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Is there currently any GUI based application to show currently running services, with buttons to start and stop services?

It doesn't necessarily need to be able to set boot up behaviour.

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Yes, jobs-admin is the new GUI which uses jobservice to configure Upstart scripts. It's in Maverick's repos, but there's a PPA available at https://launchpad.net/~jpeddicord/+archive/jobtools for Lucid.

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jobs-admin looks interesting, I'll have to keep an eye on it. –  aperson Aug 30 '10 at 22:38
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I just tried this tool, version 0.8.0. It is similar to BUM with fewer features, and even when I run it as su it is not able to edit my init levels because of what seems to be a bug? –  djangofan Dec 20 '11 at 16:26
    
I installed mysql and it doesn't show in the jobs-admin. Not sure why. –  Praveen Sripati Mar 29 '12 at 2:54
    
Here's the jobs-admin bug in question, FYI: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jobs-admin/+bug/947674 –  Jay Apr 1 '12 at 21:56
    
I only see four services by default, then if I choose "Show protected jobs" from the Jobs menu I get lots more. However they are greyed out and I can't do anything to them. I'm running jobs-admin as root. I also don't see the service I wanted to disable: lightdm –  Peter Jenkins May 3 '13 at 11:19

I believe Boot-Up Manager is what you're looking for (package name is bum).

bum

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Are you sure that works with Upstart scripts, not just init scripts? The package description doesn't say it works with Upstart... –  maco Aug 30 '10 at 22:38
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It doesn't seem to work with upstart, though aren't most services still init scripts? –  aperson Aug 30 '10 at 22:51
    
This doesn't work with upstart the way you would think. –  djangofan Dec 20 '11 at 16:21

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