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 clean upstart service status files?

I was experimenting with my upstart service while was getting service hang etc. Now it seems to me that service never goes well even with previously good configs. Can it be so? I suspect this is ...
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How to create correct upstart script for vnc4server which can stop it?

vnc4server is a script to both run and stop VNC server. It itself exits when work done, leaving server working in background. If I set service with the following config start on (local-filesystems ...
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Making one Upstart script see environment variables of another

I have a server that starts with Upstart: /etc/init/server.conf description "Server" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] respawn exec /opt/myserver/runmyserver.sh To ...
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How to make upstart service script running under root?

To make upstart service, I do the following, which I don't know is correct: 1) creating SERVICE.conf file in /etc/init 2) creating symlink to /lib/init/upstart-job with the name of the service in ...
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Disable touchpad at login screen

EDIT (revision 4) According to this ubuntuforums.org post, upstart cookbook and CameronNemo's answer, I tried to change the first line with start on login-session-start and I moved the conf file ...
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Debugging: Console Output and Upstart Scripts

How do you send the output of an upstart script to a terminal so to find tracebacks in python code? It's taking me for ever to do things without trace-backs that used to take just a second. I'm ...
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How do I start an ncurses program in a screen session as a specific user at boot and grap a virtual terminal

I want to start a ncurses program at boot that will display on the screen at boot, but within screen so that I can ssh into the machine remotely and see what is being displayed. The program and the ...
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Reconfigure system (network) during boot based on HyperV information

I am running a HyperV environment with Ubuntu 14.04 server running in generation 1 guests setups. It runs nicely. I want to be able to clone the system (while shut down), give it a new name, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: plymouth-upstart-bridge terminates during boot

In Ubuntu 14.04.1 with 3.13.0-37-generic kernel, I get this message while booting up (few previous messages added for context too): [ 4.951362] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 [ 4.951519] ...
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How do I create a single-execution Upstart job guaranteed to complete before two other jobs begin?

How does one write an Upstart task that is guaranteed to run only once after each startup but is also guaranteed to run to completion before either one of at least two other jobs start running. I do ...
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Forced reboot stopping in grub on HyperV

On 14.04, running on HyperV (Windows 8.1, deploy planned for 2008R2). For a complicated reason, I need to occasionally force a second reboot while the system is booting (I will also post a question ...
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Upstart tracking wrong PID of process - not respawning

I originally asked this question on StackOverflow. Then realised that this is probably a better place. I have bluepill setup to monitor my delayed_job processes. (Ruby On Rails application) Using ...
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Upstart: how to set init-wide environment?

How to define environment variable for /sbin/init process? So that it will be inherited by all processes in system.
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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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Synaptics driver doesn't load sometimes

Sometimes (randomly), the synaptics touchpad driver won't load on bootup. When reading /var/log/boot.log, i don't see anything touchpad-driver-like being started when this happens. But the file ...
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Upstart configuration for (possibly) multiple levels of fork

I need to start a loader process at system start-up which will look around to determine if it is being ask to accept an update, and if not fork a server process which will normally run forever and ...
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Unexpected interruption in Ubuntu starup file

I got a problem with the upstart files of Ubuntu in /etc/init/. I am trying to run a process if it does not already exist. So I wrote a conf file and start with "start" The following two files are ...
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What's the difference between “Service” and “/etc/init.d/”?

I've been managing server installations both on and off Ubuntu flavor for some time - I've become quite adjusted to /etc/init.d/ for restarting servcies. Now I get this message: root@tatooine:~# ...
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Upstart, one job definition to start and one to stop

Hi i just discoverd ubuntu upstart (etc/init/* scripts). And i would like to use it to run a particular application. This app is run via a command line, but there is an argument to start an instance ...
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Given a user, how to control which services to disable after starting a graphical session?

I am not familiar with upstart, yet. When I start KDE with my own account upstart starts a lot of services as far as I understand. But I have some other users that I let them use openbox because I ...
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Upstart script doesn't start

Ubuntu 10.04 I have created this upstart script (/etc/init/pure-ftpd.conf): # pure-ftpd - FTP server description "Pure-FTPd server" start on filesystem stop on runlevel S respawn respawn limit ...
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Run multiple command in upstart service

I have a directory in my home folder that contains the application that I need to run on startup. Here is the directory structure home/ application/ bin/ startup.sh I run this ...
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Upstart doesn't recognize desktop-unlock event

I created an Upstart job under /etc/init and it is a simple job as: start on desktop-unlock exec <my script> My script is under /usr/bin and is executable. But it seems Upstart only ...
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xbmc upstart scrip delivers no sound

I want xbmc to start on boot, as well as restart when it crashes. Currently, I auto-login to a user ('public') and have xbmc as a startup application. But if xbmc crashes it does not restart, which is ...
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How do I manage session options (sound in my case) when starting program with xinit?

I have tried but failed to find proper information about xinit, in order to understand why it is that when boot into Unity and then start an application (xbmc) all is well, but when I try to use a ...
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“Normal” variables in Upstart [duplicate]

I haven't quite figured out, how to use "normal" bash variables in an Upstart script. Basically, I just want to do this. DAEMON="/usr/bin/redis-server" DAEMON_ARGS="/etc/redis/redis.conf" ...
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How do I convert a sysv-init script to an Upstart job?

I would like to convert the slapd LDAP server init script to an Upstart service. However, I have very little knowledge of SysV init scripts (and the LSB(?) stuff). Specifically, I'm interested in the ...
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Why can't we remove bluetooth service the reguler way?

The usual way to remove services from startup scripts is to remove it from starting up in the first place (man update-rc.d). Meaning removing the symbolic link to /lib/init. In this case executing ...
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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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“Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type=”method_call“, sender=”:1.5“” while starting MySQL

I have a mysql that has been working fine but now will not start. All I've been able to accomplish is using sudo start mysql which generates the following error: start: Rejected send message, 1 ...
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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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Can't start upstart

I want to run upstart job. I've created upstart file and put it to /etc/init folder #/etc/init/myjob.conf description "test job" start on runlevel [2345] exec /home/megas/test.sh and then ...
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How can I check if upstart is installed in ubuntu server and how can I install it?

I want to install upstart to my ubuntu server 13.10, but I am confused if I need to download the source or install package. In upstart's getting started page I think they instruct to install the ...
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Export env variables to grandchild jobs

I have a set of upstart scripts, generated by foreman from a Procfile, to start my web service and async task queue worker. The way foreman generates the scripts is as follows: app app-web app-web-1 ...
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How to specify when a daemon should stop during system shutdown?

I have written a FUSE to combine a local and remote file system as one virtual FS. The problem I am seeing is that when the system shuts down (i.e. root issues a reboot), my FS dies before all the ...
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Why isn't one 'bash' command working at startup

I am working on a VM with Lubuntu 14.04, I have created a script a.sh, #!bin/bash echo "aaaa" >> a.txt And my /etc/rc.local file is as follows: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is ...
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Using upstart for non-daemon tasks

I would like to have foo do-startup-things run on boot, and foo do-shutdown-things run on shutdown where foo is my own program. It looks like Upstart is a good candidate to do this, but Upstart seems ...
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How to specify a daemon shutdown command with upstart?

In an upstart configuration how do I define what command should be used to shutdown a server. Lets say I have daemon that has two seperate processes. startup.sh - to start the server shutdown.sh ...
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upstart multiple parameters

So Im working on a upstart process and wanted to know if I could pass in multiple parameters my-upstart-service restart PARM1=foo PARM2=bar PARM3=hello Here is kinda what I had in mind description ...
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How do I run a script on Unity login/logout?

I have two scripts - one to mount some folders over SSHFS - and one to unmount. I would like to launch the mount script when my default Ubuntu desktop is launched (after I log in at the graphical ...
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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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Upstart Auto restart mysql when it stops

I was searching for a upstart script to auto restart mysql service when it crash since I need to manually use: sudo service mysql restart I'm new to ubuntu and I did not find it after many ...
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Upstart - Start-stop-daemon vs exec

I am writing my first init conf file using upstart. I would like to know what are the advantages of starting my daemon using start-stop-daemon. Why is it better then just: exec /path/to/my/daemon ...
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Starting nodejs application on server start gives exit with code 2

I'm running the below on server startup: exec sudo -E -u www-data /usr/bin/node /etc/nodeserver/app.js >> /var/log/applicationserver.log 2>&1 The console writes many messages that the ...
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What does init on Ubuntu do?

I already know that init is the magical program that is needed for booting your computer and managing runlevels, but what is it's real purpose? Why do we even need init in the first place? Why can't ...
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Upstart: wait for webping

I'm using upstart to start my server, but I would like the start process to wait for the localhost:port/webping to be available (200 OK) before considering the startup successful, so the automatic ...
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Why `initctl status tty1` gets `Unknown job: tty1`

# initctl status tty1 initctl: Unknown job: tty1 But there is a tty1.conf file in /etc/init and I haven't modified it: # cat /etc/init/tty1.conf # tty1 - getty # # This service maintains a getty on ...
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Start jackd with realtime priority with upstart

I'm trying to start jackd with realtime priority at boot with an uptstart script but with no success so far. I'm using ubuntu server 14.04. My upstart version is 1.12.1. The user and group I'm using ...
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Upstart script on first boot with cloud-init

I'm trying to launch an EC2 instance where I need to perform some initial setup of the instance (download and install packages, configure directories, etc.) as well as start a web service. The initial ...
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systemd in ubuntu 14.04

I noticed that the most recent update of ubuntu offers to install systemd components. I hesitate to allow this update for I had very nasty experience of doing this in debian-testing when services ...