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

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How to delay a service startup on boot in Debian?

So to be precise I'm trying to delay the startup of "deluge-daemon" on my raspberry pi 2. Somehow the USB (NTFS) only gets automounted (I am using the default automount in Raspbian) after the X-server ...
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USB wifi driver not loading until after graphical interface, and login is complete. How can I speed this up?

I would like to move the launch level of usb wifi dongle. How would I go about doing that in linux? I looked in /etc/init.d/ but I don't see my wifi dongle. I'm using these drivers https://github.com/...
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Using readahead in Debian Jessie

The article BootProcessSpeedup on the Debian Wiki lists a tip to speed up boot time. It says to install readahead and then #touch /etc/readahead/profile-once. It seems like an outdated article, ...
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Run a Python script in the background on boot

I recently installed the Google App Engine Development server on my FreeBSD home server to be able to test my GAE app remotely. What I can't figure out is how to run the Python development server as a ...
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Run a udev rule for a USB flash drive when the computer is started with the device inserted

I want my Ubuntu 15.04 x64 server system to execute a script whenever a certain flash drive is inserted. So I created a custom rule file with the following content ACTION=="add",SUBSYSTEM=="usb",ATTR{...
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Arch linux can't login

My problem is that I can't login. If I try to loggin with correct username and password it doesn't do anything. I have error message on boot failed to create static device Nodes in /dev . This ...
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Script to run at shutdown

I'm trying to create the equivalent to rc.local that runs last during startup, but to run first during shutdown. I basically copy/pasted /etc/init.d/rc.local as the base template, and updated the ...
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Debian: Add start up script to bootable USB

So I've installed WANem and the only way to download it is by downloading a WANem custom version of Knoppix OS with WANem already installed. I want to add a start up script to configure something ...
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Linux Sudo Without Password Prompt [duplicate]

I want to run a bash command at startup (~/.config/autostart/myCommand.desktop) that requires sudo, but rather than it prompting me every time, I would like to include the password in the command, ...
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Is there a way of getting logs for startup processes in /etc/init.d?

Is there a way of getting logs for startup processes in /etc/init.d? I am running Raspbian (Debian Wheezy). dmesg shows boot log, but does not go far enough. Some time ago I added a script to start ...
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Which system file is loading the “wl” (wifi) kernel module at boot time?

I've recently installed the "wl" (wifi) kernel module on my system. It's a driver that makes my Broadcom wifi card work. Unfortunately the module gets enabled at boot time (wifi light comes on), which ...
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How do I display a message when I logon?

I am trying to display a message when I log on to Linux Mint 17.2. I have tried various methods without success: 1) I created a file /home/myusername/Desktop/startup-message.sh as follows: #!/bin/...
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Command not starting on boot

I'm trying to run this script https://github.com/oblique/create_ap on startup on my RPi with this command: /usr/bin/screen -dmS ap /usr/bin/create_ap -m nat wlan0 eth0 RaspberryAP ******, but it doesn'...
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How to permanently disable root-password prompt for recovery mode, RHEL7

Note: I asked a similar quesiton concerning version 6 of these bundles here. Note that 7 uses systemd and may have a different implementation In the rare cases that a RHEL or CentOS 7 system is ...
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How to permanently disable root-password prompt for recovery mode, RHEL6

In the rare cases that a RHEL or CentOS 6 system is prevented from booting by (for instance) an improper shutdown, or a forced fsck-check failure on boot, the console will prompt the user for a root ...
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Starting Apache Httpd at Boot time with Zero intervention, CentOS and authbind

I want to start Apache Httpd when Linux starts (with Zero intervention like submitting the root password, I don't want write the root password to start the apache service!!!) Later of Apache was ...
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How to autorun a C# mono applications on Raspberry PI startup?

I have a Raspberry PI running Raspbian and I connect to it through RDP or SSH. And I have 2 applications in C# and I run them through mono. One is a WinForms app (GUI app, which cannot be launched ...
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Starting Debian mono application (that has a GUI) AFTER boot is done [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out how to start an application after Debian (Wheezy) is done booting up and on an LXDE desktop session. It is a mono C# application. The script I have is simply mono /home/...
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Starting Tomcat Service when starting CentOS/RHEL/Fedora

I want to install tomcat 8 and run it at startup time I am following these tutorials: Install Tomcat 7 on CentOS, RHEL, or Fedora How to install Tomcat 8 on a CentOS 6 VPS I created the tomcat ...
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nfs-kernel-server starts too early

I have an RPI-based NFS server with an external USB hard disk. After a recent upgrade to Raspbian 8.0 and systemd I noticed that now nfs-kernel-server seems to be starting before all file systems on ...
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Start App On Bootup - Debian

I have a ts3.desktop file in my /usr/share/applications folder that I want to run on system boot. I have typed the following commands which don't work crontab -e Then in the editor, I typed @...
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Run top instead of getty

Here's a simple question. I'm not sure the answer is very simple, but anyway. By default, systemd auto-launches getty on each VT except VT7. What I would like is for systemd to launch top on VT6 ...
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Is there a specific SSH boot log?

My sshd won't start at bootup. I have to type it in manually (sudo service ssh start). I've posted a question on how to start ssh at bootup (How to start SSH daemon on boot on Linux Mint Debian v2), ...
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linux run jar on startup after mysql is running [closed]

Is there a way to run a jar at startup on CentOS 6.5 but only after MySQL is running?
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Cron not working at startup, but works if restarted?

For some testing, I need to reboot my system every minute. I have a busybox based system, installed cron using opkg. I setup a cron job using crontab, everything looks ok: root@SL1000-1103DC:~# ...
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Running program on startup (Fedora 22/ 2015)

I tried really hard to avoid posting a new question for something so basic and already answered in a hundred places, but after spending two hours on this and trying every solution out there I'm ...
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Startup problem: invalid partition table or use UEFI BOOT

I'm working on a Dell Latitude E5430. Recently I booted pcbsd from USB using this file: PCBSD10.1.1-RELEASE-01-31-2015-x64-DVD-USB_0.iso But I guess I did something wrong. I was trying to install ...
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Debian 8 - Update Iptables on boot

I am in the process of porting my "configure openvpn server" from ubuntu 14 to debian 8. So far it works well except for this section: # Set up iptables to forward packets for vpn and do this upon ...
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ConsoleKit reports active/is-local only on the second+ login

Running KDE Frameworks 5, Plasma 5, using sddm as a display manager. ConsoleKit and PAM-linux are both installed. Upon login (using the sddm login screen), ck-list-sessions returns FALSE for both is-...
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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 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 up:...
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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 ...