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Old 04-23-2004, 12:06 AM   #1
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webmin setup errors

I am trying to setup webmin and apache. I followed the instructoins to switch users in a terminal window and then start the service.

$ su root
[root@localhost home]$ service webmin start

Cannot find webmin service
[root@localhost home]$

I have been all over the web and into a half dozen forums, no one really knows the answer. How the HELL do I start the friggin service?
Old 04-23-2004, 01:08 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have an NT background. Apache and Webmin start based on shell scripts that are typically located in the /etc/rc.d directory. Try finding webmin by typing

find / -name "webmin" -print | grep "etc"

Then, cd to that directory and type ./webmin start

Next, use your webbrowser to connect to webmin, usually something like:

http://localhost:10000, or

At this point, you can use webmin to configure Apache and many other useful features of Unix.
Old 04-23-2004, 11:08 AM   #3
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/etc/webmin/start >/dev/null 2>&1 </dev/null    # Start Webmin
that's the line in my /etc/rc.d/rc.local that starts webmin
of course, this depends on where webmin is installed and how it was configured upon installation.

Best of luck


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