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How can I disable postfix on startup?

I can't get cron to stop spamming me with completed job notifications. It's getting out of hand and starting to clog up my 'real' email server, so I'd like to just disable postfix while I figure out ...
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Problems w/ update, startup and running apps on Ubuntu 10.04

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (for hardware legacy compatibility purposes) as a guest system on a VMware Player machine. Recently I am facing problems with updating, starting-up the system and running ...
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How can I ensure that my custom written C application runs at startup?

I have written a command line C application that I need to run every time the system starts up. How would I go about doing this? I have seen other questions and answers that show ways to do this for ...
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109 views

Firefox starting before network is up

We have this machine (ubuntu 10.04) with autologon and firefox in startup sesson aplications. But some times the firefox starts, and the network is not up (maybe a delay from dhcp server, or some ...
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1answer
486 views

How do I start the postgreSQL service upon boot?

I am running PostgreSQL (v 8.4) on Ubuntu 10.0.4. The PG service currently starts on reboot (after I installed PG on my machine), however, I want the service to use a new data directory. ...
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1answer
855 views

gdm only starts an xterm; how to get back my desktop?

On my Intel integrated graphics touchscreen with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, after an apt-get upgrade from 10.04.1 LTS to 10.04.4 LTS, sudo less /var/log/gdm/:0-slave.log shows 3 lines, the first being: ...
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Where can I find messages related to Apache start up?

Apache didn't start up automatically like it usually does. I'd like to try to find out why. It looks like it never started up today, so nothing in /var/log/apache2/error.log since it never ran. As I ...
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1answer
54 views

Bug or kludge in /etc/init.d/networking

There are some strange code: if ifup -a --exclude=lo; then log_action_end_msg $? else log_action_end_msg $? fi both variants have exactly same code: ...
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How to disable mysqld in 10.04?

I have a few (Linode) Ubuntu 10.04 (64bit) VPSes, and mysqld keeps starting on every reboot on all of them -- $ uptime 16:32:26 up 1 min, 1 user, load average: 0.09, 0.08, 0.07 $ ps -ef | grep -i ...
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0answers
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How to start application in other workspaces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automatically start programs in specific workspaces on start up When I login how do I start an application to open on other workspaces! for example... System ...
2
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1answer
609 views

How can I use HAL in recent versions of Ubuntu?

I've found that HAL seems to be the only way to generate events when a CD/DVD/Blu-ray is inserted (if you know of a better way, please reply to this question), so I'm trying to get HAL running on my ...
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3answers
202 views

items in notification area not coming up after startup

My 3 year old played with my computer and now all items in the notification area are not coming up anymore, including nm-applet skype keyring I have checked various sources on the Internet in ...
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How do you get a list of all starting services?

I know about the update-rc.d SERVICE OPTIONS command to add and remove services from startup, but how do I use it to get a list of all the services that are currently configured to start at startup? ...
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update.rc-d init.d startup script is not starting

I got a simple script called hwtestinit which I installed using update-rc.d hwtestinit defaults On the surface, as far as I can inspect, all seems fine , I mean, the following files, all exists, ...
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1answer
54 views

What is this “slab” that I am seeing in my session file?

I'm going through the contents of .config/gnome-settings/saved-session per Review / edit startup programs rembered by "Remember Currently Running Applications" and for the most part, I know ...
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1answer
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Review / edit startup programs rembered by “Remember Currently Running Applications”

I recently hit the "Remember Currently Running Applications" button and unchecked "Automatically remember ..." and now I seem to be stuck with a lot of stuff on startup. None of it is listed under ...
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2answers
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No window manager running by default on boot, what is the best method to ensure one opens cleanly?

When I start Ubuntu (10.04), the desktop starts and has windows without their window chrome (e.g. they don't have close, minimize, or maximize buttons). When I click on the "show desktop" icon, the ...
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3answers
855 views

How to make sudo remember my password and how to add an application to startup

I guess this should be a simple thing for ubuntu users out there. I have two questions. Whenever I need to run some command that requires permission from root, I run as sudo followed by that ...
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Splash Screen Not Showing Up?

When I boot up Ubuntu, all I get is a little blinking underscore at the top left side of my screen. I am using splash screen manager and activated a picture to start at boot up, but it doesn't show ...
2
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1answer
222 views

How do I run a script automatically when I start an app?

I want to run a script automatically when an application start. How would I do this without making the script run at start-up? My current approach is writing a script with an infinite loop and made ...
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2answers
571 views

Dual Boot - Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 - /home Cannot Be Initialized Upon Startup

I recently installed 9.10 64-bit on a system that had 10.04 already installed. I thought I performed this installation correctly, but when I came to grub2 and chose the option I wanted, I got some ...
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Nautilus doesn't show my desktop until I kill it

Something's wrong with nautilus. When I boot my computer and it logs in, Gnome shows, things are running, I can run programs and everything, but my desktop has no icons. I have to open a terminal and ...