Execvp messages at boot

Hello,

When my system starts, I see six messages about “execvp”. This is an excerpt from /var/log/boot.msg at the moment:

INIT: Entering runlevel: 5



Boot logging started on /dev/tty1(/dev/console) at Mon Jan 12 08:10:19 2009

Master Resource Control: previous runlevel: N, switching to runlevel: 5
**execvp: No such file or directory
execvp: No such file or directory
execvp: No such file or directory**
Starting D-Bus daemondone
**execvp: No such file or directory
execvp: No such file or directory**
<notice>startproc: execve (/sbin/resmgrd)  /sbin/resmgrd ],  CONSOLE=/dev/cons
ole ROOTFS_FSTYPE=ext3 SHELL=/bin/sh TERM=linux ROOTFS_FSCK=0 LC_ALL=POSIX INIT_
VERSION=sysvinit-2.86 REDIRECT=/dev/tty1 AUTOBOOT=YES COLUMNS=80 PATH=/bin:/sbin
:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin RUNLEVEL=5 PWD=/ SPLASHCFG= PREVLEVEL=N LINES=25 HOME=/ SHLV
L=2 BOOT_IMAGE=openSUSE SPLASH=no ROOTFS_BLKDEV=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST9408
114A_3LE20Y00-part2 _=/sbin/startproc DAEMON=/sbin/resmgrd ]
**execvp: No such file or directory**
Starting resource managerdone
<notice>startproc: execve (/sbin/acpid)  /sbin/acpid ],  CONSOLE=/dev/console 
ROOTFS_FSTYPE=ext3 SHELL=/bin/sh TERM=linux ROOTFS_FSCK=0 LC_ALL=POSIX INIT_VERS
ION=sysvinit-2.86 REDIRECT=/dev/tty1 AUTOBOOT=YES COLUMNS=80 PATH=/bin:/sbin:/us
r/bin:/usr/sbin RUNLEVEL=5 PWD=/ SPLASHCFG= PREVLEVEL=N LINES=25 HOME=/ SHLVL=2 
BOOT_IMAGE=openSUSE SPLASH=no ROOTFS_BLKDEV=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST9408114A
_3LE20Y00-part2 _=/sbin/startproc DAEMON=/sbin/acpid ]
Starting acpid done
acpid: starting up

The messages don’t always appear in this order - sometimes I don’t know where they’re from. Does anyone know how I could find the cause of the problem (or better yet, SOLVE it)?

epicurious wrote:

> execvp: No such file or directory

Are you trying to start Apache or something else during start?

I have seen this if the correct path for the app is not right.

maybe you have something enabled to start that does not exist on your system.

HTH


Mark…

Nil illegitimi carborundum

No Apache. Not sure where to start at all…

epicurious wrote:

> No Apache. Not sure where to start at all…
>
>

First place I would look would be in Yast>System>System Services ( runlevel) and go to the Expert settings, have a mooch around and see if there is anything there that starts at boot that you do not use or have not got installed.

Be careful though as you might stop something that is needed by the system if you are not sure then just post here and we will try and advise, things like apache2 do not need to be set to run if you are not serving websites.

HTH

Mark…

Nil illegitimi carborundum

Okay. You can’t copy and paste a list from YAST but I did find a terminal command that I didn’t know existed. It’s seems quite complete, but doesn’t say which ones start at boot:

corlap:/home/corey # service --help
Usage: service <options> | <service> <args> | --full-restart]]
Available <options>:
  -h,--help        This help.
  -s,--status-all  List out status of all services.
Usage for specific <service>:
  service service_name argument [option]
  service service_name --full-restart
  service --full-restart service_name

corlap:/home/corey # service -s
Checking the status of SuSEfirewall2                                 running

Checking the status of SuSEfirewall2                                 running
Status of process accounting: No
Checking for service acpid                                           running
ALSA sound driver loaded.                                            running
Checking for service automount                                       unused
Checking for Avahi daemon:                                           running
Checking for Avahi DNS Configuration daemon:                         running
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
 ...                                                                 unused
 ...                                                                 unused
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
Checking fuse filesystem                                             running
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
                                                                     unknown
Checking for udevd:                                                  running
                                                                     running
                                                                     unknown
Checking for service ConsoleKit daemon                               running
Checking for Cron:                                                   running
Checking for cupsd:                                                  running
Checking for service D-Bus daemon                                    running
Checking for service syslog:                                         running
Checking for service xdm:                                            running
**Neither the variables MOUSEDEVICE and MOUSETYPE nor the variable GPM_PARAM
is set in /etc/sysconfig/mouse**
Run 'yast mouse' to set up gpm
Checking for service HAL daemon                                      running
Checking for service java.binfmt_misc                                running
Joystick driver loaded.                                              running
Checking for service lircd                                           unused
Checking for service mdadmd                                          unused
/etc/init.d/microcode.ctl: reading the microcode status is not yet suported
                                                                     unknown
Checking for the NetworkManager:                                     running

Checking for mounted nfs shares (from /etc/fstab):idmapd not running
                                                                     unused
Checking for Name Service Cache Daemon:                              unused
Checking for network time protocol daemon (NTPD):                    unused
Checking for RPC portmap daemon:                                     running
Checking for service Postfix:                                        running
Checking for UPS monitoring service                                  unused
Checking for service powersaved                                      running
Checking for random generator (always true)                          running
                                                                     **dead** <-- *that's slightly worrying*
Checking for resource manager:                                       running
Checking for service rpasswd daemon:                                 unused

  PID CLS RTPRIO  NI PRI %CPU STAT COMMAND
  874 FF      95   - 135  0.0 S<   IRQ-8        rtc0
  266 FF      93   - 133  0.2 S<   IRQ-11       uhci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb2, In
tel 82801CA-ICH3 Modem, Intel 82801CA-ICH3, yenta, wifi0, yenta, ohci1394, eth1,
 b43, i915@pci
   30 FF      89   - 129  0.0 S<   IRQ-1        i8042
   29 FF      88   - 128  0.0 S<   IRQ-12       i8042
   20 FF      50   -  90  0.0 S<   IRQ-9        acpi
   76 FF      50   -  90  0.0 S<   IRQ-14       ata_piix
   77 FF      50   -  90  0.0 S<   IRQ-15       ata_piix
  884 FF      50   -  90  0.0 S<   IRQ-7        parport0
 1488 FF      50   -  90  0.0 S<   IRQ-4
 1494 FF      50   -  90  0.0 S<   IRQ-3

Checking for service saslauthd:                                      unused
/dev/ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
/dev/ttyS3 at 0x02e8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A                           running
**/usr/sbin/FOO not installed** <-- *what the hell is this?*
                                                                     unknown
Checking for service syslog:                                         running
Checking for service uuidd                                           unused
                                                                     running
Checking for service xdm:                                            running
Checking for X Font Server:                                          unused
Checking for service xinetd:                                         unused
Checking for ypbind:                                                 unused


One thing I noticed is that even though I keep trying to disable the joystick status, it keep being enabled - but that’s another thing :slight_smile: