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  1. #1

    How to make programs/scripts run on boot?

    Hello, i editted /etc/rc.local
    in hope i will launch my vnc server on boot, but it is not launched. Anyone please can help with how to launch it on Ubuntu boot?

    !/bin/sh -e
    # rc.local
    # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
    # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
    # value on error.
    # In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
    # bits.
    # By default this script does nothing.
    tightvncserver :1
    vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16 -pixelformat rgb565
    exit 0
    Thank you

    I ensured this file has execute permissions and root user. but that vnc server is not started on boot..

  2. #2

    What is your distro? There is usually a better way to initialize system services than /etc/rc.local (although that should be made to work in a pinch).

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by postcd View Post
    I have Ubuntu and TightVNC Server version 1.3.9
    It looks like you'll have to create your own initscript. At least I do w/Ubuntu 12.10. There is good info on doing that here. Try your luck and post back here w/problems.

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    Creating your own initscript will surely be a nice option to go with. Thanks for any good info.

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    Yes,I am agree that creating your own initscript will surely be a very good option to go with. Anyhow thanks for the nice contribution.

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    Why it did not launched from /etc/rc.local ?

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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    It may require stdin/stdout/stderr to run, which are not there for rc.local. Try redirecting those streams to/from /dev/null or running with nohup.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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