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Old 06-07-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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automatically open terminal at login time.


hi,
I am using red hat .I want that when ever the user login in GUI interface the terminal windows automatically open and then the user want to logout it 1st close the terminal and then login. There is a file in #ls -a i.e .bashrc and .bash_logout

I does not know how to add my script in it ?Kindly guide me.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:31 AM   #2
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This should help w/ starting stuff on log-in.

I don't know that one can force closure of a terminal at log-out
though. You can do processing after the gnome session ended; but
not during (to the best of my knowledge, I don't use gnome, and
don't feel a deep desire to familiarise myself with it).

What is the objective?


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Old 06-07-2011, 04:44 AM   #3
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hi,
I am using red hat .I want that when ever the user login in GUI interface the terminal windows automatically open and then the user want to logout it 1st close the terminal and then login. There is a file in #ls -a i.e .bashrc and .bash_logout

I does not know how to add my script in it ?Kindly guide me.
thanks
mypass
Change your default session to xterm before you login on the login screen. Check if this can help.
 
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:48 AM   #4
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well if i only focus that when the user login the terminal windows automatically open then which file should i choose and the script to add into it.
Normally every time i right click on the desktop and then click to open the terminal which is a bit time consuming. How can it automatically open ?

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:38 AM   #5
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well if i only focus that when the user login the terminal windows automatically open then which file should i choose and the script to add into it.
Normally every time i right click on the desktop and then click to open the terminal which is a bit time consuming. How can it automatically open ?

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No, in that failsafe xterm session you will only get a single terminal opened for you after login, there is no gui, no desktop nothing there..
 
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thanks for the reply. Oh sorry I forgot to tell you that in run level 5 i.e GUI interface we can do it ?

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Old 06-07-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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thanks for the reply. Oh sorry I forgot to tell you that in run level 5 i.e GUI interface we can do it ?
Yes, and Tinkster gave you the solution in the first reply.

Open the users .profile or .bashrc file, and put a command at the bottom to run whatever you want. You don't say what desktop environment you're using (KDE, Gnome, etc.), and there are different methods to autostart things for each. The link Tinkster gave you should get you started. In KDE (4.x at least), if you log out and something is running, it'll start it back up when you log back in.

divyashree, telling the OP to set their default login environment to be xterm is dangerous advice, and didn't address the OP's original question.
 
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thanks for the reply. Well i am using Gnome.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 04:46 AM   #9
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divyashree, telling the OP to set their default login environment to be xterm is dangerous advice, and didn't address the OP's original question.
How its dangerous guru ji ?
 
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thanks for the reply. Well i am using Gnome.
Then the link Tinkster provided should be what you need.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 10:58 AM   #11
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How its dangerous guru ji ?
If you don't know why, that's a good sign you shouldn't have suggested it.

Think about it; you're setting your X windows default session to be an X Windows APPLICATION. That is recursive. One can't start without the other. So, dead session, but locked in a very unique way. The only chance you have is to connect to the box over the network, and either restart the DM, or TRY to kill the x term window...which may or may not work. If you're on a server with other folks, a restart may be in order.
 
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If you don't know why, that's a good sign you shouldn't have suggested it.

Think about it; you're setting your X windows default session to be an X Windows APPLICATION. That is recursive. One can't start without the other. So, dead session, but locked in a very unique way. The only chance you have is to connect to the box over the network, and either restart the DM, or TRY to kill the x term window...which may or may not work. If you're on a server with other folks, a restart may be in order.
I suggested , because he wants a terminal only opened after login.

Ok, But I cant understand how its recursive. And if remote we can use hummingbird exceed to connect xterm.

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Old 06-09-2011, 10:36 AM   #13
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I suggested , because he wants a terminal only opened after login.
Right, which is why there are many methods of auto-starting an application after login.
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Ok, But I cant understand how its recursive.
Then you need to think about it. You are telling the X Window Manager to use an X Window APPLICATION as the MANAGER. Can't have one without the other.
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And if remote we can use hummingbird exceed to connect xterm.
There are many more things to use than Hummingbird, but stay focused on the OP's quesiton. They don't mention remote access or Hummingbird, so mentioning it is pointless.
 
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There are many more things to use than Hummingbird, but stay focused on the OP's quesiton. They don't mention remote access or Hummingbird, so mentioning it is pointless.
I only just responded to you previous post, about connecting remotely.
 
  


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