I had my first encounter with upstart when I tried to just stop NetworkManager. My understanding is that I should just do
as root and that should do the job. However I only get "stop: Unknown Instance: network-manager" (I can only guess that this is the translation because initctl ignores the LC_ALL, LANG, LANGUAGE variables). In fact it seems that the only services upstart seems to know are the old system v scripts in /etc/init.d. The config files in /etc/init are completely ignored. Can somebody explain this behavoir to me? (I am running Ubuntu 13.10 btw.) Thanks a lot!
Also concrete help on how to stop NetworkManager would be appreciated. Of course I tried just killing it but then it is restarted.