updated bios on dell inspiron 1100 and got X patch, but...
i use suse 9 and i've recently updated my dell inspiron's faulty A06 bios to the latest A26. i already new this would break X as runlevel 5 started, so i downloaded the new patch from geocities web page and installed it as root from console. it does the job. 10 mb of memory gets allocated for X. the only thing is i can't get it to start automatically at start up. i always have to type
to run X.i know the instructions on the web page say to type
echo "/sbin/845patch 10000">>/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
for redhat /mandrake. since suse uses rpms, i assumed it was based on redhat so i tried that but when i reboot it doesn't work. i noticed that suse left an rc.dREADME file in /etc/, so i read it.
it says that to comply with the linux standard base they moved start up scripts to /etc/init.d.
when i went back to the geocities web page to try and find an answer, i noticed the commands to start the patch automatically at boot for debian based distros used the same directories as suse's with:
echo "/sbin/845patch 10000">/etc/init.d/845patch
chmod +x /etc/init.d/845patch
ln -s /etc/init.d/845patch /etc/rcS.d/S20-845patch
i tried this and didn't get any errors until the 3rd line. the error said that S20-845patch didn't exist.
i started the patch manually and ran X. i opened the file browser and noticed there was an /rcS.d/S20single script. should i retry linking using this file or do i need to type something totally different all together for suse 9? everything works as far as the patch itself goes. and if i start X after manually running the patch, i can actually see my battery status for once thanks to the bios update. i'm just tired of typing that stuff just get a graphical log in each time. if anyone has been through this before and can give advice that would be great. thanks.
Last edited by foustware; 12-27-2003 at 12:39 AM.