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.


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).


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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
  • upstart is quickly overtaking sysinit, because you can write an upstart equiv that is less than a half of screenful (80x25 screen) what may have been 4 pages or more before! Personally, ALL my new scripts are upstart. even with skeleton, its still a pain in the butt to manage sysvinit scripts and they are lacking in job-specific confirmity and that leads to security issues, etc, etc.. – osirisgothra Mar 11 '15 at 16:59

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