Subject Re: [firebird-support] Newbie - Firebird installed but not running
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:25 AM 18/05/2008, you wrote:
>Hi there. Complete newbie to firebird, and I'm trying to set it up on
>my eeepc, which is also new and I don't have that much linux
>experience, so bear with me. I'll try to present my problem in a clear
>way despite all these strikes against me.
>So, I installed the firebird2-classic-server package using Synaptic,
>and all of that seems to have worked well. However, following the
>instructions here,
>under "Server check: Linux and other Unices", I see no indication that
>fbguard or fbserver, or fb_inet_server is running. There aren't any
>instructions on how to troubleshoot or resolve this in the quick start

fb_inet_server (on Linux) won't be "running". There's nothing to
"see" until a user connects to a database. When you make a
connection to a database, then you will see a process of that
name. And if you make another connection, you will see another
process of that name....and so on.

What you will need to do is have the xinetd daemon running. Although
the installer will create the firebird script for you, it can't start
xinetd for you. And bear in mind also that the Quick Start Guides
apply to the official Firebird builds, not necessarily to the weirds
and wonderfuls that third parties cook up for you.