General :: Disable Unnecessary Startup Services?

Dec 15, 2010

In order to preserve resources and to have more secure machine I want to disable services which are of no use to me. But being relatively new to Linux I want to make sure I'm disabling those really unnecessary and that my actions wont have a negative impact on overall system health / usability.code...

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OpenSUSE :: Disable Installing Unnecessary Packages In Yast?

Mar 1, 2010

i finally managed to achieve minimal 11.2 system (following tutorial on this forum) but now whenever i try to install additional packages using yast, it automatically selects a whole bunch of unnecessary software. For example, installation of "radeonhd" tries to pull Mozilla Sunbird from repositories.

That's unacceptable behavior and no wonder system gets bloated over time. Is there a way to set yast to pull only crucial dependencies with selected packages (like apt-get's recommended and suggested packages)?

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General :: How To Disable Services

Oct 3, 2010

I would like to know how would i disable service which helps mounting of removable devices automatically?I dont want to disable mounting but i would like to disable automatic mounting of devices.I would like to do this as security major on one of our production server.

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General :: See System Services Are Enable - Disable In Ubuntu 11.04(Natty Narwhal)?

Aug 5, 2011

Chkconfig is a utility to update and query runlevel information for system services. Chkconfig manipulates the numerous symbolic links in /etc/init.d/, to relieve system administrators of some of the drudgery of manually editing the symbolic links.

In Debian, there are several tools with similar functionality, but users coming from other Linux distributions will find the tools in this package more familiar.

Go to Terminal and open it and type the command "chkconfig' press enter. code...

after installing just type "chkconfig"
you can see list of service which one is off or on in your system code...

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General :: Disable Startup For Obexftp?

Oct 27, 2010

I'm using Kubuntu 10.10 and since I don't need Bluetooth I've disable startup for BlueDevil. Can I also disable startup for obexftp, or is it require by other processes?

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General :: Disable Bluetooth On Startup?

May 1, 2010

I have an Acer Travelmate with an external Bluetoothswitch. Everytime I boot Linux Bluetooth is automatically activated. I'm running Kubuntu. How can I disable my Bluetooth so that it doesn't start on Startup?

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General :: Disable StartUp Applications

Jan 26, 2010

I have been using Sabayon 5 64-bit edition , Everything has been going great . Last month I accidentally clicked on "automatically remember running application on logging out" option in startups applications preference box -> options tab.

After which some 5 applications incl. firefox and someothers running then start everytime i boot the computer.

Its annoyance increases day by day as it makes startup slow.

I could not find a file in which this information(Apps to startup) is written.I checked /etc/runlevels/default after some googling , but cant find anything interesting there , at last gave up

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General :: How To Disable Startup Programs

Nov 1, 2009

How do i disable startup programs in fedora 11.
actually pulseaudio sound system starts up every time i log in. It interferes with the vlc media player running on wine 1.1.13(compiled from source). i killed the pulse audio process, and every thing works fine, but i have to do it every time i log in

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Fedora :: Disable Unneccersary Services?

Dec 5, 2009

to disbale some unnersercary services in fedora 11.i have bluetooth and ssh disablesdwhat services van i also disable?is there somewhere an howto for it?

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Debian :: Way To Enable/disable Services In Squeeze?

Jul 2, 2011

I'm looking for some definitive instruction on the proper way to enable/disable (not to simply start/stop or add/remove packages) services/daemons under Debian 6. Google results are all over the map and, surprisingly, the Debian wiki has no abstract on services.It seems like such a common task

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Debian Configuration :: Disable Boot Services

Jan 31, 2010

I'm running debian unstable and since there was the switch to dependency based boot I can no longer control my boot services.I used to suppress the services that I use rarely during boot with: sudo update-rc.d -f myservice remove This arranged the links in /etc/rc?.d and everything worked.

Now this command only says: update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing.This seems to work until I upgrade the service to a new version and it is enabled again.Do you have any idea of how to disable boot services permanently with the new system?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Disable Acpi Services

Apr 27, 2010

I need to disable acpi services in order to get fglrx working on my toshiba satelite a300.
I've already tried this:Quote:

sudo aticonfig --initial -f
sudo aticonfig --acpi-services=off

But the acpi services still loaded when i booted the computer. How can i really turn them off?

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Ubuntu :: [Lucid] Disable Services In Upstart?

Jun 27, 2010

I recently discovered upstart is launching sshd on my machine even though I disabled it with `sudo update-rc.d -f ssh remove`. I tried to find a way to prevent upstart from launching ssh by default, but the best I can think of is removing /etc/init/ssh.conf (I just uninstalled openssh-server).I'd like to disable it without doing this, though. This would make it easier to enable sshd when I need it

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Server :: Disable Unwanted Services In Other Than Squid?

Mar 5, 2011

I have installed squid using CentOS 5.When the server boot there are default services which are enabled at Boot time. My server is dedicated only for squid proxy server.I want to know how that when my server boot only the relevant services should start which may helpful for squid. Remaining unwanted services should be disable because they are just occupying memory of the server. Kindly guide me which command I should use and which services may I disable for smooth functioning of my squid

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Debian :: How To Turn Off Services That Run At Startup?

Dec 30, 2009

so, where is the file determinaing what services start?I need to turn off freshclam, clamav-milter, and do I do that from console or can I just edit a .conf somewhere?

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General :: Disable Boot / Startup The Clamav On Rhel / Centos?

Feb 22, 2010

how to disable boot,startup the clamav on rhel/centos.

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Ubuntu :: Lucid Canonical Method To Disable Services?

Jul 19, 2010

Until Karmic Koala I could enable/disable services at startup (such as ssh or mysql) by issuing a update-rc.d -f someservice remove. On reboot, it would no longer run, and I could re-enable if necessary by, for example, running a update-rc.d someservice default.

However, it seems that now in Lucid Lynx this no longer works. For example, if I do a nmap localhost I can see that the ports for the respective services are open, therefore I assume they are likely running (which an attempted access confirms). For example, if I do a /etc/init.d/ssh stop, the ssh service is respawned. I've found that service ssh stop or initctl stop ssh effectively stops the service (i.e. it is no longer "respawned" if "killed"). But so far I haven't found documentation that conclusively indicates how to disable the service start on (re)boot.

So I ask you, what is now the currently "canonical" or "standard" way to enable/disable these services (particularly ones such as ssh or mysql) from starting on boot on Ubuntu? I'd like to avoid having to remove the respective packages if possible (as some posts suggest), since in some occasions I'm interested in manually running those services -- therefore, having to install/uninstall packages is impractical.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 Correct Way To Start Stop Disable Services?

Aug 25, 2010

With the advent of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx LTS People are migrating servers to the latest LTS. One fundamental thing that has changed is the move to Upstart. In the old days to stop multidaemon service such as Samba, one would simply type /etc/init.d/samba stop and to disable it from starting on boot one would simply type update-rcd samba disable.

Now its the year 2010 and in 10.04 it seems on has to edit a bunch of files, etc. Is there not an easy tool to correctly and properly disable services on startup in 10.04 consistently? in Redhat/Mandrake 10 years ago it was simply

service smb off
In Ubuntu 10.04 its
1) edit /etc/init/smbd.conf and modify the line that says
stop on runlevel [!2345]
and change it to


And one has to remember all these changes when the get ready to enable the samba service in the future? This can't be right.I know I must be missing something here. or maybe overlooked something in the upstart documentation.Which seems quite sparse by the way. So the question remains. How does one simply disable a multidaemon service starting on boot such as samba. Any tool to do this ? Is the above the correct method recommended by Canonical to disable services? and enable them?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Services To Disable To Boost Performance?

Oct 15, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 today Netbook Edition on the Asus Eee PC 1015PED. Specifications for Asus Eee PC 1015PED: Atom 455, 1.66 GHz, 1Gb ram, 250Gb drive, Bluetooth 3.0, 0.3 megapixel webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, WSVGA (1024x600), sound card compatible with the HD audio connector, d-dub, three USB 2.0 ports, 6-cell - lithium Ion - 4400mAh, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n.

solve the problem or an indication of the package to install. tutorial under the title, which services to disable to boost performance. first place to help you connect to the Internet. especially to the netbook'a - Asus Eee PC 1015PED. I updated everything on connection via cable. Detects the connection, but when it connects after a while.. "Wireless - Network Disconnected".


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CentOS 5 Server :: Disable Unwanted Services In Other Than Squid?

Mar 5, 2011

I have installed squid using CentOS 5. The server is dedicated only for squid proxy server. I want to know how can I disable unwanted services which load at booting time. Like sendmail,samba,etc etc. These services take memory and are not in use. I does not know how can I make my server only for squid proxy service by removing unwanted services?

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Server :: Set Up Alert Notification When Services Startup?

Jun 11, 2011

I have tomcat server that requires restart to clear some java issues. I would like the system to send out an email alert that the tomcat got started everytime when it does. Anyway to achieve this whenever someone fires off a service?

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General :: How Can Vsftpd Services & Xinetd.d Services Can Be Differentiated

Sep 13, 2010

How can Vsftpd services & Xinetd.d services can be differentiated?

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Ubuntu :: Startup Services Not Starting (mysql / Apache2)

Feb 20, 2011

I had a hard drive failure and have recovered (rsync) my backup root filesystem onto a new drive. This all seems to be fine, except that at least two services no longer start: mysql and apache2.I can start successfully both through


sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start

although mysql throws a warning about Upstart. Neither start automatically.My system is Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS x86_64. Part of my reolution actions has involved a kernel update to 2.6.32-27-generic.I have tried to resolve the mysql issue first:


sudo update-rc.d -f mysql remove
sudo update-rc.d mysql defaults


sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
adding them /etc/init.d/... start commands to /etc/init.d/rc.local script and to a session startup script

checking the services are in rcX.d (using bum and sysv-rc-conf) Ensuring there's a .conf file in /etc/init (which there is).I can't see anything in syslog which would suggest if the system has tried to start these but failed, but then I may be looking in the wrong place. I think they're not starting at all. I wonder if it's something to do with the restore, perhaps symlinks?

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Fedora :: Enable And Disable These Services: FTP,Email,Web Server,Firewall,Telnet,LAN?

Sep 12, 2009

how to enable and disable these services: FTP,Email,Web server,Firewall,Telnet,LAN? Is there any general way to manage services?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrading To 9.10 Makes All Services FAIL On Startup?

Jan 9, 2010

I upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10.SSH, samba, LAMP server, etc etc etc are now failing to start when the os boots. I can start all of these services manually but is a bit of an annoyance.Maybe something simple but am not sure where to look to fix this.

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OpenSUSE :: Disable One Startup In Kde

Jan 31, 2010

i've cairo-dock starting twice. Where can I disable one startup in kde.

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Ubuntu :: How To Disable LXDE At Startup

Oct 24, 2010

I installed the maverick server, and tightvncserver. I wanted a light desktop environment so I installed lxde. I am running this on a KVM virtual machine.. I want the KVM console to fall to text as the default ubuntu-server does, however after installing lxde it seems to start lxdm from somewhere... It is disabled in the rc.*/* setup...

root@srv:/etc# ls -ld rc.*/*lx* init.d/*lx*
ls: cannot access rc.*/*lx*: No such file or directory


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Ubuntu :: How To Disable Gnome Startup

Jan 6, 2011

I want to disable the graphical desktop automatically starting up at boot. I want it to boot only to terminal. I don't want to remove it completely and still want to be able to start it up with for example "startx" if I need it.

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Disable The Startup Applications

May 13, 2011

how to disable startup applications in GNOME 2.30.2 running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (64-bit). When I open Startup Applications (System --> Preferences -->) and uncheck a startup program, close Startup Applications and open it again, the program I unchecked is checked again. Even if I remove a program from the list it's there again the next time I open Startup Applications and the program opens when I restart.

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Slackware :: How To Disable Akonadi On Startup

Jul 14, 2010

I do not want akonadi on startup. How do I disable it?

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