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Old 11-18-2004, 06:18 AM   #1
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How to configure your Linux after boot?


HI

Does anyone know what file I should be configuring in to have my Linux setup the way I want after boot.

I mean eg I would like to have 2 Konsole windows open - so what file should I be looking into?

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Shelton.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
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Conveniantly enough in Mandrake, when I leave my programs up and then log out, and log back in later, they are started along with my desktop. i've not changed any settings for this. KDE does this, and Gnome also restores previously started programs (provided you leave them running when you log out or shut down)
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:05 AM   #3
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I believe you left out one thing thou you must make sure to check the box when you logout that says save current setup.
correct me if i am wrong!!!!

PeAcE
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:11 AM   #4
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I believe you left out one thing thou you must make sure to check the box when you logout that says save current setup.
correct me if i am wrong!!!!

PeAcE

Correct! keen eye. I did forget that little checkbox it's easy to overlook when you're so used to it I guess.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 06:10 PM   #5
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Does not answer my question - how to do this at the root level - what file looks after this.

Regards
 
Old 11-19-2004, 01:09 AM   #6
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Sorry, that setup worked for me.
Which windowmanager are you using, and which user are you configuring this for (I assume globally?)
 
Old 11-19-2004, 04:36 AM   #7
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What exactly are you trying to configure?
 
Old 11-25-2004, 06:47 PM   #8
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I am looking for the file that Linux looks at when it first boots - these are some of the things I like to do

Open a console minimized
at the console, print the date and time when opened (minimized)
Get KMail to open minimized

I know I can do this and tick that little box to save settings for next time I login - but where exactly is this file located?

Regards
Shelton.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 09:49 PM   #9
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Your Window Manager or desktop environment is responsible for opening windows up when you start it, not Linux itself. XWindows stores startup commands in your .xinitrc file (it uses the global xinitrc if you don't have one). Usually, though, this file just starts up your window manager of choice, so we need to know what you're using, as Xolo said.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 11:53 PM   #10
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I am using KDE (kdm) as my windows manager.

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