When someone like me comes to Debian from the RedHat world, one of the first things you start to miss is ntsysv, which is a command to control which daemons are going to start with the computer and which will remain off.

But there are also options for Debian / Ubuntu, but these are not installed by default, so you may need to install. There are two options,

sysv-rc-conf

To install it run:

sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

And it looks like this:

ntsysv for debian</img>

sysvconfig

To install it run:

sudo apt-get install sysvconfig

This is the first screen:

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Select the first option and you will get this, where you can enable / disable the daemons:

ntsysv for debian</img>

And finally if you want to compare here is a screenshot of ntsysv on Fedora 7

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