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Old 05-05-2008, 05:57 AM   #1
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Smile how to run a program automatically when booting up?

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:10 AM   #2
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Depends on when you want to run it. If you want to run something during boot sequence, you make an init script for it - see /etc/init.d (/etc/rc.d) or equivalent directory for examples. If you want to run something after the other boot scripts, you can add the command to /etc/rc.local or equivalent. Or if you want something to run when you have logged in to your graphical desktop, you'll need to use the Session tool of that desktop environment - in Gnome it's under System menu's Settings submenu, in KDE it's probably in the KDE Control Center; launch it up and you should be able to easily add a program to launch when the desktop launches.


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