Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird 1.5 install on mandrake 10
Author Avi Schwartz
rsa_dude2002 wrote:

>Hi all quick question how do you start the service for firebird 1.5
>on the old firebird it started automatically but it seems fb 1.5 does
>not start automatically.
The FB installation creates a startup script but it may not set it up to
be started automatically. Try the following:

As root, run from the command line: chkconfig --list

If you see firebird in the list then verify that it shows something like:

firebird 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off

If all entries show as 'off' then run: chkconfig firebird on

Next time you start your machine FB should start automatically.

If firebird does not show up at all, try: chkconfig --add firebird
and then try to turn it on.

If you do see that FB is set properly to start but it does not, you may
have permission issues on the directory where FB is installed. Make
sure that the directory (in my case /opt/firebird) is owned by firebird.