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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to have packages' rc config files deleted on package removal?

Yesterday I noticed the following when I started removing several apps I was not going to use. The file in the rc folders (/etc/rc0.d , /etc/rc1.d.... /etc/rc6.d) associated with the deleted app were ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I enable the CardDAV server of the calendarserver package?

I installed the calendarserver package which provided me with a working instance of the Darwin Calendar and Contacts Server, a CalDAV and CardDAV server. The CalDAV part seems to be working okay. I ...
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Why does this grep command not work?

When I try to use grep in this fashion: service --status-all | grep network It still lists all the services even though I piped it into grep to restrict it to the "network" string only After ...
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Mongodb shell is giving an error while connecting?

When you try to connect to mongodb it is giving a following error: root@ip-10-87-37-28:~# mongo MongoDB shell version: 2.0.4 connecting to: test Fri Mar 8 07:40:11 Error: couldn't connect to server ...
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How do I change the user Transmission runs under?

I installed Transmission through a PPA and the daemon starts on boot. I want to change the user that runs the daemon because I want the downloaded files to be under the same user as my XBMC ...
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What does bamfdaemon do?

I've googled for it, and there's very little info besides "bamf matches application windows to desktop files". Unity depends on it so it's difficut to remove, at least would be good to know what it ...