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Old 03-11-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
austinium
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Controlling which process start automatically at startup


Hi,

I am using BOSS Linux(bosslinux.in), its an Indian Linux Distribution based on Debian.

I see a lot of programs that i dont use being started at boot time, stuff like bluetooth, stuff for printing(i dont use a printer). I was wondering if I could turn not have these start @ bootup, I'll just start them up after bootup if I need them.

For instance i have apache2 running by default each time i bootup my PC, there must be a way to have not come up by default.

To draw an analogy from windows what i am trying to do is something like using Spybot or msconfig or any other program to control which programs come up at startup.

Srry if this sounds 'n00b'ish but it would be gr8 if someone could list the programs that absolutely must be running for me to be able to use the system? I run a Gnome desktop, do programming(C/C++ - college), play mp3s, browse the web.

Thanks & God Bless
 
Old 03-11-2008, 10:56 AM   #2
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In Gnome:

System>Admininstration>Services

You must have root access - edit and save *for each runlevel*; if you're unaware what the service does, be sure to google, then ask here for more help, if necessary.

Also, from the cli:

(as root) # chkconfig <service name> off

man chkconfig.

again, use with care.

cheers,
 
Old 03-11-2008, 01:37 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by austinium View Post
Hi,

I am using BOSS Linux(bosslinux.in), its an Indian Linux Distribution based on Debian.

I see a lot of programs that i dont use being started at boot time, stuff like bluetooth, stuff for printing(i dont use a printer). I was wondering if I could turn not have these start @ bootup, I'll just start them up after bootup if I need them.......
I am not familar with BOSS but with most distros you can open a console and type :
ntsysv

Scroll through the list and use the spacebar to select/de-select the startup services.

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Old 03-11-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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(as root) # chkconfig <service name> off
addition to that;
the command "chkconfig -l " will give a list of the services.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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Thanks a ton

I did System>Administration>Services - unchecked the stuff I didn't want running, it didn't have an option for saving it for all run levels though, but it worked so I guess I an good 4 now
it seems chkconfig doesn't work on Debian/Derived distributions

ntsysv too doesn't seem to exist on Debian.

thanks for helping out people
 
  


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