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In what folders or files can services appear and start from

In Ubuntu, what folders or files are used to hold service files that can start at boot time. I know for example /etc/init.d is one folder which holds several service files. /etc/rc.local is a file ...
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how to open port to the world

I have installed postgresql (or any other service for that matter) on ubuntu 14.04.1.LTS I can start postgres and it is running. It accepts connections on port 5432. This is my netstat output: tcp ...
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Unable to unpack opensemanticsearch solr package // missing LSB information

i am trying to install opensemanticsearch Solr based .deb. This is the error i get. I have a solr-tomcat installed on AWS ubuntu 14.0.4 instance Preparing to unpack .../ubuntu/solr_14.09.06_all.deb ...
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ProFTPd service shuts down automatically

I have ProFTPd service installed on my server which runs Ubuntu Linux 14.04 . I don't know why ProFTPd closes by itself. I have enough RAM and CPU and I really don't know why this happens. I also ...
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sshd daemon not running ubuntu 12.04

The sshd daemon is not running on my machine (Ubuntu 12.04). I have repeatedly re-installed the openssh server and rebooted. I get no output to this command: ps -A | grep sshd Any help would be ...
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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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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 ...