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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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Error during Ubuntu 13.04 startup [on hold]

I was trying Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop via a LiveUSB (the option which let's you try Ubuntu without installing) when I faced the following error during the loading of the OS : cp: Can't start ...
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Virtualbox nginx service won't start on startup, but can be activated through terminal

My normal OS is Windows 7 64-bit, but I'm running VirtualBox with the latests release of Ubuntu installed. I'm trying to use the VM as my web server as developing a Rails application on a Windows box ...
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start of Lubuntu from disk

I cannot start Lubuntu from a disk, only choose the language. How can I make the "live session" working as it is shown in F3? ( I am rather a newcomer in PCs, until now only Windows XP) sunagolden
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I get an error while starting ubuntu

It takes too long at the black screen with blinking underscore icon & after that a message display on the blackscreen saying: [ 18.052332] usb 1-1.1: string discriptor 0 read error: -22
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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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Alternative of CCleaner in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Is there any alternative software of CCleaner in Ubuntu 13.10. My laptop is running very slow, and Firefox also running slow and unresponsive.
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touchpad not working (at all) in Ubuntu 13.10

I am new to Linux. I don't know why my touch pad is not working at all. But the mouse is working perfectly well. Please help
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No screens found!

After installing Ubuntu on my new Laptop (using the nomodeset method), Ubuntu boots into a black (blank) screen. I've tried every single solution listed in here: My computer boots to a black screen, ...
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Right-click copy with x11vnc server [on hold]

Noob here. Can't get right-click copy to work with x11vnc server. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 Beta2 LTS with the default lightdm and unity desktop, and currently have x11vnc server starting before ...
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Ubuntu boot showing Resume: libgcrypt Version: 1.5.0

My boot is very slow, when it is loading displays Resume: libgcrypt Version: 1.5.0 After ~20 seconds it continues booting and lets me log in. Here is a video that I made showing what I mean. ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on new Macbook Pro. Installs then fails after restart

So i install Ubuntu from a live USB. No problems there. I get to the end of the the installation and am told to restart. I restart it them get a white screen with a blinking file icon with a question ...
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startup script ubuntu 12.04

Each time I startup the sistem I need to run this command sudo xhost + and the sudo service myservice restart I have decided to add a script to startup to avoid having to type it each time myself. I ...
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startup after installation problem in choosing w7 and ubuntu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 with using DVD beside my Windows 7. Installation was completed. Then it asked for restarting the system. After that system goes to Windows 7 without asking me to choose ...
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Is “screen-cleanup” service safe to disable?

I want to decrease my startup process and I see the service named "screen-cleanup" What is that? Is it safe to remove?
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Startup stopped at Xinerama - normal?

For an unknown reason when I rebooted my computer it stopped working. I see it can start the graphics engine as it shows the looping cursor and I can even move it, but the login screen does not ...
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System hang after waking up from hibernation?

I have played with all of my power settings for what I want me want my laptop to do as far as when I close my lid or press power button but it is not quite working correctly heres is what's going on: ...
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How do I re-install Zeitgeist Datahub in the Startup Application Preferences

I stupidly removed Zeitgeist Datahub from Startup Application Preferences. How do I re-install it back there precisely as it was originally?? To put the question in another way: I did try to ...
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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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Power Saving mode after start-up (12.04.4)

I have and issue that I can't seem to find right answer to. Immediately after purple loading screen I get an notification "Entering power saving mode", and I can't do nothing about it. If it's of any ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 crashes during start up [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problems but it started recently to crash during start up or login. I ran Memtest and everything seems fine. The crash screen is something like: Any ...
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How To Run An Application On Startup Automatically?

I am using "UbuntuServer13.10" and I have Dynamic IP. So for learning purpose, I want to add a host on my dynamic IP to open my server easily from anywhere. For this purpose, I used www.noip.com ...
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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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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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Start synergy on boot?

I use synergy. I would like to synergy to start as soon as I turn on my computer. How do I do that? To start synergy, the command is: synergys --config ~/.synergy.conf
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ubuntu wont start after freezing during first start up

I downloaded Ubuntu and everything went great and I restarted the computer to start using the new system. When Ubuntu started for the first time, it started to load and then when it said something ...
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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 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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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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How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?

How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?
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Problems with Startup

I'm new to ubuntu and I have been having a problem. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 via flash drive and whenever I try to start up my computer it gives me the error ...
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Start byobu setup with server reboot

I would like to start my byobu setup at a server reboot. With screen I use the rc.local and do it like this: su user -c 'screen -dmS screenname sh /home/user/start.sh' Now I would like to know how ...
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mount two hard drives on start up

I have two hard-drives (one internal and one external) that I want to mount on start up (ntfs, but it doesn’t matter). I can mount them fine with the "Disk Utility" aplication and I can mount them ...
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Why are none of my startup commands being executed?

I have been trying to get my laptop's screen brightness to default to a low setting, and for my keyboard light to be off when I start my computer. I have these two commands that work when I execute ...
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drives will not mount on startup

I am simply trying to have a few drives mount at startup of UBUNTU 12.04. I have tried entering the commands in startup applications (as explained in THIS tutorial): udisksctl mount --block-device ...
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startx fails to start

I ran the Software Manager and now startx doesn't start anymore. After I start my laptop and log in, the screen stays stuck on the login page (I tried with both gdm and lightdm). Switching to console ...
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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 ...
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How to add a synclient command to rc.local?

If I just put synclient string=value in rc.local it doesn't work. Do I need an echo to someplace or is rc.local not the place to do this?
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Can't get to the GRUB menu on iMac G5

I have an iMac G5, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I've had an error that I've gotten the solution to, but the solution requires me to get to the GRUB menu, and I can't seem to do that. I ...
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How do I limit Dropbox's activity on the hard disk?

On startup, Dropbox runs files indexing, which brings the system pretty much to a stand still for three minutes. Is there a way to restrict Dropbox from accessing the hard disk, or decrease the ...
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How to launch ubuntu without bluetooth enabled? [duplicate]

Bluetooth starts automatically when ubuntu starts. I would like to disable this to save battery power (because I just forget to turn it off sometimes). I know other have indicated that the answer is ...
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Can you add a startup and a shutdown sound ? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was wondering if there was any way to insert a startup and shutdown sound (ideally using a piece of software). If anybody has any ideas, they would be much ...
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Disabling Discrete GPU At Startup without System Crash

I have a hard-wired (i.e not multiplex) Nvidia GeForce 540m discrete GPU with an integrated Intel graphics card. I have no need for the discrete graphics card and am trying to disable it completely ...
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How to get options of choosing between windows 8 and ubuntu at start up? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 8.1 in a separate partition. But on start up , windows 8.1 automatically boots without giving me options to choose between windows and Ubuntu. Plz help! I ...
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How to choose between windows and ubuntu at startup

I'm new to Ubuntu and been wanting to install it on my laptop. Only thing I was wondering before doing so is will I receive the option to switch between it and windows at start up? And which option do ...
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setxkbmap on startup in ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to switch left Ctrl key with caps permanently. But with ubuntu native keyboard layout switcher xmodmap did not persisted (this question. So now i just ditched native switcher and using ...
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How to disable mysqld in 10.04?

I have a few (Linode) Ubuntu 10.04 (64bit) VPSes, and mysqld keeps starting on every reboot on all of them -- $ uptime 16:32:26 up 1 min, 1 user, load average: 0.09, 0.08, 0.07 $ ps -ef | grep -i ...
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Loading directly to the commandline

For a completely unrelated problem, I ran update-grub following the instructions in user62644's answer to this post. Ever since, the GUI has been loading by default upon boot, and I have to type ...
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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 ...