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

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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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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
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Mac OS X Darwin: how to reset admin password?

Today I bought an ibook G4 from a garage sale. The people who sold it to me didn't know the password for the 2 accounts on it. Apparently it was the guys late father's laptop. Any suggestions on how ...
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can i run a java software on startup

Hi I´m a total beginner when it comes to Linux but here goes, I have a raspberry pi with raspien installed. When I start my PI I would like to run the following steps after the operating system is ...
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Advantages of using distribution-specific configuration files over generic start-up scripts?

For example in case of Debian, one can specify network configuration in distribution-specific configuration file /etc/network/interfaces or one could use generic Sys-V scripts where network ...
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While Linux is rebooting which directory is used to search for the executable system binaries?

While Linux is rebooting which sbin directory is used to execute the system binaries. As per my knowledge it used to load the binaries in the directory sbin directory . But in my system I find so ...
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Run a command when system starts for any users [duplicate]

How can my system run a command every time that it is started? Is there any script that the system runs when it is starting? I'm using CentOS 6.2.
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Begin root process at boot?

I'd like to start a background process as root when my Linux install boots. Can I just add it to a directory or a configuration file?
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Startscript: using $! to create pidfile - returning wrong pid (off by one) occasionally

We have 3 instances of redis running on a test server. For some reason, our start script which starts redis can write the wrong pid to a file. Here is what it's doing: su redis -c "redis-server ...
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Execute user script as root in startup applications

I just created a script (logscreenlock) to log lock/unlock screen events (derived from this post): #! /bin/bash dbus-monitor --session "type='signal',interface='org.gnome.ScreenSaver'" | ( while ...
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LinuxMint 14 x64 halts during startup at: stopping samba auto-reload integration

My Lenovo Y500 intel i7 nvidia gt 560m LinuxMint 14 x64 halts during startup at: stopping samba auto-reload integration No error shown. No login prompt. I accidentally executed this in the wrong ...
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What is the sequence loading linux kernel module on startup? How priority is set to them?

I have a Linux kernel module which I compiled dynamically. How is it added to startup? There are lot of .ko files in /lib/modules. How is priority set for loading these modules?
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Resetting password in Linux Mint when disk is encrypted

I have a system (VM, actually) with Linux Mint 15 on it. The disk is encrypted, but I remember that password -- just not the password for my account. I've tried changing the command in GRUB from ro ...
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How to shut down Linux if idle for 30+ minutes?

We define "idle" based on how screen savers in Linux define it. I found this tool called "xautolock". I tested it like this: /usr/X11R6/bin/xautolock -time 1 -locker "notify-send test" I placed ...
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How to associate a script at boot time to a specific run level?

I am trying to understand how run levels work. I understand the meaning of the 7 run levels and I understand that they were usually configured by /etc/inittab, which used to call /etc/init.d/rc, which ...
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How to change layout as soon as a USB keyboard is attached automatically

I have a USB keyboard set, I attach it to my computer to use it with another language layout. The USB keyboad will type (e.g.) Russain. While the other (main) keyboard set will type English. To set ...
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How to write a pre-mount startup script?

I want to create a bootup script that runs before the root filesystem / has been mounted as I want to use dm-cache to cache it. The script is supposed to contain cache setup commands. Where would I ...
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Persistent script to check if my webserver work with low budget vps?

I have a low budget vps and they constantly change a lot and my webserver is often unable to reach. Is there a shell script that is persistent and can check my webserver is running and if not make it ...
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Booting into shell instead of graphical interface [duplicate]

I have a laptop with lubuntu. It's great but I wish LXDE was optional instead of autostarting. So my question is, what can I do to make it boot directly into a text only mode, not loading anything ...
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Disabling graphical login in Debian wheezy

I have installed Debian wheezy on my machine with a netinst image, now I would like to deactivate the desktop and boot straight to the command line, not only that but I would like to not waste any ...
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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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Finding log file of ntp daemon in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

My Ubuntu is set to run ntp before dovecot at startup. (See my earlier question: The rc0.d,rc1.d,... directories in /etc in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) However, I suspect that dovecot may have finished ...
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Starting Qt Application On Startup for Embedded Linux

I'm trying to launch get a Qt application to launch after immediately after booting up. When booted, the Linux image does nothing more than launch an X server and a terminal. It also has the cron ...
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Running script on system start as given user

I have a small script on a dev/staging server that runs services inside tmux. The script just creates a few sessions with a few windows each in which various services are running. How can I make ...
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adding a program on start-up by using LSBInitScripts

I use Debian Lenny (I know lenny is old and other bla bla) and would like to place a program on the start-up. I use update-rc.d by adding an executable file on /etc/init.d. By referring to ...
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Run a sudo (or startup) python script from cron on a Raspberry Pi?

I'm helping out with an art project (http://stargateeggbeater.com/ for those interested) built on Raspberry Pi. The RPi controls an addressable LED strip through the GPIO, using the spidev device per ...
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Segmentation fault when executing a command in rc.local

I'm trying to execute xbindkeys -f /etc/xbindkeysrc command on the start up. I've put this in my rc.local including another command : #!/bin/bash echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch ...
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Run script on start up after everything else

OK, so there's a service (nagios) running on a Debian box that runs just fine, except for one very specific issue that only occurs after the box has been re-started. The issue is easily fixed by ...
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postgresql service start issues

I'm attempting to build a box via Fabric on Openstack. Part of the install involves installing and running PostgreSQL. This command works fine: $ sudo service postgresql initdb This command ...
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Do live (versions of) unix distributions ever automatically pick up config info from a OS already installed on the machine?

Maybe this is a silly question, the answer is probably no; but I gotta ask. For example, if I have an Ubuntu Live USB running on a machine with Ubuntu already installed, might the Live OS ever look ...
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Trying to open a browser on startup on my Raspberry Pi

I have Raspbian running on my Raspberry Pi, and I want to have a browser appear when it starts up. I am able to open a Midori window to the right page on start up, but my problem is that I receive a ...
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Ubuntu cannot start from terminal

Ubuntu 12.04 By a mistake, I stopped lightdm. Then switched to tty1, and rebooted. Now, After startup, It just came a black screen with a cursor, can type nothing. I tried Ctrl+F1 to F12 (and ...
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init:network-interface (lo) pre-start proc (664) terminated with status 1

Ubuntu server 10.04. I modified the file /etc/network/interfaces. Restarted the system. system startup errors: init:network-interface (lo) pre-start proc (664) terminated with status 1. ...
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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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Udev rules involving X11 don't run on startup

I have some udev rules written to run when I connect certain usb devices. For example, I change pointer velocity for certain mice, and change xmodmaps for particular keyboards. The scripts work well ...
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Other than /etc/rc.conf what other config files control system services at boot time?

I am still very new to FreeBSD, from what I have learned in manuals, /etc/rc.conf controls system services at boot time. There is no mention of sendmail and syslogd in /etc/rc.conf, so how come they ...
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Services in /etc/rc.local prevent the system from finishing to boot

I start some services such as Tomcat and MySQL from a shell script /etc/rc.local. There is a while loop to restart the services. This loop is continuously running and my system is not booting. How can ...
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Auto-restart an process when it crashes

I have an app that I need to autostart when the OS starts. I am running in a CentOS 6, so I am using a LSB init script placed in /etc/init.d. So far this is fine and working. Now....besides that, ...
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Cannot get rc.local to automatically run at all

so I've been trying to get the /etc/rc.local script to run, and for the life of me, nothing seems to work. I can run it manually by using service rc.local start, and it just echos 'hi' to a file in my ...
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What should/shouldn't go in .zshenv, .zshrc, .zlogin, .zprofile, .zlogout?

The title says it all. I'm looking for guidelines on what one should and should not include in the various startup files for zsh. I understand the order of sourcing of these files, and the ...
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Modifying resolv.conf when when bringing network interface up on system startup

My Linux box currently has a network interface that allows me to connect to a network on a different subnet. I've achieved this by modifying the routing table when the network interface is brought up. ...
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Automate modprobe command at boot time on Fedora

My distribution is Fedora 17 Gnome. Every time I reboot/restart my computer I need to run this command as root: modprobe rt2800usb How can I make it permanent?
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Problem starting a service running Debian

I want to run a UPNP renderer as a service on a Raspberry Pi using Raspian, a Debian based distro. Actually, everything runs fine but one thing : I can't manage to start the service at boot time at ...
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How do I start a gui framebuffer (no X) application on startup instead of console login prompt?

I have a python application that uses pygame to access the framebuffer directly without using X. I want to start this application on startup instead of showing the console login prompt. I haven't ...
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Set global environment variables at boot in Solaris 11

I am wanting to create a file in Solaris, so that I can export a few "items" whenever the machine is started up. i.e. I want to export ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID and some other directories, of my ...
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xrandr config not loading properly at startup from .xprofile

I'm using xrandr to rescale the resolution on a netbook (Ubuntu 12.10). When I run the following command it works fine: xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1280x720 --scale 1.25x1.2 ...