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How to create custom service in ubuntu

I am new to Linux, and I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I want to write a service (Daemon) that will periodically take backup of the databases. I've tried to write the service using start-stop-daemon and it ...
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Upstart services work in SSH session, but not in local terminal session

If I open a local terminal, and attempt to start an upstart service I get this error: service rsync status status: Unknown job: rsync But if I SSH in as the same user, it works fine: service rsync ...
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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 start/...
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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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Give access to restart network services/eth0 without root access [duplicate]

I am creating a support account on a Ubuntu server and given it access to specific folders and log files I would like this account to also be able to either reset the eth interface sudo ifdown eth0 &...
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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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Enable/Disable Ubuntu Desktop environment on ubuntu-12.04.1-server-i386

I have installed ubuntu-12.04.1-server-i386 and on top of that i have installed Ubuntu desktop environment so that i can maintain server easily. Hear I totally understand that installing Desktop ...
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Ubuntu slow booting - 'sendmail.service' takes over a minute to load

My ubuntu is booting very slowly. I'll show here excerpts from dmesg where the difference in boot time is larger than one second. Which one of these entries is significant, and which is not? (In ...
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How do you restart Apache?

I switched from SLES to Ubuntu and now I want to restart my local server. In SLES I used : rcapache2 restart but this somehow seems not to work in Ubuntu. :( How do i restart my Apache?
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Get LDAP to work without rebooting

I am trying to create an automatic/unattended install of Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop suing preseeding and puppet: Install with preseed, include puppet and start puppet on reboot, preseed also changes ...
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How to stop all services

I'm looking for a command to stop all services running and probably restart them after. Any help would be appreciated.
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Failed to start saned.service: Unit saned.service is masked

I'm trying to set up a wireless scanning server. I'm following this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SaneDaemonTutorial but I'm having issues at the time to run sudo service saned restart where ...
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How to get the --rsync-path option to work with the rsync daemon

I'm currently writing an auto backup system in python that'll dynamically sync to specific directories on a server depending on what user, machine, and os is currently running. I'm trying to get the ...
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Upstart job forking out of control

I am trying to run a particular daemon through upstart. Outside of upstart it runs as expected, and produces a pid file which matches the process id. When launched in upstart however (without expect ...
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16.04 , rabbitmq, systemD and status of the service or daemon

Having just installed 16.04 on a new dev laptop, i'm seeing conflicting status info on the way that systemD handles rabbitmq-service daemon... I think i installed rabbitmq prior to erlang and then ...
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Why does a program disabled as a service still runs at the system's startup?

I installed Tor (to run it as a node, not simply the browser) on my desktop and laptop. But as I use desktop almost all the time and the connection to the Internet is the same, I run tor only on the ...
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Ubuntu 16 Systemd definition issue

I have created a new definition of service under Ubuntu 16: [Unit] Description=test [Service] Type=forking ExecStart=/home/test/tset.sh start ExecStop=/home/test/test.sh stop [Install] WantedBy=...
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When I manually start my own service it runs in the foreground, is this correct?

I have created my own service by: copying my binary to /usr/bin/mcp Create a daemon copying the skeleton: /etc/init.d/skeleton Modify the skeleton bash script top: PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/...
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How do I restart dnsmasq?

I can't figure out how to restart dnsmasq. service dnsmasq restart dnsmasq: unrecognized service SOLUTION Restart the network manager (his parent) sudo service network-manager restart
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Upstart respawn not working

I want to activate automatic service respawn on a few ec2 instances running Ubuntu 14.04. In particular, each of those instances host Apache web server + Lucee (a tomcat-like application server). I ...
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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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how to create service out of command?

I installed influxdb on ubuntu 16 and for some reason when I try to write in the terminal service influxd it gives me influxd: unrecognized service. if I type only influxd than the influxdb server is ...
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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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Which init daemon starts cups?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04, and have not touched anything. Cups is running, as reported by both ps and netstat. There are /etc/init/cups.conf and /etc/init.d/cups, both of them seem ...
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Create a dameon with GUI interface with systemd

I've wrote a small app (for test purpose) in C++ using SFML that use some GUI stuff. I need to run this like a daemon. This app is a small http server and I talk with it via REST (I'm using cpprest) ...
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Using Edimax AC600 EW-7811UTC Hotspot

I have a EDIMAX AC600 EW-7811UTC setup and connecting to Wifi but it will not let me use it as a hotspot or Ad-Hoc network. Xubuntu 16.04.
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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 issues on Lenovo ThinkPad T520

I've recently installed 16.04 x64 on this laptop I received. Installation worked fine, installed with disk encryption. First few boots are problem free, but it has started to randomly have this issue ...
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Running an executable jar file when the system starts

I have a java executable jar file, which I am trying to run in a terminal. I need to auto run the project so that the jar file runs whenever I start the PC like a system service.
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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 re-...
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What to do after Failed to start Load Kernel Modules

I tried to upgrade my system from Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop froze for a few hours. Nor even the pointer did anything. So I switched off by pressing the power button for a few seconds. This uncompleted ...
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syncookies disabled despite setting in sysctl.conf

Using Ubuntu 14.04.4 with Unity desktop. I've tried setting net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies=1 in /etc/sysctl.conf, but after booting it is set to 0 (checked using cat /proc/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies). What is ...
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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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Auto restart rc.local script on crash

I have rc.local loading a script on start up. Wondering if this service crashes is there a way to have it auto restart?
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Ubuntu service apparmor cannot start

ss@ss-System:~$ sudo service apparmor start [sudo] password for ss: * Starting AppArmor profiles Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr....
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Bluetooth on Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my ASUS S200e laptop. Everything is working except the bluetooth - I cannot get my mouse connected. When I try to open Blueman, I get: "Bluez daemon not running" ...
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How to run the btsync service as the local user?

I just installed the new btsync package, per this blog post. All seems well, except I can't add any folders—the service is running under the newly-created btsync account. I need to find out how to run ...
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TeamViewer does not start automatically, how do I make sure it does?

After installing TeamViewer x86 on Ubuntu, it will not start automatically on boot, even when telling it to do so via the application settings ("Start TeamViewer with system"). How do I make sure ...
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Configure Jenkins CSP for Ubuntu Service

I upgraded to v2.2 of Jenkins on my server and I want to relax the new Content Security Policy configuration. I can successfully run System.setProperty("hudson.model.DirectoryBrowserSupport.CSP", "") ...
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How can the Telnet service on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS be enabled?

How can I enable the Telnet service on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS? Can somebody include a detailed description about the needed packages and configurations?
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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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do-release-upgrade hangs/stalls on systemctl stop

I'm running a do-release-upgrade from wily to xenial. The progress stalled on the command systemctl stop mdadm.service and I was able to continue it by manually stopping the service (at least I ...
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hostname.service is masked

I've searched around and can't seem to find a way to unmask hostname.service. I edited hosts and hostnames to include my own host and FQDN. I'm not sure if hostname.service ever worked in the first ...
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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 http://askubuntu.com/search?q=Remove+...
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Problem with timedatectl and network time synchronisation in 16.04

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows and Xubuntu 16.04. Because of Windows, the hardware clock is set to local time, so I had to use timedatectl to make Xubuntu aware of that after the upgrade to ...
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How to correctly add a custom daemon to init.d?

I've got a 3-rd party proprietary application server daemon which can be started and stopped by couple of command lines. I need this daemon to start when the system starts up and correctly stopped on ...
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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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unbound not starting after reboot

I just installed unbound on a fresh installed Ubuntu16.04 VPS. To be sure I issued an enable (which actually is done automatically during install) sytemctl enable unbound After restarting the ...
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service command not working with tomcat7

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 fresh installation, where I have installed Tomcat7 using apt-get install, and I'm having some problems trying to interact with the service using the service command. I ...
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set up emby-server on ubuntu 14.04

i'd like to set up emby on my machine, i had just installed it like said in the following link: https://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3Aemby&package=emby-server which i found ...