LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-06-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
glore2002
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Distribution: Debian Lenny AMD64
Posts: 506

Rep: Reputation: 32
Question Services at startup. Which one of these I really need?


Hello again!

My question today has to do with services that start at booting time.
This happens at my home -desktop- computer (Slackware 12.1).
Since I don't even know what most of them are, I will really appreciate if you could help me determine which ones to enable or disable and how to do it.

There are some other services that start at boot time (such as pcmcia) which I don't know if they are necessary or not. By disabling those unnecesary services, I think I will improve boot time and some memory usage too.

Thank you very much!

In my system, the startup services are (I opened Settings/KDE components to see them):

Code:
DNS-SD Service watcher
KDE Internet Daemon
KDE Write Daemon
KDED Home Base URL Notifier
KDED Media Manager
KDED Remote Base URL Notifier
KDED Subversion Module 
KDED System Base URL Notifier
KDevelop subversion module
Kmilo
Media Notifier Daemon
Network Status Daemon
And the services -on-demand- which are running are (I am showing only those that are running):

Code:
KDED cookie jar module
KDED Favicon module
KDED Konqueror Preloader Module
KDED Password module
KWallet Daemon Module

Last edited by glore2002; 08-06-2008 at 08:55 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
Woodsman
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: Slackware 14.0/14.1
Posts: 3,479

Rep: Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533
The services you listed are KDE only. They are not system services. Scripts for system services are located in /etc/rc.d.

The former group is controlled in the KDE Control Center. The latter is controlled by toggling the executable bit of the associated script.

If you are uncomfortable with using the command line, you can control system services using pkgtool. From a command line, type and start pkgtool. Select the Setup option, then the Services option.

Which ones to run. The answer depends upon your needs. If you use pkgtool to examine the system services, you might notice some services are not listed. The services not listed are ones you don't want to disable. Some choices are obvious. For example, you'll want the CUPS service running for printer services. If you have a Windows box to connect to your Slackware box, then you'll need to run the Samba service.

You can disable most of the KDE services unless you discover a particular reason for running the service. You might want to keep KDED Media Manager and Media Notifier Daemon enabled. Those services control whether you are notified when inserting removable media such as USB flash drives and CDs/DVDs.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
glore2002
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Distribution: Debian Lenny AMD64
Posts: 506

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
Thumbs up Services.

Thanks Woodsman for your help! Until now I've disabled some kde services an also pcmcia service at boot time. I am sure I can disable some others but I didn't want to take the risk until I am sure what I am doing.

Thanks again,
Glore2002.-
 
Old 08-06-2008, 09:20 PM   #4
Mr. C.
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,529

Rep: Reputation: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by glore2002 View Post
...if you could help me determine which ones to enable or disable and how to do it.
Do you mind if I ask what your goal is?
 
Old 08-06-2008, 11:16 PM   #5
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 11,061
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1374Reputation: 1374Reputation: 1374Reputation: 1374Reputation: 1374Reputation: 1374Reputation: 1374Reputation: 1374Reputation: 1374Reputation: 1374
Hi,
Quote:
Originally Posted by glore2002 View Post
Thanks Woodsman for your help! Until now I've disabled some kde services an also pcmcia service at boot time. I am sure I can disable some others but I didn't want to take the risk until I am sure what I am doing.

Thanks again,
Glore2002.-
The risk will cause what? By disabling services via the '/etc/rc.d' directory by changing the execution will not cause something that you couldn't reverse if indeed a problem would surface. Just make sure the fle that you chmod will not effect something else. rc.atalk is one that should be disabled if you don't use Apple/MACs on your network. As suggested you should use the pkgtool to setup services that you want or don't want. That way you are given the recommended services that should be touched.

If you don't have pcmcia in your system then that would be obvious. If you don't use M$ windows and don't wish to load samba then that's another.

You really have to set the scope of the way you wish to setup the boxen. Not a magic question to be answered mystically.

You could look at 'SlackwareŽ Essentials' and 'SlackwareŽ Basics' which are two good references.

'Linux Documentation Project' is another good source for reference.

A good admin guide to reference is 'Linux Newbie Admin Guide'.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 08-06-2008, 11:23 PM   #6
hitest
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada
Distribution: Slackware, OpenBSD
Posts: 4,141

Rep: Reputation: 523Reputation: 523Reputation: 523Reputation: 523Reputation: 523Reputation: 523
There are some basic services that you must have like inetd if you want the Internet and cups if you want to print. You can disable sendmail if you're not running a mail server.
 
Old 08-07-2008, 08:17 AM   #7
glore2002
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Distribution: Debian Lenny AMD64
Posts: 506

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
Thanks.

Thanks guys!
I will try to disable all the services I think I don't need.
My goal was not to run unnecesary things and also understand what all those running services were.

Thanks again,
Glore2002.-
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
startup services kola Fedora 2 12-02-2004 05:47 PM
Changing startup services? Fenster Fedora 3 09-19-2004 04:23 PM
Services startup? mikedderuki Linux - Software 5 09-26-2003 04:44 PM
Startup services Road Linux - General 5 06-07-2002 05:34 PM
Startup Services Stephanie Linux - General 2 08-07-2001 09:37 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration