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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 on Ubuntu 14.04

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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My computer wont start up

I am really new to Ubuntu. I bought a laptop from a computer store with Ubuntu on it and I've been doing fine with it until this recent update. I try to start my computer and it starts by asking me to ...
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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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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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Startup disk Creator problem

I have two problems For the format of my usb, to use startup disk creator, should it be NFTS, Fat32... or what ? I can't mount my USB, when i click mount, it shows me a kind of message error ...
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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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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 ...
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Delete a file at startup

I have a service installed at startup which should clean lock-files from a folder. Cause the lock-files prevent an automatic start at boot time. I have installed a service like: [Unit] ...
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Error - Plasma Workspace

Once Kubuntu is open and I select the Quick Access icon>Hard Disc Device I receive this error message: Error - Plasma Workspace The desktop entry file /home/peter/Hard Disc Device is of type ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on boot after starting CUPS

As I was trying to install an alternative keyboard layout I ended up deleting my /usr/share/X11/xkb/* folders. I tried to reinstall them with apt-get remove xkb-data && apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu startup from USB stick [duplicate]

I used terminal, cd'd to desktop where ubuntu.iso is located I've tried all of these First: hdiutil convert ubuntu.iso -format UDRW -o ubuntu.img hdiutil: convert failed - not recognized Second: ...
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Weird “btrfs” item in bootchart without having any bootchart partition

I've bound two weird items in the bootchart: https://public.v6ak.com/bootchart-btrfs-ntb-precise-20140918-3.png There is "btrfs" and "btrfsctl". It seems that other processes are delayed after the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 starup black and white dots dashes flashing

I searched the whole Internet, and found no solutions, let alone reason behind. My Ubuntu 14.04 runs fine. But everytime it boots, at the every beginnig, a black screen with small white dots and ...
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mounting a FUSE in /etc/fstab

I am finishing a FUSE file system which is in /etc/fstab and mounted automatically during startup. The puzzle is that it apparently is mounted three times, each time identically. Any ideas why it is ...
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How to remove the Ubuntu Studio Startup:

I'm trying to remove the UbuntuStudio startup screen, as I like the vanilla one better and UbuntuStudio's is very slow. I've already followed all the steps in this post But I can't seem to get it to ...
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simple scan does not appear in startup 14.04

I wanted to scan a document. Connected the scanner and then looked for a software on my 14.04 to work it. It seems like I have simple scan of SANE installed, but can't find it. When looking for ...
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How might I force the desktop to load for a specific (master/admin) user?

After noticing that /dev/sda7 was 100% used, because Transmission told me there was no space to do what I wanted to do, I deleted a number of files from my downloads folder, and shut down my computer. ...
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trying to StandBy drive at startup

I have 3 drives in my laptop, one of which is a mechanical hard drive for mass storage. I want to set this drive to standby because I want to preserve energy and keep my laptop silent at startup. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit as virtual machine boot issue

Hi I want to install ubuntu 12.04 64 bit as virtual machine. I am using Mac os and VMWare fusion. I have successfully install ubuntu 12.04. But once I shut down VM and again try to start that time it ...
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Enable Bluetooth at startup on 14.04

First of all sorry if there is a duplicate, I haven been able to find it. I have found a huge lot of questions in the other sense: Disabling BT, but that's not what I want. I would like to know how ...
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uTorrent on Startup

I have installed uTorrent like is shown in the link. http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/05/install-utorrent-3-3-ubuntu-14-04-13-10/ Every thing went smooth. After that I have add to the startup app comand ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 hangs on logo while startup

Today I installed the newest updates for my kubuntu 14.04 and after I restarted the system, it won't load properly. It hangs on the logo. I was in a hurry, so I didn't look, what I installed exactly. ...
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Why isn't one 'bash' command working at startup

I am working on a VM with Lubuntu 14.04, I have created a script a.sh, #!bin/bash echo "aaaa" >> a.txt And my /etc/rc.local file is as follows: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is ...
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Using upstart for non-daemon tasks

I would like to have foo do-startup-things run on boot, and foo do-shutdown-things run on shutdown where foo is my own program. It looks like Upstart is a good candidate to do this, but Upstart seems ...
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Add a startup application in the background in UbuntuGNOME 14.04

I want transmission to startup when I login but would rather the window not pop up, I just want it to start minimized with it's app indicator. How can I add transmission to my startup applications but ...
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Ubuntu wouldn't start after installing updates, but then after a few restarts, its starting again

I'm not sure what precise subject\title should I put for this question because it must be descriptive and short in the same time while the subject is full of details. Today in the morning I installed ...
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Loading startup script files after vmlinuz is being loaded on Trusty Tahr [closed]

May I know step by step in loading startup script files after vmlinuz kernel is being loaded on Trusty Tahr?
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Open terminal in 'always on top' mode on startup

I want Ubuntu to open a terminal in the lower right corner when I log in, with the always on top mode enabled. I have made a script which does this when I run it from a terminal, but it does not work ...
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How do I run terminal code on startup and running VPN on startup?

I want to run this code on startup to fix my laptop from skipping brightness levels when I press the brightness up and down buttons: sudo sh -c 'echo -n 0 > ...