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pgte3 08-20-2004 12:32 PM

debian start up scripts?
 
I am new to debian Sarge. I am trying to make sense of how debian/linux starts up, and how to control what starts.

Is the start up controlled by scripts exclusively?

What are the various scripts involved in the start up?

Where are they located?

What is the best way to modify them?

Thanks, Peter

macondo 08-20-2004 12:48 PM

What are you trying to do?

debian.org > documentation

/etc/inittab

/etc/.xsession

cabletron 08-20-2004 05:15 PM

I'm not to experienced on debian, but if you talking 'bout system services startup,
check de man pages on update-rc .d, usually lives at /usr/sbin.

vxc69 08-20-2004 05:28 PM

All general service (like httpd) start-up scripts are found in /etc/init.d

For more detailed info about the boot process just do "man boot". It's actually very interesting to read. Have fun :)

vxc

comp12345 08-20-2004 09:41 PM

You can install rcconf to controll which scripts you want started upon boot. It doesn't allow you to pick specific runlevels though. I think it saves the config settings depending on which runlevel you are at. Try it out.

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/rcconf

pgte3 08-22-2004 09:50 PM

Thanks, for all the suggestions. I am trying to gain an understanding of how debian/linux starts up. Specifically I am trying to find the appropriate spot to run tpconfig.

Peter

pgte3 08-25-2004 02:56 PM

I am satisfied for now
 
I am satisfied for now. The following write up was able to answer my newbie type questions concerning debian start up.

http://www.aboutdebian.com/linux.htm

Thanks, Peter

m_yates 08-25-2004 07:42 PM

Quote:

http://www.aboutdebian.com/linux.htm
Great site! I added it to my Mozilla bookmarks.


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