I have set Empathy to connect automatically to my online accounts. But every time I start Ubuntu the status is set to Offline and i get no messages. How do I make it to go Online at startup.

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sudo mv /filename /etc/init.d/ sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/filename sudo update-rc.d filename defaults

Script should now start on boot. Note that this method also works with both hard links and symbolic links (ln).

/filename should be an init style script

  • This doesn't make much sense can you provide a clearer answer then just filename since that is quite confusing Jul 2, 2015 at 14:49

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