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Running and editing the boot sequence with the startup Manager works fine - even saving these settings is done properly (I can check this with reopening the startup manager) - but after reboot - these settings are ignored.

Why ? How can I change that easily (for beginners) ???

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Open the terminal an use the command sudo update-grub.

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AFAIK, the startup manager can only affect classic sysv-init-style daemons having start-stop scripts at /etc/init.d/.

Since most of these services are nowadays launched from ubuntus replacement, upstart will actually calculate the dependencies itself and reorder them as it sees fit. So there is no simple answer to your question.

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