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Old 02-02-2003, 04:57 AM   #1
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auto-execute programs in graphical mode ?


I need to find something like the Startup Folder in Window$ using RedHat 8 .. thanks
 
Old 02-02-2003, 05:08 AM   #2
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This would actually be either specific to your window manager/desktop evironment; or you can set it up in .Xsessions (which is a SUPER PAIN for most n00bs but can be done).

So, first off, what's your window manager? What "gui" do you use might be an easier thing to understan. If you still don't know what I am talking about, can you either host up a shot or email me a screenshot so I can post a link of your default background?

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Old 02-02-2003, 05:44 AM   #3
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I'm using the standard GUI of RedHat 8 ... I think is KDE 3 ? dunno I'm REALLY a newbie ...
 
Old 02-02-2003, 05:48 AM   #4
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If it is truly KDE 3, then look into:
~/.kde/Autostart

You can place progams in there and they will start after login

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Old 02-02-2003, 05:57 AM   #5
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I'm handling with that tilde, but I don't know how to do it ... I used ALT GR + 126 but it don't work ... how to do it ? However I've also got a problem findind the source of the program .. I've got it in my START-like menu, but don't know his location ...
 
Old 02-02-2003, 06:01 AM   #6
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If you know the name of the progam you can probably use "whereis programname" or you can also use your menu building tool and see what it's got as the App name.

The tilde for me is just above my tab key, but you really don't need to use it. What that means is your users home directory. So if your user is named bob it's /home/bob/.kde/Autostart

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Old 02-02-2003, 06:29 AM   #7
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I can't find that file ...

/home/manub/.kde/Autostart is a new file for my vi

I wonder if it's REALLY KDE 3 or not ... how can I check it ? I've got a desktop installation of redhat 8 ...
 
Old 02-02-2003, 07:18 AM   #8
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How do you login? When you login/out there should be an option to choose which one you are using assuming you don't simply "startx" from a command prompt.

Using your command line try:
cd /home/manub/.kde

If that exists, are there directories under it? Are there any files? I do believe a default install of RH is using Gnome though, the bluecurve thing (someone please correct me if I'm wrong, never ran RH 8 and never plan to). Anyway, see if there is a "help" option or something. ANYTHING. Also, look through your menu, do you see alot of "K" programs, things starting with the letter K?

Email me a screenshot or host one up, that might be the easiest way (at least that I can think of).

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Old 02-02-2003, 07:22 AM   #9
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now I'm sure I haven't got KDE, but I'm installing it with packages ...surely I'm doing some confusion, but I'm tryin' to handle with it ... I'll tell you when I did something
 
Old 02-02-2003, 07:32 AM   #10
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ok now I'm with KDE and try this ... but I'm still searching the command line for instant messenger ...
 
Old 02-02-2003, 07:38 AM   #11
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Which instant messenger? Open up the instant messagin program and look for a help tab. Click it and choose about. This should at least tell you the name of this program.

Cool
 
Old 02-02-2003, 07:40 AM   #12
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it's GAIM. however I think I'll format my box to achieve more powerful configurations, as now I've got more knowledge ... thanks to you another question ... how to autostart a program in bluecurve ?
 
Old 02-02-2003, 07:41 AM   #13
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Got no idea! I do believe bluecurve is Gnome though, so look for a similar folder to the Autostart one for gnome

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