Find out how or why a process started
I'm trying to figure out which program(s) is/are starting several processes that always start on boot. The process are related to KDE programs (kactivitymanagerd, kded4, klauncher, kdeinit4), and I've heard that a number of programs can masquerade as at least some of those processes. Is there a way of either suppressing those processes at startup (by name?) and still letting them start by manually starting a program, or finding out what is causing them to start?