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No shell log-in prompt in Ubuntu 14.04 server

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server system. It was running fine till I had a power failure. When I restarted, I couldn't see the shell login prompt. The start-up session is like this: ......... Starting ...
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Running an Application (xrandr) Script on Startup [duplicate]

I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 with a dual-monitor setup. Since Ubuntu (and its derivatives) don't seem to like monitors with different resolutions (my laptop is 1280x800 and the monitor is 1366x768), I've ...
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Start Dropbox on Startup

I installed dropbox (2.0.26) via the command line instructions here (https://www.dropbox.com/install2). Dropbox is running great except that it won't start on startup. The command given ...
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How to run a bash script after 20 sec on Login?

I want to run a bash script like: #!/bin/bash echo 'cpu limit bomi player at 40%' cpulimit -v -e bomi -l 40 Just 20 seconds after Login into my user. Can you please help me to do that? ...
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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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Error appearing when Ubuntu 14.04 starts

libkmod: error ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf line 1: onoring bad line starting with 'sudo' Today after I made a software update I had to restart the ...
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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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How can I avoid 'Installation Failed' error when creating a Start Up Disk?

I want to create a Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD. So I open Startup Disk Creator in the Ubuntu Dash. I go through all of the settings, and then click 'Make Startup Disk'. Almost immediately I get a window ...
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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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disk drive for /home is not ready yet or not present when loading Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on VMware

Hi I have Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS installed on a VMware station. It has worked fine before but now when I open the virtual machine it goes thru the normal process of starting and stopping the ...
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How do I add/remove the “hidden” startup applications?

How do I manage (add/remove) all the startup applications in Ubuntu 11.10 and up? Startup Applications doesn't show all the applications which are started during boot.
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Problem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when starting Ubuntu after updating

Error repeated at startup in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS after update in about 7 hours. I don't know what to do. I get the following error: sda3: clean, 1067593/29802496 file, 61165204/119186944 blocks stack ...
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How to prevent Tor from starting automatically on Ubuntu server?

How do I stop Tor from starting automatically on startup? It is Ubuntu Server so I don't have any GUI.
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How can I disable notify-osd at startup? [duplicate]

I want to permanently disable onscreen notifications in Unity, Ubuntu 14.04.
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How to get a program to startup at start if it requires sudo to start

I have got a program which to start needs to be started with sudo, but as it would be very useful for this program to start up at startup without me having to manually start it, is there a way to get ...
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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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How to add application to startup application menu?

I tried add some applications to add startup menu. But they didn't started with computer. Please Anybody help me to do that. I used only GUI method to add apllications to menu in ubuntu 12.04.Somebody ...
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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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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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How to add executable bash script on ubuntu startup

I have created a executable bash script (using chmod +x) for monitoring my system and it works perfectly with out any error. Now i want to add this script on my start up in order to executing the ...
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How to boot to Ubuntu ISO image on drive? [duplicate]

I can't boot to the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO I have on my drive (running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS btw). I added these lines to the bottom of /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry 'ubuntu-iso' { set ...
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Add startx and a GUI application at boot

I have a GUI application and Ubuntu 14.04 server with x11 server installed. I want to start GUI application if server is rebooted, the application is non interactive. What i currently do is run ...
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Automatic NTFS Partition Mount on Startup

I have been looking through other answers on this site but I can't seem to get automatic mount of a partition quite right. I want the partition to automount on startup, and the partition is NTFS ...
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu installed alongside Windows 8?

Once I reboot it after the installation, it brings me to a screen to choose Windows 8 or Ubuntu. When I click Ubuntu it brings me to a screen with this options: Reinstall windows Change the language ...
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mysql server start failed

I am running ubuntu server. When I tried to login to mysql(which was running),I got the following error ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket ...
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what is making my computer to take long time to start

I am providing you with logs and screenshot made by bootchart, can you please look at it and tell me what is making my computer start so slow? (previously boot time was 40 seconds and now its more ...
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Not able to boot Ubuntu from USB

I installed Windows after installing Ubuntu, so I had to fix GRUB. To do that, I used a tool called "GRUB4DOS". After trying out a few switches, I let it be, since I did not understand how it works. ...
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At startup HDD not recognised [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my SSD (alongside Windows 7). I've also got a HDD installed with all my documents etc. Whenever I want to access the HDD after startup (in Ubuntu) it is not recognised: ...
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Why is Ubuntu booting very slowly?

I haven't used Ubuntu in some time, but as I booted it up again several minutes ago it took nearly 2 minutes to reach the login screen. I installed bootchart after that and did another reboot, and ...
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KDE start Thunderbird on specific Dekstop at startup

I want to start Thunderbird on a specific Desktop at startup of KDE. I found the autostart settings but I did not find any option to start the program on a different Desktop. How can I do this? Is ...
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How ubuntu works on booting

I am trying to understand how ubuntu (14.04 server) works at startup. What manages the services on startup? Initctl, init.d, upstart? I'm a little bit confused about what does what.
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Ubuntu freezes when gdm starts [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.10 (upgraded from 10.04) I was browsing in Firefox yesterday, then the PC suddenly did a reset Once it restarted, everything went normal until gdm begun showing. Then everything ...
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How to restore deleted startup applications

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 I have accidentally remove some of my startup applications from the "Startup Applications Preferences" GUI, and I don't know what they were, is there a log somewhere which ...
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How to run Remote Desktop at startup before logging in?

I've tried Google Remote Desktop first, and added this line to Startup Applications Preference /etc/init.d/chrome-remote-desktop start , but unfortunately this won't be executed before logging in ...
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How to add custom applications/scripts in startup applications in 14.10?

I'm trying to run a script automatically on bootup but am unable to do so because my Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 doesn't have a Startup Applications manager I can't add any custom scripts through running ...
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How to determine startup run level for Ubuntu?

We are planning to migrate from an older version of Ubuntu to (10.x) to the latest release of Amazon Linux. I'm trying to identify how to replicate the K and S scripts in the rc0.d, rc1.d etc ...
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How to start a program in startup that I start in terminal

I'm a beginner user and need help to have a program start on startup. The computer is solely being used for this, so I don't care about doing anything else on the computer. To run it normally, I go to ...
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How can I prevent Skype from starting automatically on boot?

My girlfriend logged into her Skype account from my Xubuntu 12.10 netbook, and ever since then Skype starts automatically every time I boot. How do I prevent this from happening? Things I've tried: ...
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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors

Could not apply the stored configuration for monitor: Error on line 1 char 1: Document must begin with an element (e.g.). http://i62.tinypic.com/jt5vkn.jpg I get this error on start-up. Whats ...
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Are settings in System > Preferences > Startup Applications the same as settings in some system or personal configuration file?

We can set up what programs to start automatically when starting up the OS, by adding settings in System > Preferences > Startup Applications Is this method the same as adding settings in some system ...
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How to remove ANY files related to a certain application that is not a package?

I downloaded Telegram (https://telegram.org/) and put the unzipped directory with the two executable files in /usr/bin. Later I removed it there and put it into /opt. I also created a .desktop-file in ...
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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 to boot CD on Ubuntu for installation?

I currently have ubuntu installed on my machine, but I want to try out Linux Mint. The CD is ready, but I need to boot it and install it. How do I do this? Pressing ESC on boot-up does not work. Any ...
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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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How do I save/remember last-used window position and size for applications?

When I log in Ubuntu, I would like all windows opened at previous session (terminal and Firefox mainly) to be re-opened automatically at the same size and position. How to proceed?
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How to create screen session on startup with command that doesn't end when command finishes

I want to edit my rc.local file to start up a few server sessions each in it's own GNU screen. However, whenever I stop a server, the screen terminates. Currently I have: screen -dmS test ...
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Login problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a little problem with Ubuntu: when i type the password to log in nothing happens, the only thing that happens is something similiar to a refresh (I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). When i type in a ...
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New install problem

I'm new to Ubuntu and just did what I thought was a successful installation. After restarting the computer at the end, I get the message "1962: no operating system found". Can someone help? The ...
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Initramfs suddenly speaks IPv6 but no SSH login

I have been running a configuration with an encrypted root partition and network unlock via Dropbear in initramfs for some time on my Utopic Xubuntu Mediacenter. Since I am actively using IPv6 to ...
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Start VBoxHeadless VM at startup

I cannot seem to get my VM to run at startup. I tried the "startup applications" and update-rc.d with no luck. sudo update-rc.d startvms defaults 99 10 This created all the appropriate symbolic ...