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Do I need desktopcouch-se service? It seems that it is eating my thinkpad computing resources. Please see below that powertop confirms this. "Ubuntu with no-effects" is running on my thinkpad. Please also take a look at the output of powertop and let me know if there are any unnecessary services are running.

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Desktopcouch is part of Ubuntu One. If you want to stop that uncheck it in startup applications. And the problem you have is a bug so please login/register at launchpad and add yourself to the 'Does this bug affect you?'. That way it'll get more attention!

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Turning it off will probably also take care of ubuntuone-syncd

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