So, I do Arduino development on my system to program arduinos using the FTDI USB programming interface (if you have no idea what this means don't worry).
The issue arises because the FTDI interface uses tty to communicate and it conflicts with one of the default ubuntu services.
The default service in question is called brltty (which enables braille accessibility for people with impaired vision). Considering that I don't have any particular use for this service and it's annoying to stop it manually (using 'service brltty stop') after I restart my system...
Where would I configure this (or any) service to prevent it from loading on startup?
Note: I also have this issue with qemu-kvm conflicting with virtualbox.