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Old 05-03-2004, 05:07 PM   #1
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Linux Startup - AutoExec.bat equivalent?


what is the Linux equivelant to autoexec.bat ?

i have a problem here where i'm always restarting the Internet connection by way of "service network restart" while root. it's very annoying. while i have had some help on getting the "hotspot" usb and stuff, i still have to issue a command even though no errors are reported and all the lights are on so to speak.

so i got this snr batch file written which essentially issues the sole command as mentioned. question is, is there a place i can put that during boot up (after everything else) to save me the trouble of manually running it after login ?

this should be an easy question?

and forgive my ness....

thanks

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Old 05-03-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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try
/etc/rc.d/rc.local
(on e.g. slackware)

or the startup scripts might be in
/etc/init.d/
(on some other systems, I believe suse and others)

Last edited by dARkHunTEr; 05-03-2004 at 06:02 PM.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 05:19 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by dARkHunTEr
try
/etc/rc.d/rc.local
(on e.g. slackware)

or the startup scripts might be in
/etc/int.d/
(on some other systems, I beleive suse and others)
looks good! i'll give it whirl, let you know how i made out

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Old 05-03-2004, 05:56 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by dARkHunTEr
try
/etc/rc.d/rc.local
(on e.g. slackware)

or the startup scripts might be in
/etc/int.d/
(on some other systems, I believe suse and others)
no such luck - it doesn't even to seem to have executed the script

here's the file in it's entirity
(my stuff is the "service network restart")
----------------------------------------
#!/bin/sh
#
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

[ -f /etc/sysconfig/msec ] && source /etc/sysconfig/msec
[ -z "$SECURE_LEVEL" ] && SECURE_LEVEL=3

# /root/snr
df
service network restart >/home/perry/out.txt
chmod 777 /home/perry/out.txt

# Source functions
. /etc/init.d/functions

if [ -f /etc/mandrake-release -a $SECURE_LEVEL -lt 4 ]; then
R=$(cat /etc/mandrake-release)

arch=$(uname -m)
a="a"
case "_$arch" in
_a*) a="an";;
_i*) a="an";;
esac

NUMPROC=`egrep -c "^cpu[0-9]+" /proc/stat`
if [ "$NUMPROC" -gt "1" ]; then
SMP="$NUMPROC-processor "
[ "$NUMPROC" = "2" ] && \
SMP="Dual-processor "
if [ "$NUMPROC" = "8" -o "$NUMPROC" = "11" ]; then
a="an"
else
a="a"
fi
fi

# This will overwrite /etc/issue at every boot. So, make any changes you
# want to make to /etc/issue here or you will lose them when you reboot.

if [ -x /usr/bin/linux_logo ];then
/usr/bin/linux_logo -c -n -f | sed -e 's|\\|\\\\|g' > /etc/issue
echo "" >> /etc/issue
else
> /etc/issue
fi
echo "$R" >> /etc/issue
echo "Kernel $(uname -r) on $a $SMP$(uname -m) / \l" >> /etc/issue

if [ "$SECURE_LEVEL" -le 3 ];then
echo "Welcome to ${HOST}" > /etc/issue.net
echo "$R" >> /etc/issue.net
echo "Kernel $(uname -r) on $a $SMP$(uname -m)" >> /etc/issue.net
else
echo "Welcome to Mandrake Linux" > /etc/issue.net
echo "-------------------------" >> /etc/issue.net
fi
elif [ $SECURE_LEVEL -ge 4 ]; then
rm -f /etc/issue /etc/issue.net
fi

touch /var/lock/subsys/local
 
Old 05-03-2004, 06:03 PM   #5
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Try placing it at the bottom of the file.
If it still doesn't work, post the output of
ls -la /etc/init.d/
 
Old 05-03-2004, 06:15 PM   #6
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Make sure rc.local is invoked from your rc.M file in /etc/rc.d

And don't place the script your written in the rc.local file but rather save it as a script, make it executable and then put the path to the saved script in rc.local like in this format:

/usr/local/bin/<scriptname>

To make the script executable just use:

chmod +x <scriptname>

And of course if you specify what distro your doing this on, might help a little.

Last edited by trickykid; 05-03-2004 at 06:16 PM.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 12:13 AM   #7
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If you go to the Mandrake Control Center -> System -> Service
make sure that the services network and internet are selected to run at boot.
 
  


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