Daemons are programs that constantly run in the background. They usually service requests. If you are asking about online services, please use a different tag.

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Problem with timedatectl and network time synchronisation in 16.04

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows and Xubuntu 16.04. Because of Windows, the hardware clock is set to local time, so I had to use timedatectl to make Xubuntu aware of that after the upgrade to ...
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Systemd Kernel Variables Error

At boot, I receive an error message [failed] failed to start apply Kernel variables. I have not used a Systemd distro until now so I'm not sure what I should be looking for. I ran this in terminal ...
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Service script not running

I have a shell script which is running fine if I start by this way sudo /etc/init.d/test. Suppose If I try with sudo service test start the service is not starting. For eg /etc/init.d/test start The ...
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Ubuntu install Deamon tools

How can install the new 16.04 using deamon tools. I tried but there is no iso to install. Can somebody help? thanks
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Failed to start saned.service: Unit saned.service is masked

I'm trying to set up a wireless scanning server. I'm following this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SaneDaemonTutorial but I'm having issues at the time to run sudo service saned restart where ...
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How to disable avahi-daemon in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

How to disable avahi-daemon in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? I have tried sudo sh -c "echo 'manual'>/etc/init/avahi-daemon.override" but seems it does not work. And how to disable cups-browsed? I have ...
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Extend timeout time on service

So I made a adblock proxy server using squid3. I had it working with a file with about 4000 advertising sites that it blocked. At start-up or restart of the squid service, it reads all the sites that ...
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Difference in output between init.d script and Service call for tomcat6

I've upgraded a 12.04 machine to 14.04 using do-release-upgrade. All went well, as usual, but this particular machine has a very strange issue afterwards; See the output for service tomcat6 status: ...
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X11VNC Systemd Service

I'm experiencing an issue with /etc/systemd/service/x11vnc.service: [Unit] Description=Start x11vnc at startup. Requires=gdm.service After=gdm.service [Service] Type=simple ...
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How to run an executable file (web app) 24/7 and restart automatically when it breaks down?

I have an executable file on a server which is a full-fledged standalone web application. When I login to a server via ssh and run the file, the website become visible in the internet. Obviously, ...
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Mongod service doesn't start with enableEncryption: true option in mongod.conf

According to «Configuration File Options» manual, the MongoDB security options have a boolean parameter enableEncryption. I paid attention that the service mongod of MongoDB 3.2.4 is failed to start ...
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Can't start MongoDB, mongod is always stop/waiting

I try to run MongoDB 3.2.4 on Ubuntu 14.04: sudo service mongod start And get the result: mongod start/running, process 67725 But when I check the status I get: mongod stop/waiting I tried to ...
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What is a right way to find Ubuntu fixing service in your area? [closed]

Linux is free. Awesome. But time is money. Not so awesome. I've spent weeks customizing Ubuntu (e.i. installing wi-fi drivers). Askubuntu is a great place to network if you are a DIY type of guy. The ...
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i need to write a bash script to check a service status and restart

i need to write a bash script to check a service status. I need to look in the command output; /etc/init.d/ipsec status The line "1 tunnels up" indicates the service is up. If the line is not part ...
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How to change the order of execution of services at startup?

I have some services in my init.d folder for e.g. hdfs, zookeeper, elasticsearch, hbase and so on. Now, I have added all those services to startup by doing the update-rc.d 'service' defaults command. ...
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How to make a daemon which checks if a program is running (at regular intervals) and starts it if it is not? [duplicate]

I am on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, but I don't like the normal applications launcher so I have installed Docky, however often Docky suddenly closes and I am forced to manually restart it, so ...
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How to execute PHP code in Linux every 500 milliseconds?

I have an http server on Linux. I have some PHP code that stores variables into the cache using memcache and I would like to execute this code every 500 milliseconds whenever the server is running, ...
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Moving from Amazon Linun to ubuntu, now my init script isn't working.

We are in the testing phase of moving from amazon linux to ubuntu for some of our servers. We have a mono app that is run as a service and on the amazon linux box it ran fine. I know that some ...
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Run MongoDB service as daemon of SystemD on Ubuntu 15.10

MongoDB just supports versions of Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS). The last is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, where the init process is managed by Upstart proprietary of Canonical. However I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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fso-deviced daemon not coming up. [ubuntu 14.04]

This issue came when I was trying to install gstreamer* libs. I am not sure whether this daemon was already installed in my system. I tried to reinstall it manually but it failed again. I am getting ...
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How to setup ds4drv as DAEMON on Ubuntu?

I have a Dualshock 4 controller, Kubuntu 15.10, and ds4drv installed. Everything is working fine, but I would like that ds4drv works as a daemon. How can be done?
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Unable to disable “mysq” service for autoboot

I'm trying to disable a service: $ sudo update-rc.d mysql disable update-rc.d: warning: start runlevel arguments (none) do not match mysql Default-Start values (2 3 4 5) update-rc.d: warning: stop ...
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Active: active (exited) Service plexconnect starts exited

I have installed a python script called "plexconnect" which is basicly a script to trick my apple tv3 in to looking elsewhere for its trailers. Source: https://github.com/iBaa/PlexConnect Then i made ...
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transmission-daemon missing all previous torrents

Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, transmission 2.92-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 Just started up an updated version of transmission, and replaced my old config file. Now all my old seeding torrents are gone. All the torrent ...
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Unable to disable a service in Ubuntu 15.10

I'm trying to disable apache2 $ sudo systemctl is-enabled apache2.service apache2.service is not a native service, redirecting to systemd-sysv-install Executing /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install ...
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network aplications throwing “Servname not supported for ai_socktype”

Why are some network application failing with this mysterious error message? $ whois example.com getaddrinfo(whois.verisign-grs.com): Servname not supported for ai_socktype
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How many times will a cron job run when given asterisk (*) on all positions?

If we define a cron job with * * * * * /some/task/to/perform, how many times will the job be executed in 60 seconds?
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Is “oneconf-service” meant to be running?

I left my computer for a little while, and when I came back it told me that there was an internal error with oneconf-service, and though it (the process) is gone now, in the processes list in the ...
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How do I disable smartd permanently?

I installed smartmontools so that I can use smartctl occasionally. However, smartd is also part of smartmontools, and now it starts automatically but I don't need it. What's the proper way to disable ...
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Bluez 5.28 - 5.37 “Not enough free handles to register service” issue with GATT (gatt_example plugin) services

I have tried to run gatt_example plugin from Bluez package in Ubuntu environment (14.04 LTS and 15.10). For that I have rebuild from source 5.37 (Ubuntu 14.04) and 5.35 (Ubuntu 15.10) with: $ ...
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oracle xe start service

I can't start the oracle-xe service but get the error message below. How can I fix it? sudo service oracle-xe start Starting Oracle Database 11g Express Edition instance. Failed to start Oracle Net ...
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How to run a golang restful api as service in ubuntu server

I need to run golang restful server that build using gin framework and mongodb as service in my ubuntu server.how can do this? (every time i run the go script i need to this also gvm use go1.4)
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Find the user under which a Ubuntu service runs?

I have a Cassandra service on my Ubuntu but I cannot figure under what user this service runs. I know how to find the owner and the permissions of files and directories. But how can I do this for a ...
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RedisLabs Enterprise Cluster stopping the service

I am running RedisLabs Enterprise Cluster in my Desktop and Laptop(both running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.3 LTS). In my desktop - the RedisLabs Enterprise Cluster stops if i restart but in case of my ...
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start openvpn as a service ubuntu 15.10

I just installed ubuntu 15.10 and installed openvpn. I'm using the same .conf files as I had in 14.x however the service will not start on it's own. can someone provide assistance. when I attempt ...
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I can't unmask a service on Kubuntu Wily 15.10

I'm using Kubuntu Wily 15.10 (fully upgraded). It already had installed the cryptsetup package. I'm trying to start the cryptdisks service but I get this: $ sudo service cryptdisks start Failed to ...
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Unity Settings Daemon crash in 15.10

I keep getting an internal error notification, specifically, unity-settings-daemon crashed with signal 5 in _XReply().
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Allowing a systemd system unit to access/mount a disk required for that service to run

Preface: I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general so bear with me. I have created a systemd system unit to run a program as a service. For added security, the service runs under its own group and user ...
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'Besclient' service gives an error when I try to start it manually

When I try to manually start the besclient service according to the directions posted here I get the error: /etc/init.d/besclient 54: /etc/init.d/besclient: failure: not found I was getting an ...
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Sudo service <argument> stop not working

While looking through the output of service --status-all to find some programs to kill and increase my battery life I ran into a problem. I run sudo service postgresql stop and I get the stopping ...
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Failed to connect to socket

When i run sudo start nxfilter, i get: start: Imposible conectar con Upstar: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Conexión rehusada
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Finding and removing autorun applications or services

Whenever I start my Ubuntu, there will be a java process by user tomcat7 which eats up almost 200 MB of memory. I think a few months ago I was fiddling around with apache tomcat for some ...
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squid3 and no start process

In ubuntu 14.04, I have installed squid3, can start/stop it (working fine) via: service squid3 start|stop But i do not see any squid* file in /etc/init.d/ and /etc/rc.d/. How is that possible ? How ...
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Application is not starting at boot time which should do

I have a software named something.jar. I created a symbolic link of this software inside /etc/init.d with this command: sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/coc/coc.jar /etc/init.d/COC After this I run: sudo ...
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What's the difference between “service start foobar” and “foobar &”

What is the difference between running a program with service (or systemctl) and just running it with absolute path? My understanding is that service (or systemctl) run some additional scripts ...
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force pam to return success

I want to be able to login (without systemd-user-sessions.service running, is it possible?). I masked the systemd-user-sessions.service, rebooted, but PAM wont let me in (I can login in tty1 though): ...
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Stop some processes from autorunning

As the title, I'm trying to figure out a way to avoid the following processes from autorunning when the system starts: Virtualbox, Tomcat7, ntopng, tor. So, until now, I tried to simply create a ...
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VSFTPD will not start at all, despite a purge and fresh installation

I installed vsftpd sudo apt-get install ftpd Used a basic config file (the least amount of settings to just get it to start) listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES ...
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Why the “service --status-all | grep mysql” get many unrelated result?

It seems weird here while running service --status-all | grep mysql why I get so many wrong result? It works fine on Centos where i am getting: mysql is running xxxxxxx This is what i am ...
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Not sure how to change a line - Crontab script for Spamassassin update fails with the error: unexpected operator

A real newbie question. Not an experienced user at all, so please walk me through this I have a cron daemon error and have been told to +++ Symptoms Parallels Plesk Panel sends mail with the ...