[ubuntu-za] BUM question

frans dormakorp at vodamail.co.za
Fri Dec 4 06:21:29 GMT 2009


This is jus speculation bat isn't gdm started by X also?


David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) wrote:
> 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.
>>>     
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>>> For interest sake, does bum turn on/off init.d "scripts"?
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>>>       
>>  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
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>
> There are a whole bunch of stuff that aren't ticked. Xorg for instance, 
> and network manager. Still seems a bit scary.
>
> DRL
>
>   



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