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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 ...
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Can't start, stop, or interface with SSH service

Having really bizarre behavior with ssh. I have the ssh-server running fine, configured ufw (firewall) fine as well. However, it seems I can't manage ssh as a service or through /etc/init.d/ssh. I ...
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How to supervise and automatically restart a process?

I want to have a process which will be restarted if it crashes. I googled a bit and found that an easy solution is to use daemontools. I didn't understand how to configure it. What is the easiest ...
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MySQL stop/waiting issues; “can't connect … through socket” [closed]

So first time putting up a LAMP stack on a Bodhi machine (previously experience with WAMP, and LAMP on 10.04); I got Apache going, and a Drupal install begun, then I go to create a new database and ...
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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 ...