How to Disable the Hud Service

Some may find the hud-service usefull, but it generates biiiiiiiiig CPU usage on a lot of systems. In this article I will show you how to disable the hud-service on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 13 and Linux Mint 14.

Actually, it is very simple. You just have to remove the execution permission from /usr/lib/indicator-appmenu/hud-service. Like this:

$ sudo chmod -x /usr/lib/indicator-appmenu/hud-service

After reboot, the hud-service will not be started anymore (because it does not have execution rights).

To terminate the procee, you have to kill it:

$ sudo pkill -9 hud-service
$ sudo kill -9 $(pidof hud-service)

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One comment on “How to Disable the Hud Service
  1. Gabriel says:

    I’ve just had to do that as hud-service was consuming 1 GB of RAM. On Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), the path has changed to:


    If you need to find the path:

    find /usr/lib -name hud-service

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