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init.d scripts and rc folders

I am wondering why not all scripts placed in init.d folder are in rc folders eg. system cups is in init.d but there is not in rc folders? I don’t know if I understand it right. When I want to ...
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Sickbeard start service on boot not working: Permissions issue? [duplicate]

I've just installed Sick-Beard on my server. Starting the service via SSH works just fine, as I issue the command sudo service sickbeard start However, I can't get the service to start on boot. ...
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Ubuntu server different kind of services

I'm starting to learn more about servers and I was thinking if (and how) I can run multiple services on my Ubuntu Server. For example: I'm starting to develop a system with Django (Python) and I also ...
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Sickbeard and Sabnzbdplus won't start at boot

I seem to have some problems with automating some services at startup. I've had this problem before, but I couldn't find out the exact reason what caused this. I've added both services to startup ...
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In what folders or files can services appear and start from

In Ubuntu, what folders or files are used to hold service files that can start at boot time. I know for example /etc/init.d is one folder which holds several service files. /etc/rc.local is a file ...
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how to open port to the world

I have installed postgresql (or any other service for that matter) on ubuntu 14.04.1.LTS I can start postgres and it is running. It accepts connections on port 5432. This is my netstat output: tcp ...
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ProFTPd service shuts down automatically

I have ProFTPd service installed on my server which runs Ubuntu Linux 14.04 . I don't know why ProFTPd closes by itself. I have enough RAM and CPU and I really don't know why this happens. I also ...
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sshd daemon not running ubuntu 12.04

The sshd daemon is not running on my machine (Ubuntu 12.04). I have repeatedly re-installed the openssh server and rebooted. I get no output to this command: ps -A | grep sshd Any help would be ...
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upstart multiple parameters

So Im working on a upstart process and wanted to know if I could pass in multiple parameters my-upstart-service restart PARM1=foo PARM2=bar PARM3=hello Here is kinda what I had in mind description ...
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Can cpulimit run a continuous background check?

I am suffering from occasional desktop freezes and am still investigating the cause. (Links forthcoming.) In the meantime I came across the following suggestion to cpulimit the unity-panel-service, ...
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Why a service in init.d and not in rc*.d started?

I have a configured and working service script myservice in the /etc/init.d and in /etc/rc*.d directories of an Ubuntu 13.10 distribution. Removing the links in /etc/rc*.d using update-rc.d -f ...
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Starting Tomcat manually vs using service start [duplicate]

Are there any drawbacks to running Tomcat using catalina.sh start rather than using service tomcat7 start? To preface: I'm trying to get JRebel started and was using setenv.sh to initialize JRebel ...
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Which init daemon starts cups?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04, and have not touched anything. Cups is running, as reported by both ps and netstat. There are /etc/init/cups.conf and /etc/init.d/cups, both of them seem ...
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Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
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How to remove a package providing a service without stopping the service?

I currently have the uwsgi package installed. I would like to remove the package but leave the current uWSGI instances running. Is this possible? (Yes, I do realize the service will only continue ...
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Run script on system idle

I want to run some servers and whatnot on my machine but I don't want it to interfere with what I'm doing... Gaming, research, writing a paper, etc. My thought was to have a script run when the system ...
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What's the right way to run a program as a service?

I would like to run a grails server in the background, so that stating and stopping it would be done using: sudo service my-server start sudo service my-server stop The grails server is currently ...
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Are there any plans to simplify console service management on Ubuntu?

I am quite perplexed about the direction in which service management is going on Ubuntu and the funny part is that the same seems to be happening with OS X but that's another story. I do appreciate ...
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How to periodically back up a folder on change?

I want to achieve the following functionality in ubuntu but I dont know how to do it. I need a daemon that periodically backs up a directory, say dir to another location by doing the following: ...
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vsftpd NOT STARTING BUG- apt-get-purge error

i successfully installed, configured, and used vsftpd. But after restart something became corrupted, now :~# service vsftpd status :~# service vsftpd start :~# service vsftpd restart :~# service ...
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Running a python scrip using startup

I am trying to get a simple python code that I have to run in the background at startup, and stay running. The best option that I have found so far is to use Upstart. I wrote the following .conf file ...
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Start hostapd service on boot

How to start hostsapd service every time my compute starts I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 and kernel 3.11 Update 1 When I tried sudo update-rc.d hostapd defaults I got the following System ...
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How do I restart dnsmasq?

I can't figure out how to restart dnsmasq. service dnsmasq restart dnsmasq: unrecognized service SOLUTION Restart the network manager (his parent) sudo service network-manager restart
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Change IP address which is given by Tor using the terminal

Is there a way to change the IP address which is given by Tor from the terminal? I have the Tor service, and I want to change the IP address which Tor gives me from the terminal. Or in other words: ...
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Cannot find squid3 service

The service for squid3 does not exist in /etc/init.d/. If I try to stop or start squid3, it does not work. I tried purging squid3 and installing again, but to no avail.
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Install Windows service on Ubuntu

I've a Windows Service installer created in Windows 7 using C#. This service will only work on net.pipe not in http. I want this service to be installed in Ubuntu and running. Could anybody guide me ...
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How to restart network-manager without root password

My wireless is flaky so I'd like to be able to restart network-manager with a script WITHOUT having to type the root password. I tried making a c program that does this: setuid(0); system("service ...
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What is the right way to restart dependent services while package installation?

I am creating a configuration package, and would like to stop and restart services whose configuration is affected. Right now I am using the service [stop|restart] in {pre,post}{inst,rm} way. I read ...
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start-stop-daemon keeps editing my shebang making it impossible to run

start-stop-daemon --name flaskserver --start --chuid root --exec /root/worker/start.sh start.sh clearly has this line #!/usr/bin but after I run above, it results in !/usr/bin and of course it will ...
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Upstart does not satisfy resources usage requirements set by “limit” stanza

I am experiencing problems with Upstart. I am trying to start the transmission-daemon (a BitTorrent client) with a limit on the maximum resident set size (rss). This is the ...
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Daemonize process with autostart

I have simple script written in Ruby. I'd like to run as a background task (daemon process or service). What is more want to have control over it so that I can start and stop it. It will be perfect ...
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Is it safe to remove oneconf?

I use Xubuntu, but at this time I only have 1 GB RAM and the system is very slow. I started to remove services and tasks that I don't need. I found that 'oneconf' uses 14 MB RAM, which is too much ...
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DHCP3-server not working correctly

I installed dhcpe-server with apt-get install dhcp3-server, and I want to configure it on terminal. When i type dhcp i just see these : dhclient dhclient-script dhcpd dhcpx I tried to start its ...
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How to list out all the user created daemon processes

Is there any command which list out all the Daemon processes created by users to perform some tasks. I have created various daemon processes and I want to kill it manually by checking its pid how can ...
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How do I configure smuxi-server to run as a normal service?

I installed the smuxi-engine package on my Ubuntu 14.04 server which contains the smuxi-server binary. But I do not see instructions anywhere on configuring it to run as a service. Is there a way to ...
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adobe flashplugin-installer keeps sending error message at startup (kde daemon on kubuntu 14.04)

I have the adobe flashplugin installed (grmmmbl...) but kde daemon keep sending this error message at session startup : Saying it cannot find the flashplugin installer while i do not want it (and ...
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How do I check services requiring a restart (of services, not the machine) by installing updates to other packages

If I run sudo apt-get upgrade then I get shown a list of packages and if any of these are services, they may need to be restarted (which is done automatically when installing the updates). How can I ...
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Starting sphinxsearch

I've successfully installed sphinxsearch following the documentation here: http://sphinxsearch.com/docs/current.html When I try running the command sudo service sphinxsearch start It returns the ...
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How can I stop YaCy from starting when my machine starts?

I have installed the YaCy P2P search engine following these instructions (adding the YaCy repo to my sources and installing from there): http://www.yacy-websuche.de/wiki/index.php/En:DebianInstall ...
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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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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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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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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 ...