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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How to update /sbin/init?

I am trying to use Upstart to daemonize a script. So, I made a .conf file under /etc/init/. Now to check the conf file I did init-checkconf /etc/init/ping_me.conf And it says ERROR: version of /...
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fwconsole start at boot

I need some assistance please I run FreePBX voip asterisk server. To stary it I type /usr/sbin/fwconsole start How can I start it at boot please. I did try rc.local but no success Thank You. Kris
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Upstart process listed as stop/waiting

I have this upstart script When I run: sudo start poxa it starts the process but when I run: initctl list it shows me that is is stop/waiting but when I check ps aux | grep poxa it show the process. ...
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iMac 2007 (ATI Radeon 9200) dual screen problem under 15.10 (systemd / upstart)

Since installing Lubuntu 15.10 I have encountered a problem with my dual screen setup where the built-in monitor of the iMac seems to be turned off during the startup. The iMac screen turns black ...
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How do I disable unnecessary services without uninstalling them in Ubuntu 15.10?

There are some daemons I make zero use of and would like prevent from autostarting, those include avahi, zeitgeist, telepathy, apport and some others. Needless to say I'd like them not to start. Can ...
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Upstart PID files in home directory?

What are all of these PID files doing in my home directory? $ ls -1 ~/upstart-* /home/mark/upstart-dbus-bridge.4885.pid /home/mark/upstart-file-bridge.4885.pid /home/mark/upstart-udev-bridge.10317....
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error with runit and upstart

Yesterday i try to install some package and i get error about runit . So i search on Internet and a fix was to sudo dpkg --force runit i did it but as i tried today sudo apt-get update i got ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Blinking cursor problem after qemu installation

I have been using 64-bit Ubuntu 15.10 along with Windows 10 since it was released. 2 days ago I wanted to install qemu. At the beginning it needed an external library (glib 2.22). I downloaded glib 2....
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How are services started in Ubuntu 14.04, Upstart, SysV or a combination of both?

I have these 2 webservers installed on a development machine and because they both bind to port 80 only one can be running at any given time. I would like to be able to modify the init startup ...
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Early adbd on ubuntu touch device

I need to run adbd at early boot stage (before lightdm has started) on Ubuntu touch device (Nexus 10). As far as i know, adbd is launched after login screen password is entered. In upstart scripts i ...
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Isn't it counterproductive to have systemd, upstart and init.d all running at the same time in a system? [closed]

I've been reading about the many different start up methods on boot by Ubuntu. And it's great that things are moving forward, but right now we have three different ways to start processes on boot, all ...
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Where does Gunicorn come from in `service gunicorn restart`?

When I pip freeze, I do not see Gunicorn. I am wondering where Gunicorn comes from when I run service gunicorn restart/stop. And what is service's relationship with Upstart? Thanks. Edit: I now ...
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Upstart: Start bitcoind if it stops running

On Ubuntu 14.04 I have not been able to get the Bitcoin daemon to automatically restart. Rarely the daemon dies and it is important that it starts again without manual intervention. To get it to start ...
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/var/log/upstart/systemd-logind.log is not rotating (Ubuntu 14.04)

On several (corporate, not personal) Ubuntu 14.04 machines, I'm seeing the following behavior: # date Wed Nov 11 21:27:50 UTC 2015 # ls -lAF /var/log/upstart/ total 2416 [...] -rw-r------ 1 root root ...
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How to run a script after user login, but before desktop loads?

I have a script that mounts an encrypted partition with a key that is available only after successful user logon (on his home's ecrypt-fs). The script gets called asynchronously by upstart job on ...
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Error Message on ansible deployment

Is anyone knows some about this error message: NOTIFIED: [nodejs_app | restart app] ****************************************** failed: [qastatus0] => {"failed": true, "item": ""} msg: stop: ...
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xinetd starts too early

When xinetd starts when the server boots, it complains that the IP sepecified in one of the service descriptions isn't available. My IP for eth0 is not configured in /etc/network/interfaces, but in ...
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Killing the process started with upstart

I use upstart to launch rails app with unicorn. This is the conf file in /etc/init/unicorn_rails.conf. # simple uWSGI script # http://uwsgi-docs.readthedocs.org/en/latest/Upstart.html description "...
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Can I force upstart to respawn a process that exited with exit code 0?

Hi I have a job that some times get a kill -TERM The jobs stops with exit code 0. I have an upstart script that monitors this job. However it's not respawning the job because the exit code is 0. Can I ...
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Creating a basic service in Ubuntu server

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and Python so forgive me for asking basic question. I have written a basic Python script which keeps an eye on bytes received using psutil's function and spits out a print ...
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Run upstart as non sudo user

I have a upstart of uwsgi, I want non-sudo user to run uwsgi. In ubuntu server 14.04 I have two users, user1(has sudo access) and user2(doesn't have sudo access). upstart script I have /etc/init/...
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upstart my.conf ifconfig changes seem to either have no effect, or get overwritten during startup

I have installed an upstart script like this: # This needs to go into the /etc/init/ folder description "Run MCP" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] console output script # ...
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How to deal with upstart vs systemd warnings during update to Wily?

I am upgrading to Wily atm and I noticed a bunch of upstart warnings like this: initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused insserv: ...
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Cannot create custom mount point for /dev in systemd

I am working in an embedded system and we are migrating from upstart to systemd. I am trying to write .mount file for /dev in rootfs. But this failing. Can somebody please help ? # This file is part ...
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Use crontab to restart an Upstart service on schedule?

I need to restart shiny-server (Upstart service) on Ubuntu 12.04 on a routine schedule. Typically, if I want to restart this service manually, I simply type: sudo restart shiny-server or service ...
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What starts accounts-daemon?

Question is simple: what starts the accounts service daemon on Ubuntu 14.04? root 11495 1 0 13:55 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/accountsservice/accounts-daemon pstree tells me that it's ...
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Docker is managed via upstart, try using service docker

I'm using following system: root@alexus:~# cat /etc/issue.net Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS root@alexus:~# uname -a Linux alexus 3.13.0-57-generic #95-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 19 09:28:15 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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upstart script is not picking system default environment variable

I have one openstack based service. Which we are ran using upstart script. upstart script # filename: /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] and started mountall stop on runlevel [016] ...
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Using Screen inside /etc/init

I am trying to launch a .jar inside a screen session at boot using /etc/init Here is my script (pretty standard:) start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [^2345] console log chdir /home/...
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How to start an application at boot time or as a service

in order to be able to start my application at boot time i have followed the Upstart instruction. I have create a file /etc/init/poolparty.conf, within which i have defined the following: # ...
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REGEX not working at Upstart script

For Upstart Script, regex always gives me false, however it does work once I run script manually. /etc/init/sync_remote_users.conf: start on filesystem and net-device-up IFACE!=lo stop on runlevel [...
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Upstart job not recognized

I wrote a simple upstart job: start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] exec dnscrypt-proxy -E -R cisco-ipv6 It starts properly on boot, but is still not recognized by service --status-all ...
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Debugging Upstart script for nodejs process

My Upstart script is as under. It looks long, but its mostly comments. If you can bear to read through it, then I get an error like .... typeerror: arguments to path.join must be strings... ...
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Why do Upstart jobs use `start on runlevel [2345]`?

I see many Upstart jobs using a directive like the following: start on runlevel [2345] The Upstart Cookbook provides the following list of runlevels for Debian/Ubuntu: 0 : System halt. 1 : Single-...
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Upstart not executing script

Running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Doesn't seem to want to run my simple script. I have a file located at: /etc/init The file karl.conf: # startup script by karl # run when system starts up start on ...
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How to start a delay job correctly using Upstart?

The current script: start on (net-device-up and local-filesystems and runlevel [2345] and started rsyslog) stop on runlevel [!2345] respawn exec /usr/sbin/openvpn --...
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how do i start a node js application as service?

I have a node js application and I need to run that application as a service. I am using forever with node.js to run the application once the system has been rebooted.
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How can I stop mongodb from starting on system boot

I installed mongodb for learning purpose, the problem I am facing is that it starts on system boot and consume resources even if not being used. I want it to be removed from system boot, how can I do ...
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deluge daemon crashes: There is a deluge daemon running with this config directory!

I am having a similar problem as described in Deluge Daemon continues to crash. I am sure, however, there are no deluge processes in the background when I start the daemon service. Here is my process ...
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Locate the id of multiple input devices and change the value of its property

I was looking at this which answers if there is only one of the device names. The id's can change when unplugging the device and plugging it back in, this is why I need to get them by their names. I ...
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error in login and boot and install/remove pakage and update os

Hello I am an Amateur and I have 3 problems 1- I do not boot normally because a lot of the time it takes a long time to boot and login screen had no mouse pointer. I had to to solve problem by using ...
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Software works when run manually through the terminal but not as an Upstart service

I have written a software that will act as a server to an application I've made. This works perfectly when I run it from the terminal but crashes every time on a very specific action when I run it as ...
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Problem closing a program with upstart in 14.04

This is the code: description "NZBGet upstart script" setuid martin setgid martin start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] respawn pre-start script exec /home/martin/nzbget/nzbget -D end ...
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Upstart restart sends multiple SIGHUPs

I'm trying to restart a process that is a little picky with how it handles signals (namely, one SIGHUP triggers shutdown, but if it receives a second while shutting down, it attempts to come back up ...
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Running aftermarket Lenovo software on 14.04?

I just purchased my computer (Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga s1) and I tried following this guide to fix issues with the screen and Wacom stylus. Python code is stored at /opt/thinkpad-yoga-scripts and copied ...
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Can't get slanger to start as an Upstart service

I have created the file /etc/init/slanger.conf and I'm trying to get it to start as a service. The following are the contents of the file start on started networking and runlevel [2345] stop on ...
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15.04 Can only boot with upstart, systemd boot fails

If I try a normal boot into 15.04, I get thrown into a command line-only session with some disks marked read-only. I can boot fine with upstart. The tail end of dmesg when I boot under systemd is: [...
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Will it be possible to switch from systemd to upstart from 15.10 onwards?

In Ubuntu 15.04, it is possible to switch from systemd to upstart. Will this ability be retained going forward?
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service xxx start runs in background only

I have a service that I run with a program that we developed. I want this program to start on startup and I want it to run in the foreground. Now I got it to a place where I can run it using " ...
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Can't find job mysql on crouton precise

I'm using Ubuntu precise as chroot in my chromebook machine. I'm trying to install mysql through apt-get install mysql-server. The thing is, when I try to start it, it can't find the job: (precise)...