Init is the initial process that loads on a linux system. If init fails to load, it will result in a kernel failure.

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How disable programmatically notebook built-in keyboard before login screen

How can I disable a notebooks built-in keyboard - before the login screen. I have a non functioning built-in keyboard on my notebook. In it's current state it types characters randomly. I am using an ...
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Stop init process using /var partition so I can umount it?

I need to reduce the /var partition of a remote Ubuntu server so I can't use a live cd or anything similar. I tried unmounting it but this happened umount /var/ umount: /var: device is busy. (...
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I can't get any information or help about an init process called 'scip' which has a log /var/log/upstart/scip.log

My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have strange WiFi issues. In looking at /var/log/syslog I see a rapidly repeating error about a crashing init called scip: Jul 29 09:03:17 ppzuav-UltraPro ...
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Need to know what program is writing to the console on start, logout and shutdown

I would like to know what program is responsible for writing messages to the console during the start, logout and shutdown process. What I'm referring to is that black console that comes out and spews ...
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Revert to upstart

Is it possible to revert an ubuntu 14.10 install to a upstart or a SysV init system. The "loggin" and other issues with systemd has caused me issus with being unable to read the dmesg as normal and ...
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Starting a process (sudo start) on boot up

So once I log into my Ubuntu VM I launch my application by doing a sudo app Now I want my application to get started while booting. I tried it by creating an rc. script but nothing seems to work. ...
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Upstart not starting emacs --daemon

I am trying to start emacs daemon through upstart. Here is my script # emacs --daemon - Emacs daemon # # The Emacs daemon provides a server for Emacs clients. description "Emacs daemon" start ...
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Live Persistant Install Won't Boot

I've installed Ubuntu on a flash drive via UNetbootin and it worked flawlessly up until today. A few moments after I booted it said "System Problem Detected" and I reported it. I disregarded this ...
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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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rsyslogd wont start correctly on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS while using the Init-Script

somehow my init-script for rsyslogd does not work. I tried to enable rsyslogd to accept logging-data on udp:514. If I start my rsyslogd via Init-Script, no logging-data is forwarded. Not even syslog! ...
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Recent upgrade, now it says “no init found” on start up. Solutions posed in other threads not working

My hard drive is partitioned to both windows and ubuntu. Recently, while logged into ubuntu, an upgrade was suggested. After upgrading, and upon rebooting, the screen reads an error "no init found. ...
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/etc/init startup script in Ubuntu 14.04?

How can I use /etc/init to run scripts on startup in Ubuntu 14.04? File: minecraft.conf in /etc/init respawn limit 20 5 cd /home/minecraft java -Xmx2048M -Xms2048M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui ...
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Boot fails to mount root partition

I recently installed Ubuntu successfully instead of Windows 7 and it was working very good. Suddenly while I was working, it restarted my computer and after I chose Ubuntu from grub it give me this ...
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/sbin/init disappeared?? <----->fontconfig symbol error

after more than 10 days of struggling with a bootup-message like Kernel panic !! Target file system does not have requested /sbin/init ... and from live-DVD in Terminal after mounting my sda2-root-...
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How do I get Bittorrent Sync to run automatically after a reboot?

I have to enter ./btsync in the terminal every time I reboot. Then I have to open a browser and enter my username and password, kind of a pita. Do have to make or edit an init file? Yes I am new to ...
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Long boot time due to “waiting for network configuration” - but network is configured statically

My system has a statically configured network that is fully functional. However, booting needs a long time due to "Waiting for network configuration" messsages. What can be the cause for this? I ...
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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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how to verify that sbin/init isn't infected?

for sometime chkrootkit has been showing sbin/init as being infected with SuckIt rootkit. early this year when the warning first appeared a quick google search indicated that it was most likely a ...
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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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Where can I specify init service conf for isc-dhcp-server?

I used service isc-dhcp-server start to invoke the dhcpd. if I do ps -ef | grep dhcp here it is: root@casalab-Latitude-D530:~# ps -ef | grep dhcp dhcpd 6636 1 0 Apr28 ? 00:00:00 dhcpd ...
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My ubuntu wont boot after i shut it down

I shut down my laptop one night and moved it. It was working fine before I shut it down. The next day I try to turn it on and I got this. No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. BusyBox v1.13.3 (...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu server (VM) hangs after “Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom … done”

My bootup hangs, as seen in the image below. (there has been an update. check the edit below) When I press escape, it tabs to this screen : The whole story : This VM ubuntu server is used for a ...
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apt/aptitude: predict which daemons are going to be restarted

I'm looking for a way to predict before upgrading, which daemons are going to get a restart. I have a few updates lined up that upgrade some core libraries and daemons and it makes sense to me that if ...
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What was the behavior before modern init replacements?

Based on this excellent answer on changes to init daemons: What is Upstart? ...it seems like modern init replacements including upstart and systemd have added functionality because they are event ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Init process provokes memory leak and CPU intensive usage

I have lately been having some memory and CPU issues with init process. After rebooting, the memory used by it keeps increasing at quite high pace, and after half hour it occupies all the memory RAM (...
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gedit not opening any file when launched from terminal, not only system files

My gedit application is working as normal when I launch it from launch menu and I can do all the kind of things. However when I go to terminal and issue the following command: gedit text1 Then I ...
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attempted ugrade 14.04 -> 15.10 : /sbin/init/bih/sh: 0: Can’t open splash

the other day I tried to upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 desktop machine (dual booted with win 10) to ubuntu 15.10. I did do-release-upgrade from the command line. The process went along for about 15 mins, ...
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What provides the mdadm-raid boot facility?

Three of my initscripts depend on boot facility mdadm-raid. In particular, user@host:/etc/init.d$ grep mdadm-raid * cryptdisks:# Should-Start: udev mdadm-raid lvm2 cryptdisks:# Should-Stop: ...
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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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Upstart job not starting - virtual-filesystem not emitted?

I have installed logstash from the official elasticsearch repository on Ubuntu 14.10. Installation process added the upstart job /etc/init/logstash.conf and init script /etc/init.d/logstash # ...
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Trusty preseed error

I have a preseed file that installs Trusty but the install is giving me this error: Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: Setting up sysv-rc (2.88dsf-41+deb7u1) ... Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: info: Reordering ...
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usb keyboard doesn't work in initrd shell

I'm working on a custom initrd that I'm netbooting and need to break into a shell. Unfortunately the USB keyboard doesn't work once it breaks into the shell. It does however work when I netboot it ...
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Chmod-ing init on boot, can it be done in 16.04 LTS?

Had an issue with my 16.04 LTS desktop release involving a kernel panic as a result of a missing init file. I found a working solution for my problem. If I execute those commands from a liveCD ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 not starting after GRUB

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and it worked great but wanting to experience plasma 5 I installed 15.10 from UNetbootin USB. The live preview worked fine, and the install seemed flawless, but as ...
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init --user using 100% CPU [Ubuntu 14.04]

Occasionally, the init --user process takes up 100% CPU on my old VAIO VGN-FW31ZJ. Here is a snapshot from top; top - 20:03:31 up 35 min, 3 users, load average: 2.48, 2.69, 2.48 Tasks: 217 total, ...
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Ubuntu upstart job for Redis server

I have written an upstart job for start/stop redis server. my ubuntu user is amila. Below is the .conf file code. I can start the redis server but cannot stop the server. when I , ps -ef | grep redis, ...
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Restoring /sbin/init from Live CD

The permissions of my /sbin/init file on my Xubuntu system are 000. Is there any way to restore this file with a LiveCD (downloaded from the Boot-Repair page)? I read a forum thread where somebody ...
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14.04 start process on boot: system vs user jobs

I have a process that I need to start on boot. Doesn't matter if it's the last thing to start, but I need it up and running when I turn my computer on. I found that using root's crontab and @reboot ...
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Recover vbox snapshot of recovered ubuntu vmdk

So I have a base image for a linux vmdk I snapshotted as I went along. Now when I was going through and deleting things to free up some disk space I accidentally deleted that original vmdk, thinking ...
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Is there any way to work out the boot order of services with upstart, systemd etc?

I'm having a problem with a chassis change on a remote host and need to know at which point it is failing. This was quite easy with init.d setup but the new system.d etc seem to make it impossible. ...
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Ubuntu does not have requested sbint/init

I used all solutions on the internet and nothing works for me. I have this problem twice, but first time I reinstall Ubuntu, now I have a lot of configurations and I don't wanna lose my data, ...
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Installed Nvidia driver, can't get back to unity

so i updated my video driver on my pc with the latest from the nvida website. I disabled the lightdm service and went to init 3. but after the install I cant get back to the unity desktop. it loads ...
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Lubuntu starts diferently

Since yesterday my Lubuntu 15.04 installation is starting very differently. Now it shows a grey background screen, with a top bar, and asks me my user key with a very different look. Then it shows an ...