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Old 06-29-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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howto start a program automatic


hi

i have debian, and i want to start a program automatic when i boot
i tried to make a file in /etc/init.d/test (chmod a+x test)

and a link to that file in /etc/rc2.d/ (ln -s /etc/init.d/test /etc/rc2.d/test)

but when i boot, it will not start the program, and yes i use init 2. Where else can i put it ?



-ole
 
Old 06-29-2004, 08:22 PM   #2
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if you are running KDE, open up Konqueror, click on Go-->Autostart.. This will open up a window, possibly with some icons in it. Now, open your K-menu, find whatever program you want to start on startup, and drag its icon from the K-menu to the autostart window, then close it..

Done, and no file or script editing involved

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Old 06-29-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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im not running X
 
Old 06-29-2004, 08:41 PM   #4
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The link name needs to start with a S followed by a two-digit number. Something like:
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lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 Dec  4  2002 S90test -> ../init.d/test
The 'S' tells the init program that it's supposed to call the script to start some service/program. In fact, it calls the script and adds "start" argument on the command line. The two-digit number specifies the sequence to start the script (01 comes before 02... 02 comes before 03, etc.)
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:44 AM   #5
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thanks, worked great
 
  


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