Boot profile

Pierre-Yves pingou at
Wed Feb 4 12:41:14 UTC 2009

Dear list,

I have had the idea on the back of my head for some time and I would 
like to ask if it would make sense.

I have a laptop that I use for work but also when I travel. I travel by 
car, train or bus.
The services I need for work are not necessarily needed when I am in the 
train and therefore I though that it would be cool to be able to define 
You could thus have a profile
* work that would start the list of services you defined (httpd, mysqld, 
* train that would start another list of services that you defined (in 
this case I would not like to start httpd, mysqld nor NetworkManager for 

Thus in the train my laptop would not always look for a network or wait 
for a bluetooth connection and I assume it make my laptop boot faster 
and would save the battery a bit.

Being able to define profiles of the services that start in advance (I 
know there is the interactive boot option) would IMHO be cool, however I 
don't know if it's feasible or if you like it.

thanks for your comments,

Best regards,


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