Subject Re: [firebird-support] Fire-up firebird
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:26 AM 18/08/2004 +0000, you wrote:

>I have installed Firebird 1.5 rpm on MandrakeLinux 10.0 but it
>doesn't seem to start.
>In Services "Start when required is ticked" but there is no
>"start"/"stop" buttons. Fam(?) has the same setting.
>Can you help please?

Go into a shell and enter the command

ps -aux | grep fb

That will show you whether the server is running (it should be). However,
what you see depends on whether you are running Classic or the Superserver.
The service that's listening for connections to Classic is a daemon named
xinet. If any clients are connected, you will see processes named
fb_inet_server; otherwise you won't see anything.
The master process for Superserver is fbserver (as are all client
processes). The Superserver process starts up automatically and there's a
command-line utility named fbmgr for shutting it down and restarting it.

AFAIK, the standard rpm install doesn't do anything to instruct any X tools
to control it (heaven forbid!) so this is probably just some kind of
phantom entry.