Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

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Wireless network interface ra0 does not start at boot

I recently installed USB Wireless Adapter based on Ralink RT5370 chip on my Ubuntu 10.04. Manufacturer drivers are installed properly and now I have ra0 wireless interface configured in ...
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Starting Redmine at boot using upstart on Ubuntu

So after installing Redmine from the repositories on Ubuntu 12.04, I've tried to create an upstart script (see below) so it would start up at boot time. While service redmine start does start ...
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Trouble using Upstart to launch Redis as redis user

I'm trying to launch redis-server as a user (called redis) via Upstart. My /etc/init/redis-server.conf looks like this: description "redis server" start on runlevel [23] stop on shutdown exec sudo ...
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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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Writing simple upstart script

I'm trying to write a simple upstart script for my ubuntu server, which starts vnc4server. But it does not work. Here's the script: # vnc-server.conf start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel ...
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How to correctly shutdown ubuntu in single-user mode?

I have searched a lot,only to found that many people came across this problem. By adding rw init=/bin/bash to the end of the vmlinuz line,I can enter the single-user mode of UBUNTU 10.04 LTS but,when ...
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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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How do you disable an upstart service in ubuntu 10.10?

In 10.10 upstart is being used instead of sysvinit. It's possible to remove annoying upstart services which you do not want by removing the appropriate file in /etc/init/blah.conf However, this ...
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Ubuntu startup file location

Ubuntu does not use the inittab file any longer so where can one find the set of files that ubuntu executes on start after the init process is started?
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Upstart: accept user input to switch xorg.conf

I'm trying to get a startup script requiring user input running before gdm starts (the script should allow me to choose from a list of xorg.conf's the one I'd like to use for the current session). ...
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Is it safe to remove sysvinit package in Debian sid?

Currently, I have some packages my own using upstart, they are working with the stable branch of Debian. I'm going to switch to sid/unstable, and then the warning comes: WARNING: The following ...
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How to restart a service each hour, in upstart?

I have an upstart service defined as: /etc/init/sshproxy.conf description "Lenik's secret tunnel thru *.ssh.myserver.com" author "谢继雷 (Lenik)" start on (net-device-up IFACE!=lo) stop on ...
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Upstart Help: Change Ubuntu 10.04 Service Boot Order

I am having an issue with the order in which services start up in Ubuntu 10.04. My workstations are configured to use winbind to connect to my Domain Controller for authentication. The problem is ...
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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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How can I write a fail-safe upstart script that starts an application with the necessary permissions?

I'm planning on setting up a server using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, which uses upstart. I'm not finding the documentation too intuitive, so I'd like to ask for a solution for my specific problem. I'm ...
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Autostart SSH tunnels on load (Ubuntu)

Every time I login into my computer I start a SSH connection to a remote computer for database work. How can I automate this in Ubuntu so that I don't have to type this in each time I login to my ...
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How to make PostgreSQL start at boot time in Ubuntu?

Every time I boot my computer, I need to start Posgtres manually via sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.4 start It was an easy task to make it start automatically with Init in place: just add a symlink ...
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Kill Infinite loop at Upstart's run level

One of my applications is at a infinite loop in the runlevel 1 by printing No protocol specified continuously after running startx -- :1. The run level does not listen to my commands given at the run ...
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Linux: How to start Skype (or other program) only when I'm online?

I've added Skype to my "Startup applications" list, so that it starts automatically after I log in. (This is on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty, with the Gnome desktop) However, I frequently use my laptop ...
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Running upstart jobs as unprivileged users

What's the canonical way to have an upstart job change its userid and run the script as an unprivileged user? Obviously one can use su or sudo, but this seems hacky (and can generate needless log ...