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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Adding or removing a service from the boot up

Sometimes, it is required to always make a service start during boot time. For example, in the previous chapter, lightdm was installed to provide a graphical login service. This service was automatically added to be started during booting. Preventing lightdm from starting during booting any longer can be accomplished using the update-rc.d command. Passing the optional -f flag forces removal, as shown here:

packt@PacktPublishing:~$ sudo update-rc.d -f lightdm remove
update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing

The graphical login manager will now no longer be started after a reboot using the preceding section to stop lightdm immediately; a reboot is then not even needed.

Adding a service is ...

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