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Old 10-14-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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Starting process with .conf file at startup.

I want to start my webcam image capture process at system startup.

Currently in the console I manually type "sudo webcam /etc/webcam.conf &" to start the process.

How would I start this process at startup?

Ubuntu Server 11.04 - No GUI, but I do have Webmin installed and running.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Old 10-14-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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you need to write a startup script and configure it for the runlevels you want:

You can go to /etc/rc.d / /etc/init.d, look for a short one and take that as example.
Maybe your webcom software even has a start script in the distribution or in a WIKI or user forum ?

To (de)activate you can use the "chkconfig" command, if Ubuntu has it (sorry, I'm SuSE)



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