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Old 09-09-2003, 08:15 AM   #1
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Speeding up boot by stopping unnecessary services

Hi there,

I am fairly new to Linux, but so far I have been relatively successful in getting stuff to work thanks entirely to the help on the Internet and on LQ in particular.

I read in Linux Format this month that it could quicken my boot time by turning off unnecessary services (I suppose services are really daemons, are they?).

In the magazine it mentions MySQL, Apache, Samba and NFS. I don't host a web server on my computer, so I don't need Apache, MySQL - I dont' think I will need. NFS - I'm not sure what it is.

Anyway, my question: how does one turn off these service/daemons? Is it in the kernel configuration?

Old 09-09-2003, 09:56 AM   #2
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As root, you can issue "chkconfig --list" to see what services are on at different runlevels. To shut unwanted services off at ALL runlevels, do "chkconfig <service> off". For more info try "man chkconfig"
Old 09-09-2003, 03:11 PM   #3
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thanks Bebo,

I will try that as soon as I can.



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