In previous Ubuntu Desktop versions, I remember a "Services" GUI app which enabled me to select / deselect from a list of service type software like Apache web server and thus tell the system whether to load at start up or not. I can't find this in 9.10 - what's the correct way to stop Apache loading every time I sign in?

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You can do it via the command line: update-rc.d apache2 remove


There is a nice little curses gui app for modifying run levels.

sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

If you don't know what something does, don't mess with it.


Just FYI: Ubuntu removed the 'Services' option from Karmic. So you remembered correctly.


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