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Old 03-24-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Insert driver at boot, what am I missing?

I have long been using a script "insert" in a folder "/home/user/app" to insert my custom driver. That script includes a couple sudo commands for inserting the driver and for changing permissions on the subsequent /dev devices created.

Now I want this to happen automatically upon boot.

So I copied an example of where I done a very similar thing before on a different linux OS. I put a script "install_setup_insert" in "/etc/init.d" that simply changes folders to "/home/user/app" and then runs "./insert". I manually ran "sudo ./install_setup_insert" from "/etc/init.d" and it worked. I know because /dev now had my custom devices.

Then I did "cp -s /etc/init.d/install_setup_insert /etc/rc5.d/" to put a link in /etc/rc5.d. I manually ran "sudo ./" and it worked. I know because /dev now had my custom devices.

But when I rebooted and looked in /dev for my custom devices, they were NOT there.

What am I doing wrong?

I don't know how to look at a boot log for info, either. Perhaps I need to do that, if you would advise me.

Thanks very much.
Old 03-24-2016, 09:10 AM   #2
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...oh, I forgot to add. This Fedora 20 OS has a README in /etc/init.d about how it uses native systemd services files. However, it also says that traditional init scripts continue to function.


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