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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 ...
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Cannot Delete User

I am trying to uninstall logstash, but sudo apt-get remove logstash fails because the user is being used by a process. If I try to manually delete the logstash user, I cannot because even when I kill ...
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Running PHP scriipt as Daemon. System_Daemon or init?

I am relatively new to Linux, and was trying to find a way to run a php script as a Daemon. I have now found 2 ways to do this (Using an init script, or PHP/Pear System_Dameon class). I was wondering ...
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Samba started twice on boot up after upgrade to 14.04

the second attempt results in a failure: Starting SMB/CIFS File and Active Directory Server[74G[[31mfail[39;49m] I'd like to figure out where the second attempt is coming from and remove it. ...
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Run “sudo service udev reload” without root priviledges

I have a script that occasionally needs to run the command "service udev reload" but cannot as it needs root access. I don't want to stay logged in as root all the time, so I'm wondering if there is a ...
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How do I stop a daemon when the user logs out?

I wrote a daemon in C++ which is automatically started on login using a bash script placed in /etc/profile.d/ while running the install section of my makefile. The problem is that when I log out and ...
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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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How to use supervisorctl on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to install plumi And I did sudo apt-get install supervisor but ./bin/supervisord doesn't work, nor ./bin/supervisorctl status sudo service supervisor status shows that it's running but ...
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Ubuntu Launcher Toggle

I am looking to create a 'toggle' to put in my Unity Launcher to either start or stop my OpenVPN setting. Basically I am looking for an icon that could either sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start ...
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How does a graphical front-end control a daemon?

I'm developing a file sync daemon on Ubuntu as a hobby project, and I'm thinking I might want to develop a graphical front-end at some point which will let me control it. How can a GUI control and ...
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Starting Network Audio System via its init.d script fails but works when using start-stop-daemon on the command line

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy salamander) and need the Network Audio System service (package nas, version 1.9.3-6) which relies on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer so I installed the OSS Proxy Daemon osspd ...
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How to start a service living on a Windows partition

I am developing a service on my Windows 7 / Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot machine. My service lives on an NTFS partition. It is written in Java and should work on both platforms. Just to make things clear, ...
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what is '?' in service --status-all [duplicate]

by this command service --status-all . I can find all services status. in every line there is + or - or ?. Easy to guess + and - which may be refer to running service and not running (I'm not ...
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How to auto restart services when you get security updates?

That's related to the heartbleed bug. While my server (12.04 LTS) was configured to perform unattended install of all security updates, it seems that nginx was not restarted so it was still affected ...
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uninstalled Ubuntu One but still seeing `com.ubuntu.one.fsevents`

There is a previous post on how to uninstall Ubuntu One from a Mac and I have done all of what is required. However, I still get the program com.ubuntu.one.fsevents running on startup of my Mac ...
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Why does nfs-kernel-server only pretend to stop?

Background: I had an NFS server, ran fine for years, needed to hard reboot it, and now I cannot get the daemon to stop when it's told to. Also, clients can't mount it any more, but I suspect the ...
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Start another GUI on different TTY

For some reason I want to have 2 GUIs open at different TTYs. the commands sudo service lightdm stop/start will stop/create a new GUI at TTY7. but how can I do the same at different TTYs or ...
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Unable to create lock file when starting mongod via upstart

I'm trying to set up my mongodb upstart script to work as an arbiter, but I'm having permission problems when trying to create the lock file in the data directory: Tue Apr 1 17:11:01 [initandlisten] ...
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How to successfully restart a network without reboot over SSH?

In Ubuntu 14.04 neither sudo service networking restart nor sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart do anything any more. They also both exit with code 1. Something has obviously changed (or half changed) ...
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Where can I go to get a description of the many services that are avaialbe? [closed]

My subject line pretty much says it all. I'm struggling as a newbie but am making progress.
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multiple authentication errors

I have recently installed v12.04, dual booted on XP netbook. It seems to be working ok, but several of the following appear in the authentication log (on Ksystem log). These messages followed a ...
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Running a service ignores environment variables

I have a /ect/init/application.conf file that looks something like... start on filesystem and net-device-up IFACE!=lo stop on runlevel [016] respawn export NODE_ENV=production chdir ...
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How do I stop transmission-daemon?

How do I stop transmission-daemon? I've ran sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop and after a while I get confirmation that it completed [ OK ]: greg@VManage:~$ sudo ...
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Is it safe to remove a process folder from /var/run/?

Is it safe to remove a process folder from /var/run/ if I think it has got wrong permissions, will it be recreated by process as before? Do I lose any information by deleting /var/run/<process ...
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Can't start an application as service, but running as standalone process simply works

For a service although a pid file exists but still on attempt to start service, it fails saying $ sudo service cassandra start * could not access pidfile for Cassandra I verified folder ...
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error starting service

I just installed openerp by following the guidelines available on google and youtube but when i try to start the service it gives me the following error, can you please suggest what is going wrong. ...
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monit not starting in Ubuntu

I have installed monit in my Ubuntu, starting when I did root@raaz-ubuntu:~# service monit start * Starting daemon monitor monit but its not starting as I can see it root@raaz-ubuntu:~# ps ...
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How to do off-screen render with OpenGL in Ubuntu with XServer?

I have an application that uses OpenGL 4.2 to do off-screen render [the result goes to a video in my case]. I need to run it on Ubuntu 13.10 Server. I don't need (and don't want) to have the actual ...
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TeamViewer does not start automatically, how do I make sure it does?

After installing TeamViewer x86 on Ubuntu, it will not start automatically on boot, even when telling it to do so via the application settings ("Start TeamViewer with system"). How do I make sure ...
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How do I stop the NetworkManager in Ubuntu 13.10 without using the service command?

Usually this works as root service network-manager stop But last time it didn't. There was some message like "no such service". Strangely today, after a reboot it works! Yesterday I also tried: ...
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Where can I find btnx?

I'm having trouble finding packages or source for the btnx service, it looks like the ollisalonen.com site that hosted btnx is no longer available. I also cannot find any btnx packages in apt or on ...
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Stop a service from starting when it is disabled in the rc.d

I am running a minimal Ubuntu 13.04 on a BeagleBone. I try to disable udhcpd permanently, but I do not want to remove it. I want to be able to enable it when/if I need it. I have removed it from the ...
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Cleanup after upgrade server 13.04 to 13.10

Still new to ubuntu here and trying to run a server (dhcpd and bind9 for starters). I installed back when 13.04 came out, today I upgraded to 13.10. Because dhcpd and bind9 are my points of interest ...
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How to switch user on Ubuntu server 12.4

I just downloaded UBUNTU 12.4 server, At the begging there was only root user so I added new user and switch off the root user. The problem now i don't have any permeations and when i type "sudo ...
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Why upstart documentation prevents me from using respawn

In documentation I found a note that I shouldn't use respawn if I satisfied with expect. But I cannot understand, how are they interfere. For example, nginx config using both and predictable didn't ...
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initclt not seeing init script in Ubuntu 12 64bit

I created an init script in LSB format, and copied it to the /etc/init.d directory. I can manually start, stop, status the service and all works fine. I then try to set the service to auto stop/start ...
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Upstart instance job on system reboot

I am using upstart instance jobs to start few of my services. The jobs are meant to have one instance per user i.e they take in the user name as the instance parameter. I have also configured them to ...
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Service --status-all --> what does the column with [ ? ],[ + ], and [ - ] mean?

If I run the command "service --status-all", each (running?) service is listed in column format. The first column has either a [ ? ], [ + ], or [ - ] before the service name. What does this column ...
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Upstart cannot determine daemon's pid

There is a daemon mydaemon, which has not a very pleasant interface. So that mydaemon-parser.py was written to parse configuration files and start as many mydaemon instances as needed. ...
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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 [ + ] ...