The init.d directory contains a number of start/stop scripts for various services on your system.

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Init.d startup script not working for No-IP

I have just installed No-IP on a brand new Ubuntu 12.04 install. The program starts fine when I start it from the CLI, but if I try to make this startup script work it won't start. I got this script ...
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How to get rid of cloud-init?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 image as my base box for vagrant. Unfortunately this base box contains cloud-init which causes many problems during starting-up the machine: ...
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Why one method of stopping service works but not the other

I'm aware there's two ways of stopping a service, for instance sudo service network-manager stop and /etc/init.d/networking stop. Yet, only the first method works on my machine ; why ? what controls ...
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How do I configure Apache to run multiple instances?

Specifically, I have two httpd.conf files: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf /etc/apache2/httpd_2.conf How should I modify the /etc/init.d/apache2 script so that instances of Apache will be invoked for both ...
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list all services

There are two ways you could do this service --status-all. The other way is to do initctl list. I would like to know the difference. some services like mysql do not show up in initctl list, and some ...
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Problem with NIS configuration

I tried to configure NIS in a server and a client both running Ubuntu 14.04 following this guide and this official guide. After a reboot the client machine got locked with this message several times ...
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sudo service apache2 restart: already running

As the title says, when I run sudo service apache2 restart, the message returned says that Apache is already running. However, the service is stopped (if milliseconds later). If I run sudo service ...
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Deluged Upstart not starting [duplicate]

Setting up a new ubuntu server installation (14.04.1), I have been completely unable to get deluge to start as a daemon at system startup. Originally tried following this set of instructions: ...
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What could cause “Waiting for network configuration” + 2 minutes unskippable hanging at boot when no network interfaces are configured?

After installation of a bunch of unknown programs (the program causing the problem must have been in the long list of dependencies, /var/log/dpkg.log contains > 38000 entries for the relevant dates) ...
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Can't start, stop, or interface with SSH service

Having really bizarre behavior with ssh. I have the ssh-server running fine, configured ufw (firewall) fine as well. However, it seems I can't manage ssh as a service or through /etc/init.d/ssh. I ...
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Which package provides the Postgresql init scipt?

If I haven't got /etc/init.d/postgresql file in what package could I find it?
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
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gmote server as a daemon service

I need some help to set G mote Server as a daemon so that it can start at the boot of my system. I'm using lubuntu latest version. I alreay tried to write a script into /etc/init.d using skeleton as a ...
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Pure-FTPd with virtual users

I recently setup a pure-ftpd server, and I'm wondering about how I would include virtual users within the service. I would normally have to run the program with -l puredb:/etc/pureftpd.pdb. How would ...
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How do I set up a service?

I have a script that I would like to run as a service on my Ubuntu Server 11.04 headless box. That is, I want to have the correct files under /etc/init.d/ and to be able to control it via the service ...
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How to start a VM on boot, and shutdown on VM stop?

Long story short... I had to install a small server app running in a VM on one of this company's PC. Both computers are running Windows XP (with legacy softwares, so upgrading is not possible), and ...
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How to create a directory in /var/run on startup?

I need to create a non-root owned directory in /var/run that a startup script in /etc/init.d will use. What is the proper way achieve this? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
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Dual booting thwarted by rogue keyboard presses?

End goal: successfully dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both are already installed and working. I just can't get to the bootloader (I think it's called) to choose to go back to my Windows ...
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dnsmasq starting before eth0 is ready and therefore not binding

I have setup dnsmasq on ubuntu 14.04. The dnsmasq part works fine. However on boot, dnsmasq runs BEFORE eth0 is up. This causes dnsmasq to not respond to queries on eth0. In syslog I can see dnsmasq ...
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Celeryd not running at startup

I ran sudo update-rc.d celeryd defaults All good. I ran: /etc/init.d/celeryd start All good. I restart machine. All bad. sudo /etc/init.d/celeryd status celeryd not running (no ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of CentOS success / failure

A lot of services in CentOS look like this (except green and red, respectively): $ sudo service blah start Starting blah: [ OK ] $ sudo service notrunning stop Stopping notrunning: ...
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probleme with gdm

I have a problem with gdm , when I run this command sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start I got this message /etc/init.d/gdm: 79: /etc/init.d/gdm: syntax error: "fi" unexpected (expecting "}") So, can ...
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init.d scripts and rc folders

I am wondering why not all scripts placed in init.d folder are in rc folders eg. system cups is in init.d but there is not in rc folders? I don’t know if I understand it right. When I want to ...
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Deluge start-up script works but won't start daemon on startup

I've gone through the instructions here to configure Deluge, and I've also gone through these instructions to set up the necessary scripts. The username I chose for DELUGED_USER was the user name I ...
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Sickbeard start service on boot not working: Permissions issue? [duplicate]

I've just installed Sick-Beard on my server. Starting the service via SSH works just fine, as I issue the command sudo service sickbeard start However, I can't get the service to start on boot. ...
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How to correctly add a custom daemon to init.d?

I've got a 3-rd party proprietary application server daemon which can be started and stopped by couple of command lines. I need this daemon to start when the system starts up and correctly stopped on ...
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Why can't we remove bluetooth service the reguler way?

The usual way to remove services from startup scripts is to remove it from starting up in the first place (man update-rc.d). Meaning removing the symbolic link to /lib/init. In this case executing ...
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Samba started twice on boot up after upgrade to 14.04

the second attempt results in a failure: Starting SMB/CIFS File and Active Directory Server[74G[[31mfail[39;49m] I'd like to figure out where the second attempt is coming from and remove it. ...
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init.d script doesn't log to /var/log/boot.log

The script below is working fine at system startup. However, its log messages don't show in /var/log/boot.log, when the system boots. I compared it with other init.d scripts and couldn't reach any ...
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upstart multiple parameters

So Im working on a upstart process and wanted to know if I could pass in multiple parameters my-upstart-service restart PARM1=foo PARM2=bar PARM3=hello Here is kinda what I had in mind description ...
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Why a service in init.d and not in rc*.d started?

I have a configured and working service script myservice in the /etc/init.d and in /etc/rc*.d directories of an Ubuntu 13.10 distribution. Removing the links in /etc/rc*.d using update-rc.d -f ...
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How to automatically restart Tomcat7 on system reboots?

I have installed Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which run on an Amzon EC2 instance. Now I wish tomcat should restart automatically on system reboot. I read this blog which suggest adding below script to ...
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Which init daemon starts cups?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04, and have not touched anything. Cups is running, as reported by both ps and netstat. There are /etc/init/cups.conf and /etc/init.d/cups, both of them seem ...
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How do I restart vsftpd?

I am using Lubuntu. I have installed vsftpd using sudo apt-get install vsftpd That ran all ok. However when I try to retstart the service with the following it cannot find it: sudo ...
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How do I get Upstart to start my Mediatomb service?

I've been struggling, trying to get my Mediatomb server to start automatically on Upstart run level 2. I can't figure it out. I guess Upstart is still new to me and I don't understand it. I even ...
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Are there any plans to simplify console service management on Ubuntu?

I am quite perplexed about the direction in which service management is going on Ubuntu and the funny part is that the same seems to be happening with OS X but that's another story. I do appreciate ...
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Command to list services that start on startup?

Is there a command to list services that run on startup? I imagine it would involve parsing /etc/init.d/, and the various /etc/rc.* directories.
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Which arguments are passed to init scripts during shutdown

I am currently looking at the startup and shutdown procedures for ubunut precise pangolin. As far as I understand at shutdown the system switches to runlevel 0 and all scripts with K* are executed ...
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How can I automatically reboot machine after usb pull off?

I have this situation - I've got a boot-able pen-drive with Ubuntu 12.04 for automated installation - when I plug the USB stick in installation begins from it. At the end of installation process I ...
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Init.d script not updating git repository

I have the following init.d script running on my ubuntu machine: # /etc/init.d/do-updates cd /home/ubuntu/Fox;git pull sudo /home/ubuntu/Fox/batch_update_process.py 1>> ...
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init script of debian package not working correcly in different computers in Ubuntu 12.04

I created a Debian single binary package (.deb) for a software project to install the application as a service in ubuntu. dpkg --install package installation is successful in the computer I used to ...
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nfs-kernel-server installation : file does not exist

I am extremely new to Ubuntu and need to work on EdX platform. I need to install the NFS Client on Ubuntu 12.04 for the same. I used the following stuti@stuti:/$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Failure during boot with service failures (slowing down PC)

While Ubuntu is starting and showing it's boot screen an error occurs for several times saying: failed to execute 'lib/udev/socket:4/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event' ...
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A bad boot command made my system inaccessible

Okay, so I made a really stupid mistake. I made a shell script that runs nodemon /path/to/nodejs/file and added it to the boot process via update-rc.d mystartup.sh defaults 99, thinking I could use ...
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What is the difference between /etc/init/ and /etc/init.d/?

What is the difference between /etc/init/ and /etc/init.d/? More generally, what meaning does the ".d" suffix convey to a directory?
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Ubuntu 14.04 startup difficulty [duplicate]

I installed Universal Media Server 3.6 on ubuntu 14.04 desktop. What I want to do is, to launch it during startup. How to add this into startup? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Problem with dnsmasq

I'm using hostapd and dnsmasq to turn my server in a wifi access point. The WiFi is set up and seems to be working. But when the computer boots there's a massage saying something like "Interface ...
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HAproxy failed to start

HAProxy is configured to use as load balancer for geoserver i followed the procedure explained in this http://geoserver.geo-solutions.it/edu/en/clustering/apache/haproxy.html page and i edited ...
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which file in ubuntu defines meaning of each run level?

In redhat based linux, there is a file called inittab in which you can see the meaning and definition of each run level. Is there any file like this in Ubuntu? I know what each run level means in ...