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Old 7th July 2005, 01:16 AM
stmiller Offline
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Which services to disable?

I'm wanting to disable some services that I don't need. I have disabled these so far:


I'm not quite sure what the following are, or if I really need them running:

apmd (Do I need either of these first two running? I'm using a desktop computer)

Thanks for your help.
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Old 7th July 2005, 01:28 AM
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I'd recommend leaving kudzu enabled, in case you ever add new hardware and want it to be detected and installed/configured.

It's safe to stop acpid and apmd for desktop units.
Don't need ISDN if you don't use and isdn connection.
portmap - needed when using NFS (network file system) - safe to disable if you don't
rpcgssd rpcidmapd - same as above
rtirq? not sure what that is
nifd? same as above
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Old 7th July 2005, 01:55 AM
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You can get help for some of these by typing in

man acpid
man nifd

Also, check in /etc/rc.d/rc3.d or rc5.d. Look at the S##{name} for each one. They give you hints sometimes as to what these do.
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Old 7th July 2005, 02:18 AM
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Check out this link http://www.hosef.org/wiki/DisablingLinuxServices
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