[ubuntu-za] BUM question

David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Thu Dec 3 23:09:47 GMT 2009

Liedeman, Ciaran <15094014 at sun.ac.za> wrote:
>> Was just worried that BUM wasn't installed right. Didn't want to use it
>> and turn of gdm and other stuff by accident. There should be some kind
>> of message like what you've just told me. gdm: init.d not a service.
>> For interest sake, does bum turn on/off init.d "scripts"?
>  Don't thank me yet, I re-read the documentation and ran
> $ start gdm
> which is the command to stop a service making me realize that gdm is in
> fact an upstart service. The tricky bit seems to be what bum defines as 
> an activated service.
> Checkout the bum documentation for the details,  bum examines symlinks to check if 
> service is active or not.  It requires that atleast one runlevel startupscript folder,
>  - the /etc/rc[0-6].d folders - to contain an activated symlink. The symlinks are of the
>  form KXX<name> for deactivated scripts and SXX<name> for activated scripts and 
> these all link to files in the /etc.init.d folder.
> But this is where I get confiused as I activated and deactivated the gdm service which set
> all my gdm symlinks to K20gdm but on boot gdm still starts so I have no idea how gdm 
> gets started even though its supposedly deactivated.
> Perhaps some else could shed some light?
> Ciaran Liedeman

There are a whole bunch of stuff that aren't ticked. Xorg for instance, 
and network manager. Still seems a bit scary.


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