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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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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 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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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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Make xampp a service and start on boot [duplicate]

This seems a common problem and I thought I should be able to find this question in the site, but I was not successful so I'm asking it myself. I installed xampp through the www.apachefriends.org ...
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upstart job works only with manual start/stop

I have a very small upstart job in /etc/init/tsm.conf to start backup client after network starts. It works just ok if I start/stop it manually via service tsm start|stop|status. But service tsm ...
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What makes mysql service autostart, while it's disabled in BootUp-manager?

The mysql service is not enabled in BootUp-manager, yet it is working after system starts. Is it awaken by another service? How to determine what causes that? EDIT Fix as instructed here.
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external hard drive and startup services on boot

I have an external hard drive. If it mounted need to startup services on boot, else don't. How can I do this? Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I use fstab, but if hdd didn't plug in then mediatomb and other lost ...
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How do I disable mini-http on boot?

I'd like to disable mini-http on boot. sudo /etc/init.d/mini-httpd disable The above command does not exist. Only start|stop|restart|force-reloadoptions are available and these only stop the ...
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Upstart job fails to respawn and hangs when tried to stop/restart it

I'm using Upstart 1.5 in Ubuntu 12.04 to manage a process created by some user but needs to be managed as system job as starting on boot, respawning if it fails and we been able to start/stop it at ...
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Why won't honeyd start on boot?

I have installed honeyd on my machine and configured the appropriate settings to get it to run as a service. The service will run fine and functions as expected if I start it with command: sudo ...
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Unable to configure a service to run at startup with update-rc.d

I would like to have transmission-daemon and vnstat automatically run at startup. I was able to configure this for apache2 and proftpd with exactly the same commands. 795 sudo update-rc.d ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Mysql doesn't start on reboot; starts ok later manually

I've just installed MySql to support a mediawiki install on 12.04 64bit. Everything appears to be working ok, except that at boot-up, mysql server fails to start. This results in an error appearing on ...
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Having tried differen ways but none worked - How do I disable a service from auto-start at boot in Ubuntu?

This really doesn't make sense. I've been using many other distros and never had such difficulty managing autostart services. I found three ways of disabling autostart services, and none of them ...
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Improve System Performance By Stopping Daemons/Services

I am trying to improve my system performance by removing some daemon/Services. On my Desktop PC i need to stop some daemons/services Which are Installed by Default in Ubuntu From auto starting . ...
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How can I regenerate the System V symbolic links?

I accidentally deleted all of the symlinks in /etc/rc1.d/. How can I regenerate them?
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Unwanted sleeping processes

Today I tried to speed up my computer disabling unwanted processes. In system monitor I can see there 150 processes. Almost all of them were sleeping but still consuming a little but memory. I've ...
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How to avoid mysqld to start on boot

In my laptop I have installed a LAMP environment for developing PHP apps. I would like to prevent these services (Apache, Mysql,..) starting on boot. For apache is pretty simple to avoid it: sudo ...
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Which daemons can be stopped from loading at boot time?

Below is list obtained from chkconfig utility. I want to know that which of these daemons can be stopped safely without losing any additional features ? acpi-support 0:off 1:off 2:on ...
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How do I start Deluge in the background?

Basically I have Deluge all setup for my account with Transdroid and the WebUI and everything, however, what I would really like, is for it to start the moment the computer does so that no matter who ...
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How can I load the `vsftpd` daemon at system-boot, but have it “start” in a “stopped” state?

Because I only occasionally need to run an ftp server (vsftpd, in my case), I would prefer to just have it fully active only when the need arises. This suggests two possibilities to me, but I ...
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Loading daemon at startup

Is there an elegant way, other than messing with /etc/rc?.d, to control the daemon loading at boot time? My personal concern is stopping Nginx from loading at boot, while setting lighttpd to do load ...
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Getting a script to run on boot, not on login

How can I get a specific script to run (preferably not as superuser) whenever the machine boots, but before login. It can be the last thing to run on boot. I mostly just want the script to work even ...