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Abiword starts automatically each restart, on any user. Already checked out Startup Applications. Remember session is turned off.

(Unwanted application starts automatically when I login)

Additional info, may be it'll give a clue - I configured VNC server on this machine to run, so sometimes, in additional to regular Ubuntu/Unity sessions I start XFCE4 session. I think this behavior started after VNC4 configuration, but ~/.vnc/xstartup does not contain abiword - just regular xfce startup stuff.

What are additional places where I can look?

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  • I didn't configure VNC, but it started happening for me I believe after installing AbiWord at all. I forget if it happened with Utopic as well as Vivid or with Vivid only. In the meantime I'll go through my filesystem to see what refers to abiword...
    – andlabs
    May 24, 2015 at 23:07
  • I don't see anything in either /etc or /usr or ~/.* that would lead to this; sorry... the problem must be elsewhere :S Though I'm wondering if it's tracker related, because I see a bunch of tracker crash messages on startup too (sporadically)...
    – andlabs
    May 25, 2015 at 0:11
  • I also see those messages... Looks like clean install will fix my problems
    – Anton
    May 25, 2015 at 3:48
  • Anton you probably don't need to clean install maybe just create a new user and then it might not start. But that would tell you it is in your home folder for the bad configuration.
    – ianorlin
    Jun 11, 2015 at 23:54
  • This problem recurred for me after the 15.10 upgrade. Oct 27, 2015 at 10:16

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This is a bug in AbiWord associated with upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04. Resolved by removing AbiCollab.service as follows:

sudo rm -f /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Client.AbiCollab.service

For full discussion about this bug, visit the bug report link: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/abiword/+bug/1432271

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Have you ever checked these folders?

/etc/xdg/autostart
~/.config/autostart

I had same problem with skylync IM. You can also check package contents and see what files it will install.

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    Thank you very much, I'm sorry that I can't confirm your solution - I fixed the problem by sudo apt-get remove abiword...
    – Anton
    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:37

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