[arch-general] Running setserial from rc.local

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun May 10 14:35:31 EDT 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Sergi Pons Freixes
<sachiel at telefonica.net> wrote:
> With the new Xorg, I need to run the command:
> setserial /dev/ttyS0 port 0x0200 irq 5 autoconfig
> At every boot to get the stylus working in a Tablet PC. I have put the line in
> /etc/rc.local, as it contains "all the things which are not daemons that you
> want to run at boot".
> But it is not working. KDM (therefore, X) starts without using the stylus. If
> I switch to a terminal, run the command, and the return to X, the stylus is
> recognised.
> Any clue about what is I am doing wrong? I know that the command can not be
> executed from an X terminal (this is why I switch to a "normal" terminal), but
> running it from rc.local should work, right?

Fully qualify your executables- PATH is probably not set.

/usr/bin/setserial ...

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