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Old 07-03-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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fedora c2; rc.local didn't run???

I tried to add a line to my
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 248 Jul 2 07:35 /etc/rc.d/rc.local


This should start my TeamSpeak server and it does;
if I run rc.local from a terminal window but it either fails or doesn't run at startup.
Anyone know what I have done wrong?

Is this file run before the user login screen?
Old 07-03-2004, 01:39 PM   #2
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it should run "after all other init scripts"..that read somewhere. perhaps in it's manpage..anyway, you can test if it works by adding there a line (in the rc.local file) that creates some empty

touch /home/username/worked

now next time you reboot, this is what happens: if the rc.local is read and run, you'll get a file called "worked" in your /home/username/ directory (replace username with your login username) - if the script isn't run, so it doesn't work, you don't get that file. simple? after this test just remove the line...if the script works, you'll got to figure out some other thing...
Old 07-03-2004, 08:44 PM   #3
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Thanks b0uncer,
That showed me rc.local is getting called.
too bad for me, the server is not launching
I think it may be because it doesn't like to run as root.


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