Porteus Script Load Order [Solved]

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nassausky
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Porteus Script Load Order [Solved]

Post#1 by nassausky » 15 Feb 2013, 22:21

What is the load order in porteus.

/etc/rc.d/rc.local loads before xdfe. which scripts run after that (or where can I add to a script that starts up last.)

I still have a couple unresolved threads and I am hoping this might solve both of them.

Thanks,
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Re: Porteus Script Load Order

Post#2 by Hamza » 15 Feb 2013, 22:37

I would suggest to use that rc.local file and nothing else for auto start scripts. That rc script has been implemented for this use.
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Re: Porteus Script Load Order

Post#3 by brokenman » 15 Feb 2013, 23:22

After rc.local comes the cheatcode: autoexec=
If using this you must use ~ in place of spaces.

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autoexec=touch~/tmp/testfile.tmp
After that you can use the DM autostart folder. You can use /etc/xdg/autostart for .desktop files or even kde4 ~/.kde4/Autostart. The last two are useful if you need something to run after the login stage. It really depends on what your goal is when deciding the best method.
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Re: Porteus Script Load Order [Solved]

Post#4 by nassausky » 16 Feb 2013, 03:39

Great, that was the answer I was looking for.

Adding the following cheatcode started the vncserver at the correct time. Having it in the rc.local file for some reason was showing an error that the /home/guest folder did not exist:
autoexec=/usr/bin/vncserver~-rfbauth~/home/guest/.vnc/passwd

It was more important that the user didn't have to enter this manually so I read the documentation and it said I could
These cheatcodes can also be added to the APPEND line of your /boot/porteus.cfg entries
but the for the porteus xfce 2.0RC2 486 (maybe for others) on my HDD install it was /mnt/sda1/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg and I just added it to the first menu item.

After I then created a new remaster using make_iso.sh, it started up perfectly with the vncserver running and waiting at the port for a client connection.

The
/etc/xdg/autostart for .desktop files or even kde4 ~/.kde4/Autostart
might just come in useful in the future too THANKS!

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Re: Porteus Script Load Order [Solved]

Post#5 by brokenman » 16 Feb 2013, 20:38

These cheatcodes can also be added to the APPEND line of your /boot/porteus.cfg entries
Thanks. We need to update some of the docs on the main website. A search for '/boot/porteus.cfg' on the site brings up many hits. Glad you took the initiative and sorted it out. You have a head for linux.
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