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Old 10-29-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
attila_66
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Question auto run programs at startup??


Hi all,

Where to find a list of autoruning programs list on startup.
EX: on my system on startup Gaim runs auto.

I want to see what programs are loading on startup and how to edit (add and remove) them.
I am using FC4 and KDE desktop.

Thanks
 
Old 10-29-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
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Maybe you've saved a session with gaim running? In that case the session manager of kde probably takes care of starting Gaim. Just save your session without gaim running to have it removed. Other than that the contents of ~/Desktop/Autostart get executed at startup, so check that also.

Last edited by alienDog; 10-29-2005 at 12:09 PM.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
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I do not know who to do "autorun" with Gnome ( I just do not like it at all ), but in KDE to get applications to auto-run on log in you must look into your home directory. For example, in my case /home/ralvez/.kde/Autorun is the path to where I can put symbolic links to the applications I want to run.
Say I want to run "gkrellm" upon log in into KDE, then this is what I would do:
1. cd /home/ralvez/.kde/Autorun
2. ln -s gkrellm

And that's it. Next time you enter KDE gkrellm will start.

Other solution, as pointed very well by alienDog, is to restore the previous session, so whatever was "active" in that session will be active in the new one.

Hope this helps.

Rick
 
Old 10-29-2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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Thank you all!!
I am happy with gaim running at startup but there is program knode (email prog) i runned it one time and it is always running with startup.
I looked in home/.kde/Autostart there is only one file .directory

Regards Attila
 
Old 10-29-2005, 07:01 PM   #5
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If you want to eliminate a program that is running but yo do not want it anymore you have two choices:
1. When you start your session, in KDE, choose to start a new session, so none of the programs will run from the previous session, then you start Gaim and off you go.
2. Use KDE system guard (Ctrl+Esc) and find the program you do not want running and kill it (I think this is the best way to do it) and that's it.

Rick
 
  


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