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Old 06-13-2004, 07:34 AM   #1
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how to make a program start on startup


i want VNC to auto load,

i know i have to add it to a runlevel but which? and what is the command to do it?

also too sence the server is only 400mhz 310mb ram or somthing like that will it improve performence if i runlevel 3 (with no gui?) and if it will help the system run faster then how do i use telnet (is that what i need to use??) for remote admin the commandline so that way the server can run in commandline to save rescorces and then when i need to use it i just use telnet or whatever and type in startx then use vnc to start working on it.

is this process gona work?

thanks for ur help!
 
Old 06-13-2004, 07:42 AM   #2
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Which distro do you run? This thing sometimes changes from distro to distro...

Anyways, you can look in '/etc/inittab' for more info on your runlevel conf.

(Most of the time, the file is well commented, so no need for explanation)

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Old 06-13-2004, 07:48 AM   #3
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oh sry officle mandrake 10.0

i believe runlevel 5 is gui for it
runlevel 4 is not used
runlevel 3 is the step right below gui
 
Old 06-13-2004, 07:51 AM   #4
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Ok try: 'chkconfig --list', it'll list all available services...

To add, let's say 'sendmail', run the following:
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chkconfig --level 3 sendmail on
As root of course.

I hope this helps.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 07:58 AM   #5
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well i was also too wondering wat was the command line to start the tightvnc server cuzz that whole line needs to be put in the startup (cuzz i think it has password and such along with it)
 
Old 06-13-2004, 08:14 AM   #6
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Well, I found something interesting:
http://www.vanemery.com/Linux/VNC/vnc-over-ssh.html

Next time, try searching a little on google.com; it can answer most of your questions(you just have to get used to it).
But if you have unanswered questions, don't hesitate to ask here.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 09:47 AM   #7
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what about remote commandline (or just sending commands to the comp no gui) would i use telnet for that?
 
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Telnet isn't secure enough, use 'ssh' instead.

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Old 06-13-2004, 05:10 PM   #9
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i thought SSH was a protocall not a program
 
Old 06-13-2004, 05:54 PM   #10
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hey when i try to run the vnc server it only runs local is there a boot arugment i have to type in or somthing so that it recives calls from the internet?
 
  


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