[Grml] too many running services at boot up
mika at grml.org
Fri Apr 14 10:16:12 CEST 2006
* martin yazdzik <yazdzik at nyct.net> [20060414 05:15]:
> I admit that you probably do not consider grml the perfect noobie distro, but,
> since everything works perfectly with no hassles whatsoever, you are going to
> find yourselves contending with more and more of us.
> The only thing I wish to change at all, but cannot quite figure out how to do
> easily is get rid of all the stuff that laptop users hate on boot-up.
> Yes, I know I could try manually editing the conf files, but am not sure how.
> Is there a sage way, since the KDE gui does not work, to get rid of stuff like
> cron, roxen, and so on that are useless and time consuming for lappy users
> who reboot tonnes of times per diem?
> Or can one point KsysV to the correct file? There appear to be at least four
> files in /etc which might be the ones that need be edited, but I am in over
> my head.
It's very easy. :)
,---- [ http://grml.org/faq/#init ]
| Where are all the /etc/rc#.d-directories? grml doesn't use sysv-rc
| but file-rc. This means you can configure the init system in one
| single file namend /etc/runlevel.conf with your favourite editor. No
| symlink-hell anymore.
You don't have to care about the other files like
/etc/runlevel.conf.hdinstall - you can use them to compare your
setup with the original one (e.g. /etc/runlevel.conf.hdinstall for
harddisk installation of grml).
So let's say you want to deactivate cron. Just take your favourite
editor and change the line:
89 - 2,3,4,5 /etc/init.d/cron
in /etc/runlevel.conf to:
89 - - /etc/init.d/cron
Now cron won't be started in runlevels 2,3,4 and 5 anymore. That's
it. :) You can use of course Debian's update-rc.d (which is the
wrapper around sysvrc and file-rc) as well if you don't want to
configure it manually. But running $EDITOR is probably easier than
remembering the update-rc.d syntax. ;)
> Interestingly, install on a sata/atapi machine with a pcie ati video card was
> a breeze, up and running in less than half an hour, and much, much nicer than
> the thousand and one debian workarounds, or some of the genuinely eccentric
> Kanotix "improvements".
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