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I am running Ubuntu in console mode. Do I need console-kit-daemon to be started? What is it doing? Why is it necessary? Can I turn it off? How can I turn it off? And so on...

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No. ConsoleKit only manages console logins in graphical mode, so if you're not running X or a desktop environment it's OK to turn it off.

Here's a comment from this question showing how to disable console-kit-daemon:

To disable graphical mode console logins, you can remove /etc/X11/default-display-manager. Stop the running instance with stop gdm

Hope this answers your question.

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