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Old 08-07-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
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Commands at startup


I want to run the following command on startup to get a nice transparent console on my background everytime i startup,

Eterm -O --buttonbar no --scrollbar no -x -f white -g 125x50+0+0 --font2


the forums say to edit the rc.local file in /etc but even though i logged in as root and vim and then editted to the following, i reboot, and it makes no difference.....

Is this related to me having to define which shell i'm using or something?


#!/bin/sh
#
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.



touch /var/lock/subsys/local
Eterm -O --buttonbar no --scrollbar no -x -f white -g 125x50+0+0 --font2


Any help?
 
Old 08-07-2005, 01:40 PM   #2
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Do you actually start in X or issue the startx command? Using rc.local in either case won't do anything for you since this is eterm specific setup for a terminal. You'll need to add this eterm line from the launcher on whatever desktop you use or set it up to run from your .bashrc or .bash_login files for your particular user.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 05:58 PM   #3
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KDE starts automatically, i dont type startx. So i just append the command in either file you suggested? Cool, i shall give it a try and let you know.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 06:13 PM   #4
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K, i tried adding the Eterm line to the .bashrc file in my home directory and saved. Was gonna wait till i restarted but while i was opening a new konsole, it seemed to want to repeat loading Eterm over and over again! ..... had to close it all down and close the window from which i started konsole. I could see the transparent windows loading on top of one and another..... i wanted just the one lol.

Any ideas?
 
Old 08-07-2005, 06:14 PM   #5
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That's not really what you want. In KDE use the
~/.kde/Autostart feature ... create a shell-script that
does what you want and put it there.



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Old 08-08-2005, 06:55 PM   #6
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So i create a file called starteterm.sh with the command in it? nothing else like sh Eterm etc....? I'll try and figure it out and post back....
 
  


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