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

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.desktop file in xsessions folder not autorunning

I was setting up a kiosk per this tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-Up-Ubuntu-as-a-Kiosk-Web-Appliance/?ALLSTEPS I have hit a problem with the kiosk.desktop file since it is not ...
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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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How to reboot automatically and run terminal command(s) on startup?

So I run a Minecraft server on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04. It runs very well except every so often the computer does need a reboot, as it should considering it runs 24/7. I'm relatively new to Ubuntu ...
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Startup Applications refuses to launch a simple, executable script

Screenshots of some relevant information: I want to run a bash script at login, so I put it in Startup Applications. There is no configuration besides calling "xterm -e autovpn" that works. ...
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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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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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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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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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apache2 not starting automatically in Ubuntu 14.04

I have fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation with apache2. I have noticed apache2 is not starting at the boot. I have tried to enable it with sudo update-rc.d apache2 defaults, but it still doesn't start ...
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Can I connect to running autostart python script?

I am running Lubuntu 13.10 an have a python script that is run on boot through ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart. The script startes a web application and outputs various information to terminal ...
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Can I auto-start music player after connecting headphones?

Is there a way to start my default music player after connecting the headphones or earphones ? If there is nothing in the form of a GUI, I don't mind writing a script for it, but I need some starting ...
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Autostart with AutostartCondition

I want to run a program at a certain condition. So I have created a .desktop file and put it in /etc/xdg/autostart. the contents of the desktop file are: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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OpenVPN on Ubuntu 14.04: Auto Connect on startup

There are a lot of topics concerning this. OpenVPN Auto Connection by putting the conf file to /etc/openvpn just doesnt work. When using the Authentification type "password" an easy way to make it ...
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Autostart a script after desktop loads

I am trying to autostart a script after the desktop loads. I'm running Xubuntu. I already tried putting a link into /ect/profile, and copying a .desktop into /.config/autostart/. While this launches ...
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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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Can't get Audio CD Extractor to open when I insert a CD

When I insert a CD I want Audio CD Extractor to open. Right now Banshee opens. I've gone to System Settings, Removable Media and I have chosen Audio CD Extractor for how CD Audio media should be ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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Are settings in System > Preferences > Startup Applications the same as settings in some system or personal configuration file?

We can set up what programs to start automatically when starting up the OS, by adding settings in System > Preferences > Startup Applications Is this method the same as adding settings in some system ...
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start program at bootup

I need to make a program run at start up as root. The program is. /usr/bin/svxlink I'm running Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS I just cant get it to work. Can someone walk me thru the steps to do this. ...
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Process “/bin/sh -e /proc/self/fd/9” - what starts it and why?

I have a process /bin/sh -e /proc/self/fd/9 that runs on my system. sh -e /path/to/file in dash (which sh is symlinked to on my Kubuntu 14.10) just tests for existence of a file. In /proc/self/fs I ...
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Requirements for KDE startup scripts

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10. I want to include the following startup script for KDE: kstart --desktop 1 firefox kstart --desktop 2 kmail kstart --desktop 3 konsole I placed these three commands in a ...
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Stop Skype from launching on startup? (Xubuntu)

Skype keeps starting at startup without my permission. I don't want it to start minimised, there's already a solution for that, I want it not to start. But there isn't a single setting in Skype's ...
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Screenlets not auto starting in lubuntu

I am trying to auto start FolderView Screenlets in Lubuntu 13.10 There is plenty of advice on the web for ubuntu, with which i did not have any issues. I got the screenlets manager to autostart ...
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Autostarting CouchPotato with Ubuntu 13.04

Hi i have a problem autostarting couchpotato 2 in ubuntu i did this: sudo cp /home/max/.couchpotato/init/ubuntu /etc/init.d/couchpotato sudo nano /etc/init.d/couchpotato My file looks like this: ...
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Startup Applications not running proccess (GoodSync)

I have defined the following .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart: [Desktop Entry] Version=9.5.7 Name[en_US]=GoodSync server Name=GoodSync server Comment[en_US]=Start GoodSync server Comment=Start ...
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Printing on Yocto MiniDisplay on System Startup

I have developed a C application and I am also using a Yocto_MiniDisplay, which prints some messages from the application. I need to start the application on System Start up, so that on the display ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is conky.desktop default

Recently I've installed Conky Harmattan themes. My computer is slow so wanted to check startup applications. After giving the following commands in terminal /home/cam# cd .config/autostart ...
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Why does adb autostart and how do I prevent it?

I have noticed adb is constantly running on my system, even though I haven't added it to (and can't it in) any startup lists. Even more, if I kill the process it seems to self-restart after a while: ...
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VLC starts automatically but no visual elements

So, I got a good surprise today. I was playing VLC and I hide the GUI but I still had the indicator on top pannel while it was playing. So far everything is fine. Then I logout from my session without ...