Thursday, August 9, 2012

Editing boot up service in Linux Mint

Last time when I had the "Redhat" time, I comfortably use chkconfig to edit which service to boot up at which init level.

Now that I left my old job, I don't really much bother which service starts during the boot up and what not.

In Linux Mint, you ca n use "sysv-rc-conf" to accomplish this:

Check in your repo:

$ apt-cache search sysv-rc-conf
sysv-rc-conf - SysV init runlevel configuration tool for the terminal

It's there, then install

sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

Fire up the tool, 

sudo sysv-rc-conf

You will get this display:

You can toggle which service that you want to boot up in which level. As simple as that.

Have fun! Tested on Linux Maya 13 based on Ubuntu 12.04


  1. You can use chkconfig to edit boot up service as well.

    Just apt-get install chkconfig

    Same software by Red Hat. :)

  2. Thanks for the note.
    But I found out sysv-rc-conf is much more appealing, sorry ;p