How to Auto Execute Commands/Scripts During Reboot or Startup

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10 Responses

  1. Liz Thompson says:

    Linux mint has no rc.d folder, it does have rc0.d, rc1.d up to rc6.d/etc/rc.local does not execute in Linux Mint but is there.

    There is an /etc/init.d/rc.local that supposedly executes /etc/rc.local but doesn’t.

    • Liz Thompson says:

      I fixed things…

      /etc/profile can me made executable and allows system wide settings to be made here.

      Better yet I wrote a script ‘startup‘ and put in my local ‘bin‘ directory and added it to Mint Mate’s startup programs.

      Now I can edit without root permission and set all kinds of things.

      Things got crazy when I added the new external monitor HDMI, touchscreen, sound and all needed tweaking.

  2. dbp says:

    rc.local is obsolete, use systemd instead

  3. Dan St.André says:

    I seem to recall that one can run a script as a side effect of the ‘shutdown’ command.

  4. WladyX says:

    What’s the font used in the screenshot?

  5. Shane Faulkinbury says:

    What if I don’t have an rc.d folder, I just have rc0.d through rc6.d folders.

  6. Karim says:

    Hi, thanks for that tutorial. I tried method #2 with an iptables script, which should execute after a reboot. Unfortunately it doesnt work, do you know why? Is it possible that the iptables service is not yet started when the script tries to execute the rules?

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