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! Service Name !! 'Service Function
! Service Name !! Service Function
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Revision as of 21:06, 19 November 2008

Services are programs that run in background, invisible to the user, and do some useful work such as maintaining Internet connections, checking for email, playing sounds, etc. Sometimes, services are called daemons. To see the list of services currently running on your tablet, you can use the following:

  • "ps", "top", or "htop" command line utilities.
  • CPU Load desktop applet (found in Extras).
  • Services configuration applet (found in Extras).

Just like any other program, a service can be killed with the "kill" command or the appropriate button in the CPU Load applet. To disable services, you can use the Services configuration applet. Be aware though that killing or disabling some services may seriously damage your system configuration. Avoid it unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing.

Services table

Service Name Service Function
af-base-apps Application framework.
af-services Application framework.
af-startup Application framework.
alarmd Alarm dispatcher.
avahi-daemon  ???
avahi-dnsconfd  ???
bluez-utils Bluetooth tools.
brightness-permission  ???
btcond Bluetooth connectivity.
carmand Carman background process.
dbus D-Bus message bus.
dnsmasq DNS proxy and DHCP server.
dsp-init DSP loader.
esd Enlightenment sound daemon.
gpsdriver GPS driver.
hal  ???
hildon-application-manager  ???
hildon-desktop Hildon desktop.
hulda Kernel events proxy.
icd2  ???
ke-recv Kernel events proxy.
libgpsbt GPS device pairing.
maemo-launcher Application launcher.
mce Machine control entity.
mediaplayer-daemon Mediaplayer engine.
metalayer-crawler0 Metalayer crawler.
multimediad Multimedia daemon.
obexsrv OBEX server.
osso-ipv6  ???
osso-systemui System user interface.
osso-systemui-early System user interface.
python-launcher  ???
rich-core  ???
ssh Secure shell server.
suplistenerd  ???
tablet-browser-daemon  ???
wide-dhcpv6-client  ???
wlancond WLAN connectivity.
x-server X11 server.