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I'm new here, but I have experience on other boards like this... I think this is quite an obvious question, and probably been asked before. I did search for it, and it didnt turn anything up, so ill ask here.
Well there are some commands I would like to run when I start my machine up, on the computers at Uni, you can just edit the .login file to do this, but on my home linux distro (im running Fedora Core 1, btw), how could I achieve this?
I tried .login, but I cant do it like that... any other ideas?
You mean at login or startup? For login, there's ~/.bash_profile (which goes to ~/.bashrc) and there's ~/.bash_login and/or ~/.profile. For system startup, /etc/rc.d/rc.local in Slack. Not sure in Fedora.
For system bootup it's technically best to make a script in /etc/init.d/ and create a symlink in /etc/rc.d/rc[run-level #]. Just putting a script in the runlevel dir will work too though, but a symlink conserves space and is the standard method.
Anyhow, this doesn't apply to your situation, but if anyone wants a graphical prog to startup when they login, and they're using KDE, there's the ~/.kde/Autostart dir, in which you can actually drag over a desktop link into, and have that link executed when KDE starts.