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How do I keep the Ubuntu One sync daemon from automatically starting up?

I have a Windows XP VM solely for the purpose of using Quicken. I have all my documents in my home folder including the Quicken files, to which the VM sees via a Samba share. If the Ubuntu One sync ...
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How to add startup services?

I'm on 12.10 and I use Synergy to share my mouse between my laptop and desktop monitors. I tend to start the synergys daemon manually, but I'd like for it to start automatically after boot. Now I've ...
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Where should I start crond?

On my Ubuntu server (LTS 12.04) I would like crond to be running every time I boot up. Where should I configure this? I took a look at service --status-all and saw that cron was there, but it was ...
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What happens to manual Upstart services on shut down?

If using the manual keyword in an init or override Upstart script, it is not clear whether the services shut down process will be initiated or it will just be killed on shut down. For instance, will ...
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Should I use inetd or xinetd?

I see openbsd-inetd is installed by default but there are quite a few mentions of xinetd in AskUbuntu. I have a custom service to install. inetd would provide all the features I need. Should I be ...
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/var/log/cups keeps increasing while the cups service is stopped

I want to stop CUPS service on my 12.04 ubuntu: sudo service cups stop it's stopped. I check it's status by : chkconfig it's off but /var/log/cups size is still increasing by a large amount ...
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How to disable console-kit-daemon in Xubuntu 12.10?

I just want to know how to disable console-kit-daemon in Xubuntu 12.10. Background In the last months I tried Ubuntu and I faced a memory error related to console-kit-daemon that spawned too much ...
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How can I disable postfix on startup?

I can't get cron to stop spamming me with completed job notifications. It's getting out of hand and starting to clog up my 'real' email server, so I'd like to just disable postfix while I figure out ...
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How to restart the networking service?

I tried to use sudo service networking restart and sudo /etc/init.d/network restart but they both crash the window manager and I can no longer use my keyboard for input into X. when I use the ...
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Allow non-sudo group to control Upstart job

I'm trying to set up an Upstart job to run on system startup, and that can also be started/stopped by members of a group other than sudo. With a previous version, I usedupdate-rc.d and scripts stored ...
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Mount ecryptfs automatically after ftp login

How can I get my ubuntu server 12.04 to automatically mount the encrypted home partition after an ftp login? It will automatically mount after an ssh login and I can then access the encrypted ...
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How do you restart a juju service?

I manually changed a config option in a juju service (alice-irc), now I want to restart it, how do I do so? I rebooted the instance figuring that would do it but no luck. I then tried running the ...
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SSH Does not start on boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? I just dd the Ubuntu 12.10 Windows Installer, did the updates, and upgraded. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y upgrade sudo apt-get -y ...
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Daemon for moving files between partitions?

I have a system with Ubuntu installed in 20GB and windows in 100 GB, two partitions - each of 100GB using NTFS. While using DC++ (multiple downloading of big file) I used to get message that system is ...
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How to manually restart services affected by apt upgrades?

How can I issue apt upgrades without automatically stopping/starting daemons? I'd like to manually restart services. To cite a specific example: I'll revisit a long-running machine and run sudo ...
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Stop KDE services from running

I recently installed KDE with the command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. Now whenever I log into Unity I can see KDE-related services running in the background and I see no obvious way to ...
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How system services are started in 12.10?

One thing that always confused me in Ubuntu was how system services are started. I know that Ubuntu uses Upstart and supports SysV, but which one is used to start the services? This matters when you ...
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Quickly stop all network services except sshd (or boot with only sshd running)

I have an Ubuntu Server 12.04 box acting as a home file server. At times I would like to be able to brings down all my normal network services (nfs-kernel-server and friends, netatalk, nmbd, smbd, ...
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Why is chkconfig no longer available in Ubuntu?

I can not use chkconfig tools in Ubuntu 12.10 It's a very useful tools to configure the service to autostart or not. Why is it no longer available?
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How to create a dedicated user for running a service?

I have an application that I want to run as a service on system-start, and that application should run as a specific user (the application is Apache Karaf). I have all this setup, but the user I am ...
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Setting up SANED with sane-test

I'm trying to setup a network service for running saned (running the sane-test backend) on Ubuntu 12.10, running it on a virtualbox. I followed the directions found here and I got to the point where ...
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How can I remove modem-manager from boot?

I would like to remove modem-manager service from my boot, how can I do it ?
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Another MySQL daemon is already running?

root@jose-desktop:~# sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.7.7... XAMPP: Starting Apache... XAMPP: Another MySQL daemon is already running. XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD... XAMPP for Linux ...
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Calling script on reboot only after MongoDB has started

I'm using the @reboot option as a root cron to update MongoDB when we do a reboot of a EC2 instance. The problem I have is MongoDB isn't loaded at the point the cron runs the script. Where is the ...
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IP being masked, mysteriously

I'm running Ubuntu with Cinnamon. When checking my IP I noticed it is being masked. I have done nothing to set this, other than installing Tor. But - I am not starting up Tor, yet is it still running ...
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VDR service blocks standby

I have a problem with 12.04. The standby function works only when I stop the vdr service with sudo service vdr stop. Is there a possibility to solve the problem?
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Upgrade to 12.10 failed. Now it wont start, hangs

May have started 2 instances of upgrade (to Quivering Quagga - I call it that because my machine is now extinct), stops and hangs halfway through startup. Always at same point. Can I work out the ...
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How can I disable avahi-daemon?

How can I disable avahi-daemon and can you explain to me how it runs if it appears as a service but it itsn't in rcN.d? You can stop reading here. In fact, please do unless you want to TEACH a noob ...
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Chrome is not running in background

"Continue running background apps" is checked. There is no Chrome entry in Startup applications. This command didn't work: google-chrome --no-startup-window Everybody is complaining how to disable ...
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Why does service service_name status give different responses for different services?

Running the "service service_name status" command gives three different types of output when three different service_names are used. I tried with atftpd, apache2, and isc-dhcp-server, as shown below. ...
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How do I choose which way to enable/disable, start/stop, or check the status of a service?

If I want to start a system installed service, I can do: # /etc/init.d/some-svc start # initctl start some-svc # service some-svc start # start some-svc If I want to disable a service from running ...
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warning on nginx auto start disable [closed]

I removed nginx from startup by running: $ sudo update-rc.d -f nginx disable I get the below output: update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shutdown does not finish

When i shutdown my ubuntu 12,04 appears the "shutdown screen" and it never finish, keep shutting down... i use "tab key" to see the log and the last line says "Stopping Puppet Agent"... and it never ...
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Disable automatic starting of sshd? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable SSH from starting automatically? Simple question here; what's the correct way to stop the sshd service from starting when the OS boots ? I'm not sure ...
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VPN connection failed because service stopped unexpectedly

After a) sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc b) Import my .pcf file c) Try to connect the vpn get the error: The VPN connection 'PRUEBA' failed because the VPN service stopped ...
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How to start service in a chroot independently of the host system?

I'm using chroot to create ARM Ubuntu installation from Ubuntu Core image. If I mount /proc and /sys all started services intercept with host system (trying to restart dbus is the worst thing it have ...
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clamd PING give ERROR: initgroups() failed?

My ubuntu version is 12.04. I have installed clamav as root user using the below commands. apt-get install clamav apt-get install clamav-daemon But when I use the below command clamd PING It ...
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what is technical difference between daemon, service and process ? [closed]

I want to know that what are differences in behavior of a daemon, process and service running in ubuntu desktop.
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How to run a program as a service (silent)?

I have a python based server which i start from the terminal. This particular instance of the terminal then gives control to the program, and the program uses it as a kind of logging window, until its ...
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How can I start SpiderOak automatically on a headless server?

I use SpiderOak for online backup and file synchronisation (a la Dropbox.) I'm running it on my headless server via the SpiderOak --headless command. At the moment, I have to start this manually ...
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Plex media server doesn't run after fresh install

After adding the ppa and apt-getting plexmediaserver, it briefly said something like "running media server". Then disappeared. root@host:/etc# ps aux |grep -i plex root 8757 0.0 0.3 4192 ...
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.override file isn't working

I have a file /etc/init/boinc-client.override with the single line manual that I use to prevent the BOINC client from starting up. (I don't want it hogging CPU time away from Folding@Home, for now ...
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How to start up rsyslog automatically?

Check current status of rsyslog $ chkconfig --list rsyslog rsyslog 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off Start up rsyslog at some levels $ sudo chkconfig --level 35 ...
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How to log processes in daemon-mode?

I would like to save the standard output of the program motion in a text file. If I don't use motion in daemon-mode I would simply do it by: motion > log.txt But what is the equivalent when I ...
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Can I get online support from Canonical for improving performance?

I am a real techno-tard. I need help optimizing my pc performance. Does Canonical offer any online support (such as online chat) to help people like me? I try to understand the posts but the language ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Mysql doesn't start on reboot; starts ok later manually

I've just installed MySql to support a mediawiki install on 12.04 64bit. Everything appears to be working ok, except that at boot-up, mysql server fails to start. This results in an error appearing on ...
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How do I start an application as a service?

So I would like a couple of applications to run as services when the machine reboots without the need to login, is this possible? Applications are: Thunderbird Mail xChat IRC This way my email ...
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Compilation of erld on ubuntu 12.04

I am compiling erld, a program to run Erlang programs as a UNIX daemon, see https://github.com/ShoreTel-Inc/erld/wiki The make instructions which I followed are here: ...
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name of a program for configure startup services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the recommended way to enable / disable services? I forgot it, That program is in ubuntu official repositories From my memory... That program have a [ ] box ...
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How do runlevels work?

I'm replacing an active directory windows server with a linux one. I have to introduce the linux server onto the network, but without AD services (like dhcpd, ldap etc). So I was hoping to create a ...