Am Montag, 15. November 2004 21:07 schrieb Mike Hearn:
Of course, starting services I don't need/want like cups
Suggestion: Most people probably need cups, but not right from the start
(usually you first edit a document etc.)
What I do: I disabled all services that are not essential for login. Then I
have a batch script that starts the rest when the load goes down, i.e. after
login. So acpid, crond, cups, mysql, httpd, privoxy, wine ... get started
while I'm already working. (It's a laptop, so I need to boot/shutdown several
times a day; I need mysql and httpd for some of my databases).
This way I saved something like 40 seconds startup time.
It would be nice if there was a recognized/official way to start non-essential
services after the login. It could be a simple modification of the existing
links in /etc/rc5.d/, like:
S85httpd starts http immediately
L85httpd starts it later as a batch job.
There should also information which services depend on each other, and which
are needed for X.