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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Autostart x11vnc in Lubuntu

I am trying to get x11vnc to autostart at boot time to remotely login to a Lubuntu 14.04 box without a local session. I have found several threads related to this issue, but they are mostly outdated ...
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I want to run a script on boot system Ubuntu 14.04 Server

I've done anything like this I made a symlink in /etc/init.d sudo ln -s /home/sts/erp-enterprise/bin/jleaf-apps /etc/init.d then I run the command $ sudo update-rc.d jleaf-apps enable then ...
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Running upstart jobs as root but works like unprivileged users

I Have a application that need to run like root user, but I need that the enviroment, will be of an unprivileged user. For example: ipython, start by root (ubuntu) user; but I need that cann't run ...
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How do I control an Upstart session job over SSH?

I have quite a few Upstart session jobs, that, among other things, start Tor, a development web server, etc. I can use the initctl commands and their abbreviations just fine when I'm logged into the ...
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upstart starts python script but it behaves unexpectedly

The program works when started by cron or from the shell. But when started by upstart, it seems to loop indefinitely. The scripts and the files they use are in the /home/user/ directory, and are ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 systemd vs upstart

Unlike the prior versions Ubuntu 15.04 now uses systemd instead of upstart. To start programs at boot I always created conf-files in /etc/init/. They would look like this: start on ...
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Apache Storm and upstart

I'm trying to start apache storm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server with upstart script. The zookeepers instances and the nimbus are starting properly but the supervisor instance can only start when I set the ...
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Stuck on splash screen, does not progress to login manager

My login manager stopped loading, for no apparent reason, instead tty7 was a black screen I could type into but with no effect. I tried several variations of service lightdm restart service sddm ...
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Cannot stop nginx service

It took me a while to find out, but as of some recent-ish update, I can't stop Nginx on any of my Ubuntu 12.04 or Ubuntu 14.04 servers. I run sudo service nginx stop, and I get nginx start/running, ...
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Does upstart really handle all startup scripts?

I am reading the book Ubuntu Server Book 2nd Edition. It states the following: At the moment, Upstart does replace the functionality of init and the /etc/inittab file and manages changes to run- ...
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Problems with Git-All and 15.04

So I'm working with git and I installed the standard version. I set up the ssh keys and was able to clone one of my repositories to the correct folder. Everything was working great and then I decided ...
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Ubuntu Phone sleep command

I want to use a small script initiated by upstart to periodically synchronise calendar and contacts. The script works and it is started by upstart. Since it is in an endless loop until stopped I ...
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Upstart error – cd: can't cd to /home/…

I have the following upstart code and it gives me the following error /proc/self/fd/9: 2: cd: can't cd to /home/sam/Website/ I tried putting outside the script block as per upstart service giving ...
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Upstart how to autostart a job after MySQL startup at boot time?

My job is dependent on MySQL. So I want my job could startup after MySQL. I read the upstart cookbook and I find start on can auto start a job. start on started mysql And it works. But I don't ...
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Why is my upstart process constantly respawning?

Here is my current configuration file for the service: description "My App" author "Me" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] respawn respawn limit 99 5 chdir /home/ubuntu/myapp/ script ...
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15.04 upstart&systemd boot problem

I upgraded to Kubuntu 15.04 and cannot start using either systemd or upstart without going into rescue mode. I switched from systemd to upstart without any change. It hangs at the Kubuntu logo and ...
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Event.d not there

Using ubuntu server 14.04.2 I'm trying to get the git daemon on my server it tells me to create an upstart script at /etc/event.d/local-git-daemon. However it seems there is no event.d in /etc. ...
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Setting up Minecraft server to start and stop automatically

I followed this tutorial: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Ubuntu_startup_script ...and I am getting an error that says: start: Unknown job: minecraft-server ...when I run the start or ...
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Migrate basic upstart script to systemd

I just upgraded a server from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, and a couple of services that I start via custom upstart scripts are no longer running. My understanding is that I need to re-write them as ...
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How to build .deb package that adds a GUI program to session startup?

I have a built .deb installer that installs the GUI(1) program myprog. I would like this .deb installer to add myprog to the Session Startup programs for all the users on the system. Should this be ...
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How can I make one legacy sysvinit script (xen) start before an upstart job (lxc)?

I am running Xen with an Ubuntu trusty Dom0 in the following configuration: FreeBSD DomU vault exports ZFS filesystem /storage/backuppc via NFS. Ubuntu Dom0 keep mounts vault:/storage/backuppc at ...
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Write a Custom Status Check for Upstart

I have an Upstart file to launch a daemon. I don't know how many times it forks and when I last tried to experiment to figure that out, upstart wedged hard and I had to power-cycle the system. ...
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My wireless has intermittent DNS errors, how do I restart network-manager in 15.04?

My wireless is a bit buggy on Ubuntu, every now and then the DNS will cut out for no reason, and I'll need to run sudo restart network-manager to actually fix it. However I just upgraded to 15.04, ...
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Upstart session job not being run

I created an upstart session job which should take care of stopping my unprivileged LXC containers when shutting down or restarting the system. I placed the configuration in ...
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Remove upstart option from GRUB

For each Kernel I use with my 15.04 install I have three options in GRUB: normal (systemd) upstart recovery How can I remove the upstart option for all my Kernels?
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WHERE to add more IPv6 addresses

I have a script to add many new IPv6 addresses on reboot and that code is in /etc/rc.local. The problem with this is that service processes (such as DNS server and web server) get started before the ...
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ENV variable within an ENV variable in upstart script

I'm trying to include one ENV var in another in my upstart script: env CONFIG_NODE_NAME=my_$HOSTNAME_node But it doesn't translate it, it just keeps it as $HOSTNAME.
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Uninstall broken Plex Media Server from 15.04

I tried installing Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 15.04 but it didn't work because of the migration to systemd from Upstart. Unfortunately I can't seem to be able to uninstall it now either, since the ...
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Help writing an Upstart script

On my Ubuntu 14.04.2 server there's an installation of ownCloud with its News app. Now, for some reason or another, a couple of days ago the app stopped pulling new articles via owncloud cron.php. ...
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15.04 upgrade issue upstart [closed]

ah I feel like an idiot! So I decided to upgrade my distro (like a dummy because I am hosting something for a school assignment) on an openVZ server. Now I can't get systemd working. I get the ...
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15.04 Error updating boot sequence update-rc.d

I am trying to get Sickrage to auto start, and I'm hitting a wall at the command sudo update-rc.d sickrage defaults Here is the error: initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to ...
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vivid - failed to connect to upstart: connection refused

Just updated via do-release-upgrade and now certain upstart jobs such as fail2ban and plexmediaserver will not start (have tried reinstalling) sudo service fail2ban start Job for fail2ban.service ...
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SIGRTMIN on plymouthd after switching from upstart to systemd

I just updated my Kubuntu installation to vivid (15.04). After updating, the default initialization with systemd fails shortly after showing the kubuntu animation (plymouth). The last log file entry ...
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upgraded to 15.04 init conf file doesn't work

I've recently upgraded to 15.04. On 14.10 I had a conf file which would start a program on upstart. On 15.04 that doesn't work and the program won't start. This is the .conf file: # mbpfan - A ...
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Rationale for switching from upstart to systemd?

The larger change that comes with Ubuntu 15.04 is the switch from upstart to systemd as the default for managing boot and system service startup. Could anyone adequately explain to a non-technical ...
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How to make a respawning Hadoop Upstart job?

You can start a nodemanager instance by running yarn-daemon.sh start nodemanager. If you make an upstart job out if this, you have two problems: The yarn-daemon.sh script will be executed constantly ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Kubuntu Plasma Desktop not booting

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 today. The Laptop booted fine. However, after that I also installed Kubuntu Plasma Desktop from the Ubuntu Software Center. On booting default “Ubuntu” I get a black blank ...
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How to run docker-compose at bootup?

This is on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VM running Docker and I suspect respawn is the cause of my problem but not sure of the ideal solution. Current upstart script (cat /etc/init/dockersuitecrm.conf) ...
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Massive log file and 100% CPU usage for 'upstart'

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, and I installed some programs like MATLAB, Chromium, Evolution and other fairly harmless stuff. However, I have run into some trouble recently. The file ...
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How to register an upstart service?

I wrote an upstart service following the Ubuntu wiki article and created a .conf file in /etc/init/. There're no instructions on how to proceed to make the script available in initctl list and for ...
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/bin/sh: 0: can't access tty; job control turned off [closed]

I'm building a custom image to run on a simulator. the kernel boots fine and everything but generates this warning: /bin/sh: 0: can't access tty; job control turned off and the terminal does not ...
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How to redirect the output to a log file from upstart script?

I am using upstart to start/stop my c++ app server as shown below - start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] chdir /opt/tetra/app_server respawn post-stop script sleep 30 end script ...
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Where should I put my Upstart scripts?

I'm trying to figure out Upstart and I'm not sure if I should put them in /etc/init or ~/.config/upstart And what is the difference between the locations?
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Which upstart jobs are optional/unnecessary that I can eliminate by renaming from xx.conf to xx.skip [closed]

I know HOW to have an upstart job not start (mv cron.conf cron.skip). WHICH upstart jobs are OPTIONAL or UNNECESSARY and still have my system function. I DO NOT NEED cron, encription, bluetooth, ...
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Problems with starting x11vnc on boot

I'm trying to start up x11vnc on boot, without the need to log in, but I ran into quite a few problems and none of the guides helped. First of all, rc.local does not work, as it apparently starts ...
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init.d script + upstart help/advice

I have written up a Shell init.d script named "My_first_initd_script". The script works great when I run it from the /etc/init.d/ -working in the foreground. I would like to ...
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Upstart or Systemd

So I'm confused. I'm getting a lot of mixed information via Google. As of today, what is Ubuntu using going forward? Is Ubuntu choosing to use and support Upstart, or are they using Systemd? I would ...
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What is the idiomatic way to start/stop a group of Upstarted services with a single command?

I have a set of a dozen or so services that usually are restarted in a group, but there are also cases where they need to be restarted / stopped individually. It is cumbersome and error prone to have ...
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how to debug upstart if it hangs while root is read-only?

I am trying to debug an unsecessful/hung-up system start (upstart) on 14.04.2 LTS. root is an ext4 filesystem in a luks container. filesystems are in clean state. The boot process stops after ...
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How should I configure Ubuntu/Upstart for unusual network configuration?

I recently installed Ubuntu Utopic 14.04 LTS on a new server box I built specifically to host some virtual machines. The network configuration for this box, which contains two NICs, exposes the two ...