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set wallch interval with the command line

How do you set wallch interval between image transition with the command line? currently I am using the following startup command: bash -c 'sleep 2 && /usr/bin/wallch --none --start' ...
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Cannot add/edit/remove Startup Applications; Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity

New to Ubuntu/Linux. In Startup Applications, changes are not saved; as soon as I close Startup Applications, settings revert to default. I've searched for answers (and tons of other questions on this ...
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Multiple monitors freeze and have artifacts when logging in

When I boot into Ubuntu on my computer 2/3 times the monitors will freeze and the system will become unresponsive. I have triple monitors. This is what is looks like when it freezes. All of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't let me login

Yesterday I was updating some applications. I come back later and I see a red stop sign on top of my screen that stated there was an error. It said that some of my packages needed some dependencies. I ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 - hangs after login

I just upgraded to 14.04. The login screen appears, but after logging in, I always get the same "System Program error detected" -message. No matter whether I click "report" or "cancel", nothing ...
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Deluge daemon 'Starting up' after uninstall

Okay, let see if I can keep this short and simple. I switched from deluge-daemon to transmission-daemon a few months ago on my Ubuntu 14.04 server VM. I was doing something totally unrelated when I ...
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Can I remove upstart-* from startup

When I startup my computer I have 80+ processes running - just under my name. Of these, I have 4 that match the regex upstart-*: upstart-dbus-bridge upstart-dbus-bridge upstart-file-bridge ...
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Problem with LightDm on Ubuntu 14.04 server

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 server and installed lightDM (apt-get install lightdm) , started lightdm (start lightdm) a login screen appears with an error "Failed to start session" as ...
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How to create a directory in /var/run on startup?

I need to create a non-root owned directory in /var/run that a startup script in /etc/init.d will use. What is the proper way achieve this? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
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Startup Disk Creator not letting me create a startup disk?

I'm trying to make a home server, and apparently, the type of server OS I'm wanting to run it on only work's with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I downloaded the .iso and I have my WD Pen Drive (500GB) plugged in, ...
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ubuntu is freezing

after installing any version of Ubuntu is freezing when first startup and when try live CD with nomodeset Ubuntu isn't freezing but after installing back to the problem ( freezing screen ) Model : ...
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Ubuntu won't start when hdmi is plugged in

I have an issue with my 46" samsung touch screen. My computer is configured to start up and launch an app in full screen, everything is working well on my old screen but with the new one, ubuntu won't ...
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Cannot run script at start-up because of dependecy

I want to make some scripts running at start-up, but one of them.. I read a lot of posts and tried lots of ways but still cannot make it. Let me explain what I want. I have a ubuntu 12.04. I need to ...
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No “startup applications” menu in Ubuntu 14.10?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (Unity) and I cannot find any way to manage the startup applications. I have done the usual first to unhide hidden applications (sudo sed -i ...
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Can't run a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, shows kernel panic

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 (or 14.04) 64-bit on an older Acer laptop (but not a totally weak one, I could run Ubuntu 14.04 on it before). It could install or boot from an USB drive (created via ...
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What is this startup error? [duplicate]

I am getting the following error on start up. [19.777217] init: Error while reading from descriptor: Broken pipe does anyone have a fix?
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command not running in rc.local but works in terminal

My entire rc.local file #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on ...
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How to recover Ubuntu from bad Gnome remove?

Recently installed gnome-shell over Ubuntu, but it wasn't really as I rembered it so tried to go back. Followed a set of recommended steps here on AskUbuntu, mainly from this and followed the last ...
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autostart app works fine with ~/.config/autostart..however, how do i lock it, so that no can getinto desktop with accepting the terms?

I hope my question make sense... I wrote a custom python warning code.. and configured in /home/username/.config/autostart. it works fine it opens the warning banner once i reboot and log in.. ...
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How can I make a script for opening a predefined set of .txt files on gedit at startup?

Unfortunately as of late a lot of gedit plugins have stopped working for me, including the session saver. I wanted to find an easy solution to this problem and then it came to me that I can just ...
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Resolve these startup errors

i am getting the following errors at startup. can anyone tell me about them and how to fix them? 14.500214] [drm:cpt_set_fifo_underrun_reporting] ERROR uncleared pch fifo underrun on pch transcoder A ...
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Automatically run Pelican on system boot

I'm running Pelican on my server to generate static html pages for my website. I can log in to my server via SSH, navigate to the directory where the my site files are stored (source in markdown) ...
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Why does my startup application doesn't work in startup?

After installing dropbox, I wanted to make its daemon start automatically when I turn on the computer. So I went to the GUI "Startup Applications", clicked "Add" and added the following Command: ...
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Launch a .desktop file from boot

I have a .desktop file on my desktop that launches a html page. I need the .desktop file to run from startup, what would be the best way to do this? I have tried crontab and also the startup ...
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How to solve from “System problem detected” message

I installed ubuntu in my laptop . When i switch on my laptop ,My system shows System problem detected message, But system working well. so what is this means, how to recover my system from this error? ...
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Startup disk creator does not launch

I just created a live USB (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and managed to boot from it. However, when I select install from the menu, it just boots into demo mode. I can't open the startup disk creator from the ...
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Openbox VNC on startup

I'm trying to get a openbox based VNC to run on start up, I have added the following to rc.local Xvfb :1 -extension GLX -screen 0 800x600x16& DISPLAY=:1 /usr/bin/openbox-session& ...
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Window manager crashing at startup even after compiz --replace

Today I decided to finally install ubuntu on my computer (with windows) so I installed it from my USB key. But when I start it I can't move,close or maximize/minimize any window, the top left buttons ...
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How to get rid of cloud-init?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 image as my base box for vagrant. Unfortunately this base box contains cloud-init which causes many problems during starting-up the machine: ...
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How do I delay launching Splashtop at startup by ten seconds?

I'm trying to delay the command python /opt/splashtop-streamer/SRStreamer.pyc by ten seconds at startup, everything I have tried is failing. If I remember correctly a command with sh at the beginning ...
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cannot open “startup applications”

I cannot open the startup applications program. Its present when I search for it in the dash but it wont open. I even tried using gnome-session-properties but I get the following message. More info:i ...
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“No volume groups found” problem

My Ubuntu has broken. The Reason is: No volume groups found. How do I fix it? I have no dual boot or virtualbox.
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Where does the output of a script that was run at startup go? [duplicate]

I have a script which is run at startup from rc.local, I don't redirect the output anywhere. When I first wrote it, I ran it in a shell, it worked as I expected and continually poured characters out ...
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Problem with initial Ubuntu 14.04 startup

I have a problem booting up my fresh Ubuntu install. I messed around with this for a few days now, and can't figure it out or find a solution for it. Most likely it's my nvidia optimus driver problem ...
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Why won't rc.local run xinput?

I added this command to the rc.local file: xinput float 12 Then I saved the file. But when I reboot my PC, Ubuntu doesn't execute this command, cause the internal keyboard of my laptop is still ...
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Upstart: how to set init-wide environment?

How to define environment variable for /sbin/init process? So that it will be inherited by all processes in system.
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Ubuntu 12.04 server reboot issues after updates

I have a 12.04 LTS ubuntu server (I used the how to forge guide to setup apache, php, postfix, dovecot, bind and ISPConfig). I have noticed a somehow random reboot issue which I have eventually ...
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Reboot is not happening automatically

In Ubuntu 12.04, If I provide reboot or init 6 it is going to shutdown state but it is not coming into Active (manually I am starting it). Can anyone please help me in this.
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Unity will not start, black logon screen only

Ubuntu will not load. I press the power on button I get LinuxBox login: I login I get #, I type unity and it says unity is not installed. I type ccsm and it says its not installed use apt-get, I ...
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Slow startup with raid0 ssd… Bootchart

My laptop is an HP Elitebook with an RAID0 Samsung 840 evo (2x120GB) Array Windows loads fast, but ubuntu boot time is extremely slow - 02:49 minutes!! (also, the screen flickers weirdly as it shows ...
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How do I create a single-execution Upstart job guaranteed to complete before two other jobs begin?

How does one write an Upstart task that is guaranteed to run only once after each startup but is also guaranteed to run to completion before either one of at least two other jobs start running. I do ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't start up

I get a black screen with a lots of codes that I don't know how to copy them to show you guys . /boot is almost full and I've been trying to find a way to free some space for that I can be able to ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from running automatically after 10 seconds? [duplicate]

I can't figure out nor find in the settings any option for preventing Ubuntu from automatically starting after 10 seconds, Is there any way to make the boot menu stay as it even when not touching it? ...
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How to make “xinput --set-prop 11 ”Synaptics Finger“ 10 15 100” permanent?

Title says it all, every time I shut down I have to rerun xinput --set-prop 11 "Synaptics Finger" 10 15 100 again is there any way to fix this?
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After upgrade Ubuntu starts into black screen [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and a XFX Radeon HD 7970. My system was running fine but after the last upgrade (26 September 2014), I'm not able to restart. The system is loading (I can see part of a Teamviewer ...
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Deluge start-up script works but won't start daemon on startup

I've gone through the instructions here to configure Deluge, and I've also gone through these instructions to set up the necessary scripts. The username I chose for DELUGED_USER was the user name I ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 login fails after lightdm/ xdm/ lightdm swap [duplicate]

I am running kubuntu 14.04. Recently as part of a python development project changed the DM to xdm. Since then I have not been able to get the system to let me back past the login page. To be ...
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why is cgconfig.conf not being read on reboot on 14.04?

I recenty upgraded a release from 12.04 to 14.04, and found out that my cgconfig.conf file is not being read anymore on startup. The file appears to be correct, in the sense that I can explicitly ...
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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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laptop restarting itself during ubuntu install (HELP?!)

I hope somebody can help me with my problem. Im trying to fix a laptop (Acer Travelmate 2350) for a friend after he got the blue screen of death running XP. Ive tried to install various different ...