1
vote
1answer
27 views

Upstart script doesn't work

I'm trying to create my own script that gets executed on startup and stopped on shutdown (referring to the classic System-V init style), but it won't work! I've created this script ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

startup script ubuntu 12.04

Each time I startup the sistem I need to run this command sudo xhost + and the sudo service myservice restart I have decided to add a script to startup to avoid having to type it each time myself. I ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Can't get to the GRUB menu on iMac G5

I have an iMac G5, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I've had an error that I've gotten the solution to, but the solution requires me to get to the GRUB menu, and I can't seem to do that. I ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

How do I set network speed and duplex during boot?

My problem is that I have ADSL box doing autonegotiation, defaulting to 100Mb. However, my network cable does not seem to operate at that rate. The speed is set to 100Mbps but DHCP fails. I need to be ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

How can I fix this vncserver startup script?

I've been working on getting multiple remote desktops up-and-running on my new installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 by following this guide: ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

Startup applications got messed up - Dropbox and Redshift not loading automatically

I have had problems with Dropbox launching at start up, so I've asked this question. The problem is that now, after implementing what the user has posted, Dropbox isn't loading and it also messed up ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Ubuntu 12.04 ocasionally freezes on startup? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 a couple of months ago when in my computer was still installed Windows 7; i ran them for a while, then i deleted the used memory to contain windows. I have been quiet ...
7
votes
6answers
540 views

Changing brightness at startup

My Lenovo T440s starts up with maximum brightness. Following this thread I have tried to alter rc.local, but this does not work. When I execute the command cat ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

Dropbox isn't started automatically despite the entry on startup applications

I've added an entry at the startup applications for Dropbox to run this command: dropbox start -i. After log on, dropbox isn't started. Although, when I run this dropbox start -i from the terminal ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Making a webapp startup at specific workspace

I want some applications to startup when I login to my Ubuntu desktop account. A few of them are webapp shortcuts like Tweetdeck that I created from the Chrome web browser. I have no idea where it is ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

inotifywait does not shut down my computer

I've put this script at startup in /etc/init.d, when some user changes password, this script updates it on another file data.txt, It is working fine, but when i shut down my computer it was not doing ...
0
votes
2answers
140 views

Unable to see login screen

I am having trouble starting my system. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 off a 16 Gb flash drive on a 64 bit HP Pavilion laptop. I have an intel chip and nVidia graphics with proprietary drivers installed. I ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Abnormal shutdown of unity

Sometimes, when I shutdown or reboot, my laptop hangs on the purple screen with the white dots. It only behaves this was sometimes, not every time. How should I troubleshoot this?
1
vote
0answers
584 views

Brightness 0% on Lenovo G500s on startup / boot

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G500s Laptop. The screen is scrambled/shows weird artefacts during boot but that doesn't really bother me. What does is this: The screen's brightness is always ...
0
votes
2answers
72 views

Fresh Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Windows 7 machine takes long time to start

I am new to Ubuntu. I just installed 12.04 LTS onto a second hard drive in my Windows 7 machine. Now when I start Ubuntu it sits there flickering between a whole ream of console output and a screen ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

USB keyboard hit and miss as to whether it will work on boot-up

I am new to Ubuntu. Have installed 12.04 on a slave drive while I migrate. Usually booting into Ubuntu goes without a hitch but recently I often find I am unable to use the keyboard, and log-in ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Ubuntu 12.04 fails to start after installing ia32-libs

I was following the question and instruction in this post to run 32bit applications on my Ubuntu 12.04. ia32-libs broken package (Ubuntu 12.04 x64) In particular, I did the followings: sudo apt-get ...
0
votes
0answers
104 views

Can't reliably create a directory on startup after ec2 instance mounts it's ephemeral drives

This particular instance type mounts two ephemeral drives, in /dev/ and /mnt/. I have to create working directories for one of my services in these paths at startup or the services won't launch. ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Ubuntu 12.04 fresh install wont boot up

im running ubuntu 12.04 and it refuses to boot up. the screen will come on for a second, the mosue will appear, then itll go black again all inside about 3 seconds. i let it just do that for a while ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Ubuntu doesn´t start after installation

This is my first time to run Ubuntu on a PC. I have made a bootfile on my USB and the installations goes without any problem. When the installation is finished it says the computer needs to restart. ...
0
votes
0answers
152 views

Starting Dropbox on its own without any user intervention

I am trying to use Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04. It is having many problems: Dropbox is not automatically starting on its own. At start, when I login into the user, it asks me, dropbox needs root access ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

How do I pass arguments to a script added to the startup applications?

I want to start a script on startup, ideally at the end of boot process. To do this, I added it to the list of Startup Applications using the GUI. This is working fine. However, I also want to pass ...
0
votes
1answer
303 views

Can VNC screen definitions be added at start up?

I have an AWS Ubuntu 12.04 GUI instance. I access it from my home Windows PC using VNC. Since the instance is stopped when not in use, every time I start it I have to SSH Terminal into it to run the ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Audio and brightness issues

My audio is always disabled and brightness is always set to default maximum at start-up. Is there any way to overcome this situation ?
1
vote
0answers
347 views

Can someone help me analyze the bootchart & dmesg logs for my slow booting Ubuntu computer?

My Ubuntu computer takes 1-1.5 mins to boot up. Following tips from this question, I generated the bootchart and saw the logs from dmsec but I can't figure what's wrong. Can someone please help? ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Black screen on 12.04 startup

Whenever I boot up Ubuntu, it shows the purple screen, then cuts to black. Before this happened, I was editing the Xsession file, by adding a few more lines that started up dwm and added something to ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

I am getting the black screen in startup [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Actually I upgraded my system from 11.10 to 12.04 using terminal. At first it works fine after some days, I am getting the black screen while starting the system. I am ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How to configure Ubuntu to load shared hard disk at startup? [duplicate]

I use shared profile for firefox between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The shared profile is in a common disk partition/file-system. Due to this reason firefox doesn't start till I load the shared hard ...
1
vote
2answers
219 views

Command for opening application using java through terminal?

I downloaded Tomighty(pomodoro app) on my Ubuntu 12.04. Everytime i have to start tomighty, i have to right click on the tomighty's jar file and click on open with sun java 7. is there any command ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I fix a “/tmp is not ready or mounted” Error?

I run ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Lenovo ideapad netbook S10. I Been getting this error a lot, and then I did a fresh install. I had ubuntu only a month now, but the error hadn't started till yesterday ...
1
vote
0answers
123 views

I am stuck at the “GNU” screen and I need to know how to get past it

I have had Ubuntu 12.04 for 6 days now and now, for some reason, I am getting the GRUB screen when I try to restart my computer. When I turn it on, it asks me, since I also have Windows 7 on my ...
0
votes
0answers
102 views

Ubuntu - Cannot get to login screen after successful install

I have Windows 7 installed on one of my HDDs and I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 & 13.04 64-bit, none of them worked. I got the same error with them both; I couldn't get to the login screen. So what ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

How to start x11vnc on boot, on all users

I need help starting xllvnc with a couple parameters on boot. Simply adding it to rc.local starts it before X has started, making it useless. I tried modifying xinit, but to no avail. Any help would ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

How to fix Ubuntu 12.04.1

A week ago I was using Ubuntu 12.04.1 32 bit on my laptop. I shutdown the computer, but it keep processing the shutdown operation and didn't turn off. I waited for 5 to 10 mins after it, but then I ...
1
vote
1answer
160 views

Am I using upstart correctly?

I'm trying to write a startup script for my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop that pings my Netgear router every 30 seconds (this is necessary as a nasty workaround for a separate problem I'm having). I read this ...
0
votes
0answers
231 views

Black screen on startup after update

My current system is based on : Ubuntu 12.04 VirtualBox 4.2.12 (Windows 7 Host / Ubuntu Guest) VirtualBox additions 4.2.13-85100 (because additions 4.2.12 are buggy with Ubuntu 12.04) But since my ...
1
vote
0answers
225 views

how to load ubuntu 12.04 from grub after update on 04/26/13

Computer Details: Toshiba, natively runs Windows7 64-bit. I currently dual-boot Windows 7 / Linux and have a virtual hard drive of Windows 8 (rarely used) Background: I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
1
vote
1answer
246 views

Make a script run at startup

First of all,sorry for my bad English. Im using Xubuntu 12.04 on Acer Aspire One D270.My Screen brightness hotkeys (Fn+L/R) dont work.I installed xbacklight but it always shows "No outputs have ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Ubuntu server 12.04 error

I have been attempting to install Ubuntu server 12.04. After the boot screen, I just get continuous scrolling messages that won't stop, along the lines of: [ ###.######] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2 port 2 ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

Does installing extra desktop metapackages increase “start-up time”?

So, in the interest of feeling informed about the varied desktop environments that exist, I've performed two apt-get install for xubuntu-desktop and lubuntu-desktop in recent months. I didn't really ...
1
vote
0answers
135 views

Why Ubuntu 12.04 stuck in the logo screen after install it?

I want to ask what should happen after installing Ubuntu and restart the system. This is because I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from the LiveCD in my netbook alongside Windows 7. After that the ...
2
votes
0answers
137 views

Ubuntu 12.04 wont start after manual restart

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 with no problems for the past 2 months. A few hours ago, when i restarted my PC, it just hanged with black screen for more than 10 minutes. So I did a hard reset by ...
1
vote
0answers
177 views

ubuntu 12.04 after update will not start

I Was update my ubuntu 12.04 LTS ..after that Im restart system and get this >>in pic 1 Asked a user name and password ..And you record your username and password correctly But then remained in this ...
6
votes
2answers
12k views

How to add aplication to startup application menu?

I tried add some applications to add startup menu. But they didn't started with computer. Please Anybody help me to do that. I used only GUI method to add apllications to menu in ubuntu 12.04.Somebody ...
0
votes
1answer
241 views

Run startup applications after suspend

Is there a way to load the startup applications upon return from suspend. My problem is that I have the line xset m 200 1 in my start-up applications, but it won't load after suspend. It loads fine ...
2
votes
0answers
582 views

How to force a proprietary driver to load on startup (revisited)

I have the exact same problem as How to force a proprietary driver to load on startup? but the solution does not work for me. I have ~$ tail -7 /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf install rtl8192cu ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

Boots up in terminal and startx can't be found

ubuntu 12.04 newest kernel 3.7.1 Ok, I downloaded "Eclipse" in order to do some programming. then I wanted to reinstall it so i " sudo apt-get --purge remove [Ecplise] ". Then I restarted my ...
0
votes
1answer
370 views

Can I pass a keystroke from command line into the gui

I am trying out different options for remote desktop control, and at the moment Slashtop Streamer seems promising due to the speed, and some other things regarding the way it handles multiple screens. ...
0
votes
2answers
54 views

Ubuntu won't appear on laptop startup

I've recently installed Ubuntu along with Windows Vista. So normally when the laptop is starting up it shows two options whether I want to log on Windows or Ubuntu. One day I shut down the laptop and ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed through Wubi on my laptop. For some reason when i click on Ubuntu on start up (when you have to either select windows or Ubuntu) I get the following screen, the grub ...