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Old 09-16-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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need to write a script that executes on startup!

I need to add insmod usbserial into a startup script. I need some basic tutoring on Linux commands, ideas?
Old 09-16-2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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No one can answer that question without knowing what distro you are running.
Old 09-16-2008, 06:26 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by philspargo View Post
I need to add insmod usbserial into a startup script. I need some basic tutoring on Linux commands, ideas?
Well, you probably want modprobe usbserial, not insmod usbserial. How you make it execute on startup depends on your distribution. In Slackware, for example, you put the line

/sbin/modprobe usbserial

at the end of the /etc/rc.d/rc.modules script. In ArchLinux you add usbserial into the MODULES section of /etc/rc.conf
In general, you can try putting the line

/sbin/modprobe usbserial

into the file called /etc/rc.local if it's present and make sure that the file is executable.
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startup script

I'm using a Linksys nslu2 and I've installed oww for the 1 wire weather station. I need to install insmod usbserial into a script that will start at bootup. The author suggests using chmod a+ x /opt/etc/init.d/s70usbserial.
I just don't know how to get it inserted in the file!
Thanks for your time.!


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