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Old 09-03-2004, 05:32 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Tampere, Finland
Distribution: Debian, Familiar, OS X
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init.d startup script for familiar (solved)


i have a problem, i hope you guys can help me.

on familiar linux 0.7.2 and opie 1.0.3 i´d like to be able to use bluetooth gprs after boot.

i have managed to configure my system to the state where i boot, tap bt tray icon to enable bt, open console and type "rfcomm bind all". then tap network and dial to gprs phone.

but how can i do "rfcomm bind all" during boot so that i don´t have to type it?

i tried to make a script to /etc/init.d:
#! /bin/sh
rfcomm bind all
named it rfcommbindall, made chmod 755, made ln -s /etc/rc5.d/S60rfcommbindall /etc/init.d/rfcommbindall

but it doesn´t work

Last edited by pevelius; 09-03-2004 at 11:26 AM.
Old 09-03-2004, 06:34 AM   #2
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Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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The init.d scripts work with the start-stop-deamon....

I don't know how it work exactly, but have a look at this. It a scripts to initiate ndiswrapper during startup...
        start() {
                ebegin "Bringing WLAN (NDISwrapper) up"
                modprobe ndiswrapper #2> /dev/null
                iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc essid *******
                iwconfig wlan0 mode managed essid ********
                /sbin/dhcpcd wlan0 -t 5 &
                eend 0

        stop() {
                ebegin "Bringing WLAN (NDISwrapper) down"
                /sbin/ifconfig eth1 down &> /dev/null
                rmmod ndiswrapper 2>/dev/null
                eend 0
just replace the parts between ebegin and eend.... The string after ebegin is the standart output if the script is run.
I am not sure what you'll have to put into the stop part, but it has to be something like rfpromm unbind all.... check your manual

to test it, if it works, just use
/etc/init.d/<script> start
/etc/init.d/<script> stop
Old 09-03-2004, 11:22 AM   #3
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thanks for reply. however i was able to solve the problem with the kind help of irc-channel. the solution is to put the symlink to /etc/rc2.d/ instead of /etc/rc5.d/. so, now it works perfectly. it seems that it does not need start/stop abilities (but maybe they should be there to make it more sophisticated). but hey, as long as good ol´quick´n dirty works, i´m happy.

Last edited by pevelius; 09-03-2004 at 11:26 AM.


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