How to keep unnecessary processes from starting

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue Mar 10 15:21:17 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Charles Howse <chowse at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have 8.10-server-i386 running in command-line only.
> Surely some of the processes below are unnecessary.
> What's the best way to separate the wheat from the chaff?

Well, I don't know too much how to help - since your wheat might be
our chaff :-)
e.g. if you are not running a mail server some of that stuff is chaff
- but if you are, it's wheat.
It doesn't look that bad to me.

ps -auxwwf is much more readable for me for that task, and shows association.
If it's in square brackets leave it alone :-)


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