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Run root script or command as root in startup application in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a wireless adapter that used to work in ubuntu 13.10 (dwa 171) after installing drivers for it. Now it won't work the same way anymore since I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04. I've found the only way ...
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Running Dropbox at startup

Please excuse a simple question from a new Linux user. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz × 2. I installed Dropbox OK with the command: cd ~ && wget ...
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Create startup script for openproject [duplicate]

I consider myself a linux noob, but I was able to install openproject on a Ubuntu 12.04 server in VirtualBox. Currently I have to manually start the web-server every time I power-up the virtual ...
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Brightness control command on “startup Applications” is not working

On "Startup Applications" utility I added my suitable brightness to be configured each time OS is launched. But it is not working at all. I am having to bear system's very high default brightness. ...
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unable to boot into ubuntu or shell

Okay so let's start off with why im an idiot: I used sudo mv /lib/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 lib64 I realize how stupid this is but it's what I did and now I just want to fix it. I attempted to move ...
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Fluxbox aterm transparency

I set up a script that runs once fluxbox is started and it opens a terminal(aterm). This terminal is supposed to have a level of trasparency different than the others and it reamins in the ...
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A bad boot command made my system inaccessible

Okay, so I made a really stupid mistake. I made a shell script that runs nodemon /path/to/nodejs/file and added it to the boot process via update-rc.d mystartup.sh defaults 99, thinking I could use ...
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Loading directly to the commandline

For a completely unrelated problem, I ran update-grub following the instructions in user62644's answer to this post. Ever since, the GUI has been loading by default upon boot, and I have to type ...
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Terminal Startup [duplicate]

my problem is in my account on ubuntu 13.10 when i open terminal the cursor is something like that "$" not something like that root@yunus-ubuntu:~# or yunus@yunus-ubuntu:~# why it is happening i ...
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Ubuntu starting in terminal mode no GUI, even “startx” don't load GUI mode now?

Ubuntu 12.04 32bit Ubuntu stopped loading in gui mode just gives me a terminal mode. It use to work fine as normal but for some time it stopped loading in gui mode but will just load in like a ...
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Why are none of my startup commands being executed?

I have been trying to get my laptop's screen brightness to default to a low setting, and for my keyboard light to be off when I start my computer. I have these two commands that work when I execute ...
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Can I make this keyboard light command that requires sudo run at startup?

My laptop has a light under the keyboard. I doubt the keyboard light consumes a lot of power, but when it comes to laptops and batteries, every little bit helps. So I prefer it to default to being ...
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Unknown command hwmatch, installation error?

Yesterday I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Lubuntu 13.10. When I installed it I upgraded so I could keep my stuff. When I clicked Install it said there was no 1MB partition called Boot Loader. I ...
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Running commands on startup on Ubuntu 13.10 with Xmonad and zsh

There are several commands I would like automatically run on startup; remapping keys with xmodmap, opening a terminal and a browser, etc. I'm trying to figure out how to run a set of commands on ...
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Restart service minutes after startup

I have a situation where I'm looking to run a service restart a couple minutes after startup. The particulars as to why are as follows, but the essense of my question is basically captured in in that ...
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Start noip application before login

How to start noip2 automatically before login? I tried with this for 3 hours, editing /etc/rc.local, /etc/init.d/rc.local, running script /etc/init.d with update-rclocal, nothing seem to work, even ...
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Script at /etc/init.d does not run at start-up

I wanted to run my Dropbox daemon automatically at start-up. I did it via terminal, that is, I (1) moved it to /etc/init.d, (2) made it executable, and (3) ran sudo update-rc.d dropbox.sh defaults. So ...
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cannot start application if not on correct path

I have the following app "System monitor indicator" and I want to make it start on boot up. So I am trying to find whats the name of the app to call it from the terminal, I find the "exe" at ...
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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 ...
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Startup Applications with zsh and xmonad

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I use zsh as my shell and xmonad as my window manager. I don't use gnome or any other desktop environment. I'd like to declare some 'startup commands.' By this I mean, after ...
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How to run compiled C++ program on startup? [duplicate]

I have compiled and made an exucutable C++ program in ubuntu.But It only runs in terminal.that is I have to give the ./example command in terminal.If I click it nothing happens and says no suitable ...
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How to run a command for all users in a specific group at login, any help would be appreciated

We are using Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 to host virtual devices in our office. Our boss has written a program for Ubuntu that logs all activity and time spent at a single workstation to monitor misusage of ...
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How to run a command at login?

I need to run the following command (with real parameters) after login: ssh -f user@example.com -L 54321:example.com:54321 -N I need it only for my user, not all users on the machine. Also, I need ...
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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 ...
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Run a terminal command at startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make xinput settings persist after devices are unplugged, replugged, and after shutdown, restart, etc? How can I run the terminal command sudo xinput ...
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How do I run a script at start up?

I know that this is probably pretty easy to do, but I'm not a Linux person (I'm trying to learn more). I have a script in a folder: /path/to/my/script.sh I need this script to run every time the ...
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How to default terminal startup?

I know that you can show the process of starting up by pressing alt + space during startup how do you have that as default on your computer? Also i would like to see it on shutdown if possible.
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Create startup terminal program

I would like Ubuntu to open up a terminal window and apply the following code upon login: xrandr --newmode "1280x1024_60.00" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 1712 1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync xrandr ...
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How do I add more than one command to /etc/rc.local?

I want to add two power saving commands to /etc/rc.local file. This to disable Bluetooth: rfkill block bluetooth And this to reduce screen brightness: echo 3024 > ...
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How do I choose which way to enable/disable, start/stop, or check the status of a service?

If I want to start a system installed service, I can do: # /etc/init.d/some-svc start # initctl start some-svc # service some-svc start # start some-svc If I want to disable a service from running ...
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How to run Ubuntu Tweak's janitor automatically?

My aim is to have the janitor running at startup, with a pre-configured profile (e.g. clean old packages and empty the browser cache), much like CCleaner's /AUTO parameter on Windows. The website is ...
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How can I create a startup script that starts various Rails-required programs?

When I start my Ubuntu 12.04 vmware VM, I open up terminal and run the following commands. sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql start sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start cd sites/name_of_rails_app bundle exec ...
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How to run a bash script in terminal but hide the terminal on startup?

I have a backup script on start up with cuttlefish. I set it on "Run in terminal" but I want to hide the terminal on start up. I also have the terminal in the start up applications. How do I hide the ...
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Booting to terminal on startup, video driver problem? [closed]

I posted another question yesterday trying to determine if I had the proper video drivers installed and if my card was operating as it should. That was because I had some serious slow-downs in a game ...
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How can I get a command to run before login (ie while booting or just after)?

I have an encrypted home folder, so I can't log in automatically (and I wouldn't want to) but also my display defaults to the minimum brightness at each boot. To fix this I run the command ...
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rc.local runs .sh file in wrong directory

In rc.local I added a line for my shell file I want to run on boot: /direc/tory/<fileName>.sh The script looks like this: #!bin/sh wget "http://somesite.org/someJava.jar" -O ...
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What is start_daemon?

I'm trying to understand start_daemon in the following /etc/init.d/nagios-nrpe-server startup script: start) if [ "$INETD" = 1 ]; then exit 1 fi ...
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How to Automatically run two commands after login?

I have these two commands that I need to manually run every time after login: autossh -M 2000 -N -f -q -D 127.0.0.1:7070 user@domain.com and sudo mkdir /media/C sudo mount /dev/sda2 /media/C I'd ...
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How can I make an application start up when I login? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically in Unity? How to edit autostart applications? I want Terminal to start up right when i login. Is there a command? If ...
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Command at startup or login

I would like to run the following command after every boot (or login). echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch It turns off my discrete GPU. To what script should I add this command. I ...
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How do I run a command automatically upon boot?

Currently my ubuntu setup is going directly to console. I have LXDE installed, and have to enter "startlxde" every time I restart the computer. Is there a way to automatically run this command at ...
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What start up scripts are executed when a terminal is opened in Ubuntu?

When I open a terminal, it says cannot execute the binary file and the output is something like this, bash: /home/sandeep/bin/uname: cannot execute binary file bash: [: =: unary operator expected ...
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Accessing other partition from the command-line immediately on startup

My other hard drive partition (i.e., the Windows partition) is located in /media/OS. However, I don't seem to be able to access it from the command line when my machine starts up in Ubuntu. I have to ...
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Opening a terminal on startup

Is there any way for me to force a brand new terminal to open upon starting up Ubuntu? I'd like to just get going in a new terminal every time I restart without having to click and open it. I've ...
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Start Transmission in the background

Is there a command I can use to start Trasmission in the background?I added Trasmission to the list of aplications started at startup. Every time after log in the the trasmission window pops up and ...