhcp3-server automatically on startup? [closed]

I have dhcp3-server installed and configured, but I have to manually start the service every time the computer restarts. How can I make it start automatically on startup? I don't see a dhcp*.conf in ...
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Start ssh server on boot

I've been doing my google-fu, but I can only find outdated guides or guides pertaining solely to the server variations of Ubuntu. I need to set it up so that ssh server is run on boot, so I can ...
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How to make program autostart only in GNOME

I use both GNOME and KDE SC. In GNOME, I use Docky but I do not use it with KDE. So, I would like Docky to start up only when I login into GNOME not KDE. In KDE, there is an option to make a program ...
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How to run scripts on start up?

I was wondering how to run scripts when my computer starts up so I don't have to run scripts manually that I always run?