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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 ...
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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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start Couchpotato when Ubuntu boots

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a somewhat older laptop. I managed to install Plex, sonarr and couchpotato on it and was able to make the first 2 start up automatically when ubuntu boots. ...
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Dropbox won't start on ubuntu 14.04; overwrites autostart entry

I noticed recently that my dropbox was no longer running on startup (the icon no longer appeared in the tray at top right, and nothing was syncing.) In Startup Applications, dropbox is selected, with ...
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How to disable tomcat7 from autostarting?

Most answers that I found on the Internet is something like this: sudo update-rc.d tomcat7 disable When I executed this line in ubuntu, I saw these warnings: insserv: warning: current start ...
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How can I force Workrave to start in Normal mode?

I use Workrave for RSI prevention and rest breaks. [*] Sometimes I need to put it in Quiet or Suspended mode, for example when giving a presentation. However, it remembers this setting the next time I ...
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Program is starting every time I search on Unity's search

Every time I hit the windows key (search) and type something the program Tomboy is launched. This behavior is annoying and I cant find which configuration is causing it. Also, a new instance is ...
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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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No Vboxautostart-service scripts in virtualbox?

On a 14.04.2 server, I have installed the Ubuntu fork of VirtualBox 4.3.10, with extpack 93012, in the standard manner using: apt-get install virtualbox I've been trying to enable the autostart ...
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How to add a script to Startup Applications from the command line?

I have a shell script. I want to configure my script to run automatically during startup. I know how to do this from GUI. But I wanted to do this from terminal. How can I do this? On a primary ...
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How to run Redshift, and Redshift Plasmoid in Ubuntu 12.04?

Redshift briefly appears on the taskbar at startup or when run and pops out of existence. I've installed Redshift Plasmoid for a GUI, but I can't get that to run either, and won't show up when I check ...
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What is the correct way to auto start mono fast cgi under nginx?

I am following the mono documentation for installing mono under nginx with fast cgi. This links to a script to auto start mono on the page (added below). Now people have mentioned this would cause a ...
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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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Autostart x11vnc in Lubuntu

I am trying to get x11vnc to autostart at boot time to remotely login to a Lubuntu 14.04 box without a local session. I have found several threads related to this issue, but they are mostly outdated ...
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How to visit a URL when it's offline

Here is the project brief: I'm setting 3 TVs to the wall of my bakery store to show the menu. I have mini pc with Ubuntu at the back of my each TVs to send contents. The way that my mini PCs ...
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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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Autostart Unpriviledged LXC Containers

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed LXC normally. I've followed the official LXC documentation to set up unprivileged containers under a non-root user. These don't seem to support LXC's ...
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How do you disable auto-start apps just for remote sessions?

There's a lot of answers on how to disable auto-starting of applications for a single user or for globally on a system. However, most auto-start applications, you do want to start for the console ...
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How to permanently finetune Syndaemon on 15.04? [duplicate]

I am using the HP Envy x360 15'. Everything works fine but it has an unusually large touchpad (for better Windows 8 usability). Every time I am typing I accidentally am hitting the touchpad and the ...
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Start VirtualBox VM before login (at reboot)

I want my VM to start at reboot and before login. I put this script in rc.local file to be executed before login and start my VirtualBox VM: sudo -H -u myuser /usr/bin/VBoxManage startvm "MyOS" If ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 - after hard power boot, it never comes back or it boots but then it does not behave correctly

I have a kiosk running with Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit, which is connected to a 47" screen, on boot it starts Google Chrome. Now the Ubuntu 15.04 needs to be powered off (6PM) and powered on (8AM). When ...
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Start script in /etc/service (runit) is not working with daemon

I am facing an issue with a script I have kicked off through /etc/service and is using runit. My script at /etc/service/myApp/run looks like: #!/bin/bash cd /src forever -l forever.log -o out.log -e ...
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Crontab - don't log? How can I do it right?

I've search for a answer of my problem but I can't find the right one. So I try it my self. I've got an Ubuntu Server and try to create a TeamSpeak3 Server - check file with loggin function. This ...
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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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Startup Application with unknown source

After update to 15.04 I have abiword starting by itself upon login to GNOME or Unity. It does not happen in openbox or blackbox. How do I prevent this application from starting without removing the ...
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How does “Startup Applications” work?

I am interested in knowing how "Startup Applications", which you can access from the dock, work. I want to know this because I want to know the difference between adding an entry in these places: ...
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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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DockBarX autostart breaks shutdown menus

Since I installed DockBarX in Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to access the shutdown menus (shutdown, log-out, lock, et cetera) from the top-right gear-like menu. I can click on it, but nothing happens. If ...
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Run command at login - Ubuntu 15.04

This has been asked to death, and yet none of the solutions I've found seem to work. I want to run a command, say setxkbmap -layout us -option ctrl:nocaps , at login. It should only run for me, and ...
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Custom launcher in Ubuntu 12.04 xdg/autostart

I have some script that should start when user logs in. I've created .desktop file and put it into /etc/xdg/autostart. It works on two pretty old PCs with Ubuntu with a long life (10.xx -> 11.10 -> ...
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Using an application as a screensaver

I have an application that I would like to run every time my computer is idled, and (much less important) I would like to send a sigterm signal whenever any input is received. For those wondering, the ...
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Prevent starting of gnome services

I'running kubuntu 15.04 with kubuntu backports enabled on my old laptop (Celeron 530@1.73GHz, 2GB memory). Additionally Unity is installed. After starting plasma everything i have noticed that some ...
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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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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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How do I disable startup apps?

just upgraded to 15.04 (x64). Now, at startup, the app "Clementine" starts on it's own and another app, which I do want to start, shows 5 additional examples running (only need 1). I don't see ...
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How to autostart `xrandr` in Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [duplicate]

I am happily using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 (Mate 1.8.2) and I need to run a xrandr script in every initialization to correct the resolution of my external monitor. But it doesn't has a /etc/mdm/Init/... ...
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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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Program in rc.local started not with standard localization

I have experienced that when I start my program during the start process with rc.local the format of the date does not correspond to the standard localization setting. When I execute the same program ...
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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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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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How do I repair a bad startup script?

In Ubuntu 14.10, I followed this answer to autostart synergyc on boot, but, it caused my computer to boot into low graphics mode. See askubuntu.com/a/196853/15811 So how do I remove / repair a bad ...
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How to autostart synergy on ubunutu 14.04?

I am using synergy to share mouse and keyboard. I would like it to start automatically and have used the tutorial for this here. I am new to ubuntu and cannot find this menu: System Menu > ...
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Script that prevents the software to run unless other associate software is already running

I have a situation here. We wanted to prevent a software to run successfully unless the other software is already running. If the script has been run, it run the main software and it will check if the ...
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How to disable autostart for a mysql?

How to disable autostart for a mysql? I was run sudo update-rc.d -f apache2 remove After it I looked throug all rc0.d - rcS.d and nowhere have found a mysql file. However, the mysql server starts ...
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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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Running an Application (xrandr) Script on Startup [duplicate]

I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 with a dual-monitor setup. Since Ubuntu (and its derivatives) don't seem to like monitors with different resolutions (my laptop is 1280x800 and the monitor is 1366x768), I've ...