FreeBSD 7.0 not executing /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ at startup

Eric eric at
Sat Apr 19 13:45:25 UTC 2008

Marco Beishuizen wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 02:07:09 +0200
> Marco Beishuizen <mbeis at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Since I upgraded to 7.0, it seams that my /etc/rc.conf isn't read
>> anymore at startup. At least partly. Things that do not start anymore
>> are:
>> - oss
>> - dbus
>> - hald
>> - avahi
>> They are all gnome related. I have in my rc.conf: oss_enable="YES",
>> hald_enable="YES", avahi_daemon_enable="YES and dbus_enable="YES". The
>> gnome FAQ mentiones to put gnome_enable="YES" in the rc.conf but that
>> doesn't work at all.
> After some searching it seems that none of the scripts
> in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ are being executed at startup. All scripts have
> the extension .sh, have permission 755 and in rc.conf I have
> local_startup="/usr/local/etc/rc.d".
> I have no clue why they are not being executed.
are you changing the kernel security level in your rc.conf file? if so, 
comment it out and reboot. that was an issue i had on a 6.x box recently 
and commenting out the security level change fixed it

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