well just like windows has several means of starting a program automatically (run registry key, win.ini, starup folder, etc) so does linux. linux uses a completely differnent methodology that windows when if comes to system and app configuration.
someone correctly my if Ive made a mistake in this description
method one: previously mentioned, the rc.local folder holds "shortcuts" if you will that load programs automatically. there is a folder for each runlevel and you can add an entry in there.
method two: is typicall for server services like apache and ftp... Xinet.d.... it is a program that listens for connections or requests for a program, and loads then when needed.
Last edited by t3___; 07-15-2004 at 03:31 PM.