View Full Version : [ubuntu] daemons, services, etc at startup

January 2nd, 2011, 02:09 AM

Recently after trying snort and samba my computer has been a little slower when starting up. Is there a way to see if there are any vestigial services or daemons running that may be affecting performance? I checked top in terminal and the only thing that looked out of place were a few k* daemons and I'm pretty sure I removed all the stuff associated with KDE.

Thank you

January 2nd, 2011, 02:57 AM
You can use htop. Its on the repositories

January 2nd, 2011, 04:49 AM
Cool, thank you. Would you point me to a command that allows me to see what each daemon does? I ran across this on another forum for Fedora:
BASH:~/-> rpm -qf /usr/libexec/rtkit-daemon
BASH:~/-> rpm -qi rtkit
Name : rtkit Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 0.4 Vendor: Fedora Project
Release : 1.fc12 Build Date: Tue 04 Aug 2009 09:53:30 PM EDT
Install Date: Tue 10 Nov 2009 02:39:12 PM EST Build Host: x86-2.fedora.phx.redhat.com
Group : System Environment/Base Source RPM: rtkit-0.4-1.fc12.src.rpm
Size : 109020 License: GPLv3+ and BSD
Signature : RSA/SHA1, Mon 10 Aug 2009 12:00:18 AM EDT, Key ID 9d1cc34857bbccba
Packager : Fedora Project
URL : http://git.0pointer.de/?p=rtkit.git
Summary : Realtime Policy and Watchdog Daemon
Description :
RealtimeKit is a D-Bus system service that changes the
scheduling policy of user processes/threads to SCHED_RR (i.e. realtime
scheduling mode) on request. It is intended to be used as a secure
mechanism to allow real-time scheduling to be used by normal user
It'd be neat to do something like this with Ubuntu.

January 3rd, 2011, 07:41 PM
from the terminal, try

dpkg -l | grep name


apropos name


use google ;)

hope that helps.