After install of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop in new labtop, I had experience the slow shutodown problem where cups service lagged shutdown process.

As I don't need networkf print service, I disabled cups service with following command

sudo systemctl disable cups-browsed.service

Thanks to disabling cups service, shutdown process was accelerated. But thermal daemon still lagged the shutdown process.

Is it safe to disable thermal service? If so, what is safe way to disable the thermal service?

Thanks for your reading.

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    What would thermald ever want to tell you? "Help I'm Overheating!"? If you want to miss this crucial warning.... NO disabling it is NOT SAFE.
    – waltinator
    May 12, 2020 at 19:18
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    thermald manages your fan speed. Disabling it would likely leave it at the min or max speed, neither case is really desired.
    – rtaft
    May 13, 2020 at 12:46
  • Thanks for detailed explanation.
    – Hongsoog
    May 14, 2020 at 10:34


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