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

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Specific Jar file doesn't run on startup

I want to run a jar at startup, so I asked a question here. I was given a few suggestions, so I started from trying to create a script file and desktop file. I created a script file and desktop file ...
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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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Upstart: launching something only once

Fact: If you use start on <event> for a job, your job might be run every time <event> occurs. The upstart cookbook mentions two methods to run a job only once. The first is logical to me, ...
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Upstart: How to run a “stop” before stopping other services?

I recently found out about the upstart "service starter" that Ubuntu is using and that is (apparently) the future to start/stop jobs in Linux. It's pretty new to me (I was used to the old SysV system ...
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Add poweroff to startup script

Yes, as the title says I want to add poweroff to startup script /etc/rc.local (Ubuntu). It sounds odd or silly, the reason is I want to tease my friend for few minutes. I didn't tried it up to now. ...
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Run jar on startup in all *nix based systems

I have a jar file which I need to run at startup in all distros of Linux. My previous question here, gave me an idea a rough idea on X-servers. Since I wasn't able to perform startup, I moved on to ...
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systemctl start depending on tty

I would like to start Apache automatically on my machine, but only if I login from TTY1 (I do not run a display manager). If I log in from any other TTY, it should not start. I tried this in my ...
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Is it possible to save in a log everything the system outputs when I turn it on?

I am using a BeagleBone Black without any screen. It works fine, but sometimes when I turn it on it hangs and have to reset. I do not know why this is happening and since I cannot see whatever it is ...
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Why does boot from SD card with my custom kernel result in “VFS: Cannot open root device”?

I'm using an embedded board ARM9 SAM9G25. I want to boot from SD card. When I build a linux kernel with a built-in rootfs (initramfs) then it boots. I want to separate the kernel from rootfs and I ...
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Sending signal to user that a partricular driver is loaded

These are some of the messages coming on console from Microzed board (Cortex A9): [Sat May 17 18:18:26.603 2014] DMA: preallocated 256 KiB pool for atomic coherent allocations [Sat May 17 ...
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Where to check battery state and set CPU governor/performance level during boot?

My laptop supports setting a "performance level" (normal, overclock or silent) that influences the CPU clock rate and fan speed beyond the usual CPU governor setting. The level is set to "normal" by ...
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How do services in Debian work, and how can I manage them?

In Windows I have the services manager, where I see all system services, that can be started through Windows itself, I set up the user it uses, the rights management is in there, and I can pass ...
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How do I start a virtual machine in background upon OSX system start?

I have a virtualbox machine on a OSX 10.9.2 host. I do not want to open VirtualBox everytime and start the machine there. Also, I do not need the the screen output as I will just ssh from OSX terminal ...
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Run jar file on startup as root without password

I developed a jar file I would like to run in all *nix platforms. I want to run the jar file on every restart with the root privileges without prompting any password. I googled for the solution but it ...
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What environment and credential is used by startup, background and service processes

Startup scripts (on boot) Processes running in (or sent to) the background (when using SSH -fN for example) Services etc... What $path variable will they be using? What credentials? Anything else I ...
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When would you use pivot_root over switch_root?

I'm wanting to understand the Linux init process better in order to netboot a system over ceph rather than nfs. In the process I've come across two forms of switching root. One called switch_root, ...
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Boot loop after upgrade from FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE to 8.3 using freebsd-update

I upgraded my 7.3 FreeBSD box using the following instructions from the FreeBSD website: 2.2 Upgrading Using “FreeBSD Update” The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 ...
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Disable atd (and other unnecessary startup processes) in Ubuntu?

I just spun up a new 12.04 server and have been having a bit of trouble getting the atd daemon to stop auto-launching. There's been a bit of changing around on the management of startup processes, ...
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How to say which process slows down boot (bootchart)

So my computer boots up for 150s and I can clearly see that it does nothing between 40-105s. Can You help me determine which process is responsible for this waste of time?
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How to run scripts on headless startup?

How can I run a shell script when my Raspberry Pi starts up headless? I don't want it to be dependent on booting into a console, or logging in, etc. It will literally be plugged into Ethernet and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...