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Old 06-27-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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How do I make a program run on startup (and as a root)


I've been working on setting up a Teamspeak server for a couple days now, with no problems. My problem is that if the computer shuts down (power outage) I have to keep re-running the program manually and was wanting a script or program that would run automatically on start-up that would run a specific program as a root. (The program I'm trying to run is called "ts3server_minimal_runscript.sh")

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Edit: (I'm using Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon edition)

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Old 06-27-2017, 09:14 PM   #2
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You will need to add to the init system of your distribution. Have you tried looking at the website for Teamspeak? They probably would have this as an option in the doco.
 
Old 06-27-2017, 09:44 PM   #3
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The classic solution would be to put it in rc.local, but it would help to know what distro/version you are running.
 
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Grail, I checked teamspeak's website and their's nothing there about my problem.

Frankbell, other people had suggested that also, but i can't seem to find the rc.local folder anywhere (even in the etc folder).

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Old 06-27-2017, 10:08 PM   #5
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What distro/version are you using? That information would go a long way to enabling persons to help you with this issue.
 
Old 06-27-2017, 10:12 PM   #6
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Frankbell, im using Linun Mint 18.1 Cinnamon edition.
 
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Looks like you are on a systemd based system. From what I can see a service file should have come with the installation.
So depending on if there is or not:

Check and using systemd: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/TeamSpeak

Create your own startup file: https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...d-under-ubuntu

See how you go
 
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Frankbell, other people had suggested that also, but i can't seem to find the rc.local folder anywhere (even in the etc folder).
rc.local is just a file, not a directory. On Mint, it is usually an executable file in /etc. Ok, if you can't find it there, try looking in /etc/init.d

You can add a few lines of code to call your TeamSpeak script at the end of rc.local.
 
Old 06-28-2017, 07:59 AM   #9
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aragron2101, I found rc.local in the init.d folder. (I know how stupid this sounds) What lines of code could I add to make it work? (the location of the file is "/home/hp/usr/bin/teammspeak3-server_linux_amd64/ts3server_minimal_runscript.sh")
 
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