Daemons are programs that constantly run in the background. They usually service requests. If you are asking about online services, please use a different tag.

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Service initialization scripts: upstart?

Where can I read some brief information about upstart in ubuntu? I found "Upstart Intro, Cookbook and Best Practises", but it's too big. How can I add my own service? What's the difference between ...
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How to enable or disable services?

I read about how to enable and disable services in Ubuntu and it seems that there are different possibilities to manage them. The first method I found is update-rc.d to add new services to startup, ...
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How to free up my laptop's RAM?

I have an old DELL laptop with 2GB of RAM and Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) as its OS. Many times I am out of RAM and thus every thing goes very slow! I think there is many background programs (services or ...
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How do I start Deluge in the background?

Basically I have Deluge all setup for my account with Transdroid and the WebUI and everything, however, what I would really like, is for it to start the moment the computer does so that no matter who ...
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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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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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Running SCP via Perl system() call when running as a service

I created a Debian style service that monitors a database and copies files to a remote machine depending on the data in the database. When this runs "standalone", the entire process works ...
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PlexMediaServer Not running

I had PlexMediaServer (PMS from here on) installed on my Ubuntu Machine, recently i switched from sshfs to NFS for my network shares, PMS managed to stream perfectly from my network shares when i ...
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Is it safe removing oneconf?

I use Xubuntu, but in this moment I have only 1 GB RAM and the system is very slow, so I started to remove services and tasks that I don't need. I found that 'oneconf' use 14 MB RAM, that is too much ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Remote shutdown teamviewer or php script

when I try to remotely shutdown with teamviewer my Ubuntu 14:04 pc turns off uncompletely because of the teamviewer team advice appear on the desktop (wine supported). I solved by running the coomand ...
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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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ubuntu 14.04. kde-services on Dolphin

although I do not use Dolphin as the default file manager for Ubuntu, in fact I use it a lot. I find it is very useful and practical. I was thinking about enhancing even more its functionalities and I ...
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PulseAudio giving way too many errors

I have been trying to get myself familiarized with PulseAudio on Ubuntu 12.0.04 Unity 2D recently. I have come across many errors while I try to start the build. W: [lt-pulseaudio] main.c: Couldn't ...
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Tomcat 8.0.9 Shutting Down (no messages)

I'm honestly not sure, what is going on. I have tomcat 8.0.9 package installed (tomcat8) and it works fine once I start the service. However, at some point, it shuts down and I'm not sure why. The ...
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Make internet app available only within VPN?

I am not sure if I expressed myself clear enough in the question. Just managed to set up PPTP on my server and I want to know how can I make a website be accessible only from VPN clients. I have ...
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Why one method of stopping service works but not the other

I'm aware there's two ways of stopping a service, for instance sudo service network-manager stop and /etc/init.d/networking stop. Yet, only the first method works on my machine ; why ? what controls ...
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list all services

There are two ways you could do this service --status-all. The other way is to do initctl list. I would like to know the difference. some services like mysql do not show up in initctl list, and some ...
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Deluged Upstart not starting [duplicate]

Setting up a new ubuntu server installation (14.04.1), I have been completely unable to get deluge to start as a daemon at system startup. Originally tried following this set of instructions: ...
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How can I configure a service to run at startup

I have a daemon that runs fin if I start it manually with the service command: ricardo@ricardo-laptop:~$ sudo service minidlna start * Starting minidlna minidlna ...
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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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set ubuntu machine for optimizing speed in scientific simulations

I'm an University researcher and need to optimize an ubuntu machine for running test. I'm interested in reduce the computational time required by a C++ executable. I've deactivated the graphic ...
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How to make a jar file run on startup & and when you log out?

I have no idea where to start looking. I've been reading about daemons and didn't understand the concept. More details : I've been writing a crawler which never stops and crawlers over RSS in the ...
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Missing org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Smartcard .service

After logging into a system via GDM's greeter to any of {Gnome3, XFCE, or Ubuntu (Unity?)} desktop sessions I see a blank screen. Investigating the logs, the greeter file contains the following ...
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What do the symbols in service --status-all mean?

I really miss the graphical "Services" tool from older versions of Ubuntu, but I understand why it had to go. I always have terminals open anyway, so I use (because I have to now, I guess) service ...
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Why does nfs-kernel-server only pretend to stop?

Background: I had an NFS server, ran fine for years, needed to hard reboot it, and now I cannot get the daemon to stop when it's told to. Also, clients can't mount it any more, but I suspect the ...
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UMS.sh (run as service) on Ubuntu 14.04 won't read configuration file

I'm trying to get my ubuntu 14.04 to run universal media server so I can stream movies to my ps3 (lowest firmware 4.55 unfortunately - unjailbreakable). After much research on the net I was able to ...
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Diffrence between /etc/init.d/ssh start and service ssh start [duplicate]

Please clear my doubt Diffrence between /etc/init.d/ssh start and service ssh start. which is the best to use service command or /etc/init.d/.
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How to configure /etc/network/interface to use static IPv6, but dynamic IPv4?

I want to add a static IPv6 IP to my otherwise automatic IP configuration. How to do this? Currently I use: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 So IPv4 is configured by DHCP, IPv6 is ...
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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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differences between chkconfig vs insserv?

I know chkconfig we are not using currently to manager services in Ubuntu but even its a old tool, its a good tool. but recently I've gone through insserv . All I want to know is what are the main ...
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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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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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No VSFTP Service

Please know I am but a beginner. I am having trouble installing a VSFTPD server on my computer. My issue is when I ask for service vsftpd, it doesn't recognize it as a service. [username]@[computer ...
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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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Tips to extend battery life for laptops and notebooks

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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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Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
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How can I use transmission-daemon with a download folder on a ntfs file system?

I have a small partition for linux and a big partition that is ntfs so I can share files with my windows installation. I want to use transmission-daemon (this is a console-only installation) and I ...
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gmote server as a daemon service

I need some help to set G mote Server as a daemon so that it can start at the boot of my system. I'm using lubuntu latest version. I alreay tried to write a script into /etc/init.d using skeleton as a ...
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Is there an alternative to using “sleep 1” in Upstart pre-start script? [closed]

I am running a rails app on Ubuntu 12.04 I was having difficulty getting the service to start on boot. The only thing that solved this issue was to add a "sleep 1" to my pre-start script. I am ...
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Why is sssd an unrecognized service, even though it is installed and can be restarted?

Why is sssd an unrecognized service, even though it is installed and can be restarted? BTW: This concerns Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, it was not like that in 12.04 I will show what I mean below, I think it is ...
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How to run job with access to ssh passphrase

I have a long-running daemon (unison file monitor) that I want to have running at all times. This daemon connects to a remote server through ssh and maintains a local directory synced with a remote ...
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Prevent service from starting manually when dependent services are down

Suppose I have two services db and app (which needs db to be up and running before it starts). They are starting correctly on startup and when I do sudo service db stop it stops both db and app. But ...
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How do I set up a service?

I have a script that I would like to run as a service on my Ubuntu Server 11.04 headless box. That is, I want to have the correct files under /etc/init.d/ and to be able to control it via the service ...
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How can I make a script that opens terminal windows and executes commands in them?

I have three scripts I need to run when I start up my Ubuntu machine, they start services I use in my development environment. To do that, I manually open three terminals and type in the commands. ...
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check status of services and daemons

I installed some services such as ntpdate and reportbug. How I can check their status and start/stop them? These don't work with service commands.
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disable rsh on ubuntu server

I installed rsh-server in my system for test purposes, but now I want to disable it without removing its package. I don't know how I can check rsh status. I can not see it with: sudo service rshd ...
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How to stop all services except ssh?

In command line, how can I stop all services from my Ubuntu (Server in this particular case), except SSH? And how can I list all services to be sure all of them were stopped?