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server first time login

I am a total newbie and just installed Ubuntu server. On startup I am asked for my username and password. OK no problem there. Then it says "welcome to Ubuntu" followed by a line that has ...
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How to find out what is causing a script to run on boot?

I have a script running on boot which should not run until networking has setup. I am trying to find the source but reaching dead end. Is it possible to trace how a script has started in linux.
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@reboot in crontab could increase the startup time?

I have a script that updates my ip address in the DNS server. Sometime this script takes 3 or 4 secs to run. I want to know if the script execution time could increase the total startup time of my ...
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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue

My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. However now, unexpectedly, at startup I see an error which reads: no such partition grub rescue There is no response, no matter what command ...
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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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Why doesn't my rc.local run on startup?

This is a duplicate problem, but I don't believe that it's a duplicate question as none of the given answers for people suffering the same problem work for me. rc.local does not run on startup. It is ...
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Installer mounted as /cdrom

I realize that this has been asked before but none of the solutions have worked for me. I have an external hard drive that I am using to install Ubuntu alongside windows. When it gets to a certain ...
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kstart detailed description

I'm having trouble getting kstart to work properly, so I'm looking for a much more detailed description of its behavior than what I can get from its manpage. Although the manpage describes all the ...
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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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What does `printf` do in rc.local?

I've encountered an /etc/rc.local script that gets some data and uses printf on it. My question is: where does that data that is printed go when rc.local is executed on startup? Is there a log file ...
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Which package for console toggle bug?

I want to file a bug report on Launchpad about a problem with me not being able to switch to console view from the GUI loading screen on start up. When I try to toggle, the console view has been ...
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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 to run an application at startup as a certain user?

Is there a way to have an application launch during startup under a certain user account? For example, I would like to have a_small_app run under the user account bob (which is in the group ...
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Can a single Nautilus window be started with multiple tabs?

When I fist start Nautilus I invariably open five favourite tabs.. I've tried multiple URIs from the command line, but it opened multiple windows. Is it possible to somehow do this via ...
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How do I disable drivers check after login in Kubuntu 14.04

Every time I login after full system restart I see running process "DriverManager" (can't give full description because it's happen for short amount of time), this is annoying because of high CPU ...
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No “startup applications” menu in Ubuntu 14.10?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (Unity) and I cannot find any way to manage the startup applications. I have done the usual first to unhide hidden applications (sudo sed -i ...
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How do I make Ubuntu Studio startup without anything running? [duplicate]

I want my laptop to boot into a clean desktop with nothing running (apart from necessary background processes, obviously). But every time I reboot, transmission, search monkey, sometimes firefox open ...
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Reduce my boot time

My computer startup time is longer than many of those that I have seen how can reduce it I have a few boot charts for my system here Can you please explain what I can do also if possible ...
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Start up and shut down issue after software update

These two programs updated yesterday. I am now, when starting up or shutting down, I no longer see the the Ubuntu splash screen. Instead I am seeing a rundown of the start-up and shut down operations. ...
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Run modprobe on startup

I need to run "sudo modprobe wacom" at startup to prevent an unrecoverable kernel panic (a blackscreen drop to terminal with repeating 1second audio looping and zero responsiveness) from occurring ...
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Requirements for KDE startup scripts

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10. I want to include the following startup script for KDE: kstart --desktop 1 firefox kstart --desktop 2 kmail kstart --desktop 3 konsole I placed these three commands in a ...
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Which startup applications can I safely disable?

Which startup elements can be safely deleted (for home desktop users)? I use this terminal commands to see the whole startup list: sudo -i cd /etc/xdg/autostart/ sudo sed --in-place ...
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upstart not running jar file once system has booted

I have been working on several bits of code and done a fair bit of testing and looking around for answers before posting this, so I am hoping someone can help solve this with me. The jar I am able to ...
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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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Keep opening an app with command [duplicate]

I have a problem. I am modifying ubuntu for other users (which are new to Linux) and I installed Docky app. It happens (5-30 mins), that the app closes by itself. I tried to put a command to startup ...
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no way of restarting ubuntu in my laptop

I've been using Ubuntu in my laptop for many years and had no problem at all. But few days ago started making strange things like not entering my desk saying that my password is wrong. I'm just a user ...
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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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set ubuntu machine for optimizing speed in scientific simulations

I'm an University researcher and need to optimize an ubuntu machine for running test. I'm interested in reduce the computational time required by a C++ executable. I've deactivated the graphic ...
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Which file manages startup appliations [duplicate]

I am a Java developer and I need to know in Ubuntu how you would manually configure which applications startup at startup so that I can code my application so that there is an option to get it to ...
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Open, write and read ttyUSB0

I am doing a program to open, write and read the port ttyUSB0, I have the next program and I don´t write anything. Can anyone help me please???? #include <iostream> #include ...
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Try to install Autodesk Maya on ubuntu 14.10

I try to install Autodesk Maya on ubuntu 14.10 through this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXw7aPRASEk , and open the first time and after close and open again, shows this message // Error: ...
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I get this message when starting my computer after re-installing Ubuntu, what does it mean?

So I re-installed Ubuntu as the only OS on my pc, deleting both Windows 7 and the previous Ubuntu 14.04 installation I used to learn the basics, but now, when starting my computer I see this message: ...
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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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cannot start system because of plymouthd error

I was using UBUNTU 12.04, and I tried updating it. Since then whenever I startup I get an error - "Plymouth: could not start splash: can not access a needed shared library." After showing this error ...
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ubuntu is freezing

after installing any version of Ubuntu is freezing when first startup and when try live CD with nomodeset Ubuntu isn't freezing but after installing back to the problem ( freezing screen ) Model : ...
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Ubuntu gnome gets to the loading screen and stops at the third point and never starts

Well, linux cant start. Im sure it must have been me doing some changes to the system without really knowing what they mean. Nevertheless i would really appreciate if someome could help. If theres for ...
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Syndaemon won't start as startup application

I've added the following line into my startup applications: /usr/bin/syndaemon -i 0.5 -d -K but syndaemon is never running when I log in. I always have to execute the command manually from the ...
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Why is the command in /etc/rc.local not executed during startup?

I have a single command in my /etc/rc.local script that is supposed to start the update daemon for Tiny Tiny RSS during startup, but the script is not executed during startup. Why? The entire ...
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Method to create a live USB disk (with persistence) which actually works?

I've tried so many combinations - all I want is a fast Ubuntu Live USB disk with persistence that works. What I've tried so far: Using unetbootin on my Mac, choosing some "Space used to preserve ...
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Java application session

I have to run Java's JAR file on system startup, and user have to run only that application, without desktop, without launcher, etc. Can you help me to achieve that?
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WiFi soft-blocked by rfkill on startup

I have a small Acer Revo PC with Ubuntu 14.10 that I'm configuring to run as a portable media center. I'm trying to set it up as a WiFi access point so that I can control XBMC/Kodi with Android ...
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Sickbeard and Sabnzbdplus won't start at boot

I seem to have some problems with automating some services at startup. I've had this problem before, but I couldn't find out the exact reason what caused this. I've added both services to startup ...
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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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How to start Viber on system boot?

I cannot make Viber to start on system boot. In the Viber settings I've checked: Start Viber on system startup. This seems to have added entry in the start up applications with command: viber. However ...
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Ubuntu start up blank User screen/ however fully functional guest window

I installed ubuntu 14.10 I don know what went wrong, but after 3-4 days the User window started appearing absolutely blank without any icons or any way to open the icons or the terminal. The only ...
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Cannot add/edit/remove Startup Applications; Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity

New to Ubuntu/Linux. In Startup Applications, changes are not saved; as soon as I close Startup Applications, settings revert to default. I've searched for answers (and tons of other questions on this ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 frozen at startup screen

After having installed updates (a popup appeared asking for automatic updates to be installed), I rebooted and after typing the password, the screen was frozen and the SO GUI wasn't loading. I ...
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Having Cisco AnyConnect connect to VPN server at startup on a headless machine

Currently I launch it manually using the following command: printf "y\nMYUSERID\nMYPASSWORD\ny" | /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn -s connect VPNSERVERADDRESS I tried putting the same command in ...