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how to disable 'scanning btrfs filesystem' at system startup

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04, I get a message "scanning for btrfs file systems" at starting-up. I don't have any BTRFS filesystem. It delays the booting for about 15 seconds. I ...
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Tomcat7 start at server startup

My ubuntu 13.10 was configured to start apache2 and tomcat7 at startup, but (maybe for automatic system updates) they don't auto-start at startup anymore. I've solved apache2 auto start with the ...
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VMware Workstation can't start automatically at startup

I want to run VMware Workstation and have it start a guest machine automatically when starting up Ubuntu. Unfortunately I tried to add vmware -X my.vmx to Startup applications, and also this ...
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How to run a .sh file in terminal on login

so I have a simple sh file I want to run whenever someone logs in. I tried adding it to startup applications. This didn't work. I tried editing the .desktop file for the startup application to set ...
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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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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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Turn off the Wireless card on each boot [duplicate]

I tried to disable the wireless functions at boottime like Lekensteyn described here: How can I keep a wireless card's radio powered off by default? But it keeps starting enabled after a reboot! I ...
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How to make Start up script for Making Application run on startup

I have one jar which i need to run on startup and no matter whatever user is logged in and that need to take that user name automatcally here this code can take user name echo $(logname) and this ...
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Computer doesn't start (or loses screen connection)

I followed a list of recommended steps after installation (https://sites.google.com/site/computertip/directdoen). All went well until I needed to restart after installing numlockx (step 2.10.c). The ...
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Automating a mount operation that requires user input

I want to mount a directory on a file server at startup. This is my /etc/fstab entry: # mount the fileserver https://fsrv.company/ /mnt/fileserver davfs user,auto 0 0 Manually mounting it with ...
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How do I start a tmux window on startup and execute a scrips

I would like to be able to start my server and have a detached tmux window with a script running. So then I can attach with ssh and be able to work with the script. Thanks, Anthony
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grub rescue error… with Ubuntu not installed

When I started up my computer today, I got the following message: error: no such device: dad66471-5aec-4a42-ae06-18d4d003626a. grub rescue> I searched for this error, and it seems to be ...
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How to make a .jar file execute on ubuntu server 14 startup

How do i make my .jar file execute on startup because we have constant blackouts here and when the server starts up i want the server.jar to start as well. Is there any simple way of doing this ?
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Can't boot ubuntu, i915: exports duplicate symbol

I boot ubuntu and an error sometimes shows like this: [ 1.508191] i915: exports duplicate symbol i915_release_power_well (owned by i915_bdw) And then it shows a blinking _ cursor. About a minute ...
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How to control programs run at startup?

I have wicd, hplib and psensor installed. But they all always a run at startup in KDE environment. How can I stop them running at startup?
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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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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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very slow boot due 11 second delay in remounting my root partition

I am using ubuntugnome 14.04. I have very slow boot, mainly due to this step [ 4.021460] EXT4-fs (sdb3): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) [ 15.774680] EXT4-fs (sdb3): ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - doesn't startup after login screen

I can login to the Guest session, but with username/password - it gets stuck forever. Is there a way to resolve this problem? If I need to install Ubuntu again, how can I access my files? Please tell ...
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Make sure that sshd will automatically start after reboot

I am connected to a computer over ssh. I have to reboot it remotely, while making sure that I will be able to reconnect to it over ssh just after reboot. I install 'bum' and marked sshd to be ...
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Record screen at bootup using ffmpeg in 5 minute segments (12.04)

So I've played around with this quite a bit but at this point I've managed to hit a wall in figuring the next step. I have this script that works from an ssh tunnel to record display :0.0 ...
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DHCP running at startup

In order for my WiFi at work to work I had to use wpa_supplicant, as the Network Manager just would not connect. Manually I use two commands: sudo wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c ...
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Is there a way to suppress the bongo drum sound at boot time? [duplicate]

It's very loud and wakes people up. I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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I get the prompt (myusername): ~$ when trying to start my laptop (Ubuntu 12.04.4)

When I turned on my laptop this morning, it asked me to log in (which it normally doesn't do) and once I logged in, it showed this: (myusername): ~$ I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.4, and don't know what ...
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When should a fresh install should be made [closed]

On my desktop at home, a 2008 Vaio w/4GB RAM and dual core processor running 12.04 LTS, I've been experiencing of late a perceived performance degradation. It's most apparent at startup but it's also ...
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changing drive nodes & hdparm

I am currently attempting to create a command that works at startup to kill the power on two of my very noisy hard drives. I have edited the etc/rc.local file to include this command: sudo hdparm -y ...
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How to add a command to init script

I want to run the command: sudo apt-get update when my system starts. I am running a Ubuntu variant Called Zorin OS. I have recently updated the kernel to 3.15.0-999. 64-bit. I would like to run ...
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Remove evolution-calendar-factory from startup

Is there a way of removing it from startup? I don't need it and I'm not using evolution at all.
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How to add a runonce startup script?

I'd like to add a runonce start-up script on Ubuntu which is expected to be run after the network interfaces have been initialized and before any user logs in. So which is the appropriate place to do ...
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Boot extremely slow in Ubuntu 14.04

My boot to Ubuntu in my Ideapad Z470 is incredible slow, it takes about one minute to get to the OS itself. Does anyone know what I can do to make it faster? If I recall, booting time wasn't that ...
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How do I make symlink to Desktop work correctly at startup on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have symlinks to Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Music, and Videos which link to a second hard drive. I am mounting the other hard drive through /etc/fstab. All the links work on start ...
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update-rc.d command warning

i am trying to add ssh deamon at startup but i am getting following problem $ sudo update-rc.d ssh start 50 2 3 4 5 . stop 90 0 1 6 . update-rc.d: warning: stop runlevel arguments (0 1 6) do not ...
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Setting up programs to startup at login

Have a new ponder hoping someone can answer. Keep in mind I am very new at linux and Ubuntu 14.04. What I would like to setup is setting certain programs to load at login to my account. I have not ...
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Delay Cairo-Dock [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu 14.04. I want to delay Cairo-Dock. What should be in the command in "Startup Applications". I tried it with: "sleep 10; cairo-dock" but that doesn't work. What is the proper syntax to ...
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How to enable an application to run at Ubuntu start up which is installed using Wine?

I installed some applications using Wine in my Ubuntu 14.04. I need some of that applications to run at system start up. One such application is NetWorx(an application to measure bandwidth usage). How ...
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boot problem in samsung

i have formatted my laptop completely and installed Ubuntu 14.4 after installation Ubuntu is not booting directly i have to put the pen drive(which has Ubuntu 14.4 live cd) every time on start up and ...
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Delay Deja-Dup when starting system

I am backing up my Dropbox folder with Deja-Dup. Is there a way to delay deja-dup about 20 min after system start so that Dropbox gets the chance to sync to the newest files before the backup is ...
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Only part of my startup script gets executed

I have a script located under /etc/profile.d that executes when I login via the gui. All I need this script to do is connect to my pptp server with a single command which runs flawlessely when I ...
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how to improve boot time and solve overheating issues?

Okay guys, I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. Truth be told, my first time feels like hell. I have been having problems booting up (takes a lot of time). My laptop is overheating and I can smell things. ...
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how to solve this startup and shutdown problem

I am a newbie to ubuntu and linux and facing a shutdown problem. The system doesn't shut down and hangs. Similarly while startup grup does not show time and halts at grub screen. It does not ...
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How to SOLVE system errors at startup, not just report them

When I start my new Ubuntu system running on Lenovo Thinkpad T540P, I always get two or three popups mentioning some System problem and giving me the opportunity to report them. Aside from waiting ...
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System freezes on the splash screen after 14.04 update

Today I decided to upgrade to 14.04, right after the system reboot I noticed that when the splash screen came up, all the loading dots below the logo were orange (instead of white, then change to ...
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Need some help with adding to “Startup Application” in 14.04

First of all I know this post may appear to be a repeat, and that there is a plethora of posts, blogs and help files available on this subject. However I’m find that something has changed between ...
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14.04 on DELL L502X freeze at startup after installing nvidia drivers

First i want to apologise for my bad english. Now straight to my problem.:) After OS installation I started installing the drivers for GeForce GT540M graphics in my notebook. I chose the ...
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Automatically run xbmc at bootup in lubuntu

Running a fresh install of lubuntu 14.04, would like to have xbmc run at boot but I cant seem to find any system setting like that. Any ideas where to look?
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On startup [number] kvm: disabled by bios [duplicate]

When I start ubuntu 12.04 it says [number]kvm : disabled by bios. How can I fix it? Also there is a quick black screen flash on shutdown which states unable to run [something]. It flashes too fast so ...
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Starting openvpn client automatically at boot

I'm trying to get OpenVPN to start automatically at boot. Today I have to manually type in sudo openvpn --client --config $HOME/openvpn/anonine.ovpn --ca $HOME/openvpn/anonine.ca.crt followed by ...
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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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xpad notes remain pasted at the time of startup

How can I add the Xpad in my startup programs so that they remain pasted on my desktop (Ubuntu 13.10) always? However Xpad is working fine but it doesn't start at the booting of the machine and I want ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 setting user password [closed]

I have 2 administrator accounts on my Ubuntu 14.04. I want both the accounts with startup password before logging in. But I only have 1 account with the startup password, which was created during the ...