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What are the desktop.ini files for?

My desktop has two hidden .ini files: desktop.ini (370 bytes): [.ShellClassInfo] LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21799 [LocalizedFileNames] Microsoft Office - 60 Day ...
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How do I debug an upstart job?

I have the following job in /etc/init/collector: start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] expect daemon exec /usr/bin/twistd -y /path/to/my/tac/file When I start the job with sudo ...
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Controlling Upstart job as unprivileged user

What's the best way to allow an unprivileged user to control an upstart job? By controlling an upstart job I mean starting/stopping/reloading/restarting it: start myservice I can imagine one way ...
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Linux services: is there a GUI for services?

I am looking for a GUI program, that shows running services from /etc/init.d (and /etc/init), and allows to manage (start / stop / runlevel) them. What can you recommend? Background: even though I ...
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Init scripts per user

There is a script (more like a command) which I would like to be executed on a per user-login basis. I've heard of init.d scripts but those require root permissions and are not per-user customizable ...
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Minimize boot time on headless ubuntu

I am trying to remove as much processes as possible to minimize the boot time on a beaglebone running ubuntu minimal. So i want to remove udev-fallback-graphics and all plymouth processes. I tried ...
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Where can I config service startup options in Ubuntu?

I'm not used to using Ubuntu or Debian as a server. I'm more accustomed to Red Hat/Fedora ways and even Gentoo (yikes). Under Red Hat installs, you can often configure most services that start from ...
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LANG=C is in a number of the /etc/init.d/* scripts. What does LANG=C do and why do you need to set LANG=C.

Its not clear what it does or what it contains. I tried greping the out put of set and env to see what C or LANG are set to in other places on the systems. Nothing was clear about how it is used or ...
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Ubuntu, control the init startup

Ubuntu uses upstart instead of sysvinit. However there are still runlevels and the links in them. I have installed tor and it has added itself to the startup of the OS. Now I want to remove it and ...
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Where in CentOS does program start at boot if it's not in init.d?

I have installed a software (GitLab) on CentOS. It works well, but this GitLab starts at boot and I don't want that. So I took a look at /etc/init.d in order to disable it with chkconfig, but my ...
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Why will dmesg have message from user space?

you can use dmesg -u to see log from userspace. In my case, I have log from systemd and lvm. Why is this happening, why userspace program can print to kernel buffer ring?
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how do i run a script 5mn after startup?

I have severals RoR websites running on my webserver and I need to run a ruby script at startup. So, I puted a bash script in /etc/init.d witch call a ruby process. Unfortunatly that ruby process ...
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Why do scripts beginning with an 'S' exist in /etc/rc.d/rc{0,6}.d?

Why do scripts beginning with an 'S' exist in /etc/rc.d/rc{0,6}.d? Will there be trouble if I change the 'S' to a 'K'? Is the behavior of the system changed when it halts/reboots?
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Getting directory of file

I have found an error in monit init script that I want to fix on my own for now. The faulty code is PID_DIR=$(/bin/basename "$MONIT_PID_FILE") /bin/mkdir -p -m0700 "$PID_DIR" The developer wants to ...
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Files in /etc/init - are all files executed or just the ones with conf extension?

I have some files in /etc/init that I am still testing. As far as I know all files in this directory are executed on boot. My question is: does it apply to every *.conf file or to all of the files in ...
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What should happen next on init scripts?

I've been using a Linux Mint 13 live system on my memory stick and I decided to put it on my hard drive. It already had several scripts to uninstall software and optimize it, scripts that I had to ...
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Automatic script launch after booting on Debian

I try to launch some scripts at boot time on my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian Wheezy). I have created the file /etc/init.d/datalogger-serveur : #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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Making sysvinit load EVERYTHING in parallel - why does this even work?

I edited /etc/init.d/rc on my Debian machine and changed startup boot to startup boot &. Boot time decreases ridiculously, and no race conditions happen at all. Way faster than even Systemd (which ...
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/etc/init.d/lvm2 script not executed during startup

On startup, I want the /etc/init.d/lvm2 script shipped with Debian squeeze to be executed. I ran update-rc.d lvm2 enable and checked that the symlinks are created in the /etc/rcX.d folders: # find ...
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LVM volume activation before fstab mounts

I am trying to mount LVM volumes during startup of my Debian Squeeze system. Since for some reason, the LVM volumes / groups are inactive by default, they need to be activated before any mounting can ...
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What is the `/etc/hostname` used/required for?

I found in the /etc/hostname my IP-address, than I deleted it and each time I use sudo - I get a message and a system email sudo: unable to resolve host (none) or if in the /etc/hostname is saved ...
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How can I run a command after boot?

I would like to run the simple shell command echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq at each boot, to enable the sysrq keys. When in boot should this be done, and where should I put a script to do it?
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Where and how are custom startup commands configured in Linux?

I'd like to add custom startup commands (for example starting a process, registering to a registration server, downloading a configuration file) to the Linux startup process. Those commands should be ...
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Unable to change IP address for eth0 without restart in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 installed. I tried to change the IP address of the interface eth0 in /etc/network/interfaces from 192.168.1.3 to 192.168.1.4 auto lo iface lo inet loopback pre-up ...
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Slackware init rd_local problem

I have made an error in the rd_local file which, Linux is having problem starting up because of this. Is there any way I can edit this file without starting up or am I screwed?
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How do I prevent Apache service from auto-starting on Linux?

My problem is that I don't want to stop the apache daemon with the command ./apache2 stop from /etc/init.d (I know to do this). I don't want the apache service start automatically in /etc/init.d on ...
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Kill xserver from command line (init 3/5 does not work)

I'm running Linux Mint 10, although I've had this same issue with other variants of Linux. I've been told/found while researching that if the X server hangs or otherwise errors, one can drop to a root ...
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Issues with init script services - Ubuntu 12.10

During boot, I get a series of messages like modem-manager: ... modem-manager: ... . . . I tried disabling this feature with sudo update-rc.d -f remove modem-manager remove EDIT: The output I ...
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What does “switching runlevel” mean exactly?

What happens when I issue sudo telinit n (n being the new runlevel)? Does init scans /etc/inittab and does exactly the same when system is booted? For example, if I have rm:2345:wait:/etc/rc.multi ...
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At what point are cgroups initialized for systemd?

So to cut a long story short, I am trying to get systemd working with an Arch install, but without running systemd from init. This means I am booting into a system that is not running systemd, then ...
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How to execute a command under Linux after booting without a TTY session?

I'm creating a kiosk PC at the moment and I'm wondering if this is possible: When the PC is started and Linux Debian boots and I wonder if it's possible to start the command startx respectively xinit ...
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init.d script for OpenOffice / LibreOffice headless does not stop process

I am using Ubuntu and found this init.d script for LibreOffice headless. Problem is that it does not seem to be stopping the process when asked to "stop". Any help greatly appreciated. Two other ...
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When does crontab starts?

I'm having lots of problems with my Ubuntu 10.04 in AWS and init scripts. I have my rc.local with some mounts, mkdirs & more but they don't do everything as expected, just a few of them and not ...
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Making upstart job redirect output as unprivileged user

I am currently making an upstart job run as an unprivileged user like so: start on started mongodb stop on runlevel [06] respawn respawn limit 10 100 env NODE_ENV=production pre-start script ...
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/sbin/init exists but couldn't execute it

I'm building Linux from scratch. Currently I have the kernel, glibc and sysvinit. I've compiled everything myself following these instructions. Though my version of glibc is 2.19. Also, I use grub ...
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What causes import command to fail as running through a service

Our System V service runs a daemon that runs the import command. Running our service by sudo service myservice start seems to start the service but when it comes to take a screenshot, import does not ...
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How to investigate runlevel initialization?

I'm investigating why a service (solr) is not started upon server booting (in this case a vagrant box, running ubuntu 12.04). The script is running if i run /etc/init.d/solr start I run sudo ...
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Automatically mounting an encrypted USB disk at boot

I've followed these steps to set up an encrypted USB hard disk on Lubuntu 13.10, and these to unlock it with a keyfile instead of a passphrase. I now have a disk ...
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How to debug old initd script under systemd?

I have an older initd script to start my application. It worked fine under older versions of SuSE, but fails on Open SuSE 12.3. The strange thing is cd /etc/init.d ; ./script start works fine. ...
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Understanding init script faults with sysctl

I made my own init script for starting a Mono web application within mod-mono-server2 container (I didn't use AutoHosting, I'm aware of it). When I had openSUSE 11.4 with init I was able to read on ...
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using screen with start-stop-daemon, sysv

I'm trying to run a program with an ncurse interface as a daemon using screen. I want to use start-stop-daemon to manage the process, but I'm having trouble creating a SysV init script. Variables: ...
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Are start parameter reused from /etc/init.d/XY restart?

I start my postgreSQL-Db with this command: /usr/lib/postgresql/8.4/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data -l /var/log/globus/postgresql.log -o -i start are the parameters kept if I restart ...
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Ubuntu Moving root folder to a new lvm partition

I began running out of space on my / partition*. So I decided to create a new lvm partition and move to that one instead. Now, I have created the lvm partition, mounted it, rsync folders from / to ...
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Who modifies `/etc/init.d/.depend.start` in openSUSE 11?

Where are the dependency data taken from? Which process modifies the .depend.* files and under which circumstances does this happen?
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Is it safe to backup init.d and rc*.d

is it possible to backup init.d and rc*.d (i.e. rc3.d) normally? just copying and adding .backup extension? I don't want to mess with the symbolic links. I'm deactivating unnecessary processes (e.g. ...
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Ubuntu init.d script not being called on startup

I've got a script in ubuntu 9.04 in init.d that I've set to run on start on with update-rc.d using update-rc.d init_test defaults 99. All of the symlinks are there and the permissions appear to be ...
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How to trace errors in inittab?

My OS ( SCO Unix ) loads the kernel, but no more. I can't enter even the single user mode. There is no errors on screen. I can load my emergency CD, and mount the FS. How can I trace if there is some ...
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How can grub pass any custom variable into system enviroment?

I want to identify which menu entry has been lauched in rc scripts. So is it possible to pass any variable into my system via kernel argument?
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start-stop-daemon works at command line but doesn't work in /etc/init.d script

I'm trying to get a starter script (for a ruby gem called ar_sendmail) working in /etc/init.d/ar_sendmail: #! /bin/sh echo "in /etc/init.d/ar_sendmail" DIR=/home/max/work/e_learning_resource/trunk ...
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During Linux boot, where does “init” execute from?

I am new to Linux, and trying to get a definitive understanding of the Linux boot processs, before attending a Linux Server Admin class starting in June. Setting up the Question: During Linux boot, ...