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 get my upstart script to run BEFORE any shutdown sequence like unmounting my external drive

I have a back up script in ~/scripts/backup.sh and my upstart conf in ~/.config/upstart/shutdown.conf. description "my shutdown script" start on desktop-end task console log script exec ...
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Super confused between upstart and systemd

Given I'm running 15.10 my system should be using systemd confirmed by... $ ps -p1 | grep systemd && echo systemd || echo upstart 1 ? 00:00:02 systemd systemd But I have an ...
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Cannot start Sidekiq workers because of missing root permissions for deployer. How to fix that?

I want to run Sidekiq as an Upstart service, but when I try to run workers start workers I get this error message: start: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", ...
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systemd-logind: Failed to enable subscription:

I am not able to login in GUI using systemd (see just black screen). The following message appears in the dmesg: [ 104.609973] systemd-logind[1775]: Failed to enable subscription: Launch helper ...
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Upstart 1.12.1 only running first exec

file /etc/init/karl-startup-sensei-init.conf: description "something" author "karl" start on runlevel [2345] script exec echo `date` /etc/init/karl-startup-sensei-init.conf - starting >> ...
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How to run the btsync service as the local user?

I just installed the new btsync package, per this blog post. All seems well, except I can't add any folders—the service is running under the newly-created btsync account. I need to find out how to run ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS

I upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. All package installations were fine, I rebooted the system and got only a black screen after the boot menu. When pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del after some minutes of ...
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systemctl cannot disable services, displays upstart errors

On my Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial) server, I cannot disable services from autostarting at boot. I get these error messages: $ sudo systemctl disable puppet.service ... initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: ...
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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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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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How to automatically mount drives after boot?

In http://askubuntu.com/a/119818/5032 qbi says: add noauto to your fstab: ... So the filesystem will not automatically mounted at startup. Furthermore you write a script which ...
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Upstart hangs, process is start/killed

I need upstart to launch a "v1" meteorjs application on a small DigitalOcean droplet (Ubuntu 14.04). When I service v1 startthe shell hangs, until I eventually CTRL+C. I probably made a mistake in ...
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initctl reload-configuration command not found

Trying to follow the tomcat installation steps listed here But cant past this step $ sudo initctl reload-configuration getting the following sudo: initctl: command not found I'm not able to find ...
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The upstart at least a shell script

What 's wrong with my upstart configuration files? I want VAL = 1 as a result of result.txt. /etc/init/test.conf description "test" start on startup script if [ $(cat /test.txt) == ...
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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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how to bring linux bridge up at booting time?

I am trying to bring up a linux bridge at the time my ubuntu is booting. The bridge is mapped to eth0 interface. Is there any way?
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Mongod service suddenly stopped at night. Understanding why

I've created a node.js server with a mongodb database on Ubuntu. I installed mongodb with the official documentation, using upstart. This morning, my node server wake me up with crash logs saying the ...
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Upstart not resolving symlink

I have my server.conf in a web project and I have symlinked it to the /etc/init directory like so. $ ln -s /var/www/[mysite]/system/server.conf /etc/init/server.conf The config file is fine, the ...
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How To Launch GUI App With Upstart Script

I have a python gtk app I need to run when a user logs in. I can't get upstart to launch any gui app, even if x is running. When I'm signed into X, and I emit the event from the upstart script below ...
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ubuntu 16.04 blank screen at bootup

I am having a problem when booting up Ubuntu (both 15.10 and 16.04). I am getting the following error: $ cat ~/.xsession-errors openConnection: connect: No such file or directory cannot ...
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14.04 LTS Server - Ubuntu won't complete boot for no clear reason

My Ubuntu 14.04 server does not boot anymore and I have not been able to find a clear reason for that in the logs. I do not have physical access to the server, however I can start a rescue GRML live ...
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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 do I debug Upstart scripts?

For some reason I'm getting an error during apport upgrades, the cause of which is % sudo service apport start start: Job failed to start Under sysvinit, I could debug this kind of problem by ...
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Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused: Errors were encountered while processing: runit

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I tried to install any package, I got the error message in the title. How can I get rid of this annoying error message? :~$ uname -a Linux LongerVision001 ...
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how to write upstart script for a background service (db)

I am on ubuntu 14.04 server and I am trying to write script for my database. i added this file to /etc/init/neo.conf: description "neo4j upstart" start on startup stop on shutdown script echo $$ ...
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error with runit and upstart\

Yesterday i try to install some package and i get error about runit . So i search on Internet and a fix was to sudo dpkg --force runit i did it but as i tried today sudo apt-get update i got ...
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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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xrandr reporting wrong resolution after booting from script started with upstart

I have a script in /home/username/.config/upstart myscript.conf ... description "my startup scripts" start on desktop-start exec ~/scripts/startup.sh start that startup script eventually calls ...
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Upstart virsh commands fail on startup even with libvirt-bin running

I have an upstart job that is configured to run a one-off script with a few virsh commands to import and start VMs. This job is configured to start on started libvirt-bin. However, I'm encountering ...
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Debugging Upstart script for nodejs process

My Upstart script is as under. It looks long, but its mostly comments. If you can bear to read through it, then I get an error like .... typeerror: arguments to path.join must be strings... ...
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Facing issue with Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, and today I install Tomcat for hobby project, spend some time opening nautilus for a short period of time. After then rebooted the system and now I just see ...
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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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Upstart Script not catching mono application's start or stop

I've used the below script both with and without expect fork. It's purpose is to start a .exe file on start-up, and if it fails, to restart it. The mono application must be started by root/sudo to ...
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Upstart and Node js: Cannot find module

I'm trying to setup upstart to run with my Node js and Socket.io server. /etc/init/quizens.conf env NODE_BIN=/usr/bin/node env APP_DIR=/root/quizens env SCRIPT_FILE="quizens.js" env ...
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Power on-off-on needed to boot laptop

Toshiba Satellite C660 01C01H 32-bit laptop (specifications at http://bit.ly/1PPMN30) Ubuntu 14.04.4 Trusty Tahr LTS When I switch on the laptop the Toshiba boot screen fails to appear OR the screen ...
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How can I stop mongodb from starting on system boot

I installed mongodb for learning purpose, the problem I am facing is that it starts on system boot and consume resources even if not being used. I want it to be removed from system boot, how can I do ...
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Gogs in Ubuntu 15

Hi I have install gogs in Ubuntu 14 but after I upgrade to Ubuntu 15 I got the error: Job for gogs.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status ...
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Will it be possible to switch from systemd to upstart from 15.10 onwards?

In Ubuntu 15.04, it is possible to switch from systemd to upstart. Will this ability be retained going forward?
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What was the behavior before modern init replacements?

Based on this excellent answer on changes to init daemons: What is Upstart? ...it seems like modern init replacements including upstart and systemd have added functionality because they are event ...
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Run Upstart session job at login and with networking

I have an Upstart Session Job at ~/.config/upstart/desktop-bg.conf. I want the job to run on the desktop-start event (on login) and when networking is up. The job calls a python script that fetches an ...
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16.04 beta — problems with samba (systemd related) and nautilus (launcher related)

I decided to take the plunge on doing a do-release-upgrade tonight from 14.04.4 to 16.04. Went pretty well -- the display died mid-upgrade and I wasn't able to ssh in to check on things, so I had to ...
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FATAL: Module rtc not found

Upstart gives "unknown job" error when I try to start the server with $ start <my-app-name>. I found this in the logs: z@ubuntu:/var/log/upstart$ sudo zcat module-init-tools.log.1.gz FATAL: ...
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Run MongoDB service as daemon of SystemD on Ubuntu 15.10

MongoDB just supports versions of Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS). The last is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, where the init process is managed by Upstart proprietary of Canonical. However I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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How can I disable avahi-daemon?

How can I disable avahi-daemon and can you explain to me how it runs if it appears as a service but it itsn't in rcN.d? You can stop reading here. In fact, please do unless you want to TEACH a noob ...
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Need to restart rinet manually on reboot

I redirect an internet connection through my desktop from WiFi to Ethernet for use by a Raspberry Pi. I then use rinet (manpage) to redirect one port back through the desktop so that I can access a ...
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created a upstart but it doesnt give me stop command

I created my first upstart script in /etc/initd/myapp1.conf if I reboot the instance, I can see my app is running, but I can not do sudo stop myapp1 here is my upstart script # ...
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Installed 15.04, cannot restart ssh daemon

As the title says, I installed 15.04. One of the first things I did was sudo apt-get install openssh-server. The next command was sudo restart ssh, which is greeted with an output of: restart: ...
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Best way to deactivate Bluetooth on system startup? (with systemd and not upstart)

What is the best way to deactivate Bluetooth for every startup with systemd? There are a lot of examples, but all of them work with upstart and rc.local. With Ubuntu 15.10 rc.local is disabled by ...
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upstart tracks dead pid, and respawn doesn't happen

I have a daemon which runs in 3 stages, and in the first stage there are 3 fork()s and with some effort I could get upstart to track its PID. Now, I can do stop/start on the job. But if the job is ...
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bash command doesn't run in upstart

I'm setting up a django project following H. Percival's TDD. By the end of the chapter I setup an Upstart process to start the server with Gunicorn using Nginx as well. My upstart file ...