The default Xandros distribution that is installed on the Eee PC has many standard Unix daemons (these are called services in that other operating system) that are not started on boot.
An example that will be used for this tutorial is cron. Read about cron here: http://www.ussg.iu.edu/usail/automation/cron.html
A full list of daemons available can be obtained from a console with the following commands:
Bring up a console:
then enter the following at the console prompt:
If you decide you need to start cron or another daemon on boot, you will need to create the file ”/etc/fastservices”. This file should contain the name of the daemon you want started.
sudo nano /etc/fastservices
Then enter the name of the daemon you want to start one per line. Example:
Save the file, reboot and the daemons you entered should start.
You could achieve the same thing by adding the daemon to /usr/sbin/services.sh but this has a disadvantage. /usr/sbin/services.sh may get overwritten on an update from asus whereas /etc/fastservices does not get overwritten.