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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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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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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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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Ubuntu wont boot under systemd

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop, the installation went fine but Ubuntu will not boot. Using the default boot options I get stuck at a prompt to enter an encryption passphrase that I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 repair installation, accidentally deleted /sbin/initctl

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a VirtualBox. I was trying to create a central log server with rsyslog. At some point I made changes to the conf file and tried to restart rsyslog, but started getting the ...
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Upstart task is terminating spawned processes

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I want to create an upstart task that will run a simple script on system boot. The script runs properly when run from the command line. Its job is to iterate a number of ...
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upstart .conf script not running at startup

I have a .conf file I run at start up. This file runs a script file i have stored elsewhere. But it does not run. Its supposed to launch node.js and two tabs on firefox. When i launch firefox after ...
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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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dpkg error,Maxreports error, python errror [Ubuntu 14.04]

i think i have a big problem :) sudo apt-get purge python-gi i wrote this. and sudo apt-get purge python-gi i wrote. ~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Paket listeleri okunuyor... Bitti Bağımlılık ağacı ...
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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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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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Upstart vs Systemd Performance

Has anyone measured difference in performance between these 2 systems on Ubuntu? Systemd is coming, and it has it's merits, but I fear Upstart will be tough to beat on Ubuntu, since it had years of ...
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Upstart is not seeing my new script

I've added a new script to /etc/init/ called minecraft.conf which contains the script: start on startup stop on shutdown respawn respawn limit 20 5 script export HOME="/root" exec ...
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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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Upstart can't start MySQL

After an installation of MySQL, I get a few errors and I can't run the MySQL daemon. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times, and I'm not sure what's going on. Here's a snippit of what ...
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supervisor servce doesn't want to autostart

I installed supervisor: sudo apt-get install -y supervisor When I restart the system it doesn't start. So I start it manually: $ sudo service supervisor start Starting supervisor: supervisord. ...
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How to enable or disable services?

I read about how to enable and disable services in Ubuntu and it seems that there are different possibilities to manage them. The first method I found is update-rc.d to add new services to startup, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Can not remove nvidia-prime package

When trying to switch 14.10 to systemd I've run into a situation: I can not remove package 'nvidia-prime' and it prevents me to install either upstart or systemd, so now my machine will not reboot. ...
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When is a network interface “up”?

In doing battle with certain semantics of static-network-up, I'm realizing there's two contexts of the state "up" for a network device: When a device is running, allowing packets to flow through, ...
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How does Upstart knows if linux system processes started?

According to the Upstart cookbook, the upstart script initctl sends a notification to all interested parties (either jobs or other events). My question is quite specific: how do jobs like d-bus, ...
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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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keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard during kernel bootstrap but this USB device is always disconnected

During os/kernel bootstraps, there are some errors on init and then keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard devices. Any hints or suggestions on how to debug or resolve this error? Please ...
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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 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 does the Ubuntu boot process work?

I have read many articles about the Linux boot process. As I understand the Linux boot process is something like this : BIOS (UEFI) → MBR → grub → Kernel → init What I really don't understand ...
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How to use utserver as service

I'm new to Linux as well as StackExchange.I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon Version: 2.4.6 onLinux Kernel 3.13.0-37-generic I have successfully installed uTorrent server and ...
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Correct way to install a custom upstart service

I am using upstart for services on my servers. Writing a conf file and placing it in /etc/init is easy enough, but that doesn't seem to completely install. For one, the service --status-all doesn't ...
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procps not running at boot

I have some sysctl settings in a /etc/sysctl.d/60-*.conf file. These settings don't take effect when booting the server. I have to run "service procps start" manually. All my Ubuntu 12.04 servers ...
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How to launch script on service service_name stop

I have tried pre-stop script in upstart script, but it's ignoring it. It seems it only working when real server shutdown is happening. Is there a way to launch some script, when service service_name ...
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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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Is it possible to define an upstart command?

I'm looking at creating an upstart job with some unusual commands. Is it possible to write the upstart script in such a way that I can do something like this: service myupstartjob mycommand I've ...
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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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Shutdown Ubuntu using upstart

I have a process which is started by Upstart. It will try to respwan the process n number of times on failure and after that if it fails, I want to restart my Ubuntu. I tried telinit, halt etc in ...
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Service initialization scripts: upstart?

Where can I read some brief information about upstart in ubuntu? I found "Upstart Intro, Cookbook and Best Practises", but it's too big. How can I add my own service? What's the difference between ...
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Best way to make a shutdown hook?

Since Ubuntu relies on upstart for some time now, I would like to use an upstart job to gracefully shutdown certain applications on system shutdown or reboot. It is essential that the system's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server , launch jar in screen on boot/restart

Ive been reading everywhere on how to do this, and I understand how to do it, but for some reason I cannot get it to work correctly. I simply want to run a jar file on restart or boot, the jar file ...