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

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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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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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How to autostart programs (Chrome, LibreOffice) with a system, but in background as a service?

I guess I cannot do that with every program, but I expect that Chrome and LibreOffice can be "preloded" when system starts. How to do that? I have checked in Chrome settings Google Cloud Print and ...
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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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Is there a way to autostart a user session without logging in?

I am administering a hybrid server/workstation using Ubuntu 12.04. There are several users that have access to the PC, and it is also working as a simplified fileserver using samba. This fileserver is ...
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Application autostart after system boot for a random interval

Reading 'sleep' mans and googling haven't provide any useful information. I want to run Pidgin after Ubuntu boots, but after some time left. For example, logon is passed, and after interval for 1 to ...
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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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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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Run a script with user interaction on log out / shutdown?

I'd like to run a script on shut down, which interrupts the logout process and and pops up a window with zenity. My target is to get autofsck working with lightdm. It seems to work with 12.04 after ...
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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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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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TeamViewer9 autostart on Ubuntu 13.10

I tried to put TeamViewer9 (v9.0.24147 32-Bit / Multiarch) in the "Startup Applications" for a graphical GUI, and even in ~/.config/autostart and created the .desktop file manually. TeamViewer opens ...
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Lubuntu: script starting during lxsession for every users

i'm trying this, but in Lubuntu 13.10, the same script 1) in /home/user/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart works 2) in /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart does not works How can (and where) i can ...
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Lubuntu Saucy (13.10) autostart doesn't work

I've followed all the instructions here: How to add startup applications in lubuntu? The only apps I'm trying to run with autostart are Kupfer and Xscreensaver. My Lubuntu isn't the desktop version. ...
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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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How to let pm-utils run automatically?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop. Just want to let sudo pm-powersave true run automatically every time after login, but don't know how. I tried the following approaches to let it run automatically ...
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Why won't honeyd start on boot?

I have installed honeyd on my machine and configured the appropriate settings to get it to run as a service. The service will run fine and functions as expected if I start it with command: sudo ...
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Unable to configure a service to run at startup with update-rc.d

I would like to have transmission-daemon and vnstat automatically run at startup. I was able to configure this for apache2 and proftpd with exactly the same commands. 795 sudo update-rc.d ...
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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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Bitnami MediaWiki Stack - Autostart problem

I'm pretty new to the unix world and am stuck on the following problem: I've installed a bitnami MediaWiki package onto my Ubuntu system which includes an Apache Server, MySQL, PHP and the MediaWiki ...
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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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init service script is running twice

I have a init script under /etc/init/ to start up an application server. The problem is that it seems to be running twice. here is the command: exec su - deployer -c 'cd /home/deployer/app/current; ...
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Auto start oscam server in Ubuntu

i'm having trouble to auto start my oscam server in Ubuntu. For the setup I followed this tutorial: https://tvheadend.org/projects/tvheadend/wiki/Tvheadend_oscam_ziggo The tutorial is more for Gentoo ...
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Desktop Session Settings not saved

So I am one of those people who just moved from XP to [L]ubuntu. I am used to being able to control whether programs autostart, and assumed checking or unchecking the Desktop Session Settings (from ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS VPS + Wine + .exe + ttf Fonts + Autologon and Autostart

I have 2 Questions to any Linux or Ubuntu PRO here: 1)How to install wingding.ttf under Wine (in Ubuntu Server). ...i tried many ways and i can use this font under LibreOffice e.g. but it doesnt work ...
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Start Thunderbird in Background

I have a lot of Mailfolders, this leads to thunderbird starting very slow. I use the default ubuntu deskopt and it seems that all autostart applications need to be started until I can access the ...
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AutoStart Couchpotato and SickBeard Ubuntu 13.10

I have tried just about every script out there to get couchpotato and sickbeard running as daemons and non of them work...any help would be much appreciated.. These seem to be the best scripts below ...
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lubuntu 13.10 autostart file ignored?

When I reboot my computer and log in, my .config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart file is completely ignored, according to the timestamp provided by "ls -ul". In lxsession-default-apps,on the autostart ...
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Virsh KVM Domain is marked as autostart… doesn't come up after restarting windows

I have KVM and Virsh installed. When I restart windows inside the VM, the VM does not come back up without issuing a virsh start command. I found this ...
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couch potato and ubuntu problem

Couch potato is a good interface for automation of movie downloads. installation steps are written in main page as folows: Install GIT with apt-get install git-core 'cd' to the folder of your ...
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Autostart Synergy On Boot Working Until I Mouse Click

So just as the title says, Synergy is autostarting on boot. My mouse works but as soon I clicked in the password box to login, I lose all functions of the mouse. I'm currently using the 12.04 LTS ...
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Make redis start by demand (not autostart)

I used this tutorial to set redis http://redis.io/topics/quickstart It turned out to start automatically when the system boots. I'd like it not to do that and start by demand. How do I do that?
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I auto logon 12.04 and auto start x11vnc - system locks up. Can I disable auto logon at boot or disable auto start?

I auto-login to Ubuntu 12.04 and auto-start x11VNC. However, the system locks up right after boot - I presume that x11VNC's auto-start is the culprit. Can I disable auto-login at boot or disable ...
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Prevent file manager to autostart on boot of KDE

Every time I boot my PC into KDE (usning dual boot with Windows) PCManFM starts up in a new window. I would like it not to. I suspect this has to to with either the auto-start of dropbox or my ...
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Connecting Ubuntu 12.04 with network without login using wicd

I installed wicd, and purge the network-manager-gnome. I want my network to connect on boot automatically, without login to any user. How can I setup wicd for this purpose? Currently my wicd does not ...
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shell script won't execute in .config/autostart

I have a simple shell scrip I am trying to get to execute on startup. I use gnome-sessions-properties to add it to autostart, but nothing is happening when i start up. I am able to manually execute ...
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autostart not working on ubuntu 12.04

When i put a task.desktop file under my ~/.config/autostart/, it works ok (the script run after login. In this case the autostart folder already exists. On another machine, the autostart folder was ...
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Startup Programs missing

Thanx in advance for solving my problem .I am currently using ubuntu 13.04 but accidently I have removed all my start up programs including the hidden programs also(means my /etc/xdg/autostart ...
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Disable running mysqld at system startup

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-37-generic x86_64). I have messed a little in my Ubuntu configuration. Now every startup I have mysqld running: $ ps aux | grep mysqld mysql 959 ...
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Encrypted home directory and autostart

Using crontab's @reboot-directive nor xfce's autostart methods won't execute given scripts. Is this problem releated to encrypted home directory, and if it is, how I fix it?
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Run specific files on boot

I am wondering if I can run a specific file on boot for my Minecraft server. I want to run a .sh file on boot which is on an external hard drive. Please could you answer one or both of the ...
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Start Apache2 and MySQL server without logging in

is it possible to start apache2 and mysql server before you loggin? or without logging in? in ubuntu 12.04 lTS
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how to auto-start xorg after auto-login ubuntu 12.04 LTS

im using this command to auto login my account on my server. in /etc/init/tty1.conf exec /bin/login -f username< /dev/tty1 > /dev/tty1 2>&1 so my question now is there a way that i ...
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Delete applications from Desktop Sessions Settings

I had two Bluetooth Managers in Desktop Sessions Settings but they weren't functioning. So I deleted them in /home/username/.config/autostart & drag & dropped a Bluetooth Manager desktop ...