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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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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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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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? ...
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“Client Critical Interface eth0/2 is down or doesn't have any link-local address” while starting a service after the network is up

I'm trying to start an upstart job after making sure networking interfaces are up. This is what I have now: start on started network-interface INTERFACE=eth0 stop on runlevel [!2345] pre-start ...
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Running a daemon process from upstart

I'm running my application on a VPS under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. And I have a problem with one daemon process for one of my applications. This process is called "delayed_job" (If not familiar - this is ...
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have upstart job prevent different job from stopping

I'm trying to find a way to have one upstart job, which is triggered when another job is stopping, from preventing that other job from really stopping. Basically I have a service which runs, lets ...
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How can I make sure one Upstart job stops before another Upstart job stops?

Sometimes my server is shut down via an ACPI shutdown, and I've managed to get my process to gracefully shut down. However, my process (Job A) relies on another process (Job B) during its graceful ...
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How can I replace upstart with systemd?

Since Mark Shuttleworth decided to switch to sytemd in the future, I was wondering if I can install it on my Ubuntu now?
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upstart and incompatible sysvinit scripts

When I reboot or try to shutdown I get the following message: Error: Calling a sysvinit script on a system using upstart isn't supported. Please use the 'service' command instead. How do I find ...
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how to run a script on ubuntu shutdown when it needs network on [duplicate]

I have an upstart script that needs to run on reboot or shutdown, but it needs to access the network to post an http requests and wait for the replies, I tried start on starting rc and start on ...
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Why upstart documentation prevents me from using respawn

In documentation I found a note that I shouldn't use respawn if I satisfied with expect. But I cannot understand, how are they interfere. For example, nginx config using both and predictable didn't ...
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initclt not seeing init script in Ubuntu 12 64bit

I created an init script in LSB format, and copied it to the /etc/init.d directory. I can manually start, stop, status the service and all works fine. I then try to set the service to auto stop/start ...
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What is the easiest way to create a meta upstart script

I want to have a "meta" upstart service that start/stops several other upstart services. What is the easiest way to do this?
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Upstart instance job on system reboot

I am using upstart instance jobs to start few of my services. The jobs are meant to have one instance per user i.e they take in the user name as the instance parameter. I have also configured them to ...
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Stuck on login screen!

I have only one user account on Lubuntu 13.10 and the automatic access was enabled. I decided to change this option, I wanted to see the login screen on startup where I can choose the user and run the ...
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Upstart: Start server after mongodb

i would like to start a server after mongodb has started. Is it correct to use start on started mongodb? Example upstart script: start on started mongodb stop on starting rc RUNLEVEL=[016] respawn ...
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MongoDb installation failing

I am following te simple steps to install mongodb: First: apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 7F0CEB10 Worked Good Second: echo "deb ...
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Upstart cannot determine daemon's pid

There is a daemon mydaemon, which has not a very pleasant interface. So that mydaemon-parser.py was written to parse configuration files and start as many mydaemon instances as needed. ...
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How to save “initctl” log-priority options?

I would like to save init log-prority debug options. What is the whole process from startup event? However, the init log-priority option to reboot and reset to the message. What should I do? If ...
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How to restart python script after one second of going down using UPSTART?

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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upstart job works only with manual start/stop

I have a very small upstart job in /etc/init/tsm.conf to start backup client after network starts. It works just ok if I start/stop it manually via service tsm start|stop|status. But service tsm ...
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Upstart service not starting when a service it depends on starts

I have a service called service C. It has the following start and stop conditions: start on ( started A and started B) stop on (stopping A or stopping B) When I manually stop A, C stops. However, ...
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Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce ...
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Problem with upstart sessions: unable to granpt:Exec format error

I have a very specific problem. I have installed an arm ubuntu 13.10 on chromebook with original chromebooks linux kernel. And I got the strange errors in ~/.xsession-errors which prevents me to ...