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When I login instead of the script running it just opens the text file. I googled for the answer to this undeniably simple question, but so far I can't find it. Would someone please point me in the direction? Thanks so much for any assistance.
Note: I am running Mandriva Linux 2008.1 with KDE. Thanks!
Oh, one more thing, is /usr/share an appropriate place to put the gmail-notify folder? I don't know I am a newb.
Last edited by mpmackenna; 07-17-2008 at 11:46 PM.
Is notifier.py executable? Just because it's a python script doesn't make it executable. You have to set the executable bit: as root,
chmod u+x /usr/share/gmail-notify/notifier.py
Still no dice... I think it was set as executable already. User mike has rwx rights to begin with and I ran that command as well. Still cant double click on my notifier.py shortcut and have the program launch.
Thanks for the response.
The safe way : make a script (in e.g. /usr/local/bin)
and make the "script.sh" an entry in Autostart.
Same issue, I put a text file named notify.sh in ~/.kde/Autostart/ and when I login it just opens KWrite with the text of the script instead of running the commands.
I used your script with the following statements.
exec python notifier.py
I put in $!/usr/bin/python, which should have been #!/usr/bin/python
I run some bash scripts in my autostart; I do not think it HAS to be a .desktop file.
Yeah I caught your typo and corrected it for the test. It seems odd to me too that it would need to be a .desktop file, but that is the only thing that seems to be working for me at the moment. Thanks.