My laptop (Ubuntu 10.10) takes a really long time to start up. Watching top, one of the things it seems to be spending a lot of time on is Munin. I'm trying to sort out what might depend on it and/or how to disable it most of the time.
I would remove it using
sudo apt-get remove munin.
Munin is a server and network monitoring tool. I wouldn't consider a laptop an appropriate place to install it. As it is designed to collect data every five minutes and generate graphs of the current status, a device which is not always on is not that suitable. Munin uses a web interface for reporting.
If you use you laptop unplugged, munin will suck a lot of power regenerating graphs every five minutes.
munin-node is daemon but doesn't do anything unless it has a client. Disabling it will just make life miserable for
munin is there is not an
/etc/init.d script or
munin and a
munin-node job are run every 5 minutes as
cron jobs using files in
/etc/cron.d. You need to remove these files or comment out the cron entries to disable the processes. It may be possible to disable the scripts buy giving them and extension like
Munin appears to be a network monitoring tool, likely what you're seeing on start up is it preparing it's buckets for trapping and logging network connectivity. This is likely installed alongside some kind of "webhosting" control panel, etc. The default installation of the Ubuntu Desktop does not use it though. If this isn't something you use, you should be able to disable it via the commandline by removing it from the
This was helpful: Disable autostart for a service without uninstalling?
However, I realized that what I was looking for was
apt-cache rdepends munin and
apt-cache rdepends munin-node -- those let me establish that it wasn't a known dependency.