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winbind service stops periodically

On my Ubuntu server, the winbind service keeps stopping once in awhile (like everyday). It seems as if there's a lifetime setting which I'm not aware of. Is there such a setting? If not, how should I ...
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start openvpn as a service ubuntu 15.10

I just installed ubuntu 15.10 and installed openvpn. I'm using the same .conf files as I had in 14.x however the service will not start on it's own. can someone provide assistance. when I attempt ...
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I can't unmask a service on Kubuntu Wily 15.10

I'm using Kubuntu Wily 15.10 (fully upgraded). It already had installed the cryptsetup package. I'm trying to start the cryptdisks service but I get this: $ sudo service cryptdisks start Failed to ...
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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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Unity Settings Daemon crash in 15.10

I keep getting an internal error notification, specifically, unity-settings-daemon crashed with signal 5 in _XReply().
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Sudo service <argument> stop not working

While looking through the output of service --status-all to find some programs to kill and increase my battery life I ran into a problem. I run sudo service postgresql stop and I get the stopping ...
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Allowing a systemd system unit to access/mount a disk required for that service to run

Preface: I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general so bear with me. I have created a systemd system unit to run a program as a service. For added security, the service runs under its own group and user ...
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Tips to extend battery life for laptops and notebooks

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask ...
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'Besclient' service gives an error when I try to start it manually

When I try to manually start the besclient service according to the directions posted here I get the error: /etc/init.d/besclient 54: /etc/init.d/besclient: failure: not found I was getting an ...
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How do I disable unnecessary services without uninstalling them in Ubuntu 15.10?

There are some daemons I make zero use of and would like prevent from autostarting, those include avahi, zeitgeist, telepathy, apport and some others. Needless to say I'd like them not to start. Can ...
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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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squid3 and no start process

In ubuntu 14.04, I have installed squid3, can start/stop it (working fine) via: service squid3 start|stop But i do not see any squid* file in /etc/init.d/ and /etc/rc.d/. How is that possible ? How ...
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Failed to connect to socket

When i run sudo start nxfilter, i get: start: Imposible conectar con Upstar: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Conexión rehusada
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Finding and removing autorun applications or services

Whenever I start my Ubuntu, there will be a java process by user tomcat7 which eats up almost 200 MB of memory. I think a few months ago I was fiddling around with apache tomcat for some ...
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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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Application is not starting at boot time which should do

I have a software named something.jar. I created a symbolic link of this software inside /etc/init.d with this command: sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/coc/coc.jar /etc/init.d/COC After this I run: sudo ...
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How do I stop transmission-daemon?

How do I stop transmission-daemon? I've ran sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop and after a while I get confirmation that it completed [ OK ]: greg@VManage:~$ sudo ...
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bluetoothctl: can't input commands

After installing the latest Bluez package, I ran bluetoothctl. The program starts in the command line and prompts for user input. However, it does not respond to any user input whatsoever. Searching ...
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What's the difference between “service start foobar” and “foobar &”

What is the difference between running a program with service (or systemctl) and just running it with absolute path? My understanding is that service (or systemctl) run some additional scripts ...
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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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force pam to return success

I want to be able to login (without systemd-user-sessions.service running, is it possible?). I masked the systemd-user-sessions.service, rebooted, but PAM wont let me in (I can login in tty1 though): ...
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Start/Stop Services in Linux Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed PRTG Network Monitor on Linux Ubuntu 13.10 and I can't get it to start. How can I start/stop services in linux? like how you do in windows?
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boot services were changed and therefore Ubuntu does not work

I was changing the boot services to make the boot faster and now I get a black screen (the screen is working but it is black) after I enter my password in the login page. I can't do anything to solve ...
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Why I can't enable custom systemd service to start uWSGI?

I created a Django project with virtualenv. The site will be deployed with nginx and uwsgi. I want to enable uwsgi as systemd service. I've created this: [Unit] ...
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Stop some processes from autorunning

As the title, I'm trying to figure out a way to avoid the following processes from autorunning when the system starts: Virtualbox, Tomcat7, ntopng, tor. So, until now, I tried to simply create a ...
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VSFTPD will not start at all, despite a purge and fresh installation

I installed vsftpd sudo apt-get install ftpd Used a basic config file (the least amount of settings to just get it to start) listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES ...
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Ubuntu Touch compile error

I'm having a few errors building the Touch images. Haven't found an answer to this yet. I've posted below the error during compiling the Ubuntu Touch source. Any help would be greatly appreciated as ...
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Upstart: Start bitcoind if it stops running

On Ubuntu 14.04 I have not been able to get the Bitcoin daemon to automatically restart. Rarely the daemon dies and it is important that it starts again without manual intervention. To get it to start ...
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Why the “service --status-all | grep mysql” get many unrelated result?

It seems weird here while running service --status-all | grep mysql why I get so many wrong result? It works fine on Centos where i am getting: mysql is running xxxxxxx This is what i am ...
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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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Not sure how to change a line - Crontab script for Spamassassin update fails with the error: unexpected operator

A real newbie question. Not an experienced user at all, so please walk me through this I have a cron daemon error and have been told to +++ Symptoms Parallels Plesk Panel sends mail with the ...
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status: Unable to connect to Upstart:

When I want to check if a service is running, in my case if docker service is running, I typed: sudo status docker And as output I've got: status: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect ...
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dpkg and systemd: unit file silently disappears

I try to package my self-made daemon into debian package. I wrote systemd's .service file for it. This file is present in the package. Package installs ok. But after install there is no .service file ...
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Docker is managed via upstart, try using service docker

I'm using following system: root@alexus:~# cat /etc/issue.net Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS root@alexus:~# uname -a Linux alexus 3.13.0-57-generic #95-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 19 09:28:15 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Postgres 9.4 running but “service status” reports it down

Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and a new installation of Postgres 9.4 (with apt-get install postgresql-9.4, nothing fancy). Postgres was started with pg_ctl start by the postgres user. The status command reports ...
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What is the difference between “service restart” and “service reload”

I'm trying to understand the difference between service restart [someservice] and service reload [someservice]. I understand that "restart" restarts the service whereas "reload" reloads the ...
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How do I override or configure systemd services?

Many sysv init scripts used a corresponding file in /etc/default to allow the administrator to configure it. Upstart jobs can be modified using .override files. How do I override or configure systemd ...
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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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Odoo (OpenERP) start-stop-daemon script

I installed odoo and try manual start openerp-server. All ok. My next step it's try to add odoo to auto start. For this I use this script: #!/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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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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How do I get service command to print output in 15.10?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10. In my 14.04 version the system give me return messages when I run sudo service apache2 restart or other service commands. But I not getting this returns in the new ...
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How to check if a service was started by upstart or sysvinit?

For some services (ex: bluetooth) I have entries in both /etc/init.d/ and in /etc/init/ directory. How do I know how this service is started ? By sysvinit or upstart ? I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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How to stop Ubuntu tracking process?

As far as I know Ubuntu is using a process to track user usages and maybe personal information, some like google and other websites use cookies to provide you with "more suitable add". Can someone ...
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How to stop mongod after “unkown instance” error

After running two mongodb instance, I can't stop mongod service. After executing: $ sudo service mongod stop Stop: Unkown instance I know that this question have been asked but they are looking for ...
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“No space left on device” on device with lots of space

Today, every time I've run sudo service XXX restart I'm getting the error Error: No space left on device. I have 700+ GB of disk free, and I have everything on a single root partition, so I can't ...
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How do I create a simple loop daemon bash script? [closed]

I want to create a simple daemon bash script that will run a command if my computer is inactive for more than 10 minutes. I created an alias to run a python script in the terminal, and I plan on using ...
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Is x11-common service still needed in 14.04 or later?

I noticed that x11-common is reported as not-running with sudo service --status-all. And I recall Ubuntu working on a replacement for X, but am not aware of this being in use, yet. When checking ps ...
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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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Service Start Order?

So I have tried reading and reading but I am so lost at this point around upstart. I have this service which exists in /etc/init/nzbdrone.conf. I "think" part of this runs upstart and some doesn't ...
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Warning default start runlevel arguments do not match Default-Start values

I tried to add Fuseki as a service to the correct runlevels using update-rc.d. I used sudo update-rc.d fuseki defaults and I think is okay now, but I got this warnings: update-rc.d: warning: default ...