Trying to figure out all the processes I have running, to see what I can kill, and which packages I can remove.
According to gnome-system-monitor:
System or Root processes I uninstalled,
avahi-daemon - the avahi local discovery system.
System or Root processes I don't use but can't uninstall,
atd - the at command daemon. console-kit-daemon - a tracking app for multiuser systems. Many GNOME apps depend on it for some reason. getty - console, 6 of them open.
System or Root processes I should keep,
bonobo-activation-server - GNOME component tracker. Safer to leave in place. gam_server - gamin tells the window manager about changes in the filesystem. thunar-tpa - Thunar trash can applet evolution-data-server - database including addressbook and other functions to integrate Gnome app data (breaks Evolution) evolution-alarm-notify - alarm clock (breaks Evolution) system-tools-backends - DBUS