View Full Version : [ubuntu] Webmin not starting on boot.

September 21st, 2011, 12:08 AM

I installed webmin (by synaptic or i think i downloaded the .deb from the their website)

The problem is the service doesn't start upon boot.

I know it use too... but i'd like to know where is the locations of the script/s that runs at boot to start this service.

i thought it would be something like /etc/init.d or /etc/rc0.d

i'd like to find this script or its known locations on a default install so that i can see if anything has changed.

Would someone be able to paste this default script here so that i can copy it and place back in the correct location so that i can have this service run at boot.

I can get it to work now by running sudo /etc/webmin/start

Webmin version:1.550

In webmin it's self it says that its starts on boot but it's not running

This is the scirpt copied from webmin:

# webmin
# Webmin

description "Webmin"

start on runlevel [2345]
stop on runlevel [!2345]

pre-start script

end script

exec /etc/webmin/start

But still the service doesn't start on boot...

I've had a look through the /var/log/daemon.log

and the process never starts but it does say that "webmin was terminated with status 127"

what does this mean?

i think it tries to start but cant for some reason....

Thanks in advance.

December 9th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Hello astroboy123.

In my Kubuntu 11.10 the webmin config is indeed /etc/init.d/webmin.
Please see attached file.

I also have the matching s01webmin in the rc directories

Hope this helps.