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Old 01-18-2005, 11:55 PM   #1
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default runlevel for Mandrake 10


Hello,

I am trying to create a start up script for my dynamic dns client but I can't seem to find the default runlevel for my linux box (mandrake 10).

It has the default runlevels in the README file for redhat and suse but nothing for mandrake. It just simply says "normally it is in rc5.d in the init.d directory.

I went to the /etc/init.d but I don't see any rc*.d directories in there at all. Can anyone tell me where I can find my runlevels and tell me which is the default.

Thanks,
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:23 AM   #2
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It would be under /etc/inittab at the top.

Code:
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by Mandrakelinux are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:
The bold would be your system's default runlevel (mine is a 5 for GUI).
 
Old 01-22-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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Mine is also set to level 5. I have never set a startup script so this will be interesting to say the least. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:30 PM   #4
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To change to a different run level while running Linux, simply type "init #" where "#" is the runlevel you wish to change to (or include in your script). It does not change /etc/inittab.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 10:05 PM   #5
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This is more for setting up a boot up script to start things like vncserver and rundns on my linux box for when I reboot. Rundns is telling me how to set up the script in runlevels that have an rc# directory. Since mandrake doesn't have that I assume I can set the script up in my inittab. As always the man page is cryptic but I think I have made a possibly correct entry and just have to reboot to test and see if it works
 
Old 01-24-2005, 10:50 AM   #6
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Well I tried to set it up so that my script would boot but it didn't seem to work once I rebooted my machine. The entry that I have for my inittab file (at the bottom of the file) is the following:

# rundns start up script for dynedns.org
20:5:boot:/home/lmcilwain/scripts/rundns_ssl_start
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:53 AM   #7
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Have you tried different values for the "action" field? A vnc server should be started after the network has been initiated, which would make sense to run the script after booting the machine. Try out "respawn" and "once". If those don't work i would give "wait" a shot.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:56 AM   #8
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Alright, I will give it a showt when I get home and update you probably tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
 
  


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