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Mandriva - Disable services

March 2015

If you have opt to use Mandriva 2008, after its installation, in view to boost up system startup safely, there are some application that can be switched off.
  • To perform this:
    • Go to Mandriva Control Center > System > Manage system services
  • Type the following in the console:


[deri58@localhost ~]$ su -
PAssword :
[root@localhost ~]# drakxservices



Services that can be deactivated::
  • avahi-daemon- enable a simplified network type. If you use DHCP or fixed, disable same
  • Cups: Printer server. If you don't have a printer, desactivate this service.
  • Inetd: a super-server management from Daemon (FTP, Telnet etc). If your computer is not located on a network, disable same.
  • Nfsd- daemon for sharing files on a network. If you don't have a network, disable it.
  • Atd service enables you to run a task at a specific time. Disable it.
  • Cron-task manager. Disable it
  • Netfs- service for file sharing, if your computer doesn't share file on network. Disable it



Note: These services can be enable at any time.
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