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Old 10-27-2003, 03:48 PM   #1
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KsysV : get rid of useless services?

Hi, I'd like to have my Linux boot a little faster than it does right now (it's got a horribly sluggish boot!!). I read that a goos way to do so was to remove useless services from the boot sequence. So I went and had a look at Ksysv, and here's the services it runs.

Most of the time the explanations on each service are useless. Do you have any information about them?
For example, I don"t use a printer, and I won't use one, so I thought I could remove the "cups" service. Is it safe?
Another example : I only use Kmail as my email client, and I don't use my computer as a server, so could I remove the "postfix" service?

Do you have any other idea of useless services, given the fact that I only use my computer for multimedia applications and desktop working (Open Office)?

Thanks a lot.
Old 10-28-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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what distro of linux?

and i dont use cups either and dont have it installed so ide say you would be safe removing it

check your inetd.conf for services that are running that you dont need and comment them out(ftp, ssh, finger, etc)
Old 10-28-2003, 11:20 PM   #3
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Well.. depending on your exact situation ... network services?, crond?, power management?, portmap? , pcmcia?

To check what services are set to run at each run level

su to Root user on the command line

chkconfig --list | less

To stop a service from starting at next boot:

chkconfig httpd off

(for example)

Last edited by Skyline; 10-28-2003 at 11:25 PM.


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