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

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How to schedule shutdown every day?

We have a server that is used for Linux thin clients in a class. The server is started when required and I want to schedule it to power off at 22:00 every day to avoid power wasting. I thought of ...
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How to debug freeze at start, output of syslog

Every now and then, my computer freezes while starting. I can see some "Oops" in /var/log/syslog, but from there I am not sure what to do to try and fix the problem. Jun 5 12:47:40 fulla kernel: [ ...
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How to know during system start when system time becomes correct from NTP

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian (Debian derivative) that is recording real-time temperatures. As part of this, I need a clock that is accurate to within a few seconds. In normal operation when ...
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Changing the /dev/tty* permissions at startup

My solution (ArchLinux ARM on RaspberryPi) requires that a non-privileged user has to have access to the /dev/ttyAMA0 port. In final implementation that user will be automatically logged in and a ...
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Set background image at the decryption screen in Debian

I have Debian with full disk encryption. It's possible to set an image as a background instead of a simple console when system asks you for the disk decryption password?? To make something like: In ...
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How to recover missing serverauth so user can startx?

I've been using PCLinuxOS. All was OK until the Hard Drive had a bad block. After some fsck repair, from the shell, I tried to startx: xauth: file /home/joe/.serverauth.2052 does not exist. ...
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Debian not booting into GUI

My problem is, that my Debian installation shows a grey screen on start up and boots into a console, instead into gnome. When I start X manually with startx everything starts fine, so the DE seems to ...
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Saving linux boot messages in a file

I have raspbian running on my raspberry PI. When I switch it on, boot messages crawl on the screen. I believe it would be beneficial to read them in order to get an idea about how the system starts. ...
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How can I start a file-processing daemon? [closed]

How can I run a script-based tool which will process files continuously downloaded to given directory as they arrive? I'd like to minimize delay (~1 second is OK), script can have own infinite loop. ...
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How can I run a program as a root user when my Ubuntu 15.04 machine starts up?

On Ubuntu 15.04 I have this file: /usr/local/bin/myscript (it's a script I made). If I run this command under my account, it will do what I need it to do as a root user: sudo /usr/local/bin/myscript ...
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syslog-ng service not starting with systemd but command works fine

I have a freshly installed version on CentOS 7 once which I have installed syslog-ng from the EPEL repositories. ~: yum list | grep syslog syslog-ng.x86_64 3.5.6-1.el7 ...
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Some of my applications are always started when I login to Linux Mint

When I login to the system I have few Nemo windows open. I did it few weeks ago, and probably forgot to close at shut down. But now Mint remember my open application and always open it after start ...
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Ubuntu: freezing on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new ThinkPad laptop as a dual boot with Windows 8. It has been running for a few days without issue. However, when I booted my computer today, it got stuck on ...
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What exactly does init do?

I am creating a linux distro and now I need an init program. I can code in c really well and I know quite a bit about linux (not much but I've been using arch linux for development for 4 years), so I ...
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About how many lines come up when booting a typical Linux distro?

I'm trying to understand all the text that screams by when my server boots up. Is that really intended to be human readable? About how many lines scream by? Is there a way I can count them? Is ...
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How can I have a system boot in to a root session and then run a command within that session?

I have a GNU/Linux system with one account, the root account. When I boot the system, I want it to automatically log in to the root account and then run a 'telnet' command within that session. How can ...
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need a detailed guide to start scripts and applications in xfce4

I am looking for a detailed explanation about where is the right place to start scripts applications during the boot process. It seems there is either confusion or not need for the detail I am looking ...
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Booting KDE on Chromebook 14

I have installed KDE on my HP Chromebook 14. I am, however, having difficulty with setting KDE as the default startup window manager. I am new to Linux and was wondering if there is a simple method ...
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Xfce4 mysteriously starts file browser upon login

I'm using Arch Linux and currently installed Xfce4, which after I log in (using LigthDM) opens an instance of the Nemo file browser. This happens regardless what I set as the default file browser (I ...
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Configure Ubuntu to always start with terminal & Xload open?

Does anyone know how to configure Ubuntu 14.04 so that when it starts up I have a terminal window open (at my specified x,y coordinates and specified width and height), and the Xload application also ...
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startx autologin does not run in /etc/inittab in after Debian Jessie update

I installed a minimal Debian system (stable) without GUI, switched to testing/jessie to be able to get the Cinnamon desktop, but X didn't start on boot. If I log in as myself at the CLI, I can type ...
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How can I fix my Debian's /etc/network/interfaces?

I just need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces file in my otherwise-functional Debian installation, but I can't boot up because it gets stuck at "Configuring network interfaces". So how can I access ...
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Scheduling a task whenever the system starts

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I want to create a task that mounts some of my Hard disk drives whenever the system starts. What Linux command can I use? Thanks in advance.
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Running an infinite loop on startup

I'd like to run a command at startup which pings a certain address every 10 minutes and writes the result to a file. I've figured out now how to do the pinging and file writing and the 10 min ...
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CKB Arch - Daemon run on startup

I have a Corsair K65 RGB Keyboard. To start it working, I had to clone https://github.com/ccMSC/ckb , compile and run the [clonedir]/ckb/bin/ckb-daemon . Every time I boot, I have to pull out my old ...
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What's the difference of `/etc/modules-load.d` and `/etc/modules`?

I red the introduction of them and found that, they both deal with module loading during boot time. So, what's the difference of these two different configuation ways?
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Running a script during booting/startup; init.d vs cron @reboot

I am currently trying to understand the difference between init.d and cron @reboot for running a script at startup/booting of the system. The use of @reboot (this method was mentioned in this forum ...
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Linux Networking Bootup script takes too long

I am working with a fork of a raspberry pi SoC. One of the modification is the use of AP6210 WiFi/Bluetooth chip. I am running Debian. During boot up, the following 3 startup scripts need to run in ...
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Setting initial configurations of user session for Arch Linux

I have to configure the keyboard every session with the command: setxkbmap -layout br And to connect: systemctl start dhcpcd I want the system do this automatic, I've tryed change the ...
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How to change timeout in systemctl

When I boot on my debian, startup hangs for approx 2 minutes on the line: Loading, please wait... [ 5.191043] systemd-fsck[129]: /dev/mmcblk0p2: clean, 234192/873120 files, 2335263/3491328 blocks ...
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Script not running correctly on startup

I have a very simple script that echoes some stuff then starts a VNC Server. It works fine when I run it on the command line but when it runs on startup it gives some strange results. Here is my ...
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How to access and edit Startup applications in Elementary OS Freya beta 2?

The list accessible in Settings>Applications>Startup is empty by default: Here and in other places I found the idea that running this command should solve it: sudo sed -i ...
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What is the purpose of a start up script? [closed]

So far I know the basic meaning of a script, it is a file containing shell-commands made executable by chmod +x file and able to be run by ./ file. My friend told me, he had to copy so called start ...
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Kernel panic if LUKS password is bad x times

Q: Is it normal if a RHEL 6.5 machine kernel panics if I type the LUKS password a few times wrong?
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Have a single program run in Debian

I am a chiptune musician and I've been fascinated with different trackers and ways to make music. Currently I have been interested in starting to use a tracker called LittleGPTracker, which can run on ...
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execute chmod on boot time on headless debian

I am programming a (web based) POS system, dedicated to be running on a debian based ITX-server with apache2 etc. Currently I am using Lubuntu 14.04 LTS for development (and for the 1st customer) with ...
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Manually edit startup application for session?

I'm running elementary OS Freya Beta (under the hood: Ubuntu 14.04) and I need to edit the startup of a certain application to prevent it from running. The startup applications GUI window is still ...
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Running a program (command) on terminal after login screen in Ubuntu 14.04

NOTE :- This is not a duplicate question. I have searched about 100 times on this site and several others including Ubuntuforums,askubuntu and stackoverflow. I couldn't get my work done. OBJECTIVE :- ...
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Run an application at each system boot in Arch Linux [duplicate]

I am using Arch Linux. I don't have any special permissions, I am just user without any special privileges. I want to start an application after each boot. I have already tried using crontab jobs, ...
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bootup hangs on “started monitoring of lvm2 mirrors”

Recently I had some problems with hard disk. I think I solved that problems, but now my computer (with Debian) doesn't boot up. It hangs for several minutes on "started monitoring of lvm2 mirrors" ...
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Run only the Linux kernel and user programs

is it possible to run only a Linux kernel on a system which will load my programs instead of an operating system? I want to work with a Raspberry Pi with a Linux kernel. I am trying to create a ...
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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How to add StartUp application in Arch Linux [closed]

I am using Arch Linux, I want to add a start-up program in Arch Linux. How to add start-up program which will execute after login after every boot ? Note: I am not system administrator, I am just a ...
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Run bash script on startup in Linux Mint and open mate-terminal automatically

I'm new to Linux, so not sure how to do what I want. I have my_script.sh (executable, of course) like this: #!/usr/bin/env bash mate-terminal -e "bash -c 'cd ...
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Applying mouse settings on startup

linux learner here. (Running on a Debian-derived distro) My mouse sensitivity was too high so I was able to change it, but can't seem to get it to apply on startup. I made /etc/init.d/mouse When I ...
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What could be done to make Embedded Linux boot faster?

My team is developing a software for a Embedded Linux solution. The problem we are facing is that it takes too much time for the system to be ready to start running our desired apps (that is, too much ...
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Autostarting Conky Weird Behaviour

I've set conky to be started after logging in by creating the file conky.sh in /usr/local/bin, and adding the entry conky.sh to the Xfce startup applications list. conky.sh contains the following ...
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Prevent Debian from auto-assembling RAID at boot

I set up a Debian wheezy (7.6), installed openmediavault, and created a software raid 5 with that. It is listed at /dev/md127. Now I want to move that to a virtual XEN VM. To do so, I have to stop ...
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Curl fails to download a file during start up

I am adding startup script in Ubuntu with update-rc.d. My script says : #!/bin/bash nohup curl -C - -o ~/Downloads/linuxmint-17-xfce-dvd-64bit.iso.part ...
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Debian - how to run a script on startup as soon as there is an internet connection ready for use?

I am running Debian 7 Wheezy and I need to start some screens on startup as soon as there is a fully functional internet connection. However, not, if the internet connection broke and was connected ...