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Old 06-09-2002, 12:31 PM   #1
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Question Setting up auto-loads

I am a long time YellowDog Linux user, who just installed a new RH 7.3 server with all sorts of bells and whistles.

RedHat seems to be so much like YDL... however for some reason many things are not starting up when the machine reboots. Thins like mysql, apache, and atalkd.

I looked into init.d folder, and entries exist... so I am confused why nothing in there is being started up automatically during boot.


Any ideas?
Old 06-09-2002, 04:20 PM   #2
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As far as i know (not much..) RH uses Sys V init scripts. Use a Sys V init script editor like the one that comes with KDE to edit init scripts and make sure the right services start.
With slackware, which uses BSD init you would just edit the correct file in /etc/rc.d and uncomment the line that starts the service...
Hope that helps..
Old 06-09-2002, 05:14 PM   #3
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Redhat has all the rc.d setup as well, with entries pointing in load order to the mysqld, httpd, atalk entries in the init.d directory.

However it acts like its ignoring those. Other things in the rc.d directories are loading ok.

So yeah, somewhere they is some other conf/script/setup file that is determining WHAT to run in the init.d. Strange though redhat would go through all the trouble of setting up the rc.d directories when it doesnt use them???

Right now, things run if i manually execute them via /etc/rc.d/init.d/thingd start.

I don't do KDE, nor Gnome, so Sys V isnt existing on the machine. No man entries for any variation on the term/application either. I am digging through the /etc directory looking for some sort of start services script... so far no luck.
Old 06-09-2002, 05:41 PM   #4
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Ok... found the problem.

They were set to their K set, instead of their S set... looking up the proper numbers I adjusted them in each of the rc.d runlevel directories. Crazy. I bet it would have been easier if I could have found the command line version of the Sys V editor. =) hehe


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