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Old 04-07-2004, 11:32 PM   #1
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Looking for the file that controls what processes are loaded in Linux!

Hi. I know init is responsible for loading all the processes but when I went looking for it (ie /etc), I couldn't find it. I found other files that had a prefix with init in it but I do not think it was what I was looking for. I want to control which processes are loaded. I am using Fedora Core 1.

Also, I would like to know if there is a website that I can look up these processes to find out what they do.

Thanks for your help.

Last edited by sjia; 04-07-2004 at 11:43 PM.
Old 04-08-2004, 12:21 AM   #2
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processes are simply number (placeholders) for whatever is running. To find out what is booting, you might want to check out /etc/rc.d or rc#.d

r means runlevel.

rc1 is equivalent to safe mode, rc3 is textmode, rc5 is the gui, rc6 is reboot, and rc0 is halt the system.


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