Sunday, 13 December 2015

Manage Startup Services With BUM (Boot-Up Manager) On Ubuntu/Debian

Boot-Up Manager is a Perl-Gtk2 application to manage runlevels configuration of any Ubuntu/Debian derivative systems. Using this program we can easily start and stop boot-up scripts, without the necessity to handle through complex symbolic links and permissions.
It has been developed and tested on Ubuntu, but as it only relies on Perl-Gtk2 libraries, it can be run on any Debian-like system. It is a graphical tool to allow easy configuration of init services in user and system runlevels, as far as changing start/stop services priority.
Install Boot-Up Manager On Ubuntu/Debian
Install it using the following command. It is found in the official repository of Ubuntu, so you don’t have to add any external repositories.
$ sudo apt-get install bum
Run Boot-Up Manager
Open up Boot-Up Manager from your Dash or Menu. The default interface of BUM will look like below.
Boot-Up Manager_001

Just right click on any service that you don’t want to run at every reboot and click on “Deactivate & apply now” button. The running service will be stopped at the next boot time. To start a stopped service, right click on the respective service and click on “Activate & apply now”.
Advanced Configuration
Also it has a Advanced configuration window that can be used to manage start-up services at specific runlevels. To open the Advanced configuration, just click on the Advanced button on bottom side of main screen.
Boot-Up Manager_002

It gives us the option to setup the start-up and shutdown priority to the services. We can increase or decrease the priority of services.
Boot-Up Manager_003
Overall this tool can be used for newbies one who are not familiar with command line options. For information about BUM, refer the official documentation page.
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