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I want to stop evolution-data-server-2.24 from loading at startup. I tried to uninstall all evolution related items, but I got some nasty warnings about removing the data server so I left it installed.

There are no items in my startup list that look like they could be it. I'm running openSUSE 11.1, if it matters,


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From the looks of it, Evolution Data Server is a required component for Gnome and should not be used.

The Evolution Data Server provides a single database for common, desktop-wide information, such as a user's address book or calendar events. It is also a dependency of the clock applet from the gnome-applets package, 2.10 release.

So in short, removing Evolution Data Server would either remove alot of other programs, or completely bork your install.

From the Ubuntu Forums:

It's also not a big memory loss; the little volume applet on the panel takes far more real ram than evolution-data-server.

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Can I keep it from loading on startup with out harming the system? – Ryan Cook Jul 29 '09 at 0:45
No, I do not think you can. All these programs rely on the dataserver running to function currently. Just leave it running. It shouldn't hurt anything – Josh Hunt Jul 29 '09 at 1:05

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