I just want to know how to disable console-kit-daemon in Xubuntu 12.10.


In the last months I tried Ubuntu and I faced a memory error related to console-kit-daemon that spawned too much threads and was eating some 500mb of memory... I had switched to Xubuntu distro, to test if Desktop environment was the problem, but no. Lately, I got the same problem in Xubuntu 12.10. Now I want to try disabling this service to see if it can fix the memory related problem.


Please follow these steps to disable it:

  1. Kill the console-kit-daemon process if it's still running. You can use pkill or kill command and use: $ps aux| grep console-kit-daemon to get the id of the process.
  2. Remove the file /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.service (or move it to some place where you could restore it, if necessary). If can't find this file here please use locate/find command to find this file.
  3. Reboot and you will see that console-kit-daemon no longer automatically starts up.

If it doesn't work please feel free to ask or you may want to try removing this service from /etc/init.d/ folder if available or use service command to stop this service.

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