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How to auto restart services when you get security updates?

That's related to the heartbleed bug. While my server (12.04 LTS) was configured to perform unattended install of all security updates, it seems that nginx was not restarted so it was still affected ...
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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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fglrx and the broken atieventsd daemon (+maybe improve your battery life for AMD card owners)

I've been playing about with these things lately, and discovered a couple of things about the fglrx driver on Ubuntu that I thought worth sharing in the context of a broader question. The atieventsd ...
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My postinst script launches a service successfully but apt-get apparently shuts it down. Why?

I have this package with a postinst script that launches a service as its last step. Something like: #!/bin/sh set -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule [...] case "$1" in configure) [...] ...
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Should I disable avahi-daemon?

Every time I connect my computer to the network, I get a long list of network printers which I cannot use. In this page (see comments), someone suggested disabling avahi-daemon. I would do it if I ...
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stop emacs server being killed on logout

I'd like to run an emacs server in the background and have it persist after logout. I do not want to start it a system service since it's not a system service. A more practical reason is that I'm not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu server different kind of services

I'm starting to learn more about servers and I was thinking if (and how) I can run multiple services on my Ubuntu Server. For example: I'm starting to develop a system with Django (Python) and I also ...
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Can cpulimit run a continuous background check?

I am suffering from occasional desktop freezes and am still investigating the cause. (Links forthcoming.) In the meantime I came across the following suggestion to cpulimit the unity-panel-service, ...
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Cannot find squid3 service

The service for squid3 does not exist in /etc/init.d/. If I try to stop or start squid3, it does not work. I tried purging squid3 and installing again, but to no avail.
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Install Windows service on Ubuntu

I've a Windows Service installer created in Windows 7 using C#. This service will only work on net.pipe not in http. I want this service to be installed in Ubuntu and running. Could anybody guide me ...
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How to restart network-manager without root password

My wireless is flaky so I'd like to be able to restart network-manager with a script WITHOUT having to type the root password. I tried making a c program that does this: setuid(0); system("service ...
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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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Starting Network Audio System via its init.d script fails but works when using start-stop-daemon on the command line

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy salamander) and need the Network Audio System service (package nas, version 1.9.3-6) which relies on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer so I installed the OSS Proxy Daemon osspd ...
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How to do off-screen render with OpenGL in Ubuntu with XServer?

I have an application that uses OpenGL 4.2 to do off-screen render [the result goes to a video in my case]. I need to run it on Ubuntu 13.10 Server. I don't need (and don't want) to have the actual ...
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Problem with cryptdisks-udev service

I am getting an error when I run 'puppet resource services' that complains about the cryptdisks-udev service. The exact error message is as follows: status: Unknown parameter: DEVNAME The error ...
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UPSTART services all hang when stopping (stop/waiting)

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 After an IPL, there are many run once services that hang, they are all in STOP/WAITING status. Also, if I try to stop any normal service like apache2, mysql, vsftp I get the ...
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I haven't wireless service in ubuntu 12.04

my wireless is desabled in ubuntu and i can't to connect to wireless vahid@kharazi:~$ rfkill list all 1: sony-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: sony-bluetooth: ...
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What is the use for /etc/default/* when daemonizing a process

I have some configuration files under /etc/default and one of them is for a service that should be started at boot so I changed the configuration file to say: START=yes But I have scripts in ...
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how to make my daemon appear in service --status-all list?

I have setup upstart script and init.d script for my daemon and its working good. I want my daemon appear in service --status-all list. update-rc.d <my-daemon> defaults didn't put my daemon ...
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Why won't honeyd start on boot?

I have installed honeyd on my machine and configured the appropriate settings to get it to run as a service. The service will run fine and functions as expected if I start it with command: sudo ...
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Turn screen off when no motion in front of webcamera

Is it possible to automatic turn screen off when there is no motion detected in front of webcamera for X minutes ? Can i use sudo service motion start and xset dpms force on/off somehow ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Multiples instances of rsyslogd running

I am administrating a Ubuntu 12.04.4 32bits server. I found out that at any given time there is 4 instances of rsyslogd running. I will like to know whether is not normal or if not why it is needed to ...
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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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How to setup users, groups, permissions for daemons & services (couchpotato, nzbget, nzbdrone, apache…)

I am still relatively new to linux and while I am starting to get comfortable with a lot of it there are some practical fundamentals that I must be missing because I don't have a clear idea on how to ...
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Unable to find radius? Error is “service not found”

Hi team I have the required packages installed however system is still saying that it is unable to find the service. root@opennms-otrs:~# apt-get install freeradius freeradius-mysql freeradius-utils ...
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Given a user, how to control which services to disable after starting a graphical session?

I am not familiar with upstart, yet. When I start KDE with my own account upstart starts a lot of services as far as I understand. But I have some other users that I let them use openbox because I ...
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ProFTPd service shuts down automatically

I have ProFTPd service installed on my server which runs Ubuntu Linux 14.04 . I don't know why ProFTPd closes by itself. I have enough RAM and CPU and I really don't know why this happens. I also ...
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Is restarting lightdm likely to cause any serious problems?

I frequently mess things up and I have to restart the computer. Recently, I started restarting lightdm / gdm, as it is quicker. Is that a sensible thing to do? I use the following command (in tty): ...
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how to stop services from autostart which runs on port 902, 3128?

am using ubuntu 14.04. given below my nmap result, nmap -sV -n 192.168.1.7 Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-08-21 22:12 IST Stats: 0:00:01 elapsed; 0 hosts completed (1 up), 1 ...
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Setting up touch driver to run through service

We are trying to integrate a touch panel to our Linux system. Touch driver (General touch) I am trying to run this application in Linux service.Below are the steps which i followed Driver ...
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Can't attach root screen

I'm writing some scripts to automate running a minecraft server but I'm having trouble with screen. I'm running the server jar in a screen from a service but once I'm logged in I cannot reattach the ...
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14.04 - smartmontools daemon failing to start, possible syntax error in smartd.conf?

I'm trying to get daily s.m.a.r.t. checks and emails going on a file server, but every time I try to restart the smartmontools service it fails. Sample line from my smartd.conf, mostly copied ...
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Do write permissions for my running daemons change if I log out?

I have the following issue. I'm running a daemon (darkcoind) which writes everything it needs to a directory under my $HOME path in ~/.darkcoin. As long as I'm logged in, everything works fine and I ...
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Dnsmasq does not start on OS boot

I tried: $ update-rc.d dnsmasq defaults System start/stop links for /etc/init.d/dnsmasq already exist. Status: $ service --status-all | grep dnsmasq [ ? ] apport [ ? ] console-setup [ ? ] ...
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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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How to connect to MS exchange server 2010 from evolution with a multiuser account

I have latest evolution client, which works well with my private mail and is running through MS exchange 2010. I have configured it via Exchange Web Services. I Can receive and send without problems. ...
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Starting sphinxsearch

I've successfully installed sphinxsearch following the documentation here: http://sphinxsearch.com/docs/current.html When I try running the command sudo service sphinxsearch start It returns the ...
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Services are not registered but running in the background

I have OpenStack installed using DevStack on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I want manually start/stop OpenStack's services like nova and cinder etc. Here is the question where I asked how do I start/stop ...
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All traffic is passed through OpenVPN although not requested

I have a bash script on a Ubuntu box which searches for the fastest openvpn server, connects, and binds one program to the tun0 interface. Unfortunately, all traffic is being passed through the VPN. ...