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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 start/...
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xfdashboard autostart even after uninstalling

I have purged xfdashboard, because it simply refused to work, without giving any errors. However, when log in, the splash screen (Xubuntu 16.04's Simple Splash Engine) still display 'Starting ...
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How to run scripts on start up?

How do I run scripts automatically when my computer starts up so I don't have to run scripts that I always run manually after startup?
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Lampp (xampp) stop after reboot, not work autostart on Ubuntu

I am working with Ubuntu Server 15.04, I have a problem at some point in the night the computer restarts or shuts off the power goes out or simply stops working the lampp (Xampp) apachefriends, I ...
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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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Why Network Manager is not available to new user accounts in 16.04? Why nm-applet does not start for new users?

Network Manager (nm-applet) is not available in the panel for new user accounts, and manually running nm-applet does not start the network manager. I needed to create 2 accounts for different users, ...
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Script not being started at boot

I have the following script in /etc/init.d/minecraft: #!/bin/bash # /etc/init.d/minecraft # version 0.4.1 2015-05-07 (YYYY-MM-DD) # ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: minecraft # Required-Start: $...
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Autostart Kodi on Vivid

Ubuntu Vivid uses systemd, however I don't have a clue how it exactly works. Can maybe someone write the correct kodi.service file what needs to be placed in /etc/systemd/system thanks a lot.
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network-manager no longer starts automatically

First post here I think I have a 14.10 box that used to be a 14.04 box. It's a media centre. When it was a 14.04 box it booted up fine. Now though it doesn't. When it boots it pauses on "Waiting for ...
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LUBUNTU - Running a command at startup

I am trying to run cd ~/MagicMirror/ && node serveronly at login to start the webserver for my smart mirror project. This command works fine when manually executed from the terminal, but will ...
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“@” sign in startup commands

In my ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart file I have lines like: @lxpanel --profile LXDE @pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE Other lines (that I added using the Preferences/Default Applications for ...
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Using Edimax AC600 EW-7811UTC Hotspot

I have a EDIMAX AC600 EW-7811UTC setup and connecting to Wifi but it will not let me use it as a hotspot or Ad-Hoc network. Xubuntu 16.04.
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Auto start on login with auto restart on crash

I have an app that changes my background image based on the weather. I'm looking for a way to make it start when I log in and restart when it crashes. I know I can use the ~/.config/autostart ...
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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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Run a command on GUI (TTY7) on boot/login [duplicate]

I am using an Xenial Xerus minimal Ubuntu install. I want a command ("antimicro") to be run on boot/login (doesn't matter) to map my Bluetooth controller buttons to keyboard keys. The farthest I ...
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Auto restart rc.local script on crash

I have rc.local loading a script on start up. Wondering if this service crashes is there a way to have it auto restart?
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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 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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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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Disable Docker autostart at boot?

I was trying to experiment with docker, Ubuntu 14.04, 64-bit. I managed to run an image, and I gave it the path on one of my removable drives, /media/Drive1. Now, whenever I reboot, I see there is a /...
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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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How to show a notification if a startup application ( or process) failed to start automatically

I added a script to autostart (using "Default applications for LXSession"). Later, I moved folder containing script. As result, autostart command was silently failing. How can I enable warning ...
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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 to configure Bluetooth Tethering (Smartphone/Laptot) to autostart automatically when I turn on the computer?

I would like to know the way I turn on my computer and it active automatically my Bluetooth Tethering connection (my Internet connection). Now every time I turn on I have to do it manually. Do I have ...
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make FCRON start at bootup

I've been trying to get fcron to start at boot up but can't for some reason. And most of the instructions I see are using /etc/event.d which isn't used in ubuntu anymore. so first I installed fcron, ...
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Sentinella autostart

I recently installed "Sentinella" Calling it up and choosing some "if" and "then" options followed by "start" in the GUI application works fine . Will shutdown after x min of x% activity. Put the ...
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auto start a reverse ssh tunnel on system startup

I am have a remote machine behind a firewall that I wish to connect to through SSH. As far as I understand this can be achieved by using a reverse ssh tunnel. So the command I am using is ssh -N -...
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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 System/Preferences/...
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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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Autostart .jar file with screen

How can I autostart a .jar file in screen at boot? I already have some other programs that start at boot, but the .jar file doesn't work for me.
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Want to start few services automatically during system boot

I am using latest ubuntu version: Ubuntu 15.04 (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-36-generic x86_64) When i reboot my whole system, i need to restart telnet, nagios services manually. Would you please let me know ...
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How to run indicator-remindor at login?

I installed indicator-remindor in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system. The program seems to work properly although some warning related to the lack of the ‍/gtk-fallback.css‍ library appear at start up. Is ...
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How can I stop mongodb from starting on system boot

I installed mongodb for learning purpose, the problem I am facing is that it starts on system boot and consume resources even if not being used. I want it to be removed from system boot, how can I do ...
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How to run a Script by Autostart? [duplicate]

This is for a VPS running on ubuntu-14.04 64bit. NOT for a Ubuntu PC! i would like to know, how can i run a script on start (i know about the etc/init.d - but i dont know how to make my script look ...
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teamviewer crash at startup

Every time I powerup my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop I get a "system program program detected" message. The reporting window shows that the info comes from the apport-gtk-root system, that as far as I know is ...
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What do I need to add to this desktop file to start in a specific virtual desktop?

I've been searching for documentation for the key,value pairs in the gnome desktop autostart files. I have 4 virtual desktops/workspaces that I switch between and I want to autostart applications in 3 ...
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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 autostart an application on the system tray?

I want Audacious and Transmission to autostart on the system tray when I login, If I just add them to autostart they start open and I have to close them manually. How I do that? I think It's clear ...
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Auto Launch Program from USB or SD Card

I'd like to have a game auto boot when I insert it via a thumb drive or SD card. Is this possible? Currently on Ubuntu 14.04LTS
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Disable startup applications' notifications

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome and I set Guake to autostart on boot. I know which programs will autostart, so I'd like to get rid of the notification in the tray and the white dot next to the date:...
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Which startup applications can I safely disable?

Which startup elements can be safely deleted (for home desktop users)? I use this terminal commands to see the whole startup list: cd /etc/xdg/autostart sudo sed --in-place 's/NoDisplay=true/...
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How can I make a script autostart after I log into my computer on Ubuntu Mate 15.10?

I'd like to automatically disable the touchpad on my Thinkpad X301 after the system boots up. I can successfully run the script manually, but when I try to execute it by any autostart method, it just ...
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xdotool, open and close Unity Dash on startup

on Ubuntu 14.04 the first Unity Dash search is much slower than the following searches. With xdotool I'm trying to open and then close the Unity Dash user interface on Ubuntu start-up. ~/.config/...
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How to autostart a shell script on Ubuntu-touch?

I want to start a shell script on my bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu-Edition whenever I switch on the phone to syncronize my calendar and contacts via syncevolution with my owncloud server. How can I ...
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X11vnc service is running but client can´t find server

I want to set up a headless server and connect to it from a laptop (Windows). It is running Kubuntu 15.04 and I installed X11vnc by this description: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Servers#...
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Start app without unity

I have to start Google Chrome without Unity and any login. It has to start right after the PC starts. Can somebody help me? I've already tried just autologin, but it doesn't solve my problem, ...
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Have the BT mouse detected and started automatically

Have a Bluetooth mouse that has been setup a while ago. And the Bluetooth indicator in the top bar shows the mouse. It says Bluetooth ON Visible OFF Bluetooth Mouse connection OFF When I switch on ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 systemctl: command not found

I am currently trying to install Syncthing and have it start automatically. I am following this guide. I have a file called "syncthing@myuser.service" saved at /etc/systemd/system. So basically I am ...
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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 to manage startup applications from terminal [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. How to manage startup applications from terminal? I have refered How do I start applications automatically on login? I would like to know CLI method. I am not asking to ...