Heres how to get handy equivalents of the RedHat service and chkconfig commands on Ubuntu.
Read it in this blog
When I moved to Ubuntu, I soon forgot the existence of such commands with the arrival of the lovely (but, unfortunately, slightly buggy) Network Manager GUI. Yesterday, I wanted to stop the vmware service from starting at boot as I used to (not for any particular reason but just because it seemed silly to be starting when Im not always needing it). So I started to hunt it down