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What are differences between restarting apache2 and service apache2?

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart and sudo service apache2 restart What are the differences? Thanks
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stop emacs server being killed on logout

I'd like to run an emacs server in the background and have it persist after logout. I do not want to start it a system service since it's not a system service. A more practical reason is that I'm not ...
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where symbols there are and what they are saying? [duplicate]

I am used a command as service --status-all oot@frank-Jai:~# service --status-all [ ? ] acpi-support [ ? ] acpid [ ? ] alsa-restore [ ? ] alsa-store [ ? ] anacron [ + ] apache2 [ + ] ...
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sudo service networking start doesn't work

I just configured dns-nameservers in /etc/network/interfaces. To make it take effect instantly, I typed sudo service networking stop, the desktop seems to kill some processes, anyway the UI is ...
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install ubuntu with daemon tools?

i have windows 7 on a a45vd asus notbook it used to have ubuntu but at the time i bouht it it already had windows 7 (because in my country ppl dont know what is ubuntu) ok, heres the problem, i need ...
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Unable to use bluetooth

Bluetooth service is running sudo service bluetooth status bluetooth start/running, process 1009 However, when I start bluetooth manager, it says there is no device and seems like bluetooth is ...
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Issues while trying to configure cobbler

While trying to run a "cobbler check" or "cobbler sync", I keep getting the same result. The output is httpd does not appear to be running and proxying cobbler. The thing is both my cobbler service ...
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Service modules-init-tools not found

While setting up lm-sensors and fanconrtol packages on Ubuntu 13.04, I arrived at a stage were I had to restart the service modules-init-tools to apply changes to the /etc/modules file then alas! I ...
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How to create a init.d script for openssh-server which was compiled and installed from source using configure + make + make install?

I have installed openssh-server in my Ubuntu PC using apt-get install openssh-server. The version is 5.9. Now, I would like to compile and install openssh-server version 6.2 from source codes. I have ...
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mongodb service doesn't restart after being stopped

Currently I am unable to start mongodb with the usual command sudo service mongodb start. When I do that, I get something like: mongodb start/running, process 23387 however no such process is ...
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Correctly configure daemon (god) in /etc/init/ so it automatically starts during a reboot

For the life of me, I need help. I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed and I believe that this version of Ubuntu already comes pre-configured with Upstart, which I'm assuming that all I need to do is ...
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run levels only at start up

I find the concept of runlevels very confusing. Currently, I'm trying to run a script only at start up. But configuring as shown below leads to it working also at halt time. I'm programming a daemon ...
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upstart service giving 'chdir: command not found' error

I've created an upstart conf script called watch_folder.conf that i have used successfully on a few ubuntu installs already but for some reason I'm getting an error from the following code: ...
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Difference between transmission-daemon and service transmission-daemon

I made this question so as to make myself clear some things about linux, since I'm relatively new. I have and Ubuntu Server machine, which I access via ssh. I want to use it to handle my torrents from ...
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Upstart creates two processes instead of one

I'm trying to create a simple echo-service using ubuntu upstart. For some reason upstart behaves really strange. When it starts the echo server first time everything is ok, but when it starts it ...
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Upstart tracking wrong PID of process - not respawning

I originally asked this question on StackOverflow. Then realised that this is probably a better place. I have bluepill setup to monitor my delayed_job processes. (Ruby On Rails application) Using ...
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Running BaseX as an upstart job

I'm trying to configuring BaseX to run as a service on my server. The basexserver command has a flag -S whose functionality is listed as "start as service". If I run basexserver -S at the command ...
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How to create (via installer script) a task that will install my bash script so it runs on DE startup?

I've been reading for the last couple hours about Upstart, .xinitrc, .xsessions, rc.local, /etc/init.d/, /etc/xdg/autostart, @reboot in crontab and so many other things that I'm totally confused! ...
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How to start, stop and restart rtorrent?

I just installed rtorrent on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTE machine via apt-get. How do I start | stop | restart the service?
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Routing example.com/page to example.com:[port]

I have a server with multiple services running, for example: subdomain.example.com:1234 subdomain.example.com:1235 subdomain.example.com/1236 Accessing these directly will take me to the web gui ...
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How to start 2 mongodb services

I need to start 2 MongoDB 2.4.4 Instances as Services on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS One is a replica from another server and the other one is a testsystem. Simply cloning the upstart script in /etc/init/ ...
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how to make my daemon appear in service --status-all list?

I have setup upstart script and init.d script for my daemon and its working good. I want my daemon appear in service --status-all list. update-rc.d <my-daemon> defaults didn't put my daemon ...
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Auto-start Upstart User Jobs on boot

I've enabled Upstart User Jobs and configured a few jobs. These jobs can be started/stopped by the respective user and all is well. However the start on stanza doesn't seem to have effect: start on ...
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ClamAV daemon clamd ERROR: initgroups() failed

Why am I getting ERROR: initgroups() failed when I start the clamav-daemon ? Below is related service status, package version & system setup. /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon start Starting ...
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process id of service for cpulimit

I have a service installed (ElasticSearch) on my development machine, and I wish to throttle its CPU usage. I did some searching and found cpulimit, which seems like it should do the trick, but I ...
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“service <anything> <start, stop, restart, status>” doesn't show any error message

I setup 13.04 64bit on a server, installed Nginx from their ppa (ppa:nginx/stable). I made some changes in the config file, but had some syntax errors in it. When I tried to restart/start service ...
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Upstart job doesn't die correctly

I'm making a simple upstart daemon. Following the Upstart documentation[1] I make the conf script: description "Super Daemon" author "Bastian Baltasar Bux" start on started dbus stop on runlevel ...
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rsync daemon failed to start

While configuring one of OpenStack's components I had to restart rsync using the command sudo service rsync restart. Doing this, I get the following error message: * Restarting rsync daemon rsync * ...
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How to Remove Bluetooth Manager in Xubuntu

I wanna remove bluetooth manager and its daemon from Xubuntu because my computer doesn't have bluetooth device. How should I do? Note : I've searched questions ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - I can ssh into the server but sshd is an unrecognized service

I'm trying to setup key based authentication for ssh on my Ubuntu 12.04 server following this tutorial and that. It's not really working but I have another problem slowing me down, which is that I ...
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how to start python server using upstart

When I run initctl start my-service the shell just hangs, and the server.py is not running. server.py doesnt fork or anything, hence the use of start-stop-daemon. Its a flask rest app. I also ...
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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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Restart Upstart

I'm in the process of building a job to work in upstart, and any time I have even a typo the entire upstart breaks; not just my job. Is there any way to reload upstart without rebooting?
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Ubuntu 13.04 indicator-datetime-service loads 100% CPU

Ubuntu 13.04 64bits desktop (freshly downloaded from the site a couple of days ago) indicator-datetime-service loads CPU up to 100%( 1-2 core) and gnome-settings-daemon eats whole RAM ...
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Lirc on upgrade to 13.04 freezes all daemons

I've been having some problems with daemons not running on boot since upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 on my HTPC. I have narrowed the problem down to lirc. When lirc is installed and the system boots, ...
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Network device problem - Ubuntu 13.04

My Ubuntu suddenly doesn't seem to have a wifi adapter..or any network adapater actually. I noticed this after i tried to connect to my office LAN and changed set the LAN settings. When i open ...
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How can I know if a certain service is running or not?

The service utility allows to know the current status for the services installed in the system. However, when invocking service --status-all some services are listed as [+] (running), some as [-] ...
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Auto Takeover? Takeover? How to tell?

So I’ve had GREAT experiences with Linux, recently i've been questioning more if those experiences are malicious. Separate systems i have previously run seemed to be compromised via web services and ...
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How can I determine what services I had running before a new install?

Background: want to move from 32-bit to 64-bit environment (taking advantage of >4GB RAM) bought new HDD and installed new OS mounted old HDD as a secondary device Question: How can I determine ...
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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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transmission-daemon: error loading working config-file. User priveliges?

Transmission-daemon has worked perfectly on a small headless server for a long time. However, it currently gives me the following error: transmission-daemon Error loading config file -- exiting. ...
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Turn screen off when no motion in front of webcamera

Is it possible to automatic turn screen off when there is no motion detected in front of webcamera for X minutes ? Can i use sudo service motion start and xset dpms force on/off somehow ...
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How to make ubuntu service run as specific user

How to make ubuntu service run as specific user? I created an init.d script and make it start at boot, but sooner I found the service is running as root after reboot. I google and google, people ...
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My pc works at high performance due to Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I have a dell pc. It is have two graphics card (4100 and 7730m). I used solves on internet sites but then borders and desktop menu disappers. Sorry for bad English. Please help me!
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Leave application running as we switch users

How can I leave Deluge Bittorrent running as different family members log into and use our Ubuntu 12.04 laptop? This seems like it should be some sort of daemon, but of course it has a GUI, which I'd ...
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Startup script for spawn-fcgi

I would like to use spawn-fcgi to start a web.py application on system boot. Is there any facility for managing spawn-fcgi through Upstart? (Is Upstart the modern system for managing services, or ...
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Can I use a custom shell with upstart script stanza?

I'm writing a few daemons implemented in pure shell script and would like to use zsh(powerful substitutions, modules with socket/tcp handling, etc) instead of the default /bin/sh. Can I tell the ...
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Changing Ubuntu locale settings by GUI crashes the accounts-daemon

I'm usung Ubuntu 12.04 and after an automatic update it changed the system default encoding form UTF-8 to "ANSI_X3.4-1968". I realized that when my code comments in Eclipse appeared with strange ...
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alternative of “chkconfig” command in Ubuntu 12.04 or lower

How to use chkconfig --list in Ubuntu . It's asking for install this but I don't have privilege to install any package on the server and have to fix the issue. As I am working with redhat/Centos, but ...
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declaring dependencies in upstart

It seems as if the accepted way to specify a dependency of service A on service B in upstart is to work in the reverse dependency direction: give service B a start on starting A stanza. I'd like to ...