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| avahi-daemon

Revision as of 21:23, 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, invoked from XTerm.
  • 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. Avoid it unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing.

Nokia services

Service Name Service Function
af-base-apps Application framework.
af-services Application framework.
af-startup Application framework.
alarmd Alarm dispatcher.
bluez-utils Bluetooth tools.
btcond Bluetooth connectivity.
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 responsible for exchanging files with Bluetooth devices, such as smartphones or computers.
osso-ipv6  ???
osso-systemui System user interface.
osso-systemui-early System user interface.
rich-core When an application crashes, this service is responsible for saving information of how it crashed, for later analysis by authors. This service can be installed from ???.
suplistenerd  ???
tablet-browser-daemon Loads and renders web pages that you view in web browser. Always running so that you can start browsing quickly.
wide-dhcpv6-client  ???
wlancond WLAN connectivity.
x-server X11 server.

3rd-party services

Service Name Service Function
avahi-daemon  ???
avahi-dnsconfd  ???
brightness-permission  ???
carmand Carman background process.
python-launcher Accelerates startup of Python applications, such as Canola, by keeping some parts of Python in memory.
ssh Secure shell server, usually installed from Extras. It lets you connect to the tablet remotely.