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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?
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how to stop apache2, mysql from starting automatically as computer starts?

My os is 11.04. I have apache2 & mysql installed. How to stop apache2, mysql from starting automatically as computer starts?
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Ubuntu very slow startup

My new laptop is taking very long (a few minutes) until it reaches the log-in screen. Here is the output of dmesg: http://pastebin.com/MuW79kVd I think the important part is the following gap in ...
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Cannot find log of application started through init.d script

I have created a .deb package of my scala application using sbt. I have successfully installed the application and am able to run it properly. Now, I want to start my application on system startup. ...
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Gui/Script to set up Wifi at login?

Wondering if anyone has tried setting something like this up before. I'm planning on shipping a product that runs ubuntu, and it will strictly need to be wifi only. I am wondering if there is a ...
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Startup Command

i would like to run this command after my network has been established when i boot up my ubuntu. the command in the terminal is : "mavproxy.py --master=/dev/ttyACM0 --baudrate=57600 --out=myipaddress ...
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Alsa sometimes fails to load at laptop startup

I've Lubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed on my Toshiba L30-10T laptop. Sometimes, Alsa fails to load at laptop startup : I've no sound on my computer and I've to type sudo alsa force-reload one or two times ...
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How to build .deb package that adds a GUI program to session startup?

I have a built .deb installer that installs the GUI(1) program myprog. I would like this .deb installer to add myprog to the Session Startup programs for all the users on the system. Should this be ...
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Problem with initialization

my first experience with Ubuntu and i have troubles. In installation was all good, no problem with anything, but he start with lag, so I restart my pc and the Ubuntu don't start more, the problem is ...
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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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Problem in boot is very slow! unknown process! what to do?

Problem in boot is very slow! During startup is carrying a process called "a start job is running for dev-disk-by x2duuid ..." it takes about 1m and 30s to fully charge it, how do you solve it? ...
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White screen 15.04 Lubuntu startup

I am getting a white screen after startup in Lubuntu 15.04 and I do not know if this is by design or if it is a bug. It clears away from a mouse click to reveal the login window. It reminds me of the ...
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14.04 stalls on boot up, waits for button press

Title says it all. When I boot up, the computer shows the Lenovo logo and says "Press Enter to interrupt normal start up", (which doesn't work, and I also can't figure out how to enter the BIOS)and ...
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'starting version 219' bug after the 15.04 update

After update my system to 15.04, I have an error message at the boot: 'starting build 219'. The bug is known, its recommend to go to console mode and enter this command: sudo systemctl enable ...
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Abiword starts automatically each restart

Abiword starts automatically each restart, on any user. Already checked out Startup Applications. Remember session is turned off. (Unwanted application starts automatically when I login) Additional ...
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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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manually change the startup scripts in /etc/rc2.d

I use ubuntu 14.10 and I want to stop the SSH service from auto startup. Will it be enough to change the start up script to be /etc/rc2.d/K03ssh or I should do sudo update-rc.d -f ssh remove also
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After 15.04 upgrade: Strange startup screen, long loading time?

After upgrading my 14.10 to 15.04 (running gnome3 desktop), I have the following loading screen: (photographed as I don't think there is an option to take a screenshot at this point, right?) ...
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Setting screen DPI under Fluxbox on QHD+ laptops (like Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro)

I've tried every mentioned workaround here: How to find and change the screen DPI? but non of them work under fluxbox with Ubuntu 14.04, fonts look so small, even though the xdpyinfo | grep dim shows ...
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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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No verbose output on startup after upgrade to 15.04

When I was running Ubuntu 14.10 I was able to view the verbose output during startup and shutdown (which was very useful for me). But now that I have upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 I get the verbose output ...
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How to run logkeys

I just installed logkeys from Software center. I am finding it hard to run it. Its documentation page doesnt help much either. 1. How do I run it? 2. Can I bind the start up with a key combination? ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to stop hanging on the startup loading screen?

When I turn on my laptop and load Ubuntu it hangs on the loading screen and I have no idea what caused it. This prevents me from effectively running Ubuntu making me laptop only functional on Windows. ...
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Startup problem: the disk drive /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present (12.10)

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 startup system does ubuntu use?

i've seen several ways to add programs or daemons to startup in Ubuntu 12.04 but I am kind of perturbed with the meaning of each method, basically because i dont understand the underlying startup ...
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How can I make a specific set of iptables rules permanent?

Is there a "best practice" or standard to make a few iptables rules permanent? I mean: automatically applied upon a system reboot? I am using a VPS with Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx). Thank ...
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How to run two commands at startup, as root [duplicate]

I need to run these two commands as root at startup (not sure whether it matters if it's at startup prior to initiating a GUI session or not), in order to have my mousepad work: rmmod psmouse ...
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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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Slow startup every other boot, and can't access internal HDDs

I'm running 15.04 on a 250GB Samsung SSD. I have two HDD's (1 TB and 2 TB). I experience problems every other boot. Initially the system will boot lightning fast and my drives are immediately ...
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Ubunto installs on my HP laptop but thennothing

I have downloaded 14.04.2 and installed on HP laptop, It already has windows vista but I wanted to format and install Ubunto only. Everything seem fine and it boots to desktop but then I don't see the ...
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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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Constant startup error issue - what is com.ubuntu.apport-support-gtk-root

What the error mean? and why does it keep showing up at start-up... i report but nothing changes
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How to run a compiled cpp file after booting up the system [duplicate]

I am using an arm v7 soc system which runs ubuntu very well. I can run my compiled cpp file (compiled with g++) perfectly from terminal by ./myproject. However i want code to start automatically ...
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Unable to enter BIOS

On start-up with my Dell M5030 device, I have not been able to access Setup when the computer starts. I have pressed Esc, F2 and F10 at and shortly after starting the computer, however Grub 2.0 ...
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How to run MEGA Sync on power on

I can't figure out how to run the MEGA Sync client as the same way the smb runs in my PC. I mean, in a way that the MEGA Sync synchronizes the files even if no user is logged in the PC. How should I ...
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Starting applications on bootup [closed]

I have been searching for a while for a method that starts applications on boot. rc.local Startup Applications in Ubuntu. Is Startup Applications available only on Ubuntu, or does it have versions ...
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Start Ubuntu Focused on a Particular Workspace

Is there a way to have Ubuntu boot up focused on a particular workspace, e.g., workspace_2? Note, this is not how to always open an application on a particular workspace, but to have, e.g., the ...
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How to make Guake start at login?

I had to reinstall Ubuntu and always used Guake Terminal and it was always starting when the desktop appeared and I only pressed F12 and it did everything I had to. But now it doesn't start ...
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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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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.