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Old 04-22-2005, 09:37 PM   #1
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Linux Equivilent to msconfig/services.msc?

Is there such a thing and if so how does one access it? Thx!
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man rc
Old 04-22-2005, 10:45 PM   #3
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Re: Linux Equivilent to msconfig/services.msc?

Originally posted by kompact
Is there such a thing and if so how does one access it? Thx!
I don't know fedora 3 but other distributions have things like YAST and Control Centre which
to look after some of the items covered by services.msc or msconfig . However its sometmes easier to go directly to
the command line versions, such as

Lilo.conf or Grub.lst for boot options, inittab which controls what gets started thru init.d or rc.d or similar, which are scripts used to control the services. The graphics side is seperately controlled by either XF86config or

Most services have their own config files usually all located in /etc sometimes in /sbin
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This depends very heavily on your distro. man rc should probably tell you the right way to handle it for your distro. In Arch Linux (which I use) it's as simple as editing a line in /etc/rc.conf but Gentoo has a program called rc-update which handles it. there's nothing tricky about it though so when you find the right way for your distro you'll be set.
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Yes you can access certain things like what services to start in linux in fc3

you can access the services by


but you should have the package "system-config-services" installed on your system. If you do not have it installed u can do it through synaptic, which ofcourse has to be on your system too. if not u can get the synaptic package from


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