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Old 09-21-2004, 07:08 PM   #1
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Any GUI for services configuration


Is there any GUI application for enabling and desabling Slackware services at various runlevels?
I installed Slack 10.0 , to see if i like it ( I usually run Fedora ) and wanted to edit services.
There is a GUI in KDE menu-> System -> System V editor but the way I understand it, Slack uses the BSD system instead so the application doesn't work.
So is there any Services GUI specific to Slackware ?
tia.

P.S. Did some googling, but no result.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 07:26 PM   #2
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Nope.

But it's just as easy to do chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.(nameofservicehere) to enable a service and likewise chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.(nameofservice) to disable it.

Simple no?
 
Old 09-21-2004, 07:30 PM   #3
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Hi!

I'm not sure if it works for Slackware, but try out:
ntsysv

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Old 09-21-2004, 07:32 PM   #4
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that will not work, slackware does not use sysv scripts
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:59 PM   #5
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I believe that you can use webmin. It does support Slackware 10. I installed it one, but I never used it. Liked the idea of manually configuring better. Just Google for webmin if you want to try it.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 05:00 AM   #6
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I believe that you can use webmin. It does support Slackware 10.
It does, I have it running on my Slack 10 media server.

Having said that I did set-up all the services manually - I only really use webmin for checking configs from elsewhere on the LAN and things like adding/changing users and priviliges for the devices in the server. Very useful tool - lets you play with CUPS, SAMBA and Snort from afar (along with everything else!)

See http://www.webmin.com/ for details.

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Old 09-22-2004, 02:43 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by sh1ft

Simple no?
Yes, but we Fedora users are spoiled

Ok, I asked the question because I couldn't print to my router-firewall- printer server ( running Fedora ) from my Slackware workstation but have no problem at all when my workstation runs Windows2k or Fedora.

I realised that Slackware installed cups properly but did not activate cupsd at boot time. In order to print I had to run /usr/sbin/cupsd manually.
As you suggested I just had to make the rc.cups script executable.

I installed Webmin on the Fedora distro but never used it to enable or desable the services, Fedora having a nice GUI for that

On the other hand the BSD startup structure looks a lot simpler than the one for System5.

Thanks again to all the people who took some of their time to reply.

I don't think I'll use Slack on a day to day base, but for sure I won't scrap my Slack partition
 
Old 09-22-2004, 02:57 PM   #8
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As root:
pkgtool

Go to "setup" and check off the scripts entry. Then hit OK. It'll let you select/deselect some.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 05:51 PM   #9
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As root:
pkgtool

Go to "setup" and check off the scripts entry. Then hit OK. It'll let you select/deselect some.
Thanks for the info.
I didn't know that pkgtool has an option "setup" in the main menu, because the "Bible" in chapter 16 ( Packages utilities ) talk about pkgtool and has a screenshot but the "setup" option is not there. It has only the Current, Other, Floppy, Remove, View and Exit options.

I tried and was able to configure some services, including cups, with that command.
 
  


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