Starting Services At Boot (Which services are optional?)

Tom Adelstein adelste at
Sat May 28 17:09:42 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 18:30 +0300, Ahmet Kurukose wrote:
> Hi Troy,
> just install the rcconf package.
> sudo apt-get install rcconf
> and then type sudo rcconf in shell and edit the starting services at boot.
> rcconf is so comfortable, be sure:)
> Troy Davidson wrote:

Ahmet, thank you!

rcconf looks somewhat like ntsysv in Fedora/ Red Hat. 

Do you agree that desktop users can stop these services from starting at boot:

ntpdate, pcmcia,  ppp, powernowd, rsync, fetchmail  are optional? Or, do these services support other Ubuntu funtions?

I can see arguments for getting rid of these at start up. 

Anyone have anything to add?

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