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Old 12-19-2002, 12:41 PM   #1
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Writing a start up script

Hello everybody!

I have a really simple and very newbie question. Using the opensource drivers for my Acatel USB modem I have finally got in working and have Internet working my PC! YAY!

Unfortunatley everytime the PC boots into Linux I have to su to root and type in

modem_run -m -f /usr/share/speedtouch/mgmt.o
pppd call adsl

This is a bit boring and lengthy so I wrote a script which runs both lines straight away using.

However I still have to su to root b4 i do this.

In short I would like this script to run or the two lines themslves to run on boot of the computer.

Is there a nice easy way of doing this? I suppose i am looking for the Linux equivilant of a windows startup folder or something... but I dont know where to begin to find it...

I'm sure someone can laugh at how simple a question this is and help me!


Old 12-19-2002, 12:47 PM   #2
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You can simply add the lines to your /etc/rd.d/rc.local. Or create your own starting script (like ones in /etc/rc.d/rc?.d/), but the first method is easier.


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