Remove MySQL from Ubuntu startup

If you want to remove mysql from your system startup rcconf or sysv-rc-conf can’t disable it because of the SysV init approach. Here is how to do it: sudo vim /etc/init/mysql.conf Comment out the whole start on entry. This should look like the following: #start on (net-device-up #          and local-filesystems #         and runlevel [2345])

Ubuntu 11.10 Gnome 2 Style

to everybody who doesn’t like unity under ubuntu 11.10. You can install gnome-shell by sudo apt-get install gnome-shell After this you get the option gnome-classic at your login screen. Then rearange the desktop items and move window buttons to the right and you have a gnome 2ish look and feel.