How to find what process are started during bootup process. Are there any ways to find using any command, like one found in windows


For more about please read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSConfig

  • You shouldn't assume that people remember those commands. Lots of us, if we ever did, stopped using Windows years ago. Describe it more thoroughly instead. – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Aug 24 '11 at 12:19
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    Sorry for that, Here it goes .. MSConfig is a troubleshooting tool. The main function of MSConfig is to temporarily disable or re-enable software, device drivers or Windows services that run during startup process to help user decide the cause of problem. It can disable or re-enable software, device drivers and Windows services that run at startup, or change boot parameters. refer:MsConfig - Wiki – user7044 Aug 24 '11 at 14:59

Most of the scripts inside /etc/init and /etc/init.d are run during bootprocess if you haven't changed any of their configurations. There is an application called BootUpManager i.e. bum.

sudo apt-get install bum

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which will let you configure bootup scripts.

Ubuntu uses upstart i.e. /etc/init/*.conf for bootup scripts


Most of the bootup processes get low PID numbers [or so it seems]. So try this

$ ps -ef|less

and view the low PID processes.

Also, as previously mentioned, check /etc/init/ and /etc/init.d/

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