Re: [SLE] Reset LPT Port on Startup
From: Martin Deppe (Martin.Deppe_at_web.de)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 17:29:21 +0100 To: "SuSE Linux E..." <email@example.com>
Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
> James Knott wrote:
>> Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
>>> Pieter Botha wrote:
>>>> I need to run a program which resets my LPT port on startup (LPT is
>>>> connected to garden system and if any of the relays are open, then
>>>> some stuff in the garden are turned on). I see that as soon as X is
>>>> started, some relays are opened and I need to run a program to set
>>>> them back off (closed). The software already works, the trick is to
>>>> start it as soon as X start as well as when the PC reboots. Any hints?
>>> /etc/init.d/skeleton as a base, and make a startup script which you
>>> can choose when you want it to start, i.e. runlevel 5 (X), etc.
>>> Also check the admin manual.
>> Why use skelton? That means that all users created after that, would
>> run that app. It can be started from /etc/init.d/boot.local or
> It looks to me like he has created a program to control his garden. I
> would assume that would run /be needed regardless of which user is
> logged in. /etc/init.d/boot.local executes before most other scripts,
> meaning if he needed some other program/process running for his to
> work, it may not work starting so early in the boot process. If he
> sometimes started in runlevel 3 he could also have his program run.
> If he only needed it to run whenever he logged in, in only his user,
> ~/.kde/Autostart would be fine. I just suspect his garden needed more
> control than that. ;-) If my logic didn't fit his need, he is quite
> welcome to hit the delete key and try the next. He was asking for hints.
<lol> great :-D
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