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Why a service in init.d and not in rc*.d started?

I have a configured and working service script myservice in the /etc/init.d and in /etc/rc*.d directories of an Ubuntu 13.10 distribution. Removing the links in /etc/rc*.d using update-rc.d -f ...
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Running a python scrip using startup

I am trying to get a simple python code that I have to run in the background at startup, and stay running. The best option that I have found so far is to use Upstart. I wrote the following .conf file ...
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What does “?” mean in update-rc.d? [duplicate]

I am trying to install a script using update-rc.d. # update-rc.d foo defaults Then I check. # service --status-all ... [ ? ] foo ... What does the question mark mean and how to fix it? The ...
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Dnsmasq does not start on OS boot

I tried: $ update-rc.d dnsmasq defaults System start/stop links for /etc/init.d/dnsmasq already exist. Status: $ service --status-all | grep dnsmasq [ ? ] apport [ ? ] console-setup [ ? ] ...
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Stop a service from starting when it is disabled in the rc.d

I am running a minimal Ubuntu 13.04 on a BeagleBone. I try to disable udhcpd permanently, but I do not want to remove it. I want to be able to enable it when/if I need it. I have removed it from the ...
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Is there an official list of trusted Ubuntu system processes?

List of default processes -- these running after fresh system install and after first system update. Both these most important and startup processes and these less. Preferably maintained by Canonical ...
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How to add startup services?

I'm on 12.10 and I use Synergy to share my mouse between my laptop and desktop monitors. I tend to start the synergys daemon manually, but I'd like for it to start automatically after boot. Now I've ...
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Where should I start crond?

On my Ubuntu server (LTS 12.04) I would like crond to be running every time I boot up. Where should I configure this? I took a look at service --status-all and saw that cron was there, but it was ...
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What happens to manual Upstart services on shut down?

If using the manual keyword in an init or override Upstart script, it is not clear whether the services shut down process will be initiated or it will just be killed on shut down. For instance, will ...
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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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Calling script on reboot only after MongoDB has started

I'm using the @reboot option as a root cron to update MongoDB when we do a reboot of a EC2 instance. The problem I have is MongoDB isn't loaded at the point the cron runs the script. Where is the ...
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Upgrade to 12.10 failed. Now it wont start, hangs

May have started 2 instances of upgrade (to Quivering Quagga - I call it that because my machine is now extinct), stops and hangs halfway through startup. Always at same point. Can I work out the ...
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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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Stop Ubuntuone from autostart

I want to stop ubuntuone from autostart. I have already tried the suggestions from this answer but it didn't help me. My current status is that I have deleted the ubuntuone-launch.desktop file from ...
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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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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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Ubuntu LiveCD customization : keep services stopped at startup

I'm customizing Ubuntu 11.10 LiveCD. I added Apache, MySQL (and PHP), but the apache & mysql services start on Ubuntu startup. I want to keep these services stopped (users will have to launch ...
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How to make a jar file run on startup & and when you log out?

I have no idea where to start looking. I've been reading about daemons and didn't understand the concept. More details : I've been writing a crawler which never stops and crawlers over RSS in the ...
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How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?

How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?
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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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How to avoid mysqld to start on boot

In my laptop I have installed a LAMP environment for developing PHP apps. I would like to prevent these services (Apache, Mysql,..) starting on boot. For apache is pretty simple to avoid it: sudo ...
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Oracle service isn't started on Ubuntu load

I've installed Oracle 11g on Ubuntu 10.10 I could access https://localhost:1158/em web-interface OK. After reboot, I don't think the Oracle service was started, because I can't access this link ...
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Prevent service brltty and qemu-kvm from starting

So, I do Arduino development on my system to program arduinos using the FTDI USB programming interface (if you have no idea what this means don't worry). The issue arises because the FTDI interface ...
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What is “Free Space Notifier”?

I'm running KUbuntu 10.04.1 - I click on "System Settings" from the KMenu, click on the advanced tab, and start up "Service Manager". In the lower pane, I see "Free Space Notifier" is running. ...
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Is init.d “safe” enough to use or should i use `runit` or `daemontools` on a server

I am looking to deploy my application on a server on which I would have no access in the future. I would like to have an indication of start-up errors generated by my program in particular and the ...