the startup sequence, from the time the kernel goes live to when all services are up and running

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When does a shell get executed during the linux startup process

I do not understand when does a shell, lets say bash, get executed, which program runs bash initially first.
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how to correctly delay the execution of a startup script based on a tested condition?

I need to start a service (namely ntp) only when true Internet connectivity is in place (not only a link up). I seem to have noticed that some startup scripts delay themselves when a condition is not ...
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Shell script fails to run on startup

I want an executable program to run on startup. For this reason, I created a shell script: /etc/init.d/server. Then I run chmod +x name_of_script and update-rc.d server defaults. server (script): ...
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how to write a startup dependency on Internet availability?

Some of the services on my Raspberry Pi (~ Debian) depend on the availability of Internet (especially ntpd, for cryptic reasons). Specifically, the availability of a network device or a link being up ...
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Make a “java -jar file.jar” run at startup

Hello I am running a kubuntu 13.10 distro, but I guess my question is pretty general...how to make a .jar execute in background at system start?
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Check `fsck` automatically

I need to run fsck so that it automatically fixes problems (i.e., fsck -y). And because I am using "systemd" instead of "init" in the linux system, I cannot modify the /etc/default/rcS. So what ...
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Why do I need initramfs ?

I found that if I choose jffs or sd as file system(and not initramfs),the kernel size is very small (1.4 MB as compared to with initramfs-3.4MB). It shows that initramfs takes concidreably large ...
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Alsa not detecting USB microphone on system boot

I have a USB microphone that works fine, up until I reboot my system. After that, it doesn't work at all until I unplug it and replug it. Based on my (limited) understanding of the components ...
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Installing software the first time a system boots after CentOS installation

I have a custom text based CentOS 6.4 installation that installs the OS, then after the first boot I have a custom rc.local file that installs custom applications and prepares the system for our ...
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Why are there internet utilities in my initial ramdisk?

I have a fairly standard initial ramdisk created using mkinitcpio. I'm on Arch GNU/Linux. A while ago I got dropped to a rescue shell and poked around in the /bin of the ramdisk to see what was ...
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Run script when window manager loads using root owned 700 autostart file

One of the 3rd party proprietary GUI software I use requires typing login credentials every time I log in to my Cinnamon desktop. It does not support autologin of any kind. Therefore, I decided to ...
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Errors at startup on my Wheezy system

I noticed that I got some error when my Debian Wheezy was starting today, but then I couldn't find anywhere to look into it in more detail. There was nothing interesting in dmesg or syslog. Where can ...
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Can Start Service With init.d script, however doing service <SERVICE_NAME> start does not work

I am running CentOS 6 and I am trying to get my Oracle database to run at startup. I have been following these steps: ...
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How to change the default TTY after boot?

Normally when system starts you have all output printed on the TTY1, and that's ok, but I start X-server via startx and achieve this by the following lines in the ~/.profile file : if [[ $(tty) = ...
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How to find out in which order /etc/init.d scripts are load on Debian?

I want to run one sysvinit script before another and figured out how to do that. To make sure, this actually happens in the the order I like, I would like to see a list, in which order that happens. ...
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How can I start Apache on Arch Linux w/systemd using passphrase protected SSL keys?

I'm relatively new to using Arch Linux and think I must be missing the obvious way to do this correctly, but –short of starting the daemon on my own– I can't figure out how to get passphrase protected ...
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Daemon - how to tell the start daemon to execute this daemon as different username then root?

I have this startup script, when i launch i have the execution done by username: root, instead of username: sun. How can i tell the start_daemon to execute it as username : sun not root? $ ps aux | ...
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Linux mint 13: Error starting MATE

My Linux Mint installation seemed to work fine an hour ago, then I switched into Windows 7 which is installed on the same machine. When I restarted back into Mint, I got the following errors and can't ...
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Launch a command at the end of Linux startup

I have a Raspberry without screen/keyboard/mouse that does nothing else than launching a radio stream at startup : mplayer http://95.81.146.2/fip/all/fiphautdebit.mp3 I have put this command at the ...
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How do we know what applications are installed in Linux?

I'm trying to understand the following in Linux. In windows we have the services that run or "startup". When we install an application it could be installed as a service so that it starts ...
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How are the services exactly starting in (K)Ubuntu?

I have latest Kubuntu. I have installed mysql. I was looking into the /etc/init. I see the following: In /etc/init/mysql.conf description "MySQL Server" ...
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What is the “mintsystem” service setting and when would I want to activate it?

In hunting around my GUI for a place to enable sshd I clicked on "Services" from the Administration section of the Linux Mint (16) menu. It opened a window titled "Service Settings" and inside it I ...
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Running commands on startup on a Red Hat server

I have a Red Hat server instance on AWS that I'm trying to make a nice AMI image of so I can test specific instance machine types with Apache Bench (ab). I'm currently just trying to create the OS ...
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Can I force Linux to boot its initializations parallel? [closed]

I was wondering if I could manage to initialize drivers, services etc. (all these jobs what Linux does during startup) in parallel instead of sequentially. I want to aggressively lower the boot time. ...
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How to start a script file on boot?

I am running a stupid little minecraft server. I want Lubuntu to execute the following script when the server boots up. NOT on login, and NOT on restart (unless it's starting up of course). The ...
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Debian: How to resolve Xserver failure

I keep finding similar posts online but I can't really use the solutions in my case. in my /etc/bash.bashrc file, I have the following code placed at the very bottom: if [ -e /tmp/.X0-lock ]; then ...
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Solaris - get a list of the commands run at startup/boot?

Is there any way of seeing a list of commands that were run at startup/boot on Solaris? I know there is a network drive being mounted at startup but I wanted to see the exact 'mount ...' command ...
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Gnome 3: open and resize application at startup

I need to open a couple of terminal windows and watch the output of a couple of programs. Currently I open them in ~/.profile, then once in Gnome I click them to bring them to the front, then resize ...
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How do I disable the left CTRL on Ubuntu 13.10?

How do I disable the left CTRL on Ubuntu 13.10? Actually I can do it already. All I need to run is xmodmap -e "keycode 37 = " The problem I have is this only works if I run it from the terminal ...
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How to back up and restore(linux mint) all softwares and files from C drive when windows 7 boots but stops at black screen

I have Windows7(32 bit) and Linux mint 16(64 bit) dual boot computer. Windows 7 boots but stops at the black screen. But I can boot normally from mint and can access windows7 files through mint . Now ...
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Boot into a chroot?

I have Linux (Debian Jessie) installed on a hard drive. Drive - sda1, ext4fs, and sda2 - swap I have a /chroot folder. There is installed another system, in /chroot folder. Question: How to tell ...
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Is it possible to trace Linux source from initial bootup to desktop-GUI userland code?

I am wondering if, since Linux is 100% open-source, it is possible to follow line-by-line instructions of Linux to observe how the OS works entirely, so that one may get a better knowledge of how OSes ...
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Linux - How to open a console and display command results on startup?

I have a Linux server with a screen always displaying the end of a very usefull file. How could I automatically enter a shell and display the end of this file when the server starts? I'd like to do ...
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How is /etc/fstab accessed before root is mounted?

I was making some changes to /etc/fstab, when this chicken and egg question occurred to me - if /etc/fstab contains the instructions for mounting the file systems, including the root partition, then ...
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Detect process if not found then run it

I am running several process at startup using "crontab -e" @reboot tranmission-daemon && python defualt.py && python MonitorService.py But for some reason, those service can ...
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How do I prevent Xorg from loading one-time?

My current Xorg configuration is freezing the machine (and text based terminals don't seem to work). Is there a way (e.g. holding down a hot-key) I can prevent the loading of X at boot time? I cannot ...
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Start the GUI automatically in OpenBSD

I can't find the GUI to start up automatically in OpenBSD hppa 5.3. What commands must I use to get this working? I want to use Gnome like in OpenSuse which I am more comfortable with.
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rc.local with read will not echo key strokes

I'm using CentOS 6.4 and have a small problem with using read in /etc/rc.local file. It will allow keyboard entry but does not echo any of the key strokes during input. This is something that worked ...
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Startup display issue in fedora 19

I have a lenovo z585 laptop with AMD A8 processor and ATI Radeon 7640G Graphics. Initially when I installed fedora 19 the laptop got heated up very fast. So i installed the akmod-catalyst drivers for ...
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How do I load modules at startup in a certain order?

I have a group of modules that I need to be loaded at startup. I've followed the documentation for loading a module however I need load these modules in a certain order. I've tried creating a bash ...
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CentOS VPS not starting after installing zPanel

I've had some trouble earlier installing zPanel, but then I was told that I've been using the wrong package, I was supposed to use the 32-bit version, but kept trying with 64-bit. After figuring that, ...
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service to start on boot doesn't work with update-rc.d comand

I have installed redis server on my ubuntu based server, so I can start/stop/restart redis server, the redis_server.sh is already in the /etc/init.d. Now I want to make redis start on boot, I ...
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What is the difference between 'No' and 'Continue' on interactive startup?

I have a problem that Centos is hanging on a custom process at startup. I tried running interactive startup to sidestep it and allow the machine to boot up. I selected no for the process but it is ...
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How to speed up or get rid boot with network manager on systemd?

Network manager is the one thing that holds my system boot time from becaming really barelly existing. I'm connecting to wi-fi. My boot chain indicates what's wrong with network manager: ...
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Find out if system startup was initiated by rtc alarm

How can I know if a system startup was initiated by an rtc alarm event in linux? I am writing some scripts that handle sleeping/shutdown of my htpc. I want the machine to sleep after recording has ...
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How to start VNC server on start-up in Ubuntu 10.04

I've been struggling with this long enough to ask yet another startup script question. I've got a startup script that is relatively simple, ie: ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: startVNC # ...
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Can't reliably create a directory on startup after ec2 instance mounts its ephemeral drives

This particular instance type mounts two ephemeral drives, in /dev/ and /mnt/. I have to create working directories for one of my services in these paths at startup or the services won't launch. ...
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Why env variable are not visible while starting a service

I am wondering why during service start up environment variables are not visible. To be more precise: I created service startup scrip according to LSB spec which starts some java process. For this ...
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Periodically sync local folders using rsync (no symlinks!)

I am using Dropbox to have an online backup of some data. However I want to encrypt my data before uploading it to Dropbox. Therefore I have created a TrueCrypt container and I am using rsync to ...
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i3wm : start applications on specific workspaces when i3 starts

How can I start applications on specific workspaces in i3 when it starts? Why is this not working in my config file? : workspace 1; exec firefox; workspace 2; exec chromium; workspace 1