Enabling / Disabling services in Debian
November 4, 2008
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Enabling / disabling services in Debian is easy. Just add / remove symlinks in /etc/rcX.d directory that points to /etc/init.d/serviceName. This is simple and it works. Just now, I found an easier way, using sysv-rc-conf. First you need to install it
aptitude install sysv-rc-conf
Then, run it with root user. A nice console GUI appears and show you all available services in the system. You just need to enable / disable the appropriate check-boxes by pressing space bar or mouse click. Becareful, all changes take effect immediately.
This is how it looks: