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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 [ + ] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Why is a group writable directory considered unsafe?

More specifically, why does libslack's daemon consider files that are being executed in a group writable directory to be "unsafe"? If you can give me an explanation of why group writable directories ...
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Preload 0.6.4 not working

I installed preload on a fresh system and I get the following error: [Sun Sep 1 08:59:15 2013] loading conf from /etc/preload.conf [Sun Sep 1 08:59:15 2013] loading state from ...
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Is there an official list of trusted Ubuntu system processes?

List of default processes -- these running after fresh system install and after first system update. Both these most important and startup processes and these less. Preferably maintained by Canonical ...
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Network service discovery disabled: What does this mean for me?

Every time at boot I get a message “Network service discovery disabled. Your current network has a .local domain, which is not recommended and incompatible with the Avahi network service discovery. ...
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Why does chkconfig highlight the word “on” by default in Precise?

Why does chkconfig highlight the word "on" by default in Ubuntu Precise?
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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