Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

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cannot get upstart to run user job

I am trying to get upstart start a user job during the boot of my machine. I have my conky.conf upstart config file in my $HOME/.init directory. Wenn I run "start conky" I get this error: ...
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Upstart 1.6 Doubts about performance

With Upstart 1.6, I have a couple of questions: What does it mean it is able to "boot without initramfs". Does it mean it will boot faster without loading an image to RAM (Or doing it with an ...
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Why my upstart script doesn't run?

I don't understant why my script is not running. Here is what I did (I'm using Ubuntu 10.04). I wrote a mountFTP.conf script: description "Mount the remote FTP for sync" start on started tty1 ...
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How to force dhclient to run?

I usually run with eth0 config'd statically from info in /etc/network/interfaces, but sometimes need to use a dhcp acquired config. Running dhclient just tells me it's now an upstart job and suggests ...
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How do I startup the Computer with an alarm and run a scheduled program?

I want to start my torrent downloading at night after 11 PM so I need my computer to start automatically at 11 PM and then log in to an account and start a torrent program. I know that I can start up ...
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X : conditional xorg.conf file during startup

I've got a computer which I use at a couple of different sites, and I've got differen monitors at those sites. What I've done is that I've ceated different xorg.conf files for each of these sites. ...
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Failed to use upstart to control startup dependency

In a server I have memcached and apache2 installed, I want my apache2 ONLY can start if memcached is started, so in my apache upstart script, I added the line From start on runlevel [2345] To ...
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For processes to be up and running all the time

I want my python program sample.py to be always up and running. I have read some things and asked people about ways to do this. So far I have following options - Upstart Cron I am trying things ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, why service procps start doesn't start procps?

I have been trying to get some settings in /etc/sysctl.conf to take effect upon rebooting. So, I did the following as the root user on this node running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit # service procps ...
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Boot computer to text mode using kernel parameters

Referring to this question: How to remove the graphical user interface? The answer of modifying /etc/default/grub to have GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" would be great, but unfortunately I don't ...
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What is the current state of Ubuntu's transition from init scripts to Upstart?

What is the current state of Ubuntu's transition from init.d scripts to upstart? I was curious, so I compared the contents of /etc/init.d/ to /etc/init/ on one of our development machines, which is ...
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How to diagnose Upstart errors?

I have an Upstart conf file in /etc/init which starts fine if i start it manually like this: sudo initctl start myconf If i run it without the sudo command i get the error name=(unset) error, which ...
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How can I disable avahi-daemon?

How can I disable avahi-daemon and can you explain to me how it runs if it appears as a service but it itsn't in rcN.d? You can stop reading here. In fact, please do unless you want to TEACH a noob ...
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Apache doesnt start after upgrade to 12.10

during the upgrade process I was wondered for "replace init.d", and I said "keep", not replace. Now, apache2 is not working. I tried removing and upgrading again, but doesnt start. I have this error ...
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Upstart service stops when I log out

I've written an upstart script I want to run when my server starts up, only it does not. It will run when I call sudo start wiki, where wiki is the name of my service, however it stops running when I ...
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Why does service service_name status give different responses for different services?

Running the "service service_name status" command gives three different types of output when three different service_names are used. I tried with atftpd, apache2, and isc-dhcp-server, as shown below. ...
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How do I choose which way to enable/disable, start/stop, or check the status of a service?

If I want to start a system installed service, I can do: # /etc/init.d/some-svc start # initctl start some-svc # service some-svc start # start some-svc If I want to disable a service from running ...
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reliably restarting services using upstart or runit

I want to reliably restart my app and web server processes on crash. If I understand correctly, runit starts every service as a child process. If the child process crashes this sends a signal to the ...
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Installing packages that require system restart, from a Juju charm

I'm writing a Juju charm that installs some new packages, some of which require a system restart. In particular, daemontools-run installs an Upstart file, which would start svcanboot on the next ...
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How to have ssh running in the rescue mode?

If I select rescue mode in GRUB, ssh is not run. I have to type start ssh to have it running. Can I made this be done automatically for me? Typical situation is with broken graphics, when I need to ...
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How do I delay Upstart's net-device-up signal until a condition is met?

I need to wait for a specific condition to be met a network interface is considered "up". Upstart is sending its net-device-up signal before this condition is met, which cases the scripts that depend ...
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Problems with upstart script in ~/.init

I'm experimenting with running Sonar on my Linux desktop box. I wanted to make it start up automatically on startup of the box, but it's ok for it to run as me. I created "~/.init/sonar.conf" with ...
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How can I start SpiderOak automatically on a headless server?

I use SpiderOak for online backup and file synchronisation (a la Dropbox.) I'm running it on my headless server via the SpiderOak --headless command. At the moment, I have to start this manually ...
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Start command doesn't return for upstart script in Ubuntu?

I have written an upstart script called 'ts.conf' for a daemon and put it in /etc/init. When I try to start it with start ts I expect a confirmation message and I also expect to get the prompt ...
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.override file isn't working

I have a file /etc/init/boinc-client.override with the single line manual that I use to prevent the BOINC client from starting up. (I don't want it hogging CPU time away from Folding@Home, for now ...
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What tool can I use to manage upstart services?

How should I configure upstart runlevels ? Of course I could edit /etc/init/XX but that wasn't right way to do this, I think.
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How to start up rsyslog automatically?

Check current status of rsyslog $ chkconfig --list rsyslog rsyslog 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off Start up rsyslog at some levels $ sudo chkconfig --level 35 ...
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Upstart System Services manager /etc/init NOT /etc/init.d [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the recommended way to enable / disable services? How can I manage new Ubuntu System Services? The ones located in /etc/init/ and not in /etc/init.d/ I want ...
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Access dbus session bus from upstart script

I was wandering if it is possible to access the DBUS session bus from within an upstart script. The background is this: I am running an upstart task in user mode and replaced the Upstart.conf dbus ...
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How do I run a Python script in the background and restart it after a crash?

I have a very simple Python script that I'd like to be always running on my Ubuntu 12.04 server. I thought of using upstart + monit. The problem is that those tools seem rather complicated for a ...
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/sbin/getty process causing 100% CPU utilization

I have an instance of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-25-virtual i686) running as a KVM-VM on a host-machine that runs one more VM beside it. I deploy a Ruby on Rails application using the ...
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Remove services from upstart

I have mysql installed (from repos) on a development machine (laptop) and I don't need the daemon running on every boot. I've copied /etc/init/mysql.conf to /etc/init/mysql.conf.old and then removed ...
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AutoSSH for a robust tunnel

I'm trying to start an ssh tunnel from A to B and have it run despite things like: period network/wifi drops on A and remote server reboot on B. My ssh tunnel starts using upstart script on A with ...
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Why my upstart script don't work?

It is strange the script use to work fine,but after the proxy went down for a while,it don't work all the time. But the command in script section can still do it's job,and I have no idea what's going ...
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How do I start certain services only when needed?

I have a laptop. I use it for web+email a lot, and then some days for web development. Using it for the latter, I need apache2 and mysql server running, but normally I do not. I'd like a normal boot ...
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Installed plex media server, and it wont start

I just installed plex media server via the software center, and when I try to start it I get initctl: Unknown job: plexmediaserver How can I fix/debug this issue?
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How do I prevent race conditions in Upstart 'starting on' scripts?

I am working on a package that needs two Upstart jobs: one that launches a daemon, and another that launches a supporting daemon if the configuration file requires it. The logic to determine if the ...
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Starting java processes with Upstart

I want to start a java process using Upstart. Currently, on our OpenSuSE servers, I use the System V init system to achieve this, but on our Ubuntu servers I'd rather use Upstart. But I have two ...
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How do I stop all processes in a chroot?

I have a number of LVM partitions, each containing an Ubuntu installation. Occasionally, I want to do an apt-get dist-upgrade, to update an installation to the most recent packages. I do this with ...
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How to user interact during boot using upstart? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upstart script: Detect shift key down at boot I want to add a question during boot. The user is supposed to make keyboard inputs and depending on those inputs, there is ...
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How do I correct items that are now upstart jobs but still have an entry in /etc/init.d?

How do I correct items that are now upstart jobs but still have an entry in /etc/init.d? I have an ubuntu 12.04 machine which complains in the boot.log file like: Since the script you are ...
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How does dhclient get called under 12.04

In my 12.04 Precise install, when I boot the system, or when I plug in an ethernet cable, dhclient isn't run automatically on my wired eth0 connection. I have no running dhclient daemon. When I run ...
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user upstart job in ~/.init/ is not found

Running 12.04, I have the following upstart job in ~/.init/: # myjob start on net-device-up stop on [!12345] script echo ">> hello from user script" >> ~/tmp/upstart.log end script ...
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How to disable GDM from being automatically started?

After Ubuntu Server 12.04 installation, I installed Xubuntu just to have a minimal GUI: sudo apt-get install x-window-system-core sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop gparted ...
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How I can run ubuntu in chroot on Android?

I want to run fully functional Ubuntu on my Android device in chroot. But I have some trouble with upstart. In chroot "it will actually run /sbin/telinit", so how i can run upstart or replace it with ...
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Python script as a service on Ubuntu 11.10

I am facing the following problem. I want to run a python script as a service on Ubuntu 11.10 system (already mentioned in the following link: Python service using Upstart on Ubuntu) I followed the ...
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How to start a task before networking?

I've written an upstart task that modifies /etc/network/interfaces. (Actually a file sourced into it.) Which start on condition do I need to declare to let my task run before any networking jobs? ...
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Boot order of MySQL

I have a conflict with two programs in Ubuntu 10.04. I have configured an init.d file that boots up a program. However, this program requires MySQL to be running before it starts. When I boot the ...
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Starting a user-space program as non-root user at boot with upstart

Is there a method to set up an upstart script to execute a user-space program without keeping root privileges, but so the user which has directory/permissions-based ownership of the program can ...
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Why does Upstart need `setgid` when I have `setuid` and the user is a member of the group?

I'm attempting to configure Upstart to run a small utility that needs to access a tty as a system-wide daemon. When run from the command-line, the utility remains in the foreground and doesn't exit ...