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Running Slackware-13.37 as media server(categories x,xap,kde,kdei not installed).
/etc/rc.d/rc.consolekit is 644(non executable)
psaux and htop show /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon --no-daemon process, its parent process is init. Start time coincides with system boot time.
So question: who does spawn it?
obviously you have other software besides standard slackware packages to use it as a mediacenter
Asterisk PBX and DAHDI kernel modules for now.
are you by chance using hal/udisks on the host?
System for now is quite clean:
changes only in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf|rc.mysqld|rc.keymap|rc.font and /etc/profile.d/lang.sh|.csh(changed language settings)
But: in order to find cause I have substituted /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon with shell script which calls pstree -lpc and so now I know precess tree during its spawn
chmod -r /etc/dbus-1/system.d/ConsoleKit.conf does not helps.
Now I will try to play with /usr/share/dbus-1/* folks, but I really hate services/daemons which really cannot be turned off by only one trigger(like chmod -x). It is appears for me /etc/rc.d/rc.consolekit is redundant.
no, I don't think /etc/rc.d/rc.consolekit is redundant, the thing seems a little different to me: apparently, it's launched with the --no-daemon option by dbus, probably because it's needed.
I think you can try removepkg / chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hald / rebuilding hal with --disable-console-kit, if you want to get rid of it (and if you don't need hal at all / automounting for external drives).
Last edited by ponce; 09-22-2011 at 05:11 AM.
Reason: added for completeness also the chmod option
GazL, not installed X at all, and will not be installed ever. ponce, will HAL/dbus will work as it was if I removepkg console-kit? I don't know how strongly HAL/dbus requires console-kit, and don't know how strongly system requires HAL/dbus, and so do not want remove anything system requires and I don't know about it. (My basic requirements is proper detecting and configuration of NICs, successful loading DAHDI, working iptables and running mysql,vsftpd,shhd and asterisk).
Unfortunately, I don't know real purpose of Console-Kit package. Is it really required by any component? I'm sure not, because 8-9 years ago there was not any console-kit thing and Linux worked good. So I do not understand reasons why it was introduced and hardcoded(as you said) into other components. And so I don't understand what will I have stable system after I remove it.(By the way, I didn't found any references to console-kit in either dbus and hal sources. Or I had bad search?)