Getting a command to execute at Gnome startup
I'm using Ubuntu 6.06 and would like to execute a command at startup (as the subject implies). As I understand it, this is done from the "Sessions" applet under the "Startup Programs" tab. I have added a command to the list which I know works, because I tested it in the shell and then cut and paste it into the command prompt in this applet.
Of course, nothing appears to execute when I log into Gnome. I am the only user on this machine and I always log in using my account (not a superuser). The application is stored in my home folder, which my account has access to.
I guess my question is...
1. Am I doing this correctly, and if so...
2. Is this the best way to make a program autorun at startup using Ubuntu/Gnome?
3. ...and if so, is there a log I can look at to determine the point of failure in executing this command? I ask because, I receive no error messages, it just doesn't run.
TIA for any advice you might be able to offer.