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 do I configure smuxi-server to run as a normal service?

I installed the smuxi-engine package on my Ubuntu 14.04 server which contains the smuxi-server binary. But I do not see instructions anywhere on configuring it to run as a service. Is there a way to ...
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How can I alternate between two kiosk-mode appplications?

I currently have a single-user system that autoloads into X and starts XBMC via a super-simple Upstart job that runs: su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone -- -bs" oli ...
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How to run a custom command for any X session

I need to patch the gamma on my monitor that is really out of balance, in short I need to run a command like xgamma -gamma 1.2 for any X session that I might start on my machine. My problem is that ...
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About dbus-daemon's activation parameter

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 LTS. I saw following line in /etc/init.d/dbus.conf. exec dbus-daemon --system --fork --activation=upstart And I saw the man page for dbus-daemon, and then found the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LightDM stalls after install of NIS NFS and reboot

After a clean 14.04 install of Xubuntu I went on to add NIS and NFS for remote access to the server. However, on reboot the system gets to the LightDM greeter and stalls (the consoles at Alt-F1 etc ...
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Upstart not reopening log files on logrotation

We use upstart to manage our services on our Ubuntu servers. They produce logs which are logged out to /var/log/upstart/SERVICE_NAME.log Then daily, the log files are rotated using the logrotation ...
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WOL upstart script won't run upon reboot 12.04.4

I am trying to enable WOL and followed this answer: How can I enable wake-on-lan permanently? As per the link, I created an upstart job to enable WOL upon reboot. Script is: start on started network ...
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Limiting nproc in an upstart job

What exactly does the stanza limit nproc 20 20 in an Upstart job do? I've read the documentation here (http://upstart.ubuntu.com/wiki/Stanzas#limit), and it seems like it would limit nproc for any ...
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Upstart: pipe the output of multiple commands

I try to detect if there is a network link (cable plugged/unplugged) in an upstart script (Ubuntu 12.04). Here the relevant part of my script (which didndt work): script if [ /sbin/ethtool eth0 | ...
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Start daemon after specific samba share is mounted

I have a homebrew headless NAS running 12.04. In it I have a bunch of disks that are presented as a samba share thanks to Greyhole. If I want to do anything to the files within this share, I must do ...
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Unable to start GUI app from upstart

As part of post-start of my app say "mydaemon", I want to launch a GUI app say "mygui". I am unable to do this. I have verified user perm using xhost, DISPLAY variable is set correctly. conf file in ...
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Does upstart chdir works with symlinks?

Currently in my upstart script, chdir points to a symlink (soft). Does chdir respect the symlink or goes directly to the symlinked directory? The question why I ask this is because in a web server I ...
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User upstart session in different window manager wIndow manager

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and i3 as window manager. After I have logged in to i3, upstart won't find my user jobs under ~/.config/upstart/. How can I make upstart find these config files without having ...
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how to setup automatic core dump on upstart script?

the myapp is an application that crashes eventually. I would like to get the core dump of those crashes... this is the upstart script I tried so far... but it still doesn't work description ...
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Upstart sub-command tab completion with zsh

I've just recently switched to ZShell, and am loving it so far. One issue I'm having however is that my init.d or upstart scripts used to have tab completion for their subcommands, but now it doesn't. ...
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Config --no-log for an init deamon job

I have a proccess configured under /etc/init and it runs by the init deamon, and want this proccess to stop sending logs to the /var/log/upstart dir. I read this document: ...
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Ubuntu 14 Upstart, Script Never Runs — No Log File

I apologize ahead of time if this has been answered, but Ive looked through all the other questions and havent found anything that helps. Here is my upstart script: nodeapps.conf start on [2345] ...
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14.04 PXE slow boot process (udev/upstart/systemd)

I've been using a diskless installation of Ubuntu for our department up until Ubuntu 13.04, without any major issues so far. However, with 14.04, something weird is happening in the boot process ...
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Unable to start kde

Rebooting my laptop after a few days of uptime (so I don't know what could have triggered the issue) I have found that I am unable to login from lightdm. My password is accepted and the fields ...
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Startup & shutdown scripts for Java servers

I am trying to design a graceful startup/shutdown script (Bash) for a Java app (JAR) that I will be deploying to my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I'm looking for a clean, Linux- and Ubuntu-friendly way of ...
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How to setup this X server as a service with upstart?

This is the script I have to make my X Server up and running... The goal is to make it restart in case of a crash... description "X server" start on runlevel [2534] stop on runlevel [!2534] script ...
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Why isn't my Upstart script running on 14.04?

I have the following Upstart script saved as /etc/init/automount.conf: description "SOME DESCRIPTION" start on startup task exec mount -t vboxsf WebApps -o rw,dmode=777,gid=GROUP_ID,uid=USER_ID ...
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Run a custom init script always before lightdm.conf

I have a firstboot script /etc/init/firstboot.conf which starts on "filesystem". This file creates some symlinks to some libs in /usr/lib Issue is , /etc/init/lightdm.conf also starts on ...
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14.04 stops booting mid-upstart - how to debug?

My laptop is fully updated to the latest 14.04 packages, and all of a sudden it just stops coming up during boot: (I'm sure you can ignore the vg_sys-root at the top) I booted into recovery, ...
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tftpd-hpa server (timeout from client side) please help

I'm a bit new to version 14.04 of Ubuntu: No LSB modules are available. I am trying to set up a tftp server, mostly for backup up cisco ios configs. I have followed every tutorial I can, and I'm ...
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Multi-user text mode runlevel in Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu as a server, and I want to change its runlevel to be full multi-user text mode (like init 3 in RedHat). From this command runlevel i see that am running N 2 which is Graphical ...
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Starting/stopping upstart service when Digitalocean droplet is created (14.04)

I'm running a node.js server on a Digitalocean droplet, and I want the server to announce that it's ready to an external service (via HTTP post). The server runs via an upstart script using the ...
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Preparing a service to use upstart and systemD (compatibility)

We are currently building an cool open source tool to be used as a linux service. so I begin writing an upstart script, But then I wondered, if debian/ubuntu world is moving to systemD, should I write ...
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How do I configure my Upstart scripts to take dependencies into account?

I have install PostgreSQL, Atlassian JIRA, Stash, Confluence and Crowd on a single Ubuntu 12.04 Server. They are integrated and working per Atlassian documentation. One thing I did notice is that ...
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Howto respawn a process on startup

In Slackware I just change one line in initab to run my program in a different console on bootup with auto respawn, how can I accomplish this in Ubuntu .. it seem one need a phd to write a upstart ...
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Upstart Job (.conf) Fails to Install

I have a simple package (.deb) wherein the main goal is to create an Upstart job. Call it Foo. It fails to create the job file /etc/init/Foo.conf. Package Definition I have created the package ...
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How to use UPSTART feature of ubuntu to restart the python script but not as root?

I am running my Python script using upstart feature of Ubuntu so that if for whatever reason my Python script dies or gets killed, it can be restarted automatically and everything is working fine - ...
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Networking doesn't start after upgrade with new upstart system

I have upgraded to the stable version of ubuntu server and my network doesn't start. There should be some problem with the new upstart service, because the network seems to try to load a dhcp, but i ...
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/etc/sysctl.conf doesn't persist after reboot

In a mission to reduce frequent memory flushes to filesystem, I added the following two lines to /etc/syctl.conf. vm.dirty_background_ratio = 50 vm.dirty_ratio = 80 I then ran, sudo sysctl -p and ...
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Set permanent command-line options to upstart

I would like to add a command-line option, such as --default-console=none, to upstart. I believe I can just add these to the kernel invocation line and they will be passed on, is this true? If so, ...
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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 ...
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Where are Upstart log messages on Ubuntu 13.X?

On Ubuntu 12.04, I can find Upstart log messages in /var/log/syslog. Commands: # initctl log-priority info # initctl emit hello Log: Apr 1 01:56:56 precise64 kernel: [ 8365.820425] init: ...
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What's the proper way to restart X or lightdm on the command line via upstart?

I want to restart the display manager (lightdm in my case, on Ubuntu 13.10) on the command line. What's the proper way to do it? sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart from a terminal emulator doesn't ...
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suddenly 30 gb gone from Home in ubuntu how?

Hi noticed a messege showing that less diskspace please clear up space in ubuntu. and when i took properties, i was surprised to see that of my 50gb partition only 4kb is left. then i followed the ...
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How to start xfce4 session inside upstart user session?

I would like to use a upstart user session to run some jobs under user control. My machine has mythbuntu installed which means I have lightdm which starts an xfce4-session. How should I replace my ...
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Audio does not work in upstart job

I'm trying to run the gmediarender UPnP media renderer as an upstart job. When I run it from the command line as myself, everything works fine. When it runs as an upstart job, I get error messages in ...
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Failed to create thumbnail error fills gnome-session.log.1 to 50 GB!

Yesterday I got a message that my /home partition was full so I moved a 10 gb folder to a external hdd. now I got the message again so I did the Disc Usage Analyzer, and I found a 50 GB file in ...
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uptart and gnokii and chroot

I try to run this upstart script. # description "" author "" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] #chroot /home/ubuntu/ respawn respawn limit 1 1 exec sudo smsd -u ...
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What's the best way to make a Qt executable program run as a service in Ubuntu

I've written my Qt code for an embedded system which is running on Ubuntu. I want to run my program as a service in Ubuntu so I can stop or start it using monit. I've seen some people creating a new ...
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Problem with ~/.cache/upstart

I'm not experienced at all with Ubuntu yet and I know there are lots of things I have to learn, but I'm kinda puzzled about this one. I just got (suddenly after a reboot) a free disk space warning ...
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log files prevent clean root umount

My root fs is always dirty after shutdown. To see why, I added a couple of lines into /etc/init.d/umountroot: /usr/bin/lsof / | /usr/bin/awk '$4 ~ /[0-9].*w/' ... mount -o remount,ro ... /bin/bash ...
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No reaction on service mysql start, init script works

After upgrading Ubuntu from 12.04 to 13.10, the MySQL server (now 5.5) does not start/stop with service mysql start|stop. When typing /etc/init.d/mysql start, everything works fine. Once it does ...
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Virsh KVM Domain is marked as autostart… doesn't come up after restarting windows

I have KVM and Virsh installed. When I restart windows inside the VM, the VM does not come back up without issuing a virsh start command. I found this ...
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Can I learn systemd on an Upstart system?

I want to leave my current system running with Upstart (if it ain't broke...). However, I would also like to dip my toe into systemd (in anticipation of the changeover). Is there any way to get ...
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Gnome session log getting too large

Under my user a hidden system folder .cache/upstart/ is getting insanely large - 99G. This is mainly due to a file gnome-session.log. Does anybody know what this folder is and why it may get so large? ...