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How to show notification at startup using notify-send?

I added the command notify-send "Hello User" in /etc/init.d/rc.local but it did not show any notification. Using Kubuntu 14.04.2 64bit
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How do I improve boot speed?

I have seen many videos that make Ubuntu faster, but only makes the desktop faster. I am looking to make my computer boot faster. Is their anything i can do to make Ubuntu boot significantly faster?
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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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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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Multiple monitors freeze and have artifacts when logging in

When I boot into Ubuntu on my computer 2/3 times the monitors will freeze and the system will become unresponsive. I have triple monitors. This is what is looks like when it freezes. All of the ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed through Wubi on my laptop. For some reason when i click on Ubuntu on start up (when you have to either select windows or Ubuntu) I get the following screen, the grub ...
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Ubuntu Gnome fails at startup

I just install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my laptop. It started just fine, and I installed updates by: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo reboot It's now stuck at Startup with following ...
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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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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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Problem with initramfs, when startup

I have this problem since last two days. I don't know what's wrong. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire A0725. When my system starts, it shows a message like this: Gave up waiting for root ...
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Start PC on same network from script on ubuntu server

I have a server with ubuntu 14.04 on. I would like to be able boot and shutdown several ubuntu 12.04 machines on the same network. Is this possible and if so how would i go about doing it? Many ...
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delay of startup applications, dropbox specifically

I have a mounting/dropbox/startup issue. I want to postpone the startup of dropbox, as my computer does not mount the disk in time, and dropbox assumes it is not there. Does anyone know an easy way of ...
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How to autostart ngrok with Subsonic

I have Subsonic and ngrok installed and I want both of them to autostart. Subsonic does that by default while ngrok doesn't. But after I add ngrok to Startup Applications, Subsonic stops starting at ...
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ubuntu 14.04 take a lot of time to start

Ubuntu 14.04 takes a lot of time to boot. This is dmesg log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10368370/ What's the problem with that?
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Freezing on start up after fresh install

I downloaded ubuntu and used the Universal USB creator/installer from pendrivelinux.com. I have a dedicated hard drive for this install so it seems installation can not get anymore simpler. After ...
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On startup, usb mouse needs re-plugging

Does anyone know how to ensure that my mouse is recognized on startup? I have to physically unplug and re-plug the mouse in order for it to work again.
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How can I make coinprice-indicator open from startup?

I have coinprice-indicator, it is an indicator applet that shows the price of the BTC using API's from Kraken, BitStamp or BTC-E. It refresh form 3 to every 60 seconds. I start this applet from the ...
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Mounting error at /. I have two partitions

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. Recently I paritioned my internal disk into 2. 1 for Yosemite and the other for Ubuntu. However, whenever I try to boot my laptop, all is well until it says that there was ...
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Black Screen after password Unity not working [duplicate]

Hello this is my first question on here, but after looking around I cant seem to find a fix for my problem. So here it is, Everytime I start up my PC I get the usual "enter Passcode" Which I do. But ...
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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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Problems with /etc/rc.local startup command

My current setup consists of Ubuntu VPS 14.04 x64 Bit. I've got two users; 'root' and 'mcmyadmin'. I'm trying to automatically run the McMyAdmin software every time my VPS reboots. This is the ...
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Why I cant see password prompt when .profile executes?

I want to use keychain for SSH cron jobs. I've found this good answer. I've add command keychain --nogui id_rsa in .profile And when I reboot and login I have to enter password. But I don't see any ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Startup & Shutdown Issues w/ HP Pavilion x360

I have an HP Pavilion x360 n010dx running Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn with the Linux kernel "linux-signed-image-3.16.0-23-generic", and I am having issues with Ubuntu starting up as well as with ...
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How can I delay a specific program on startup?

How to delay a program such as cairo-dock (No openGL) or Firefox? Sometimes programs crash when started with other startup apps. I want programs to start 10 seconds late to avoid a crash.
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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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help me to help myself [closed]

Why do i have to "ask for help" every time, too may time, when i need to do something on ubuntu.I am sick of asking for it and wasting time for it. Are there must be rules aren't they? Don't you ...
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Set volume to 100% on start up - Ubuntu 12.04

I am running chrome in kiosk mode on Ubuntu 12.04 with headphones in. When i reboot the volume is setting itself to 50% is there a script i could run maybe in startup applications that sets to ...
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No sound when Ubuntu start up

I already set up sound output to HDMI, but when Ubuntu starts up no "drum beats" (startup sound)... It have sound output normally elsewhere, but no startup sound... I tried connect headphones to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on boot after starting CUPS

As I was trying to install an alternative keyboard layout I ended up deleting my /usr/share/X11/xkb/* folders. I tried to reinstall them with apt-get remove xkb-data && apt-get install ...
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PC boots to console instead of desktop?

While I was using my PC, I had a Vulpix Wallpaper and I was trying to get the GTK window border colors working in LXDE using Compiz, so I opened Compiz Config Settings Manager and unchecked Wobbly ...
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mysql does not start automatically

I'd like mysql to start on boot but it does not, because I had removed rc.something (don't remember what was it) previously when I wanted it to not start automatically. Now in order to run it I need ...
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Run a command at boot [duplicate]

I'm still new to the Ubuntu / Linux OS. I currently run a Minecraft server from my Ubuntu 14.04.1 PC at home. Sometimes the power fluxes and forces the computer to shut down. I have the BIOS set to ...
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I can't create bootable USB drive with Startup Disk Creator

After re-installation of Natty, I had lost ability to create bootable USB drive with Startup Disk Creator. When I tried to add an .iso image into (through the button Other), nothing happend. Disk ...
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How can I have a startup service wait till remote drive to become available?

I have a startup service that uses data mounted on a nfs share. If I boot the 2 machines up at the same time, the nfs share is not available at the moment the service starts, and gets messed up. I ...
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How to get rid of cloud-init?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 image as my base box for vagrant. Unfortunately this base box contains cloud-init which causes many problems during starting-up the machine: ...
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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. Sometimes 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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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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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue [duplicate]

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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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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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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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 ...