also, here's a one line hack that worked good for me on breezy ... run startup scripts in parallel, merely by changing the startup script: /etc/init.d/rc

Changing the line:

Code:
startup $i start
to the following:

Code:
startup $i start &
from:
http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/199
http://www.hoeg.org/blog/2005/07/27/...ooting-debian/