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http://forums.opensuse.org – I noticed that my server was taking a few more seconds than usual to start up. This is after I did a "shutdown -h 0" twice. Someone told me its bad to do it if the gui is up. I was logged in through ssh......But since my server was on run level 5, it was at the GUI login screen at the console. Is it bad to do shutdown -h while kde is up? I switched to run level 3 so that it would default to command line. Thats when I noticed xinetd failed to start. I uninstalled it and installed it right back. But now it doesnt even try to start at all. Is that service essential to the system if I am running apache and mysql? Oh...and I am running opensuse 11.1 (Distributions)