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rc.local does not execute all of the commands

#!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # # In order to enable ...
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Running script at startup

I can't for the life of me get scripts to run at startup. I have a script called "startup.sh" in my home directory. I have tried (at least) the following ways to get it to run at startup: Adding it ...
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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 ...
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Startup with same applications running as on shutdown?

HELP! I'm running Audacious on Ubuntu as my digital music player only. All I want is for Ubuntu to startup with a file window and Audacious running as when I shut down the computer last. How do I do ...
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How do I get my Acer C720 to boot into 12.04 Cinnamon on startup?

I have successfully installed 12.04 and it works great. I just want to startup into 12.04. I have tried this command: sudo cgpt add -i 6 -P 5 -S 1 /dev/sda But it is not working. I still boot ...
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How can I play radio stream as my startup (login screen) sound?

I am familiar with How do I change the start up sound? and Chainging startup music of Ubuntu, so I know how to change my startup sound to .ogg file of my choosing, but... How to change it to some ...
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Can I connect to running autostart python script?

I am running Lubuntu 13.10 an have a python script that is run on boot through ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart. The script startes a web application and outputs various information to terminal ...
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Write script to open browser at specific URL on login?

I've been using Ubuntu for a few weeks, and I want to know more about automating tasks. How can I write a bash script to open a web browser with a specific URL after startup?
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rc.local not executing command

I was trying to make my laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 remember the brightness from the last time and set it automatically on start-up. I was thinking about using xbacklight to set the brightness. So, as ...
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I need help adding a script to /etc/rc.local

This seems simple but I can't seem to figure it out. I am trying to write a script to mount a drive on startup. the command I want to run is: google-drive-ocamlfuse ~/gdrive But i want it to run ...
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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 ...
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Black screen appears when I select Ubuntu at the boot screen

I tried to install ubuntu 12.10 but the installation didn't complete. It got stuck at the last moment and my PC restarted after that. Now it shows four options. Advance menu for Ubuntu, Ubuntu and two ...
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I'm getting this error while installing Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

is there anything to worry about this message. i got this message while a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10. Btw, i have tried installing ubuntu 13.10 multiple times, but i got only blank wallpaper ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 shows only black screen after Ubuntu logo on startup [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 (dual boot with Windows) for quite a while now, and on startup today, it works fine until the Ubuntu logo. When it loads, the screen just turns black. However, I hear the ...
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keyboard mapping wrong on almost every startup

Most of the times (but not all the times, that's the confusing part) when I start my laptop, the keyboard mapping will be English, although I set German as default and it actually shows German in the ...
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Keyboard failed to enable at startup

I added the following lines to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules : hid usbhid hid_generic ohci_pci But my ps/2 keyboard fail to enable at startup The only way that I can get around this issue is ...
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How can I delay start-up based on time of day?

I have a bad habit of spending too much time on my computer at night when I should be sleeping. In the past, shutting down my computer was an effective way to enforce a no-technology bedtime 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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Technical. Ubuntu not working

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. After restarting system I choosed to boot ubuntu. I insert my password and then, nothing happend. I could see only wallpaper and cursor. MY pc is: Intel celeron 3.33 ghz. ...
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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 ...
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Is there anyway to just reset the /root/.vnc/xstartup file to default?

My friend was messing around and changed some stuff in this file that he shouldn't have. Is there anyway to just restore the contents of this startup file to what it was right when the server was ...
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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 ...
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How can I permanently change touchpad settings?

I added this script to my startup programs to change my touchpad settings on startup: synclient TapButton2=2 TapButton3=3 But this settings don't stay this way after startup. I changed my script ...
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rc.local is not executed on tartup in Ubuntu Server 13.04

I'm trying to add some iptables rules on startup for my VPN service in rc.local. my rc.local file is: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # ...
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A small problem at start up?

Every time I start up my computer it shows these lines of text, is it a problem? If so how do I go about fixing this. [ 16.615416] ata6: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4000000 action 0xe ...
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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?
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Unable to start Ubuntu. Unknown Job

I'm new to Ubuntu. It asked me to reboot because of updates. Now it doesn't start at all. I've managed to get to GRUB. I went to previous versions, and selected the only one available ...
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iOS application testing tool for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Have an iOS application for iPhone5 and later versions ( Developed by another team), Need a automation testing tool, through that I can test my iOS application. I tried MonkeyTalk that requires ...
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Random warnings at startup

When I reboot the system, sometimes I get the warning messages saying System problem detected. When this happens, except this apport message, entire screen goes blank and after some time, session ...
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Run a script at startup before login

I want to find out how to run a script made by me at startup before login.
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systemd-udev errors on startup

Ubuntu 13.10, HP-compaq 8510w laptop. I keep seeing the following message on startup and in dmesg: systemd-udevd[304]: error opening ATTR{/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/ata5/host4 ...
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Linux alternative to Windows Task Scheduler or another way of doing it

Does Linux have an alternative to Windows Task Scheduler, another way like a script or an inbuilt function?
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Unable to format USB drive with Disks (udisks-error-quark, 0)

Upon trying to make a startup disk (USB) for Ubuntu 12.04, the system prevented boot loader installation. I'm getting message: Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object ...
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Battery failing on Acer Aspire One 722 when starting

I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Acer about month ago, it has worked perfectly, but some days ago the battery hasnt allowed the computer to start. It starts normally with the computer connected ...
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Error scripts at start up.. not it wont start ubuntu at all

For a while now I keep getting these little error scripts at start up. They never seem to effect start up much so I wasn't really concerned with it until fairly recently and now it wont start Ubuntu ...
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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 ...
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How to specify the order of startup scripts (CLI)?

Startup really confuses me. It seems various methods for starting things happen in different locations all over the place. But is there a way to define the order they are loaded? Specifically... I ...
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Can a single Nautilus window be started with multiple tabs? (Revised)

This question is asked before here and I will ask it here again. I would like Nautilus to start with multiple tabs open. How can I do this? According to the previous question, asked in 2011, Nautilus ...
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Best way to ensure a VPN connection starts (and hopefully remains)

Ok, trying again :) I tried to find the answer to this on my own, and that led me to the first suggestion in this topic... which, through a Series of Unfortunate Events, let me to hours and hours ...
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I cannot boot up 13.04. It asks for a password that I don't have [duplicate]

I don't remember creating a password and I have tried everything I can remember. I am currently trying to sign into Ubuntu 13.04 but when I start up I get a blue box on a black screen that says ...
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Ubuntu won't start - blank screen with flashing white cursor [duplicate]

My laptop is dual-booted with Windows 8 on one partition and Ubuntu 12.04.3 on the other. I've searched around for my issue already, but nothing I've found so far has solved the problem. Since last ...
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Ubuntu Server 13 hangs on boot, help?

All that appears on the screen is the blinking cursor, and it never seems to go away. I am pretty sure this may be a permissions problem. The reason I suspect this, is before the problem occured I ...
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How to make Guake start by starup?

I'm looking for help, because i had to install Ubuntu one more time and I was always using Guake Terminal. In fact I don't know how, but it was always starting when the desktop appeared and I only ...
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Mobile broadband not connect without unplug and plug

I have recently installed ubuntu 13.10 and I am still very new in this operating system. My problem is that when I start my computer, it detects all the wifi connections around but not my mobile ...
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mounting problem

Hey I got this problem on my fresh xubuntu 13.10 install I have a Data device /dev/sda5 which I like to auto-mount it on startup, I added it to the /etc/fstab file ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to log all applications that startup automatically?

I'm using xubuntu and recently I encounter this problem: When the computer started up, a main window Files Manager appeared automatically and I don't why this happens. There are bunch of startup ...
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Black screen after changing to Gnome Flashback from Gnome Flashback (no effects)

Installed 13.10 on an older computer. Everything worked fine but running very slow with Unity, so installed Gnome Flashback and it worked extremely well on Gnome Flashback (no effects). Decided to ...
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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 ...