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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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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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Dropbox tray icon still have transparency issues [on hold]

Dropbox tray icon in LXDE seems to be, still, a source of problems. After several iterations, it can look like this: Or this: Until (and after several exit and re-open cycles) you finally have ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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: ...
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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 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?
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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 ...
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Gambas autostart issue in Xubuntu

Hi I have a problem to add my own Gambas 3 application to startup. Tried everything added to Sessiong and Startup in Settings. Added to .profile, .bash_profile and nothing. I tried different apps ...
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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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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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Autostart download

How to autostart downloads when ubuntu starts. I know how to autostart torrent clients like transmission or deluge client during startup. But the application only starts, it doesnt start downloading. ...
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Automatically create folder in new users' home directory

I need to automatically assign every new user that gets created a certain folder Sales in their home directory. (e.g. when you add the user tim, tim automatically gets a folder named Sales in his home ...
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how to auto start aria2c at system boot?

In order to auto start aria2c rpc at system boot, I put the following line in rc.local just before exit0: /usr/bin/aria2c --conf-path=/home/searene/.aria2/aria2.conf & But it didn't work. It ...
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Java console running in a screen autostart on Ubuntu

[Ubuntu 14.04 no desktop] I have a java console application, and I need to run all time (1st problem), as well as I can re-access the console whenever I want (2nd problem). To solve the second ...
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Newly installed services not starting on boot

I've installed sabnzbd and I am able to run service sabnzbdplus start and service sabnzbdplus stop to start and stop the program without a problem. It has config files in /etc/default and /etc/init.d. ...
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Autostart Kodi 15.2 on Ubuntu 15.10

I cant seem to find a good guide for Ubuntu 15.10 to autostart Kodi. Does this guide work for 15.10 or does it need changing? Im not 100% confident in linux so any help would be appreciated! Cheers
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Configure Leopard Flower (LPFW) to start at boot

I have just downloaded LPFW from here: https://github.com/themighty1/lpfw. Everytime I acces my computer I have to run sudo ./lpfw and start the GUI executing gui/gui.py to run the program. Is there ...
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Unprivileged LXC Container fails to boot on startup with 'call to cgmanager_create_sync failed'

I have some issues trying to start an unprivileged LXC container in my machine. $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Release: ...
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How to launch the terminal automatically on startup? [duplicate]

I use the terminal each time I use Ubuntu so am looking for a way of opening it automatically on each startup. Currently I'm using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + T which does the job pretty well ...
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HPLIP can't add tray icon

I am using HPLIP 3.15.9 on Kubuntu 15.04. It is started automatically after login and tries to add an icon to the system tray... but this does not work most times and I get an error dialog instead, ...
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Diodon not launching at startup

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04 and I have Diodon set to start automatically (under Session and Startup, I go to the 'Application Autostart' tab and I've made sure that the box for "Diodon (GTK+ ...
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Lubuntu Firefox is always running

I have a very persistent Firefox. Even after a reboot the process is running, and starts by itself again if I kill it. Yesterday, I heard the audio of the last youtube video after a reboot. I tried ...
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Synergy + LightDM = no autostart?

I've installed Synergy v1.3.8 on my Ubuntu machine at work (latest one in repo although I know that the latest stable is 1.7.4). I have read the instrunctions on how to make this thing auto-start ...
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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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Changing desktop background does not work as root

I am trying to write a python script that changes my background periodically. This is the relevant code where I change the background: command = "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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Autostart of VirtualBox VM with root-permissions

Situation is the following: I'm having a Ubuntu14.04 LTS with VirtualBox installed. There is at least one VM that should start at the startup of ubuntu. Since I have configured port-forwarding ...
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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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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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/etc/xdg is missing files

Most of my settings in /etc/xdg have disappeared somehow for no apparent reason. I am running 14.04 I first noticed a problem with system setting not working properly. See: Systems Settings is ...
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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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Nginx autostart on Docker (ubuntu:trusty image)

I have installed nginx to Docker container (container from ubuntu:trusty image). And every time when I call docker stop nginx and after docker start nginx, my nginx server in shut down state. How ...
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apache2 server upstart problem after “/” patch permission change due to sftp chroot

I face some permission problem with my apache server in ubuntu 12.04 Server worked fine until I setup sftp with chroot folder. In order to be able chroot,I had to change owner of "/" to root and ...
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XUbuntu autostart python script doesn't work

I have a Python script I want to run immediately after logging in, I've tried both creating a .desktop file and placing it in ~./config/autostart as well as the GUI program "Settings Manager-> Session ...
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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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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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Application autostart on plasma kde4

Where did teamviewer application put his configuration file that it starts up on every boot! I run kubuntu 15.04. Not into ~/.config/autostart/ Not into /etc/xdg/autostart/ it seems that its ...
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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 autostart an application on Touch device?

What if you want to distribute some daemons in ubuntu-click packages? What is the preferred way to start them on boot?
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Automatically Run a Command/script at startup [ yes its a duplicate, no good answer in duplicates] [duplicate]

This question is ALL over ubuntu, with MODS saying its duplicate, but I have found no good answers! I want to run the command, (this will work for script as well) sudo service deluged restart at ...
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How to disable autostart of SSHD in Ubuntu 15.04

In older versions of Ubuntu I commented out the "start on ..." line in /etc/init/ssh.conf. This worked well, but not in Ubuntu 15.04.
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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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Autostart a graphical application in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want an application to get opened after any user is logged in. I read about some menu about autostart. etc. But, unfortunately I don't have GUI access now. Please help.
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Autostart works on login but not on first boot

I have tried several things. Desktop Entry in /usr/share/applications Desktop Entry in ~/.config/autostart Adding script to ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart Creating a startup.sh to run ...