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Old 03-05-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
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Open program on logon


Hi,

I am trying to open my email on logon. I went into my .bash_profile and typed in evolution. This worked but the rest of the logon didn't start until I exited evolution. Could you help me.

Also is it possible to open this up on my second desktop.

Thanks Lee
 
Old 03-05-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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Add an & at the end of the line and see if that works.
evolution &

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Old 03-05-2006, 02:32 PM   #3
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If you use KDE as your desktop you could use a sim-link in the Autostart.
To do that you have to :
1. cd .kde/Autostart
2. ln -s /path_to_evolution evolution

Then from there on, when you log in into your machine and KDE starts it also "looks" into the Autostart sub-directory and executes evolution.

Hope this helps.

Rick
 
Old 03-05-2006, 02:38 PM   #4
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Thanks Brian that worked fine. I assume the & makes this program run in the background.

ralves, I use Gnome but thanks for the reply.

Is there any way to choose which desktop this opens up in.

thanks Lee
 
Old 03-05-2006, 02:48 PM   #5
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If by "Is there any way to choose which desktop this opens up in" you mean which desktop starts upon log in, the answer is yes.
In your log-in box click on the options and you will see an option to open whatever Desktop Environments you have installed in your system.
If you only have Gnome then that's your only choice, otherwise you will be able to choose whatever is there.

Rick
 
Old 03-05-2006, 04:25 PM   #6
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Hi ralvez,

that's not what I ment - sorry for the confusion.

What I meant was that in Gnome in the bottom right corner I have 4 desktops that I can switch between. I usualy open up my email in the second one and work in the first one so that all I have to do to check my email is switch between destops.

What I would idealy like to do is open up my email at login onto the second desktop.

Hope this is clearer.

Thanks Lee
 
Old 03-05-2006, 04:37 PM   #7
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Lee,

I understand now. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with Gnome desktop. For some reason I found it difficult to customize and I quit on it long ago in favour of KDE.
Perhaps someone else in this forum can help?
 
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Applications->Desktop Preferences->Advanced->Sessions
Click startup programs and add.
Not sure how to add it to your second desktop .
 
  


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