Shutting down services in Mint

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Shutting down services in Mint

Postby iamclueless on Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:10 pm

just finished tweaking the services on a Mepis 7.0 install on a laptop... at boot it is at about 170mb RAM. really pleased with it.

now i want to do the same for a desktop install of Mint XFCE 3.0 Cassandra.

one thing i dont really like about it right now is how long it takes to boot. id like to shorten it and save RAM by cutting out services.

how do i see a full list of services running? i know about the >>>System >>>Services on the menu... but surely that is not all of them

im looking for something like ksysv for KDE? or sysvconfig from terminal -- sorry im only familiar with the Mepis ones at this point.

could someone give me a basic step by step guide. i know there are Ubuntu tweak guides out there.. .but i cant mess this up :) its the house computer.

thanks
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Re: Shutting down services in Mint

Postby Husse on Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:19 pm

I feel like your nick :)
I think this has better chances for an answer in the XFCE section
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Re: Shutting down services in Mint

Postby iamclueless on Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:01 pm

ive sorted it out. still would like to know about some of the services... like festival??? whaaat????
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Re: Shutting down services in Mint

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:24 am

Festival is a free software for speech synthesis. ...
And what did you do? My knowledge of XFCE is limited so I'd like to know
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Re: Shutting down services in Mint

Postby iamclueless on Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:33 pm

nothing too hard... and nothing specific to xfce really (but i wasnt sure if there were Mint specific ones i shouldnt mess with)

sudo aptitude install sysv-rc-conf
(you get the application that allows you to see and change the services)

sudo sysv-rc-conf
(runs it in the terminal)
be careful with it because one mouse click deactivates or activates the service without you really noticing it.

then its a matter of changing the services on run level 5 (im assuming 5 is the defaulted one)

I basically went down the list and decided what i could do without... ie. HP printer support, any LAN related services, bluetooth, etc

Festival is not needed then i can assume
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