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Audio playback freezes on setuidgid from daemontools service

I can't seem to use aplay or cvlc in tandem with any other audio applications when it's running as a service under daemontools. The setup is that I've got a bash script that I've got running that ...
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Option for GREP only non-default processes and services?

is there any option for grep only non default processes and services? I know how show all of this and export to file, but manual reading and deleting line by line is not ideal. :-) Thanks for your ...
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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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fglrx and the broken atieventsd daemon (+maybe improve your battery life for AMD card owners)

I've been playing about with these things lately, and discovered a couple of things about the fglrx driver on Ubuntu that I thought worth sharing in the context of a broader question. The atieventsd ...
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Upstart service not starting when a service it depends on starts

I have a service called service C. It has the following start and stop conditions: start on ( started A and started B) stop on (stopping A or stopping B) When I manually stop A, C stops. However, ...
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How to read “service --status-all” results

I need to identify the currently running services but I can't figure out the results of running service --status-all, I mean what does ?, - and + mean ? $ service --status-all [ + ] acpid [ + ] ...
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Keeping python alive through gnome 3 screen lock?

I've been through the ringer with this one the past few days. I wrote a script to re-target my Altcoin miner every once in a while. It builds a command string from API data grabbed at coinwarz.com on ...
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Is it possible to run an OPENGL program via a daemon?

My main question is: Is it possible to run an OPENGL program via a daemon (upstart script)? The program displays a window on the screen. More details: I have an opengl program (done with ...
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Correct way to disable avahi-daemon? [duplicate]

I disabled the avahi-daemon according to the method set out here, namely editing the /etc/init/avahi-daemon.conf file to: start on (never and filesystem and started dbus) stop on ...
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Enable/Disable Ubuntu Desktop environment on ubuntu-12.04.1-server-i386

I have installed ubuntu-12.04.1-server-i386 and on top of that i have installed Ubuntu desktop environment so that i can maintain server easily. Hear I totally understand that installing Desktop ...
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Activate Core dumps for a specific daemon only

I have a daemon for which I want to activate core dump, but I don't want this feature to be on for evry application in the system. Is that possible ? My daemon starts automatically when the OS ...
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Which processes with daemon are unnecessary?

I saw 3 processes which have "daemon.py" at the end of them and use 10 MB of memory each of them. What do they make? Also there are a lot of processes which have daemon inside. Are they really ...
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Problem configuring dhcp server: Job failed to start

I m trying to configure dhcp server in ubtuntu onto my virtual box and connecting other virtual instance of ubuntu to this dhcp sever i have installed dhcp server using sudo apt-get isc-dhcp-server ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: How to control what services/daemons are started [duplicate]

The title says it all... Is there a GUI to control the services or what daemons are started in what runlevel? For example, to disable pidgin (instead of removing it completely).
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Enable logging to service

I'm trying to figure out how to enable logging in transission. I know I can run the daemon in the front: transmission-daemon -f --logfile /your/path/to/transmission.log But this is not what I ...
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Juju deploy services to two machines

Hello i want to know if i'm doing it right- I install juju-gui on the 0 machine after that i want to install openstack-dashboard and a few other services to machine 2 and when i do it they go - ...
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how to sign log files?

Rsyslogd is default daemon for providing log files in ubuntu. The possibility to sign log messages through Guardtime, a signature provider, introduced With rsyslog. But there is no manual for do it! ...
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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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how do I use upstart, instead of cron, to start a single instance of a job which should always respawn?

How do I script the following bitcoin/dogecoin/etc cpuminer command: /home/digger/cpuminer/minerd -o stratum+tcp://doge.pool.webxass.de:3333 -O <user>.<worker>:<worker_password> ...
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Make redis start by demand (not autostart)

I used this tutorial to set redis http://redis.io/topics/quickstart It turned out to start automatically when the system boots. I'd like it not to do that and start by demand. How do I do that?
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Start/Stop Services in Linux Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed PRTG Network Monitor on Linux Ubuntu 13.10 and I can't get it to start. How can I start/stop services in linux? like how you do in windows?
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What makes specific services (apache2, mysql) autostart?

Where can I set services apache2 and mysql to do not start automatically? Or start when asked for it instead? EDIT BootUp-Manager worked for me very well disabling autostart of both services.
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Setting up a user account for a web server

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu/Linux. I'm setting up a lighttpd webserver and I think I need to set up a webserver/daemon user account to get it going. The config file is asking for server.username and ...
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How can I return non-zero if upstart job fails to start?

How can I return non-zero from an upstart job if it fails to launch the first time? I suspect that respawn might be the culprit here, but perhaps not. The reason I want respawn is because ...
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I do not like Paypal. Any alternatives to support Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to help with a donation to you good people but cannot understand why you support the worst payment system in the world. Kindly give me an alternative.
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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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Where's runuser?

I'm making an upstart job, and I need to run an executable as another user. Nothing fancy like su provides, and none of the mixed-up SELinux contexts that come along with it. A quick internet search ...
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Problem with cryptdisks-udev service

I am getting an error when I run 'puppet resource services' that complains about the cryptdisks-udev service. The exact error message is as follows: status: Unknown parameter: DEVNAME The error ...
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How to turn off the Multicast DNS and Multicast UPNP Services in Ubuntu?

I just wonder how to turn off those 2 services completly since I've got no use for them as they are a security risk in my case. Cause I've got a local device for which I can't Block upnp and that ...
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Formatting a hard drive-Daemon is inhibited

I'm brand new to Ubuntu (and still getting my sea-legs with computer repairs in general) and am attempting to completely start from scratch on a hard disc that had a bad install of Vista in order to ...
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mongodb with 13.10 service problems

I installed mongodb with the instructions here. Fresh installation of ubuntu btw. It installed without error, but upon attempting to start, stop or restart the service, I got start: Unknown job: ...
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UPSTART services all hang when stopping (stop/waiting)

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 After an IPL, there are many run once services that hang, they are all in STOP/WAITING status. Also, if I try to stop any normal service like apache2, mysql, vsftp I get the ...
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How can I define the order of start and stop of Linux services?

Example, when I turn on my server, I want to start mysql first then the NTP service.
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Why the services do not start at installation?

I've seen this sometime now, but not finding anything in the ubuntu man about this peculiar policy-rc.d binary that prevents services from being started/restarted/stopped when called by dpkg/apt, so I ...
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Init.d script problem

The init.d script is installed properly and by me i wrote the script correctly. But i have a very strange situation. The script executes a multi-threaded program written in c++ by me. If i execute the ...
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Unusally High RAM usage by ESET NOD32 (Linux Desktop)

Recently, I'd encountered unusally high RAM usage on both my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptops (32-bit and 64-bit desktop OS versions). I noticed that, immediately after system startup, ESET will load 2 ...
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I haven't wireless service in ubuntu 12.04

my wireless is desabled in ubuntu and i can't to connect to wireless vahid@kharazi:~$ rfkill list all 1: sony-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: sony-bluetooth: ...
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Postgrey does not show up via netstat - where is it?

after an system update/upgrade my incoming mail stopped working ("warning: connect to 127.0.0.1:10023: Connection refused"). Okay - no problem, I thought, hit Google and found that the protocol has ...
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How to do input redirection with nohup?

I want to run python argument1.txt argument2.txt >logfile.log with nohup, but I get no output because it is redirecting the input to null. I want it to accept command line arguments at first and ...
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Why can't I connect to this service when launched via Upstart?

I have a web service written in Golang that I need to fire up using Upstart. I can run the service executable (named word) on port 5555 from within it's directory manually like so: PORT=5555 ./word ...
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How to keep SSH running without connection drop on Ubuntu 12.04

I use a Raspberry Pi ssh to my Ubuntu web server to manually run an application that would not work with keeping it run with Upstart or other daemon tools. However, within hours the connection would ...
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service vs. initctl [duplicate]

Why are some deamons run out of service and some out of initctl? Do both tools do the same thing and it is just a matter of personal preference of the user what they will use? E.g. sudo service ...
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upstart job doesn't stop on “service something stop”

Could you guys please help with with Upstart script ? For some reason it cannot stop java process on service something stop. service status says bbb stop/waiting I'm trying to run my app which is ...
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No message appears when using notify-send inside a service, why?

I'm developing a notification script which sends me messages from a json-file. I tried to run it as a service, as this seemed to be the easiest way to start and stop the script from he commands line. ...
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Why service restart fails with :-restart: Unknown instance:

root@kumarswamys-desktop:/etc# sudo /usr/sbin/service vsftpd restart restart: Unknown instance:
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Making a service from the project

Hi I have a java server(it listens) which runs when I do: ant compile jar run in the terminal What I want to do is sudo service myproject start so that I won't have to be in terminal(when I do ctrl+c ...
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can't start mysql service anymore

I had MySQL running ... with many different databases. I install MySQL workbench today.. and was able to create any entity relationship diagram etc. Then i decided to increase the size of my ...
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My postinst script launches a service successfully but apt-get apparently shuts it down. Why?

I have this package with a postinst script that launches a service as its last step. Something like: #!/bin/sh set -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule [...] case "$1" in configure) [...] ...
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Should I disable avahi-daemon?

Every time I connect my computer to the network, I get a long list of network printers which I cannot use. In this page (see comments), someone suggested disabling avahi-daemon. I would do it if I ...
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What is the use for /etc/default/* when daemonizing a process

I have some configuration files under /etc/default and one of them is for a service that should be started at boot so I changed the configuration file to say: START=yes But I have scripts in ...