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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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How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?

How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?
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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 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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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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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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How do I tell a start up program to start minimized?

Here is a quesion that has been bugging me. You know how you can set up a program to run on start up right? Well, how can i tell it to start minimized, like you would do in windows? TeamViewer ...
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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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1answer
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Booting in kiosk mode [duplicate]

How can we configure the machine to boot directly into a restricted interface, with limited options that we can configure? This is to make a kiosk machine.
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Lightdm not starting on boot

I installed gdm for a while as my display manager, and after removing it, lightdm does not start by itself. I instead have to login to a tty, and run sudo start lightdm. Running dpkg-reconfigure ...
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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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How do I disable the boot splash screen, and only show kernel and boot text instead?

I'd like to be able to disable the Ubuntu splash screen that I see on boot with the indicator meter of progress, and replace that with a text-only readout of the boot up process (such as you can get ...
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How to add the old startup sound (not login sound)?

I loved that sound. But apparantly they have removed it in this new LTS. Any way to get it back?
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How do I change the start up sound?

How do i change the start up background music in Ubuntu and can i add any customized music for startup? What are the various ways of setting this?
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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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How can I delay a specific program on startup?

How to delay a program such as cairo-dock (No openGL) or firefox Sometimes it crashes when started with other startup apps. I want it to start 10 seconds late so it will not crash. Thank you, (I'm ...
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No startup sound in ubuntu 11.10

I installed ubuntu 11.10 4 days ago. When I login into my account the startup/login sound does not play. But when I logged in with a guest account, the sound plays. This is happening since I installed ...
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Why does plymouth start so late?

It appears that starting with 11.04 Plymouth starts so late in the boot process. Sometimes I only have a split second to see it before it transitions to the login screen. This is the same for 11.10. ...
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No Dropbox icon in the indicator panel?

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my machine and everything has been working fine, except I don't see the Dropbox indicator. I have installed and re-installed Dropbox multiple times and can confirm ...
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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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Can I make the webcam take a picture when an incorrect password is entered?

I am using a laptop . I was thinking to have a support in my Ubuntu machine. When an incorrect password is entered, a picture is taken later revealing who has been trying to gain access. I have ...
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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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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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Make setxkbmap preferences being set at startup

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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Why doesn't rc.local run all my commands, and what can I do about it?

I have the following rc.local script: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # ...
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How to connect to the Internet (DSL) automatically at startup?

I also have to enter a password to connect. Not the root password, but a password I created for the DSL connection when installing Ubuntu. So I would like to get rid of the password and connect ...
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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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How to start applications at startup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically? How do i start a application when ubuntu starts ?
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How to add aplication 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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Script at Startup

I'm using 10.10 and I need to run a script in order to get a windows-like international keyboard layout - basically, it changes how dead keys work. (Original script from this page ...
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bashrc or bash_profile?

I know the difference between the two bash login scripts: .bashrc is run only by "non-login" shells. .bash_profile (or .bash_login or .profile) is executed by "login" shells. Does anyone have some ...
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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? Thanks!
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1answer
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Why does ubuntu get slow after a period of time?

I have used the ubuntu 11.04 for several months and it is much faster during the startup at first. But it takes much longer time to start after several months. Since I have turn off the system service ...
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How to remove or hide the GRUB boot menu?

Recently I decided to use only Ubuntu and there is no Windows in my laptop. When I turn on my laptop the GRUB menu is showing but I don't need to choose OS anymore. How can I remove or hide this? ...
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Run a startup script with lightdm

I have a tablet PC and the graphics driver doesn't support xrandr, so in order to rotate the screen I run a script which changes the Xorg.conf file and then restarts lightdm. I also have a script ...
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How can I get a startup application to run in another workspace other than #1?

I want to startup an always run but seldom actually used application to start on another workspace, so I don't have to manually do it each session start. Can this be done, and if so, how?
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How to start Thunderbird minimized on start-up?

I followed this tutorial to set start Thunderbird in minimized mode at startup, but it wasn't helpful. After following the instructions, I could not even start Thunderbird. So I was forced to start ...
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1answer
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No init start up error

I'm running Ubuntu on a dual boot with Windows Vista, I've just gone to boot up as usual in to Ubuntu and I have this error No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. Busybox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu ...
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How can I recover files inside a Wubi install before re-installing Ubuntu?

I failed to inter Ubuntu with this error GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99-21........etc I spoke with technical support at www.ubuntu.com he was really nice and he served me will I thank him very much.... but ...
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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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How do I get the GUI to come back?

My computer for some reason is no longer booting into the GUI. It sends me straight to the command line. How do I get it to launch the GUI and how do I get it to launch the GUI by default on startup? ...
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Turn off the Wireless card on each boot [duplicate]

I tried to disable the wireless functions at boottime like Lekensteyn described here: How can I keep a wireless card's radio powered off by default? But it keeps starting enabled after a reboot! I ...
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Black screen on boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've just installed Ubuntu and i can't access the desktop because the screen sometimes flickers ...
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Remotely turning on computer?

I need a simple way to turn on my dell optiplex remotely, and shut it off. Its running ubuntu 13.04. How would i go about that? would i need a separate device to press the power button, or would it ...
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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 do you get a list of all starting services?

I know about the update-rc.d SERVICE OPTIONS command to add and remove services from startup, but how do I use it to get a list of all the services that are currently configured to start at startup? ...
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How do I launch a GUI application as root on user login?

I would like to launch a Gnome application with root privileges at login. I have tried adding a script to launch using update-rc.d myscript.sh defaults. It looks like the application does launch, ...
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modprobe ath9k at startup?

I have finally managed to find a solution to make my wifi stable in ubuntu 10.10. I have had problems with my ASUS ul30vt and the Atheros AR9285 but by installing the latest compat-wireless from ...
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How can you make a .sh file come on at startup in Lubuntu 12.04?

Running lubuntu desktop on samsung N145 netbook. I got so far as /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart and added the line @home/magpie/touchpad_settings.sh Where the name of my file is ...
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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 ...