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How Do I Turn Off Services In sysv-rc-conf ?

Asked by taurus on 2008-09-02

I recently installed sysv-rc-conf to turn off uneeded services to speed up my system. I only want to know how to turn services off. In loading up sysv-rc-conf, there's a label on top with a heading that states that to turn off a service you hit the "-" key. I tried that and I do get a dialog box that says that the service has been turned off. But I want to make sure that's the case.

Also, should I turn off anacron, apport, klogd, sysklogd, courier-mta, and courier-authdaemon? And what specifically are these services for?

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2008-09-18

Why you don't trust sysv-rc-conf ... ?

To stop a service loading at startup you must select the service row and column and press the SPACEBAR to disable the service at pc startup.

Examples in sysv-rc-conf :

[ ] nameof_a_service : service disabled at startup for the run level selected (the column number)
[X] nameof_a_service : service enabled at startup for the run level selected (the column number)

The runlevel of graphic Ubuntu is 2 so the most interesting column for you is the number 2, enable and disable service on that column.

Hope this helps

Then you can also use bum (boot up manager) you must install it.

Bum is into Universe repository so enable this repository from

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bum

you will find bum into menu System->Administration->BootUp-Manager

Hope this helps

Then you can also use bum (boot up manager) you must install it.

Bum is into Universe repository so enable this repository from System->Administration->Software sources [Ubuntu software tab] please enable (Check the checkbox) from it.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bum

you will find bum into menu System->Administration->BootUp-Manager

Hope this helps

taurus (taurusxz) said : #4

Marcobra, I got 3 questions for you:

1) I had installed BUM but I notice that it doesn't show all the services. On sysv-rc-conf, there are much more services listed. Why is that?

2) Macobra, you mentioned that runlevel 2 on sysv-rc-conf is the most relevant column to disable a service. However, why are other columns checked?

3) Also, on sysv-rc-conf, there's a header on top that instructs one to disable a service by hitting the "-" key. But, you said that I should uncheck column 2 to disable a service but the program says to hit the "-" key. Which one is it?

1) i don't know the answer in deep, so, because sysv-rc-conf is different from bum i use sysv-rc-conf never used bum
2) Because Ubuntu and all Linux sysv compliant have different runlevels (don't worry about this) your level is 2
3) Because you can use sysv-rc-conf to temporary shutdown or start services.

Hope this helps

taurus (taurusxz) said : #6

Marcobra, thanks for the info. I now ask that you look at my other question here to please answer it. I desperately need your answer since you're a smart guy:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/43796

Thanks!

taurus (taurusxz) said : #7

Marcobra, are you sure that I need to uncheck runlevel 2? I unchecked 7 services at runlevel 2 and I didn't notice faster bootup speed. The time that it takes to bootup stayed the same. Maybe I should uncheck all runlevels. Are you sure runlevel 2 is the only that turns off services?

Also, please look at my reply above. Thanks.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #8

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