how to setup up start up programs
gct3 at f2s.com
Thu Jun 30 18:46:04 UTC 2005
On Thursday 30 Jun 2005 18:58, Mustafa Abbasi wrote:
> i wanted to setup azureus and firefox to start whenever i start
> gnome. like startup in windows.
> any idea how to do this in ubuntu.
> it can be done in fedora's gnome but i can't figure out how to do it
> in ubuntu
I think I can help :-) You need to set up a local file as in other Linux
distributions, but this is not usually present in Debian installations.
The actual web page to do this is at:
but I note that the page is down at the moment, so here is a copy of the
text from my archives:
"Debian Rc.local Equivalent
In many distributions you can add commands to run certain programs at
the end of the boot process after all system services have been started
into the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file, however there is no such file in a
Debian system. Here is the way to accomplish the same thing the debian
1) Make a file called /etc/init.d/local with a text editor. This file
is a script so it should always start with the following line:
2) Next, for example I have an always on cable modem and I want to use
rdate to update the system time to atomic clock time at startup, so I
add the following command to the file:
rdate -s clock-1.cs.cmu.edu && hwclock --systohc
(The rdate command updates your system time, then the hwclock command
updates the bios clock)
3) Make this file executable with:
chmod +x /etc/init.d/local
4) Next, link the new local file by running:
update-rc.d local defaults 80"
(omitting the quotes)
Disclaimer: I have not used this with Ubuntu or Kubuntu (yet) so use
with care, but it works well with Libranet!
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