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When is the appropriate time to start Redshift using upstart?

I have been trying to get Redshift to start before login so that the bright welcome screen does not blind me, in particular when switching users. Running Redshift as a service does not seem fully ...
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Bash script is not executing after reboot command Ubuntu 14.04

I've tried using a /etc/init.d/ script, an upstart script, crontab, etc. None of the above are causing the script to execute on boot. The service I am attempting to automatically start on boot is ...
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update-rc.d squid3 init.d init weirdness

sudo service squid3 status works, implying squid is in upstart. However a listing of services using sudo service --status-all does not show squid. Neither does sudo update-rc.d squid3 defaults ...
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Ubuntu12.04: How to disable a daemon process at startup

I normally use service start/stop or initctl start/stop to start or stop a daemon process but now what I am looking for is to disable a daemon process from starting at startup example mysqld. ...
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Linux: Why do init and systemd use so much I/O?

This is probably unanswerable. But maybe someone else will have this problem and find this question, append to it, or proffer an answer. I discovered the pidstat command with its -d option, today. ...
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Start application as root at boot time on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm working in Ubuntu 14.04 I have an C++ application which I have compiled. I get the executable which name is "program". Well the thing is that this program use opencv and sockets then if I try to ...
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Respawn MySQL on Ubuntu? Server ran out of memory, killed MySQL & Apache, MySQL didn't respawn

Just as above, I increased the RAM (it's a VM), but that doesn't give me a safety net. I was under the impression by default it should respawn, but that doesn't seem to be the case. *Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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How do I start a screen session using an upstart job with a non privileged user?

I have struggled with this problem for two days and have tried many things to fix it to no avail. I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I am trying to create an Upstart job that starts a new screen ...
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How to set the nofile limit on rsyslog with upstart?

I'm struggling to work out how to set the open file limit on rsyslog on Ubuntu 14.04. It uses Upstart, which ignores limits.conf, but I'd expect to be able to put limit nofile 16384 16384 in ...
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Upstart conf to require syslog

Translating SysV to Upstart I want to turn this to Upstart: # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog # Default-Start: 2 3 4 5 I'm stuck with translating $syslog.. start on (runlevel [2345] and ...
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Service cleanup before reboot

Is it possible to determine or control how much time rc6.d scripts have to stop service (e.g. perform some cleanup, complete network transaction) before being forcibly killed? Do newer init systems ...
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Upstart and bash function names containing “-”

I inherited some bash scripts where the author used "-" in the function names instead of the more normal "_" e.g.: function a-b { ... } Ugly but legal in bash. Problem is I sourced this inside an ...
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How to enable/disable services with upstart 0.6.7?

I need to disable a service in RHEL, before upgrading it. Stopping it does not do the trick, because it uses the respawn stanza , which causes it to start immediately after I stop it. The method in ...
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Running a bash script as a less privileged user with upstart

This is the script, /home/jack/myscript.sh, which I want to run: export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.26/ /home/jack/myapp/apache-tomcat-6.0.32/bin/./catalina.sh run The upstart file, ...
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Upstart and multi-signal shutdown process

I'm running a resque worker service on Ubuntu, and I want to manage it using upstart (the default process manager for Ubuntu). A proper shutdown sequence for a resque worker is to send the QUIT ...
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Abortable task on startup on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a VM that needs to boot up, perform a specific task, and then shut itself down. It also needs to be possible to abort the special startup sequence to get the "regular" bootup behaviour, i.e. ...
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Autostart Virtual Machine VBoxHeadless at boot with Upstart - init and Graceful exit

So I have another computer running 24/7 and I forget to turn it back on when I restart. I also want it to gracefully save when I reboot so in the event I kick somebody off their work is not lost! I ...
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Created upstart job that works - system doesn't boot to CLI but everything works SSH,RDP etc

So I am new to creating an Upstart Job, but I got one that works! The thing is I happen to have a monitor near me where I can watch my server boot and at boot it never makes it to the login prompt. ...
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No windows frames on VNC screen

I am trying to configure good virtual desktop on my headless headless Ubuntu 14.04 server. Unfortunately, I see the following picture when open remote screen: I.e. windows have no frames and ...
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How to start application after login on CentOS?

I am trying to start GUI application with upstart script on CentOS. I have test script located /etc/init/ folder. start on desktop-session-start stop on desktop-shutdown respawn script export ...
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upstart jobs - privileged vs unprivileged

On one of my VMs, some upstart jobs were failing, and when I checked df, showed that I had run out of disk-space (Use% was 100 on /dev/sda1). What I did not get is: the jobs which were running with ...
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How to set upstart as default on Debian?

I have a virtual server running Debian. For some reason it doesn't boot if I am using sysvinit. I assume the problem lies with the host operating system, since it's a Virtuozzo based machine and not ...
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service stop doesn't run the exit/cleanup part

This is a sleeping service, import time bufsize = 0 f = open("/home/user/sleep-log", "w", bufsize) try: f.write("going for a deep sleep......") time.sleep( 1000000000) except: import traceback; ...
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How to start a service automatically, when Ubuntu starts?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and want to have a service starting, when the system is booted normally. As 'service' I understand some code, for example cd my_directory; my_command -host 0.0.0.0 -port ...
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restart my app server automatically through upstart script

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 machine in which I am running my C++ app server which I am controlling through upstart script. Meaning whenever my app server crashes my upstart script will restart them back ...
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How to name and where to place upstart script?

I want to start a watchdog kicker on startup but am unsure how to name and where to place my upstart script. start on startup respawn script /usr/sbin/watchdog end script Reference: ...
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Upstart job does not trigger (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm in the process of learning how to use Upstart. I wrote a simple job as a test (file is /etc/init/uptest.conf), using a custom event to trigger it manually: start on uptest task exec touch ...
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Identify if server boots using upstart or sysvinit

I am a not a experienced linux user/admin, but last week I acquired a raspberry, and installed on it a Raspbmc, based on Debian distro. I am having some troubles trying to identify which scripts the ...
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upstart + telinit: is it really works?

I think about how to backup my ubuntu server, and I want try one possible solution using init levels. So I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, install it on VirtualBox, and try: telinit 1 It warn about ...
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How can I restart the SSH daemon on Ubuntu?

When I type in service sshd restart I get a sshd: unrecognized service error. I do have, in /etc/ssh/ a file sshd_config that I use to set config. I can also putty into the Ubuntu box (it is remote). ...
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problem with upstart

Hi i got always an error message that my upstart script doesnt start. start: Job failed to start My script is: description "Tagger Version 2" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] ...
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Replacing Upstart with Sysvinit in Wheezy results in error

I have a Debian Wheezy server with upstart installed. I removed upstart and replaced it with sysvinit, which resulted in the following error: apt-get install --reinstall sysvinit Reading package ...
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Daemon - how to tell the start daemon to execute this daemon as different username than 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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Show kernel parameters passed to init [duplicate]

I learned that if the kernel does not understand a parameter, it saves it and passes it to init when performing the user space start. While e.g. in show parameters of running kernel or How to display ...
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include Forking - Multi threading in bash script to run it in upstart?

I have lack of understanding. Do i need to include forking in my bash script: http://stackoverflow.com/a/26756839/4749164, so i can use expect daemon/fork - option in upstart? i would like to run my ...
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How to do X when a job hits respawn limit

I have a service named manager, which sometimes updates itself (from some network location). If something wrong happens during this update, like a system shutdown, I want to replace the bad executable ...
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The equivalent of start-stop-daemon for RedHat 6

I have an upstart script to create a service in RedHat 6: env PLAY_BINARY=/usr/bin/play env HOME=/opt/warda env USER=root env GROUP=root [...] script exec start-stop-daemon --start --exec ...
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Why doesn't docker container start at boot w/ upstart script on Ubuntu 12.04?

Using instructions for Docker auto-start on Linode VPS running Ubuntu 12.04 and Docker 0.8.1, the specified container does not start on reboot. Once booted, I am able to ~$ sudo start [service-name] ...
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How to restart my java program automatically if it gets killed?

I am running my runnable jar in linux machine (machineA) as shown below. In the runnable Jar, I have a java program which sends email to me every 15 mniutes. ...
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Does Debian Testing use Sysvinit, Systemd or Upstart? How do I configure it (them?)?

I have a copy of Debian Gnome, installed from live medium then upgraded to testing. I've decided to change my default X environment from GDM to i3 for reasons of productivity. This lead me to wanting ...
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Linux Mint 17.1(64-bit) freezing on start-up

I am using Linux Mint 17.1(64-bit) dual booted with windows 7. I am a newbie to the Linux community and have been using Mint 17.1 for the last 2 months without any problem. Windows 7 is working fine. ...
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How to send an email using UPSTART if my executable gets restarted?

I am using UPSTART to restart my executable if by any chance it goes down and it works fine. start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] chdir /opt/data/data_server respawn post-stop script ...
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What do +,- and ? symbols represent in `service --status-all`

What do +,- and ? symbols represent in service --status-all represent in Ubuntu 14.04. I am not able to understand it properly. I guess + here might mean delayed services which start after the ...
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upstart enviromental variable from command

I am trying to make reverse ssh tunnels to my clients using upstart. I have many clients and they obviously come on and off line at times. This is what I have now but it wont work because the env ...
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Is there a way to develop upstart scripts on fedora 21?

I'm working on creating upstart scripts for an internal service I'm working on. I realize systemd has triumphed over upstart, but our company already has an investment in upstart and I'm just tacking ...
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exit code of grep in trap where the script is launched by upstart service

Recently I encountered a problem in ubuntu upstart and trap in Bash shell. I use ubuntu 12.04. The upstart script(/etc/init/player.conf) is: start on (local-filesystems and runlevel [2345]) stop on ...
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CentOS - upstart script is created, but its never running at all

I have this following setup but its not working in my CentOS 6x (3.10.23-xxxx-std-ipv6-64 #1 SMP Tue Mar 18 14:48:24 CET 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) Step 1: vi /etc/init/a.conf description ...
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Ubuntu init script failed - trying to find out more detail about the error

My /var/log/boot.log shows this under Ubuntu 14.04: ... * Starting servicename <br> chown: invalid user: ‘username’<br> No passwd entry for user 'username'<br> * Starting ...
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How to use UPSTART feature of ubuntu to restart the python script but not as root?

I am running my Python script using upstart feature of Ubuntu so that if for whatever reason my Python script dies or gets killed, it can be restarted automatically and everything is working fine - ...
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How to restart python script after one second of going down using UPSTART?

I am running my Python script using upstart feature of Ubuntu so that if for whatever reason my Python script dies or gets killed, it can be restarted automatically and everything is working fine - ...