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    Lightbulb services control panel for 14.04

    bear with me since this issue has plagued every single OS I have ever used.

    Back in the days of XP it was fairly easy to disable the services you had not the need for since the list was fairly minimal. In 7/8 it is an exercise in torture but it remains possible.

    I attempted to do this in the 13.04 dev install, I was sucessful but it was quite complex since I had to use sysrv something in the terminal and then another for upstart etc...

    I'm posting this because I saw a beautiful example of a services control panel in a small and unknown debian based italian distro, they make it so easy to disable stuff like cups etc that I had to show it:





    I would suggest having the ability to disable not only stuff like cups/bluetooth but also video photo scopes and indicator-keyboard-service and printer-service etc... (pretty much all the bloat like scopes and indicators and non essential stuff). If you could integrate that in the 'System monitor' app it would be terrific

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    Re: services control panel for 14.04

    You can disable some services with gnome-session-properties, run the following two commands:

    Code:
    cd /etc/xdg/autostart/
    then

    Code:
    sudo sed --in-place 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' *.desktop
    Once the commands have run start up gnome-sessions-properties. The result looks like the screenshot on my system.
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    Re: services control panel for 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    You can disable some services with gnome-session-properties, run the following two commands:

    Code:
    cd /etc/xdg/autostart/
    then

    Code:
    sudo sed --in-place 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' *.desktop
    Once the commands have run start up gnome-sessions-properties. The result looks like the screenshot on my system.
    So cariboo907 Dose this command not work anymore?
    Code:
    sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
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    Re: services control panel for 14.04

    I do believe that -i and --in-place are the same thing. I'm by no means a sed expert, and I have quite a few commands and hints and tips saved in Zim

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    Re: services control panel for 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I do believe that -i and --in-place are the same thing. I'm by no means a sed expert, and I have quite a few commands and hints and tips saved in Zim
    Ok Thanks. No sed expert here either.
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    Re: services control panel for 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I do believe that -i and --in-place are the same thing. I'm by no means a sed expert, and I have quite a few commands and hints and tips saved in Zim
    Just confirming that. I use -i all the time.
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    Re: services control panel for 14.04

    Much appreciated cariboo, that's a simple way to get rid of some of the indicators, desktop sharing and stuff I don't want.

    Edit: disregard that I found it

    https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/sysv-rc-conf/

    let's try to brick 14.04 >
    Last edited by nomenkultur; January 27th, 2014 at 07:11 PM.

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