Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-20-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question debian start up scripts?

I am new to debian Sarge. I am trying to make sense of how debian/linux starts up, and how to control what starts.

Is the start up controlled by scripts exclusively?

What are the various scripts involved in the start up?

Where are they located?

What is the best way to modify them?

Thanks, Peter
Old 08-20-2004, 11:48 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,016

Rep: Reputation: 52
What are you trying to do? > documentation


Old 08-20-2004, 04:15 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: redhat/fedora/gentoo/debian
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm not to experienced on debian, but if you talking 'bout system services startup,
check de man pages on update-rc .d, usually lives at /usr/sbin.
Old 08-20-2004, 04:28 PM   #4
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 387

Rep: Reputation: 33
All general service (like httpd) start-up scripts are found in /etc/init.d

For more detailed info about the boot process just do "man boot". It's actually very interesting to read. Have fun


Last edited by vxc69; 08-20-2004 at 04:39 PM.
Old 08-20-2004, 08:41 PM   #5
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 467

Rep: Reputation: 30
You can install rcconf to controll which scripts you want started upon boot. It doesn't allow you to pick specific runlevels though. I think it saves the config settings depending on which runlevel you are at. Try it out.
Old 08-22-2004, 08:50 PM   #6
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 62

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15

Thanks, for all the suggestions. I am trying to gain an understanding of how debian/linux starts up. Specifically I am trying to find the appropriate spot to run tpconfig.

Old 08-25-2004, 01:56 PM   #7
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 62

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Smile I am satisfied for now

I am satisfied for now. The following write up was able to answer my newbie type questions concerning debian start up.

Thanks, Peter
Old 08-25-2004, 06:42 PM   #8
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Upstate
Distribution: Debian, Mint, Mythbuntu
Posts: 1,210

Rep: Reputation: 71
Great site! I added it to my Mozilla bookmarks.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
VPN: Debian Scripts -> Mandriva 2006 Scripts Undefined Mandriva 0 11-30-2005 12:10 PM
start up scripts on gentoo mdpniesta Linux - Software 1 03-08-2005 04:40 AM
Start up scripts??? caged Slackware 7 06-02-2004 11:58 PM
Start Up Scripts not running MaverickApollo Linux - General 3 10-20-2003 09:31 PM
Start Up Scripts in Linux clintonm9 Linux - Software 3 06-24-2003 09:37 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration