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Old 01-28-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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Help with my first script?

I've been using Red Hat 9 for about a week and i could really use a script to help me log onto the internet. I've tried loads of other methods like wvdial, none of which work.

At the moment, all i do is open a terminal window, type 'su' then the root password (working as non-root) then type /etc/init.d/speedtouch start, to start connecting. but i thought it might be pretty simple to create a script to do this for me, but i don't know where to start.

Under root i simply created a 'launcher' on the desktop running the /etc/init.d/speedtouch start, command but i know i shouldn't really be logged in as root, let alone connected to the web. and as non-root opening the terminal and switching user is annoying.

Thanks in advance for any help...
Old 01-28-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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My guess is that it should run each start anyway hence no need for a script - as root try:
chkconfig --add speedtouch
chkconfig --level 345 speedtouch on

Then reboot.
Old 01-29-2004, 03:30 PM   #3
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wow it worked.
I get a timeout message when i start up and have to retype the command, but that should be no problem...i think...

Thanks a load


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