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I am trying to start xampp when the ubuntu starts on ubuntu 9.10. I tried going to system->preferences->startup applications adding it there, but it didn't work. I surmised it was because it needs to be started as root. I know you can make a startup script some how, but I'm not sure how to do it. How can I make it start xampp when the computer boots, even without logging in?

FYI, the command for starting it is sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

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You will need to add it to the startup scripts. This may help

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it says to do egrep :initdefault: /etc/inittab but when i do that it says no such file or directory – The.Anti.9 May 10 '10 at 3:49
I tried adding the things to init.d and restarted the server, but it still didn't start. – The.Anti.9 May 10 '10 at 4:05
according to…;, you can't just add a script to the init.d directory. $ chmod +x SCRIPT_NAME $ update-rc.d SCRIPT_NAME defaults – imjoevasquez May 14 '10 at 20:20

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