Questions tagged [startup]

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

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How to stop a hanging UUID start job that is not listed in /etc/fstab

On boot up the system hangs for 90 seconds for a UUID start job. This has already been answered at ask ubuntu. The solution there involves removing the offending UUID from the /etc/fstab. In my case, ...
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Access User files from Root Filesystem

I have recently dual booted Arch Linux with Windows on my PC. Accidentally, I moved all my files from /usr/ to my user Downloads folder. When I looked at the /usr/ folder, I never saw some files that ...
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Systemd service (calling sh script as services) - how to get updated status

I have the following working systemctl systemd startup script that automatically starts on reboot perfectly (other dbdeployer dependency starting too). Its a .sh script where I created a few different ...
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Monitor shows four duplicate screens during startup of Kali

I am currently trying to dual boot Kali on a 2009 IMac. I have a problem when during the startup process, four screens show up on my monitor(one up right, one up left, one bottom right, one bottom ...
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Understanding sysinfo Ouput for Custom Init Process

With qemu: qemu-system-x86_64 -s -S -enable-kvm -m 512M -drive format=raw,file=myos.img -kernel {5.11.6-kernel} -append "root=/dev/sda init=/sbin/myint nokaslr" The C code (omitted libc ...
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View/Manage all autostart/startup softwares and services

Is there a cross-distro way or software (cli or gui) which lists/manage all autostart/startup softwares and services? For example all softwares/services in: /etc/init.d/ /etc/xdg/autostart/ /etc/...
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Mint :give root password for maintenance [duplicate]

And yes: for a few days i have problems with one of systems on my PC -LMDE. Recently i got repaired there one thing as shown here : ("Mint" - a bunch of errors in boot). Now i have yet ...
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How can I run a GUI app on startup (before login)

I have a simple Electron App which just displays "Hello World" for a proof of concept. Is it possible to run the GUI application right after the system boots before a login prompt / without ...
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Debian stuck on nouveau after first install

I've just reinstalled an old gaming PC with Debian 10.9 netinst that I want to use as a headless server. I planned to only use the Nvidia graphics card for the installation then disconnect it and use ...
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Cannot change directory (cd) or use Working Directory Systemd Exec commands

I am trying to get a startup script (systemd service) for docker-compose containers. I am struggling to get it working, and have made changes and changes; with some things working, and other things ...
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Running a sudo command automatically on startup

In order to adjust the screenpad backlight on my ASUS Zenbook, I am using a kernel module I found here. Per his instructions, to make keybind shortcuts using a simple screenpad x command to adjust the ...
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Can't start my pc Pop OS 20.04

I have an Ubuntu's distro, Pop OS, and I have a problem. I restarted my pc and then it doesn't start anymore(I couldn't restarted also). When I start my pc it appears the encryption password and after ...
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Running a singular application on startup, fullscreened

I want to run a single application, specifically a Vulkan game, on Linux. I kind of want it to be like a kiosk, but not just for displaying information. The operating system's one use for me is to run ...
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Adding an accidently removed startup application

I have accidentally removed "Cinnamon Settings Daemon - xrandr" from startup applications on my Linux Mint as I was trying to remove another application, but the topmost application was ...
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Python script executed in rc.local does not log, unless with a non-zero code

My rc.local service executes a python script on startup: it works fine but it doesn't log anywhere, unless an error occurres and exits with a non-zero code. This script runs scheduled operations, ...
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Google Chrome Saved Password Missing

i'm using MX Linux XFCE. It has pre-configured fluxbox session installed. I usually use the Fluxbox more often since it runs faster in my old laptop the the XFCE session. Unfortunately, I have some ...
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KDE startup hangs after openSUSE Tumbleweed update

openSUSE Tumbleweed was running fine until a recent zypper dup update, but now it gets past the disk decryption step and then the KDE startup hangs. A non-blinking cursor just sits at the top-left of ...
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Gave up waiting for root file system device

Here's what it says when I first turn on my computer: BusyBox v1.30.1 (Debian 1 :1.30.1-4) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. I watched a youtube video expecting it to ...
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An application keeps being called each time I log in to user

I've been using Armbian Buster v5.10 and configuring it for a project. I remember making some changes so that startx runs automatically at startup. Each time I log in via su myUser then startx gets ...
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Start Python script at startup

I have a script that I run with python3 /path/script.py I cannot figure out how to make the script run at startup. Any pointers would be great!
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What will a boot look like in the systemd journal (journalctl)?

What should I look for in the systemd journal to find when the latest boot happened?
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To prevent systemd initialization at/after Debian OS startup [closed]

How do we prevent systemd initialization at/after OS (Debian MX linux) startup ?
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Make server run job on reboot of instance, from instance startup/init script

I want to run a python script as a user on reboot of a server. The server itself it spun up on azure via terraform. I've already got a startup script called startup.sh. It does various things to the ...
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How to run binary at Linux start-up with sound?

I have a C++ program where I use the SDL2_Mixer module (which is based on Pulsesink, I think) to output audio. I want to run it on startup, but it does not want to work out very well. I set my default ...
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How to securely store credentials needed in a profile.d script?

Disclaimer: I'm working on Ubuntu 20.04, but I assume my question is unrelated to a specific Linux distribution. I've searched the Internet for quite some time and found lots of other similar ...
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Startup of program run as a service fails

At boot time I want to start the Pidgin Instant Messenger on a system running Bodhi Linux 5.1.0. On boot, the user is automatically logged in. It works fine when I start it manually from the GUI. When ...
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Fedora 33 - Run command or script at startup

In 2020 (last day today too), Fedora 33, what is the ideal way to run a command or script at startup? I am asking this again because over the years I have seen several different ways of doing it, some ...
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deepin can't connect wifi at start OS

whenever I start the Deepin Linux in my laptop, OS ask me to enter the wifi password, in despite of have been stored before. I'd like to automatically connect to wifi.
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Dell XPS 13 on Debian very difficult to start

I cannot shutdown my Dell XPS 13 laptop without having the hardest time starting it again later. Behavior I call sudo shutdown now from a terminal. The computer seems to shutdown. The battery lasts ...
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Run shell command exectly one time at login

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and trying swap Ctrl and CapsLock using xmodmap. But failed to find a way of doing that automatically: .[X|x]modmap[rc] and .config/autostart didn't work. What other ways are ...
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Where is the environment for boot scripts such as rc.local defined?

I've checked $PATH inside /etc/rc.local and got the following string: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin Where is this string defined, and what other variables can I expect ...
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Linux takes long time to boot after resizing and moving partitions

A while ago i installed a new NVME drive in my computer and installed Windows on it. I removed the old Windows installation from my old SSD so that my Linux installation could use all of it. I then ...
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Startup Applications Seemingly Starting in Wrong X Window Server (Debian)

Background Info When I initially installed linux, I installed KDE and GNOME. I chose KDE as my default desktop environment and sddm as my window manager. KDE never worked (not sure why) so I have been ...
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What are the methods of starting processes at startup on Linux?

I would like to ask about methods of starting application at boot in modern Linux (kernel 3.x, 4.x, 5.x), their advantages and disadvantages. I know 3 methods: cron /etc/rc.local systemd script ...
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gnome-terminal --geometry not working in centos 8

In order to have a terminal launch on my secondary monitor upon login I used to have a command like the following as a startup application: gnome-terminal --geometry 80x24+2120+200 --full-screen --...
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My ubuntu 20.04 is verly slow on stratup after messing with the swap parition, how do I make it boot faster?

here's the output when i type dmesg [ 45.039698] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized [ 45.039714] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized [ 45.039726] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11 [ 82....
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How to modify the list of applications launched by kdeinit5?

Each time my machine boot, few applications are started by kdeinit5, in particular konqueror and a mouse utility program. I could not find where this list of applications is specified, to remove the ...
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Causes of busybox brop

At what seemed a random moment (nothing special was happening to my knowledge), all my files where suddenly read-only. After rebooting, my Linux Mint 20 doesn't start and drops to busybox, with this ...
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my startup script does not start when I want to

So I am having a bash script in /etc/init.d/ containing this init info: ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: minio server # Required-Start: $local_fs $remote_fs $mysql $all # Required-Stop: ...
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Linux command to add UI application in startup applications

I have Ubuntu16 and I have ui application which I want to start automatically once the user logs in. For this I have created a script which has below commands: #!/bin/sh cd /home/super/Documents/ ./...
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kubuntu grub console at startup

I neweblie linux user. I have installed kubuntu on my laptopn. Every time I see grub console at the startup. Console does not exit by timeout. I must to input "exit". How to disable grub ...
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Why aren't Programs minimizing in the background app tray?

I have Zorin OS, which I've been using for 1 month. It worked fine. I installed qBittorrent and Variety (Wallpaper Manager) from the Gnome Software. Both softwares worked fine, but now I noticed that ...
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Running a script at startup via graphical interface doesn't work whereas it works when I run it in cli

I'm running Linux Mint 20 and try to use the GUI to launch my startups scripts. All are working as expected but two of them: xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap AND mongo-express -a -u XXX -p XXX --url mongodb://...
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Systemd: Fix ordering cycle when mounting an NTFS volume on a legacy raid array at boot time

Problem I have what the mdadm man page calls a "legacy array", i.e. a raid array without superblocks. I finally managed to make systemd mount my data partitions within at boot time, but ...
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Modification of DBus /etc/dbus-1/system.conf broke the startup process

I have modified the file /etc/dbus-1/system.conf where I have changed the document to something like that: <listen>tcp:host=localhost,bind=*,port=6667</listen> <auth>ANONYMOUS</...
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Should I put my systemd [Install] section in my .path file or my .service file?

Configuring systemd to redeploy my service when I commit a new source .jar file, I have a path file that goes along with the service and uses a PathChanged directive. I read somewhere that the install ...
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Stop automatic application execution on graphical login

I use Manjaro 20, and have changed the display manager from LightDM to SDDM, out of that and installing normal applications, I haven't changed anything on the system. For some reason xfce4-terminal ...
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Stop BuzyBox Command Line for Loading on Start Up

My computer turned itself off to protect itself from a power-surge. This has happened before many times, with nothing weird happening the next time I turned on the computer. I would press the power ...
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All the ways to run bash command without blocking

I wrote a small tutorial that uses rclone to mount a network drive at login. Then I had to get on a usb stick & remove the rclone line from .bash_profile, as rclone opens in the current process &...
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How to permanently set keymap

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I posted a question and receive an answer regarding changing the keymapping of a specific key in order to eliminate unwanted functionality. That worked, but now that I've ...

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