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Old 07-19-2007, 05:44 PM   #1
davidguygc
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Beryl-manager flakey during KDE boot


Hi, I am running Beryl and I have beryl-manager startup from a script I have in ~/.kde/Autostart/
Since I upgraded to Slack 12.0 beryl-manager sometimes will start up correctly, and sometimes it will have a blank spot on the system tray and do nothing. Any idea? Is there a script command to have it wait for a second or two then startup? I think that may be the problem is that it starts up before something else it needs has a chance to startup.

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Old 07-21-2007, 03:24 AM   #2
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Mine will autostart sometimes, not all the time even with the beryl.desktop executable, depends on which state it was in before a power down. If it was using KWin desktop manager before power down it boots to Kwin, but the beryl manager is up and the red diamond is right there next to the clock. I'm kinda liking it better that way, at least Beryl is just a right click and a left click to turn on, because sometimes I work my Debian to the bits and Beryl is a little of a hog on resources, so I only enable it during slack times.
 
Old 07-22-2007, 12:12 AM   #3
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I just don't understand why it won't dependably startup every time, there's gotta be something that's preventing it

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:47 PM   #4
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Well, for future reference to anyone who is having the same problem as me...

I have it setup now to where it'll open up correctly about 85% of the time, I made a script to delay Beryl from opening immediately

Code:
#!/sbin/sh
usleep 2000000
beryl-manager
That 2 second delay seems to give everything else enough time to be ready for Beryl
 
Old 07-30-2007, 11:58 PM   #5
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Below is a copy of the beryl.desktop file I have in ~/.kde/autostart, maybe you can add a sleep line to it.
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Exec=beryl-manager &
GenericName[en_US]=
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
X-KDE-autostart-after=kdesktop
 
  


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