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Limit the parallelisation of Upstart?

If I understand right, Upstart runs all tasks that are ready to run in parallel. However, is there a way to limit the amount of parallelisation? That is, the number of parallel tasks that are run ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Run Mono Application on Startup Ubuntu

I need run a c# Windows Forms application (Mono app) on Ubuntu startup, then I trying use Upstart. I run this application fine manually, but when I use the Upstart script, as follow: description ...
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Howto start scripts before/after: Startup / Reboot / Suspend / Hibernate / Powerup / etc

This is what i have so far, but for some reason it doesnt work: cd ~ cd /etc/pm/sleep.d/ sudo touch 99myStartup.sh sudo nano 99myStartup.sh chmod +x 99myStartup.sh #!/bin/bash #!/bin/sh echo ...
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Startup Programs missing

Thanx in advance for solving my problem .I am currently using ubuntu 13.04 but accidently I have removed all my start up programs including the hidden programs also(means my /etc/xdg/autostart ...
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Startup Applications not running proccess (GoodSync)

I have defined the following .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart: [Desktop Entry] Version=9.5.7 Name[en_US]=GoodSync server Name=GoodSync server Comment[en_US]=Start GoodSync server Comment=Start ...
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Startup freeze, Games crash, Youtube crashes, no sound

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time on my Asus k55n, and it fails sometimes to boot up to the normal login screen, it usually just is purple and has dots, Steam games crash as soon as I boot ...
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Ubuntu completely freezing a few minutes after system startup (ATI graphics)

I have Ubuntu for about a week. I downloaded the ATI graphics software from the Ubuntu Software Store to get my dual monitor set-up working. I have been using it a few days since downloading the ...
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Upstart job not starting

Can someone help me with a startup script not starting? I started it with initctl start startupScript, and it works fine. But it wont start at startup (= virtualbox, and mount, doesnt execute). I need ...
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How do I search the startup history

I want to see where a program is getting launched. Is there a way to search the startup history for the name of this program?
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How do I monitor startup disk usage?

When I log in to my user session in Ubuntu it is being very slow. The CPU remains relatively low but the led of disk usage is running wild. How can I trace which applications are making the most ...
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How do run a program at startup?

I'm trying to make Firefox run when users log on (and go to a specific page if possible), but I'm not sure how. Using Ubuntu 13.04, I can enter the Startup Applications Preferences (by pressing ...
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Startup jobs exec at

I discovered upstart jobs, not much on stackoverflw and google, seems pretty new, but I cannot get 1 line to work: exec /usr/bin/echo "reboot" | /usr/bin/at 06:00 tomorrow The line next to ...
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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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getting continuously 5 beep sound after installing ubuntu 12.04.3 from startup

getting continuously 5 beep sound after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 from start up. The same thing happens to windows 7 but it stops after starting windows because there is option in windows to turn of ...
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Cannot install Edubuntu using USB

I want to install Edubuntu 13.04 using USB. I've gone through this guide but I still have a problem. I'm running on Edubuntu 7.04, but I can't find Startup Disk Creator that the guide refers to. I ...
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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 ...
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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 ?
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12.10 doesn't start up

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 via Wubi. When I start up my computer everything works fine until I login. My desktop items are shown but that is it, and I can't start any programs. Does anybody ...
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Script not running at startup

I'm an Ubuntu 13.04 user and I'm trying to run a script at startup. I created it in /etc/init.d/, gave it chmod 755 and ran the update-rc.d <your script> defaults command. The script is ...
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how to manage the setup application when system boot?

I found every time i start my system, the chromium and the terminal will automatic start. And i looked the Session and Startup in xubuntu, those was not listed . So ,how can i manage the startup ...
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kubuntu 13.04 - run applications minimized at startup

I have ubuntu 13.04 and kde 4.11. I'd like to start thunderbird goldendict and calibre at startup but they have to minimized. I have tried kstart but it doesn't work well I guess. I have already ...
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Add Steadyflow to startup apps

What's the command to add Steadyflow download manager to startup apps list?
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Windows 8 Install - USB

I am trying to create a bootable USB to install Windows 8 using Ubuntu 13.04. I tried using WinUSB but it was showing an error saying that the USB is set to readable, which is weird since WinUSB was ...
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ubuntu 13.04 after installation workin problem

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 (32bit) and tried to install it as sole OS on my computer. (3 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, <2GB own swap card and 200GB harddrive) After I have entered my password ...
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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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Changes made to Startup Applications Preferences won't save

When I add a program to the Startup Application Preferences window, it wont save the changes when I close out and reopen the preferences window. Likewise, when I try to remove a program from the ...
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Add iptable rule before networking starts

I have an iptable rule that is critical. I have followed the instructions here to make sure the rule gets added when the server is rebooted. However, my rule drops ping requests. I've noticed ...
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Notification icon for wireless connection when using /etc/network/interfaces

I have modified /etc/network/interfaces in order to connect to my wireless network automatically on startup. My question: Is there a way, to put a notification icon on the top panel to confirm that ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu One app doesn't autostart after I renamed Ubuntu One folder

I renamed the default Ubuntu One folder (Ubuntu One to .Ubuntu One) and after that the Ubuntu One client doesn't start when computer starts. How do I solve this problem?
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Starting Firestarter on Bootup [duplicate]

I wanted to start firestarter @ beginning of my startup. So i opened "startup Application" GUI and than added Follwing Values :- Name :- Firestarter Command:- /usr/sbin/firestarter Comment:- My Super ...
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unity-music-daemon uses large amount of memory

When I boot my Ubuntu 13.04 up, I noticed that my fans goes crazy and when I had a glanced at System Monitor, I saw that a process called unity-music-daemon is using a large amount of memory and CPU. ...
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Execute command at user login

I've searched and read tons of posts like this one but none seem to give a fix for what I'm looking for: to only execute the command: sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off every time a user logs in. Some ...
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My Ubuntu goes black screen when I start it up [duplicate]

ok, so. I have my ubuntu and everything was going fine until to day, I was on the terminal installing something on the computer and when I was installing, I clicked it little flag button to bring up ...
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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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Kubuntu 12.10 - How to auto-start VNC server with kdm?

In Kubuntu 12.04 I added a line to /etc/kde4/kdm/Xsetup to start X11vnc server automatically and this works great. However, I am helping a friend who installed Kubuntu 12.10. I discovered that there ...
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Fresh Ubuntu install, loading to fuzzy screen, then freezing

After repeated difficulties with Windows on my Desktop, I have finally decided to try out Ubuntu. This is my first time I have tried to install Ubuntu, so please remember that when answering. After ...
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Startup hang on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently started having an issue sometimes when I reboot my computer or just start it up. It lets me choose what OS to start and after I choose Ubuntu the screen switches to the purple screen and ...
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Can I set media to be played on the startup in Ubuntu 13.04?

Can I set media to be played on the startup in Ubuntu 13.04? I mean when the ubuntu is starting up can i set music or video or at least a photo to be shown on start up? I had a trouble doing this on ...
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I want to open Thunderbird at system start up, but keep it minimised

I am running Ubuntu 13.04, and wish to do the following: Start Thunderbird at boot up - I am aware of how to do this and need no support with this. As well as running at start up, I also want the ...
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Permanently change resolution

After an annoying error with my resolution, I finally managed to change it back to normal. But every time I restart my laptop, it changes it back to the 'old' wrong one. So I have to run the same ...
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Making xinput change permenant

I don't like the default functionality of the mouse's scroll wheel click doing a "paste". I can change that by doing the follwing: $ xinput set-button-map 12 1 0 3 4 5 6 7 This works fine, but if ...
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Drobox startup application not (always) working

I have three Dropbox instances set up to run simultaneously on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. The two additional instances are called by a shell script with the following code (as showed on numerous blogs): ...
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restore /etc/init.d/rc.local

I've mistakenly copied the /etc/rc.local over the /etc/init.d/rc.local and I was wondering how can I retore the init.d/rc.local contents? Is it possible to generate the original file or copy it from ...
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Add directories to $PATH without repeating yourself

My shell is zsh and OS is Ubuntu 13.04 I need to add directory to $PATH to make it work in following places: In graphical environment(Unity) (such as startup applications, gmrun program that runs ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Installation problem: no full installation button in “try Ubuntu”

I already clicked "Try Ubuntu" on Ubuntu 13.04 because there's no full installation button. I dont know why ? But after restart , It's just skipped to windows boot . What should I do ?