Here I'm just listing some upstart scripts I've written to manage tasks not assumed by default configuration
I dont want to use some weird bloatware just to install couple of rules I need to protect my machine. So here we go...
/etc/init/iptables.conf: description "Starts and stops firewall by restoring iptables policies. Save rules with iptables-save > /etc/default/iptables and ip6tables-save > /etc/default/ip6tables" author "Ruslan N. Marchenko <me(o)ruff.mobi>" start on runlevel  or net-device-up IFACE!=lo stop on runlevel [!2345] emits firewall #task console output pre-start script test -f /etc/default/iptables && /sbin/iptables-restore < /etc/default/iptables test -f /etc/default/ip6tables && /sbin/ip6tables-restore < /etc/default/ip6tables end script post-stop script /etc/default/iptables -F /etc/default/ip6tables -F end script
This nice pice of kernel code from Dave Airlie enables us to manage switchable graphic (optimus in NVidia world). This upstart script will just switch off discrete graphic card on startup and turn it on before shutting down (otherwise kernel is not quite happy while de-initializing kms)
/etc/init/radeon.conf: description "Workaround for ATi Mobility Radeon card, switches off discrete card using vgaswitcheroo" author "Ruslan N. Marchenko <me(o)ruff.mobi>" start on virtual-filesystems stop on runlevel [!2345] pre-start exec modprobe radeon post-start script echo -en "Switching off discrete VGA card." until grep Off /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch do sleep 1 echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch echo -en "." done echo " Done" end script post-stop script echo ON > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch end scriptLink... Sat Jan 10 02:04:21 2009 Upd.: Wed Dec 19 00:21:33 2012