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

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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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Problems starting plexmediaserver on Kubuntu 15.04

I have recently installed plexmediaserver 64-bit from the plex site on my Kubuntu 15.04 laptop and am unable to start. I believe it is in the change from how init scripts work? If you look at the ...
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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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How do I create a script to restart a service every two hours? [duplicate]

I want to make a simple init.d file that makes it possible for me to reset a trial service that I'm using. I am currently using CodeSys and the startup script cuts me off after 2 hours, so I need to ...
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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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How to prevent Tor from starting automatically on Ubuntu server?

How do I stop Tor from starting automatically on startup? It is Ubuntu Server so I don't have any GUI.
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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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Accidentally deleted my /etc/init.d folder from system

I know this is really bad, but I have accidentally deleted the init.d folder from my system. I am using VMWare player to load Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now my system is not starting properly. I don't have CD ...
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init.d script + upstart help/advice

I have written up a Shell init.d script named "My_first_initd_script". The script works great when I run it from the /etc/init.d/ -working in the foreground. I would like to ...
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Init file in init.d calls using sudo in script.sh give error sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified

I an trying to make a script that launches on boot to connect to my personal VPN. I have an init file: /etc/init.d/vpnstartup which calls my vpnon.sh script on boot with the commands: case "$1" in ...
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How does the Ubuntu boot process work?

I have read many articles about the Linux boot process. As I understand the Linux boot process is something like this : BIOS (UEFI) → MBR → grub → Kernel → init What I really don't understand ...
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Init.d code not quite working

The filtered out data from a MQTT live stream is dumped into a csv file named mqtt.csv and the dumping process is done by executor_start_up_job.txt which is written in BASH (has a shebang). I want to ...
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How do I set which PostgreSQL version is to be used by default?

I have 2 different versions of PostgreSQL installed on my system (Ubuntu Lucid): /var/lib/postgresql/8.4 /var/lib/postgresql/9.0 By default, when I run a PostgreSQL command such as createdb or ...
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How to restart colord

A tiff security update came out today for 12.04 and colord is still running with the older shared library # lsof -n | grep DEL | grep /lib colord 3454 colord DEL REG ...
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PHP & Init script

I've written a php job handler for mediawiki. The script will spawn 4 PHP processes (Scanner, and three workers). youri@pewpew:~$ ps -aux | grep php www-data 1579 0.5 0.2 263888 12752 ? SN ...
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Can't start mysql - mysql respawning too fast, stopped

Today I did a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 and went about setting up my local development environment. I installed mysql and edited /etc/mysql/my.cnf to optimise InnoDB but when I try to restart ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...