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Old 25th June 2009, 06:21 AM
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What Services Can I Disable?

I'm looking to speed up fedora a bit so I want to disable any services that aren't necessary. I'mm using a netbook. I want to disable these services (any others you'd recommend as well?) but I'm not sure if there are parts of fedora that expect them and would crash if I stopped them.

avahi-daemon (is this needed for wireless?)
livesys, livesys-late (what is this for?)
mdmonitor
nfslock
rpcgssd, rpcimapd
sendmail (I use thunderbird, does fedora need this?)

Any others?

Also,, is it worth putting "alias net-pf-10 off" into /etc/modprobe.conf?

Any other speed up tiips?

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Old 25th June 2009, 06:31 AM
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Ok, the best thing to do is probably check out the mjmwired site.
http://www.mjmwired.net/

He gives guides to services for every release--don't know if he's gotten to F11 yet, but his F10 should be pretty close, I would think.
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Old 25th June 2009, 06:32 AM
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the exact link is

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-services-f11.html

assuming Fedora 11 (the menu at the right will show the other services pages
by Fedora version)
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Old 25th June 2009, 03:45 PM
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the exact link is

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-services-f11.html

assuming Fedora 11 (the menu at the right will show the other services pages
by Fedora version)
Thanks. One question: Most of those services did not show up in the services app. Do I have to log in as root before using that app to see all these services?
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Old 25th June 2009, 06:38 PM
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Thanks. One question: Most of those services did not show up in the services app. Do I have to log in as root before using that app to see all these services?
Could you elaborate a little bit more on that? Which services are missing? If you start Service Configuration then you should see all of the services, whether you are root or not. Only if you want to stop or disable a service, it will ask you for root login.
There is also a command line tool for managing services. Issue as root the command

/sbin/chkconfig --list

This will list all services along with the runlevels for which they are activated. The following command lists the services currently running:

/sbin/service --status-all
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Old 25th June 2009, 07:14 PM
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Could you elaborate a little bit more on that? Which services are missing? If you start Service Configuration then you should see all of the services, whether you are root or not. Only if you want to stop or disable a service, it will ask you for root login.
There is also a command line tool for managing services. Issue as root the command

/sbin/chkconfig --list

This will list all services along with the runlevels for which they are activated. The following command lists the services currently running:

/sbin/service --status-all
I go into the KDE Menu Launcher and type in "Services" and it finds the Service Manager. I start that and I see a bunch of services but I don't see bluetooth, btseed/bttracker, cvs, httpd, irda, mysqld, anacron as a few examples.

EDIT: Running the command "/sbin/chkconfig --list" also does not show those services.

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Old 25th June 2009, 08:32 AM
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You should also look into autostarted applications. For instance, if you are not using bluetooth you can disable the automatically started applet.
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Old 25th June 2009, 03:32 PM
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You should also look into autostarted applications. For instance, if you are not using bluetooth you can disable the automatically started applet.
Thanks. Where would I find that? When I opened up the services app, there was nothing about bluetooth.
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Old 25th June 2009, 06:27 PM
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Thanks. Where would I find that? When I opened up the services app, there was nothing about bluetooth.
You can find the autostarted applications on the settings for your window manager (GNOME, KDE, XFCE, etc.). These are per user settings. I don't have GNOME or KDE but on GNOME, if I remember correctly, these settings are in the rightmost menu directly above the Administration settings and should read something like "Session and Startup".
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Old 25th June 2009, 09:13 AM
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Hmmm - I hope we all realize that some "services" just load drivers or loadup iptabkes for example. There is no 'server' process gobbling up resources and these are usually not worth halting.
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Old 25th June 2009, 03:34 PM
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And what about: "alias net-pf-10 off" into /etc/modprobe.conf? (To turn off IPv6)
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