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Is restarting lightdm likely to cause any serious problems?

I frequently mess things up and I have to restart the computer. Recently, I started restarting lightdm / gdm, as it is quicker. Is that a sensible thing to do? I use the following command (in tty): ...
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how to stop services from autostart which runs on port 902, 3128?

am using ubuntu 14.04. given below my nmap result, nmap -sV -n 192.168.1.7 Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-08-21 22:12 IST Stats: 0:00:01 elapsed; 0 hosts completed (1 up), 1 ...
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Can cpulimit run a continuous background check?

I am suffering from occasional desktop freezes and am still investigating the cause. (Links forthcoming.) In the meantime I came across the following suggestion to cpulimit the unity-panel-service, ...
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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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Setting up touch driver to run through service

We are trying to integrate a touch panel to our Linux system. Touch driver (General touch) I am trying to run this application in Linux service.Below are the steps which i followed Driver ...
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Starting Tomcat manually vs using service start [duplicate]

Are there any drawbacks to running Tomcat using catalina.sh start rather than using service tomcat7 start? To preface: I'm trying to get JRebel started and was using setenv.sh to initialize JRebel ...
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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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Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
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How to remove a package providing a service without stopping the service?

I currently have the uwsgi package installed. I would like to remove the package but leave the current uWSGI instances running. Is this possible? (Yes, I do realize the service will only continue ...
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Run script on system idle

I want to run some servers and whatnot on my machine but I don't want it to interfere with what I'm doing... Gaming, research, writing a paper, etc. My thought was to have a script run when the system ...
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What's the right way to run a program as a service?

I would like to run a grails server in the background, so that stating and stopping it would be done using: sudo service my-server start sudo service my-server stop The grails server is currently ...
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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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How to periodically back up a folder on change?

I want to achieve the following functionality in ubuntu but I dont know how to do it. I need a daemon that periodically backs up a directory, say dir to another location by doing the following: ...
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vsftpd NOT STARTING BUG- apt-get-purge error

i successfully installed, configured, and used vsftpd. But after restart something became corrupted, now :~# service vsftpd status :~# service vsftpd start :~# service vsftpd restart :~# service ...
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Can't attach root screen

I'm writing some scripts to automate running a minecraft server but I'm having trouble with screen. I'm running the server jar in a screen from a service but once I'm logged in I cannot reattach the ...
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Running a python scrip using startup

I am trying to get a simple python code that I have to run in the background at startup, and stay running. The best option that I have found so far is to use Upstart. I wrote the following .conf file ...
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Start hostapd service on boot

How to start hostsapd service every time my compute starts I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 and kernel 3.11 Update 1 When I tried sudo update-rc.d hostapd defaults I got the following System ...
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How do I restart dnsmasq?

I can't figure out how to restart dnsmasq. service dnsmasq restart dnsmasq: unrecognized service SOLUTION Restart network manager service network-manager restart
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Change IP address which is given by Tor using the terminal

Is there a way to change the IP address which is given by Tor from the terminal? I have the Tor service, and I want to change the IP address which Tor gives me from the terminal. Or in other words: ...
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14.04 - smartmontools daemon failing to start, possible syntax error in smartd.conf?

I'm trying to get daily s.m.a.r.t. checks and emails going on a file server, but every time I try to restart the smartmontools service it fails. Sample line from my smartd.conf, mostly copied ...
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Cannot find squid3 service

The service for squid3 does not exist in /etc/init.d/. If I try to stop or start squid3, it does not work. I tried purging squid3 and installing again, but to no avail.
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Install Windows service on Ubuntu

I've a Windows Service installer created in Windows 7 using C#. This service will only work on net.pipe not in http. I want this service to be installed in Ubuntu and running. Could anybody guide me ...
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Do write permissions for my running daemons change if I log out?

I have the following issue. I'm running a daemon (darkcoind) which writes everything it needs to a directory under my $HOME path in ~/.darkcoin. As long as I'm logged in, everything works fine and I ...
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How to restart network-manager without root password

My wireless is flaky so I'd like to be able to restart network-manager with a script WITHOUT having to type the root password. I tried making a c program that does this: setuid(0); system("service ...
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What is the right way to restart dependent services while package installation?

I am creating a configuration package, and would like to stop and restart services whose configuration is affected. Right now I am using the service [stop|restart] in {pre,post}{inst,rm} way. I read ...
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What does “?” mean in update-rc.d? [duplicate]

I am trying to install a script using update-rc.d. # update-rc.d foo defaults Then I check. # service --status-all ... [ ? ] foo ... What does the question mark mean and how to fix it? The ...
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start-stop-daemon keeps editing my shebang making it impossible to run

start-stop-daemon --name flaskserver --start --chuid root --exec /root/worker/start.sh start.sh clearly has this line #!/usr/bin but after I run above, it results in !/usr/bin and of course it will ...
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Upstart does not satisfy resources usage requirements set by “limit” stanza

I am experiencing problems with Upstart. I am trying to start the transmission-daemon (a BitTorrent client) with a limit on the maximum resident set size (rss). This is the ...
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Daemonize process with autostart

I have simple script written in Ruby. I'd like to run as a background task (daemon process or service). What is more want to have control over it so that I can start and stop it. It will be perfect ...
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Is it safe removing oneconf?

I use Xubuntu, but in this moment I have only 1 GB RAM and the system is very slow, so I started to remove services and tasks that I don't need. I found that 'oneconf' use 14 MB RAM, that is too much ...
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DHCP3-server not working correctly

I installed dhcpe-server with apt-get install dhcp3-server, and I want to configure it on terminal. When i type dhcp i just see these : dhclient dhclient-script dhcpd dhcpx I tried to start its ...
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Dnsmasq does not start on OS boot

I tried: $ update-rc.d dnsmasq defaults System start/stop links for /etc/init.d/dnsmasq already exist. Status: $ service --status-all | grep dnsmasq [ ? ] apport [ ? ] console-setup [ ? ] ...
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How to list out all the user created daemon processes

Is there any command which list out all the Daemon processes created by users to perform some tasks. I have created various daemon processes and I want to kill it manually by checking its pid how can ...
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How do I configure smuxi-server to run as a normal service?

I installed the smuxi-engine package on my Ubuntu 14.04 server which contains the smuxi-server binary. But I do not see instructions anywhere on configuring it to run as a service. Is there a way to ...
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adobe flashplugin-installer keeps sending error message at startup (kde daemon on kubuntu 14.04)

I have the adobe flashplugin installed (grmmmbl...) but kde daemon keep sending this error message at session startup : Saying it cannot find the flashplugin installer while i do not want it (and ...
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How to connect to MS exchange server 2010 from evolution with a multiuser account

I have latest evolution client, which works well with my private mail and is running through MS exchange 2010. I have configured it via Exchange Web Services. I Can receive and send without problems. ...
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How do I check services requiring a restart (of services, not the machine) by installing updates to other packages

If I run sudo apt-get upgrade then I get shown a list of packages and if any of these are services, they may need to be restarted (which is done automatically when installing the updates). How can I ...
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Starting sphinxsearch

I've successfully installed sphinxsearch following the documentation here: http://sphinxsearch.com/docs/current.html When I try running the command sudo service sphinxsearch start It returns the ...
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How can I stop YaCy from starting when my machine starts?

I have installed the YaCy P2P search engine following these instructions (adding the YaCy repo to my sources and installing from there): http://www.yacy-websuche.de/wiki/index.php/En:DebianInstall ...
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Services are not registered but running in the background

I have OpenStack installed using DevStack on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I want manually start/stop OpenStack's services like nova and cinder etc. Here is the question where I asked how do I start/stop ...
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All traffic is passed through OpenVPN although not requested

I have a bash script on a Ubuntu box which searches for the fastest openvpn server, connects, and binds one program to the tun0 interface. Unfortunately, all traffic is being passed through the VPN. ...
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Safe to disable gnome-services in Xubuntu?

In the startup settings of Xubuntu 14.04, I see an entry about gnome-services. I'd be happy to get rid of the gnome-keyring if I disable these, but what other things do I miss if I do that? Is it ...
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Limiting file access for a huge number of users

The ubuntu is really great for it's user management, every service can use it's own system user: but should I use it for distribution? Let's say I have a service, that I host, with many customers who ...
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Good desktop drawing program other than Nautilus? [duplicate]

I'm looking for an application/service that provides a usable desktop (icons, etc.) and takes its directory from ~/Desktop (running a custom Ubuntu installation where Nautilus was broken and so ...
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Proper location to install services

In ubuntu or linux in general is there a "correct" location to install services that you download from the internet and want to run. I would like to have services such as redis or ventrilo auto run ...
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How can I ensure a service is disabled on boot? [duplicate]

For some reason I need to disable a system service on boot. In my case this is the Avahi Daemon. I just don't want it to start on boot. In previous Ubuntu releases (e.g. 12.04) I could do sudo ...
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Shutting down ALL services (server backup)

I am running Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. After many trials and errors, the backup strategy I have selected resorts to using TAR (mostly because I was unable to find a tool to backup/restore dovecot ...
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init service script is running twice

I have a init script under /etc/init/ to start up an application server. The problem is that it seems to be running twice. here is the command: exec su - deployer -c 'cd /home/deployer/app/current; ...
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restart lightdm - Are my applications gone?

So I have machine with an ATI graphics card which means restart lightdm is my second most used command right after ll. My question is, does restart lightdm blow away all the applications that were ...
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Start the Rsync daemon to synchronize a directory between two servers

I want to synchronize a directory on the server A to a server B. On the server A I created a file rsyncd.conf with the content: uid = rsync gid = rsync use chroot = no ...