Until 16.10 I was able to use rc.local to load a script for speeding up track point on my Think Pad. I did a clean install of 16.10 and I could not locate the /etc/rc.local file in 16.10???? so I created the file but now the system just shows the Ubuntu startup screen and never finishes the boot until I delete the file. Wanted to see if anyone else has seen this issue and is there any way I can load the script without the rc.local file.


Because Ubuntu is now (since 15.04) using systemd, and rc.local is now considered a service, it is turned off by default. You can turn rc.local "on" by entering the following command and rebooting:

sudo systemctl enable rc-local.service
  • Note from Mark Yisri: This answer was written by me. Just giving CoyoteBot some reputation. – user595510 Oct 23 '16 at 14:42
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    Look at this. Anyone with the same problem? – orschiro Nov 10 '16 at 16:47
  • @orschiro Strange to Mark Yisri! – user610536 Nov 26 '16 at 20:16
  • @CoyoteBot what do you mean? – orschiro Nov 26 '16 at 21:19

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