Startup files

Tobias Roth roth at
Sun Jun 8 14:35:32 PDT 2003

On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 03:10:13PM -0600, Ken Thompson wrote:
> Where do I put things to load during boot, things like loading modules and 
> starting kdm?? Poked about some and am working my way through the complete 
> bsd #3 as well as the "book" which I downloaded, but I haven't found 
> reference to the above, yet..
> Thanks to all in advance.

things you install from the ports or through packages get started from
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ . Things in the base system get configured to start
in /etc/rc.conf and ge tstarted by scripts in /etc/rc.d (for 5.0 and later).
kdm gets started through /etc/ttys (I think... maybe there is also a
different method). Modules can be loaded from /boot/loader.conf.

hope that helps, t.

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