Linux startup script

Eric Jensen eric at
Mon Apr 4 16:11:31 MDT 2005

I'm not sure why it didn't work in Ubuntu.  I could have messed it up
some how though.  I ended up making my own rc.local which ran from rc5.d
as S99rclocal->/etc/rc.d/rc.local.  Inside rc.local I just run my apps
like /path/to/app &.  In Ubuntu I did get it to work, but it made me use
their `startservice` program to do it.

Eric Jensen

tuxgirl at wrote:

>On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 03:06:39PM -0600, Eric Jensen wrote:
>>Wanting a program to run on start up and am having a hard time figuring 
>>out an easy way to do that.  I've looked at the scripts in rc.5 and they 
>>seem far more complex then what I need.  To be specific, I am wanting to 
>>run Secway's Simpserver for encrypting my gAim conversations.  To run 
>>the script you just type /usr/local/bin/simpserver in a terminal.  In 
>>Ubuntu I tried just created a simbolic link to that file in the rc.5 as 
>>SS99simpserver, but it didn't seem to work.  I am now in Suse (finally 
>>got my crazy install problems resolved), but I didn't try that again 
>>since I didn't think it would work.  Any suggestions?
>i could be completely off-base here.  is there any particular reason why
>putting it in a .bashrc (or xinitrc) doesn't work?  that seems like the
>simplest solution... 
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