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Old 01-15-2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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Saving desktops


I am using Slackware 13.1 and the associated KDE. While parts of a previous desktop are saved, it's not clear to me what the mechanism is to save each of my desktops.

Specifically, I'd like to have desktops, lets say 1-8, configured for specific tasks. Then after I configure them, I'd like to "save" them, so that upon reboot, each of the Desktops comes up with the applications, terminal windows, etc. which I'd like associated with it.

Has anyone done this, and can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 12:08 AM   #2
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i don't know . but why don't you consider hibernating?
 
Old 01-16-2011, 03:09 AM   #3
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i don't know if this one will help,in fedora there is an option [startup applications]
you can use it to automatically remember running applications when logging out,
i hope this help
 
Old 01-17-2011, 01:39 AM   #4
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You say you're using KDE but not which version. It makes a difference on where to change the setting. Look in "Start > Configure Desktop > Session Manager" and check the save session button.

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Old 01-17-2011, 03:07 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxbird View Post
I am using Slackware 13.1 and the associated KDE. While parts of a previous desktop are saved, it's not clear to me what the mechanism is to save each of my desktops.
From what I know, all that is "saved" is what apps are currently running. There's also a folder ~/.kde/Autostart that I've used, and put symlink to programs or desktop icons that I'd like autostarted.

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Specifically, I'd like to have desktops, lets say 1-8, configured for specific tasks. Then after I configure them, I'd like to "save" them, so that upon reboot, each of the Desktops comes up with the applications, terminal windows, etc. which I'd like associated with it.

Has anyone done this, and can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks.
I only know how to reference a DISPLAY, and not how to reference each individual workspace. If it could be done, I'd expect it would have to be done through a script.

Hibernation or software suspend would be your best option, provided you don't need to reboot to other operating systems.
Some warnings:
http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentat...wer/swsusp.txt




tommyttt, KDE 4.4.3 is the current version shipped with Slackware 13.1

Last edited by Andy Alkaline; 01-17-2011 at 03:16 AM. Reason: add note about hibernate
 
  


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