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I want xflux to run automatically as a daemon when logging into my 15.04 desktop account. It would seem that Upstart should be the way to go. I am able to run my Upstart job manually, but I have failed to get it to run automatically upon login. I need to keep the .conf file local to my account, so I want to run it as an Upstart session job. I created ~/.config/upstart/xflux.conf like this:

start on runlevel [2345]

stop on runlevel [016]

exec /home/me/bin/xflux -l 0 -g 0 -nofork

I can run this fine via "start xflux" & "stop xflux", but it won't run automatically on login. Googling did not help.

I was looking at the available events for session jobs, but not sure if that's my problem really. I kind of thought I'd see upstart-event-bridge running, but that does not seem to be the case.

It would seem to defeat the purpose to add "start xflux" to my .profile or some other init file.

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After finding the list of common user events in the Upstart Cookbook, I changed the .conf file to start on desktop-start and stop on desktop-end, which seems to work. In addition I added a five second delay to avoid getting reset to the old display state later during startup:

start on desktop-start

stop on desktop-end

script
  sleep 5
  exec /home/me/bin/xflux -l 0 -g 0 -nofork
end script

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