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How to automatically mute on headphones disconnect? Or how to tap bash script to system event listener?

My life would be easier if Ubuntu was muting the sound each time I disconnect the headphones, since every time surrounding is different (example day / night), but the same output volume. I may ...
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How do I create a single-execution Upstart job guaranteed to complete before two other jobs begin?

How does one write an Upstart task that is guaranteed to run only once after each startup but is also guaranteed to run to completion before either one of at least two other jobs start running. I do ...
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Upstart doesn't recognize desktop-unlock event

I created an Upstart job under /etc/init and it is a simple job as: start on desktop-unlock exec <my script> My script is under /usr/bin and is executable. But it seems Upstart only ...
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Can i get notified of, and handle system events (especially curious about wifi being turned off)

Since ubuntu 14.04 LTS, i've been having this issue that my wireless connection gets "messed up" - more specifically I sometimes loose connection. I'm currently solving this issue by disconnecting ...
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Catch lid close and open events

I tried to write a script like this suggestion: How do I configure the screen to lock when I close the lid? I created a directory and a new script file: mkdir /etc/acpi/local gksudo gedit ...
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Where can I find a list of Ubuntu global events in the world?

I'd like to go to an event of Ubuntu. I don't care about the country or month. Is there any wiki/web page where I could see all the (specific) Ubuntu events in the world? Just global events like the ...
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Mouse events using built-ins

I bound almost every often used action to a keyboard shortcut. Now the only left-overs are mouse buttons. I found out the codes using xev, but I'm unaware of their proper usage. Could anyone suggest ...
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Extremely slow ACPI Event Propagation

A follow up to my previous question here: Run a Script when Power Button is Pushed So I am able to detect ACPI events and I intercept the power button press appropriately, however there is an ...
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About promoting local FLOSS products and ubuntu

Does ubuntu have representatives/ambassadors just like fedora ambassadors , because i am really hyped to promote ubuntu and its products in various events related to open source , in my local ...
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Trigger a command in ubuntu/linux whenever a new file is created in a directory

How could I trigger a command in ubuntu/linux, whenever a new file is created in a directory by a Java webapp ? Usage/Context: I need to move a newly created file (created by java app), in a ...
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How to detect events like lock/unlock screen, enter/return suspend and monitor power off

I am wondering if there is any way to detect system wide events under linux such as: user un/locked session user logs in/out machine sent to suspend screensaver goes on and the monitor switches off ...
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Easystroke type button action not triggered

I have configured Easystroke to define mouse-gestures for the forward and back navigation buttons for browsers. When I invoke these gestures in Chrome or in Firefox, Easystroke immediately detects ...
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“Add Event…” button, why is there?

If you click on top right (by default) on time, you will see calendar. Below calendar there is button "Add Event...", but if you click it, it does nothing. Why is it there, how can I use it?
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Unknown keycode

I have some keys on my MSI GT70 notebook that got triggerd in /dev/input/event3, but when I look in showkey it does not appear to have an keycode when i press the key(s). How can I attach an command ...
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Empty Trash Sound Event?

is there any way to add a sound event every time i empty trash on my Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts i386 unity version. ?
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how to add daily events via command-line?

Is there any way to add the our events from he terminal ? I know the GUI way but I want to do it from the terminal .
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How do Fn keys work?

I like to know how Fn keys work in my laptop. I think a kernel module exist that catch fn key and call some scripts to do something. In my laptop, Fn+f2 switch power of wireless and blue-tooth. this ...
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Set HDMI sound output automatically on connect/disconnect

I have a dual screen setup on my laptop (using 12.04 LTS) using a HDMI connected display. Everything works fine, but everytime I connect/disconnect the cable I have to go to Sound preferences and ...
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How can I monitor syslog and send notification based on events?

I'm going to be sending syslog from my one device/server to an Ubuntu server. On the Ubuntu server (receiving the syslog), I want it to trigger a script when specific syslog messages arrive. Is this ...
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How do I resolve date range events?

Shotwell has grouped a large number of images in a "date range" event. I do not know when and how this happened; the images may have been group this way for a year or so. All new images a event tagged ...
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Assign sounds to system events like Windows

Can sound files be assigned to system events in Ubuntu 12.04? In Win, I could play .wav files at startup, shutdown, new mail, exclamation, etc. I read somewhere about Ubuntu-Tweak & installed, ...
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How to check in script if upstart event was emited?

I am running remote connection on session start using xdg autostart script. But sometimes network interface needs more time to start. So I need to check if network is up. Is it possible to check if ...
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Python Gtk event ignore

I would like to ignore some key events in a text view, now i do the following def on_key_press_event(self,source,event): keyname = Gdk.keyval_name(event.keyval) if(keyname=="Return"): ...
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How to implement event changed event on Entity object Python/Quickly

I start to develop a test application to experiment button clicks, window's title change and other widgets use. on button objects it's easy to make event "clicked" to work, in to window class and ...
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Is there a way to have event sounds?

Basically, I want to have Ubuntu 11.10 play sounds when events occur, like adding and removing a USB or FireWire device, when it finds hardware, pops up a notification, or mounts a new volume. Like ...
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What is Ubuntu Global Jam?

I keep seeing the above image here on the Ask Ubuntu and I'm curious to know what Ubuntu Global Jam is.
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How to show day/month number of events in datetime indicator? [closed]

I configured the datetime indicator to show upcoming Evolution events. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 but it is the same with 11.10. There is a way to show number of day and month in events list, and not ...
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Is there a public calendar for key Ubuntu events?

I've been looking at the schedule for Ubuntu Developer Week (11th to 15th of July), and started entering the schedule into my Google calendar (XML, iCal, HTML). At this point, I thought to myself... ...
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Lirc is conflicted by some default ir-controlling module so that it only sends keyboard input

I've tried to find a solution for this problem for some time. Apparently Natty loads some default modules for handling IR-input and sends them as keyboard input instead of the lirc event I want. This ...
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How do I find the last logged system boot and shutdown times?

I'm a Rails developer working on a web application on Ubuntu Server 10.04. Due to internal requirements, I was asked to find the last 10 system boot and shutdown times... I have no clue where to find ...
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The panel date/time Applet doesn't show the evolution agenda's events

Ubuntu 11.04 Classic desktop Beta 2: When the user click (unrolls) the applet located on the top panel (date/time/weather) doesn't show the evolution calendar events. (It shows just the time and ...
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Sense of “stop on…” stanza when job is a task

an upstart question (I think I have read all relevant man pages but could not find the answer there): What is the sense of using a "stop on ..." stanza in the definition of a job which is a task? The ...
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What events are available for Upstart?

Is there a list of available events that can be used for Upstart? For example start on local-filesystems so local-filesystems is an event but when is it triggered and what other events are there?
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Creating basic ACPI event makes the system unusably slow [closed]

I want to change a few settings on my laptop when I switch to battery power. I created a new event in /etc/acpi/events/cust-battery and it looks like this: event=battery action=/home/skerit/power.sh ...
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How can I listen on global keypress event?

I want to create myself very tiny app, which will play a sound every time I press a key on my keyboard. I don't need to know which key on the keyboard was pressed, I just need to somehow know that it ...
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Browser automatically refreshes and Home folder window opens

I am facing a very strange problem. Out of the blue, my browser starts refreshing itself infinitely. My first guess was firefox is messing up. I installed chrome. But, it happens in chrome as well. ...
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Alt+Printscreen stopped working, how to find processes listening to events

Very odd issue today. I was going to post a thread about another issue and wanted to take a screenshot of a terminal window. I got it all prepped, hit Alt+Printscreen and nothing happened. I went ...