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wellington 03-02-2006 10:32 AM

mepisers which file do i edit to make things start at boot?
mepisers help me out here. i can run pppoeconf to set up my internet connection, i select yes to have it start up at boot, but when i restart my internet doesn't work. i have to repeat the steps above to get it working. which file do i have to edit to make my internet start at boot? i'd imagine i would have to issue 'pondsl-provider' somewhere in this file. could someone please help me out? i've posted this in a more general section of the board, but haven't seemed to have gotten any help.

m2acis 03-02-2006 10:38 AM

System startup scripts are located in /etc/init.d/*/ (or /etc/rc.d , depends on distro). In general you must have executable shell script in apropriate directory or link to that script.

To get more detailed help you should teel what is your linux distribution.

wellington 03-03-2006 09:42 AM

m2acis my distro. is mepis (hence the reason I posted in the MEPIS area of the board.) my fault, i should have been more specific it is the new MEPIS... uh, 3.4.3 I believe they call it. i notice it still lists KUbuntu as my distro... gotta change that.

m2acis 03-04-2006 06:45 AM

I asume that MEPIS uses the same startup method as Debian, because it is built on it. This method is called System V. Here is some info Basicaly you should search for some utility in your distribution that does all the managment with theses startup scripts.

You could also search for file named S*pppoe* in your /etc/init.d/... or /etc/rc.d/init.d/...
Startup scripts are executed in each runlevel. If script starts with letter "S" it is started (i guess that means it is executed with option "start"), if with letter "K" - stopped. Scripts for each runlevel are located in subdirectory for that runlevel (that is for example /etc/init.d/rc5.d/ or similar for 5th runlevel). Usualy there all scripts are in one directory, but in subirectories you have symlinks with "S" or "K" prepended to their names.

Thats all I could recall about these ...

wellington 03-04-2006 02:09 PM

cool, i'll give it a try and let you know how things go. i appreciate your help.

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