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open startup applications preferences on Lubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a Compaq nc6000 with 768MB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. I want to tweak Lubuntu for faster bootup (because it is slow). I watched a video on youtube, where the ...
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Get first Ubuntu startup sound in 14.04

I've seen that Ubuntu had 2 startup sounds, and if you make a startup app that executes the command /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-login" --description="GNOME Login" it plays the old startup ...
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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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Unable to get xmodmap working after suspend

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have a custom Xmodmap keyboard layout. However, when I resume after suspend, the layout is gone. I have tried all things which were mentioned in the answers to this ...
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Mounting on startup after all services got loaded

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 under VMWare Workstation. I'm sharing some folders between Windows and Ubuntu. Shared folders are mounted into through /etc/fstab: .host:/ /home/www vmhgfs defaults 0 0 ...
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Computer issues! Ubuntu 12.04LTS

My computer shuts down unexpectedly and randomly. It's been happening recently. It also will NOT shut down manually or when I click on shut down. I've tried holding the power button for a long time ...
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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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How can I start in safe mode?

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer AX1430G desktop. Everything went fine until I installed the additional ATI driver. When I reboot the computer, my monitor gives a "signal out of range" ...
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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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Strange desktop wallpaper at Xubuntu 14.04 startup:

When i start my computer i have this: After 2-3 seconds the menu loads, my normal wallpaper and all other, but why is this showing is it something to worry about and how to fix it?
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Start Ubuntu from SDHC card without booting into it

I have a SDHC card from which I can not boot, ecause the internal SDHC reader of my Lenovo laptop isn't recognize it. I can boot from it on my other Notebook without any problems. Nevertheless I can ...
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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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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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How to run scripts on start up?

I was wondering how to run scripts when my computer starts up so I don't have to run scripts manually that I always run?
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Failed to open session [closed]

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Droid. The virtual machine 'Droid' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1. Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: Machine ...
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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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Xubuntu (Server Install) screen blanks for 1 second after 1 minute

Little hard to understand the question from the title, but I'll get detailed here. After EXACTLY 60 seconds of init starting and the system booting, the screen will seem to "restart", blanking out for ...
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Kubuntu on a persistent live usb won't start up on my desktop

It perfectly starts up on my alienware laptop -the laptop from which I created it- and my HP laptop; however, when I try to boot it up on my desktop. it proceed until the Kubuntu logo, which keeps ...
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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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How can I make “rc.local” run on startup?

I have a script that I would like to run when my system starts. I have put it on "rc.local", but it doesn't work. How can I enable it to run on startup? Thanks!
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how to run sequence of command at startup?

I need to run a sequence of command at the startup. This sequence require the root password as well. How can I do that? This is in particular the sequence of command that I need to run: ...
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How to start Thunderbird minimized on start-up?

I followed this tutorial to set start Thunderbird in minimized mode at startup, but it wasn't helpful. After following the instructions, I could not even start Thunderbird. So I was forced to start ...
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How to turn on/off boot messages when Ubuntu starts?

Is there a way to easily turn on/off showing the boot messages (loading the services) when Ubuntu starts? My machine uses WUBI for boot-up. The reason I am asking is to figure out if the reason for ...
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Computer seems to be frozen during reboot after installation. How long should the reboot take?

I'm attempting to dual-boot my laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Everything to my knowledge has gone perfectly, up until now. The installation was success. Consequently, the computer began the ...
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startup disk creator error “unable to mount blank DVD-R Disc location is already mounted”

My os is ubuntu 12.10 32 bit desktop. (Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz × 2) . When trying to burn the lubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso file on a blank DVD-R Disc, using the startup disk ...
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“Waiting for network configuration” adding 3 to 5 minutes to boot time

I get the following pieces of information at the startup, takes about 3 to 5 minutes, while normally about 1 minute: Waiting network configuration Booting system without full network configuration ...
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Workaround for volume settings going to maximum after reboot

I recently upgraded my Dell E6510 laptop to 12.04 (Ubuntu with Unity). I've noticed that after every reboot, the volume always resets itself to a maximum level. While I try to work out whether this ...
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startup problem : the disk drive /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present (12.10)

hi this message is appearing during start up, I'm a bit of a Linux noob and have no idea how to remedy this or what it even means. I also realise this is almost an exact replica of a question that has ...
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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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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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GRUB shows brief blue screen on startup

I want to start up my computer and get to GRUB (it's worked before) but now every time I turn my computer on, GRUB shows as a blank blue screen for about ten seconds, and then automatically boots into ...
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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 do I change the start up sound?

How do i change the start up background music in Ubuntu and can i add any customized music for startup? What are the various ways of setting this?
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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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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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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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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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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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I get Authentication is needed to run `/usr/bin/dropbox' as the super user

in a system popup window on startup. Anyway to avoid this? fwiw I authenticate ok with my pw. I think this may have started after my recent upgrade from Ubuntu 12 -> 13
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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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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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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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Stop Boinc from auto-start on system boot

I have installed Boinc and subscribed to the projects I used to have on my old Windows machine. Everything works fine with one exception. I did not see any option in Boinc Manager to specify if I want ...
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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 ...