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I'm searching for a way to prevent gwibber-service from starting, but I can find none under Oneiric.

For a start, I confirmed that "Start service at login" was still unchecked in Gwibber preferences (it is), but gwibber-service still starts automatically at each login. So, I cross-checked under "Startup Applications..." (there is no entry for Gwibber there), I searched to see if there's an upstart job for gwibber-service (there is none), and I looked for a gwibber-service script in /etc/X11/Xsession.d (there is none).

So, I'm out of ideas. Do you know how to prevent gwibber-service from starting, or do you know other places where to look?

For further context, I had the "Start service at login" option already unckecked before upgrading to Oneiric. It used to work under Natty, but it no longer does.

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There was a similar question once… – falstaff Sep 9 '11 at 14:24
@falstaff The old question is irrelevant for at least two reasons: there is no longer a Gwibber entry under startup applications and I don't want to uninstall gwibber-service, just to disable it from automatically running. – tawmas Sep 9 '11 at 14:33
@falstaff I see the reference to Oneiric has been removed from my question title. I updated the question body. – tawmas Sep 9 '11 at 14:42

Maybe disabling using gconftool helps?

gconftool-2 --set /apps/gwibber/preferences/autostart --type bool false
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I just checked: it is already disabled (and I believe it is the setting controlled by the checkbox in the preferences UI). – tawmas Sep 9 '11 at 14:29
The question I posted above concludes that indicator-me package is using this service, so it might be a problem of that starting the service although disabled... – falstaff Sep 9 '11 at 14:34
There might be a problem with the condition from gconf, move the autostart file from /etc/xdg/autostart to another directory, e.g. sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/gwibber.desktop ~ – falstaff Sep 9 '11 at 14:38
Didn't know about /etc/xdg/autostart... sigh... I see the file has a line reading AutostartCondition=GSettings org.gwibber.preferences autostart, but the setting is ignored anyway. I should probably file a bug, and I'll remove the desktop file as a workaround. Thanks. – tawmas Sep 9 '11 at 15:45
thank you, will try that, to see if it helps - does it works the same way to disable BEAM service?!? – user44790 Feb 3 '12 at 9:33

You can disable it by disabling it in Startup Applications. Before going to Startup Applications make sure you made visible hidden applications with this:

sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

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