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ubuntu startup script problem

  Date: Dec 04    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 353

I am trying to get a script to automatically run after ubuntu ver 9.1 boots up.
I placed the script (zip.sh) in the init.d directory and made it executable
after runing update-rc.d zip.sh . Nothing works although i can get the script
to work after bootup with the command ./zip.sh. Can anyone tell what i am doing



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 04    

tryed putting it in the startup applications under system preferences?

Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 04    

Put the reference to your script in /etc/rc.local

Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 04    

Tried that and it does not work. If i run the command ./rc.local the
scripts run and produce the correct results.

Answer #4    Answered On: Dec 04    

Make sure everything you reference is via full pathname. Startup
scripts run as root but the $PATH may not be set. If that fails, maybe
you can post your rc.local

Answer #5    Answered On: Dec 04    

Here is my rc.local file contents

#!/bin/sh -e

/sbin/modprobe /etc/modprobe.d/parport_pc io=0xec00,0xdd00 irq=15

/usr/bin/service cups start

exit 0

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