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March 29, 2006

Illegal Aliens and SUSE Linux

by @ 5:07 am. Filed under General SUSE, SUSE Tips & Tricks

I love Latin people. I lived in Venezuela for 2 years, and speak fluent Spanish. Latin people are generally a lot nicer to a stranger on the street than most Americans. If you’re a guest in their home, they’ll offer you whatever they have, or apologize profusely if they are unable to. Their food is to die for. I seriously have nothing against them being in the United States.

I just don’t want them here illegally.

Illegal aliens should be deported. Period. Please contact your local city’s Mayor and have him do the same thing that the Mayor of Costa Mesa, California did. I don’t want them coming into my country working for less than what’s even legal because Americans don’t want to. I don’t want them crowding the prisons and jails here. I don’t want them abusing my welfare system, or making my healthcare system go to hell.

Seriously, Latinos, come on into the U.S. My only question to you is: What have you against doing this legally? Move here, be a legal American citizen (just like I am), work at a legal job (just like I do), pay your social security (just like I do), pay your health/home/auto insurance (just like I do), pay your taxes (just like I do) and be a contributing citizen of this country (just like I do) instead of a sponging leech, destroying our economy.

Tell you what, I was listening to Michael Savage last night on the radio. I had to turn it off because I was getting so pissed off at this whole situation.

Come on in, do it legally, and everything’s all good. Hell, come to my house and we’ll make some tamales and have a fiesta. I’ll even buy a pinata.

There are a hundred other things wrong with having wide-open borders. Read this article and tell me it doesn’t grab you by the crotch. We’re just saying, “Hey, Bin Laden, come drop a dirty bomb right down our throats.” The guy that did the investigation was surprised it hadn’t happened already.


Alrighty, now that I have myself back under control and the veins are not popping out of my face and neck, let’s get back to SUSE stuff.

When first learning Linux, I wondered how to control what services start when the system boots. Well, if you have physical access to the system, you can do this with YAST. Select SYSTEM from the options on the right, and SYSTEM SERVICES (RUNLEVEL) from the options on the left. You can then enable and disable services. In advanced mode, you can also start and stop them in real-time.

But what if you don’t have a graphical environment? What if you want to do it with a script or need to do it over ssh? Well, luckily, there is a command called chkconfig that can help us with this. Keep in mind that this command should be run as root.

A quick consultation of chkconfig –help reveals basic usage of the command.

How can we list all of the services and the runlevels they will be executed in? chkconfig -l will do this. We’re also going to pipe the output through the less command so we can scroll through the output easily:

To add a service, do the following:

To remove a service:

To make a service start up at the next boot:

To make a service not start up at the next boot:

The end.

So, if you wanted a quick run-down on how to add, remove, enable, and disable services for boot time, there you are.

5 Responses to “Illegal Aliens and SUSE Linux”

  1. goddang Says:

    Regarding illegal aliens. You really think that those people have a way to come to the United States legaly? For instance, I live in a country in europe and went to university for 4 years but did not take some of the final test to earn me a degree. I’ve now been workin for the last 8 years and still I can’t come to the United States legaly(unless I win a greencard) to work.

    I agree with you that illegal aliens help dump the salary on the market and in turn help dump the economy. Maybe there could be some way for them to come to the United States legaly, ’cause I really think that they want to try and make a better future for them selves. That’s why they came to the states in the first place.


  2. scottmmorris Says:

    Yeah, I can see how there’s a lot of red tape. But would you have me condone illegal activities? I understand it can be tough, but there are millions of people who have done it. If the system weren’t so abused, maybe it wouldn’t be so tough to nagivate? The economy and whatnot in the U.S. is already having some problems. We do need people to move here and do their part to make it better (as you say, seek a better life); that’s great. We don’t need people who move here, file for welfare, and live off the taxpayers. I can dig where you’re coming from, but there’s still a right way to do things.

    Thanks for taking the time to post your comments.

  3. Clinton Says:

    Scott, your comments remind me of something.

    I am South African, and we all know about the proud heritage of discrimination that we have. A privileged rich white girl said : “Why do blacks smell so much? Why don’t they just bath?”

    The obvious answer hadn’t even occurred to her : they have to walk miles to get to a shared water supply, so they’re not going to waste it on bathing, and they don’t get to travel to work for you in a luxury air-conditioned car.

    Most immigrants are trying to start a new life because their own is bad, or so that they can support a family back in their own country. Few of them have the qualifications required to be selected by the cherry-picking system which is immigration. Even immigration of refugees is a flawed and tedious process.

    Yes, illegal immigration causes problems. But to be fair, the problems of the third world, many of which have been caused by the first, are just being shared out a bit.

    Righteous indignation is not the answer here.

  4. Paulo Says:

    Hi This tip is preety kool, but i was wondering how would i go about and check which service that has failed to load on boot up. You know when you all the services getting started and they all say in green “done”, and the ones that failed are in red “failed”. Once i have logged in, how do i check which service/s has failed?

    Thank you

  5. SUSE Linux Rants » Blog Archive » Why SUSE 10.1 Remains - suse linux blog Says:

    […] I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t like the Novell/Microsoft thing. I have honestly tried to keep an open mind. Probably more so than many other people, which surprises me. I generally react to that stuff like a truckload of illegal immigrants headed for the nearest INS office (a few more great thoughts about this important matter). Dunno, this time I just didn’t. […]

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