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Old 05-25-2004, 12:01 AM   #1
paulr1984
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start menu


hi! How do you edit the 'start menu' of linux? Do I edit a specific folder? if so, what folder? Or can I just edit it through mandrake control center? I want to edit a some of the menuitems there. I want it to point to a later version of a program I installed.

Also, where's the 'autoexec' of mandrake/linux? I have to load a couple of modules at startup. It can only be done in root mode. thanks!
 
Old 05-25-2004, 12:35 AM   #2
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Re: start menu

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Also, where's the 'autoexec' of mandrake/linux? I have to load a couple of modules at startup. It can only be done in root mode. thanks!
Add whatever commands you need to at the bottom of your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file for starting whatever you need. When you boot you will see that they are the last things to be run. My rc.local file (on Slackware) looks like this:

#!/bin/sh
#
# /etc/rc.d/rc.local: Local system initialization script.
#
# Put any local setup commands in here:

#VPN client
/etc/rc.d/init.d/vpnclient_init start

#Samba
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd -D
/usr/local/samba/sbin/nmbd -D

#MySQL
/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql &

#Apache
/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl start

#FTP
/etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd start
 
Old 05-25-2004, 02:26 AM   #3
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Hi paul,

if you're using a newer distribution which comes with KDE3.2 than it's easy to edit the start menu. Just right-click the "Start" button and click "Edit Menu" (I hope I remember the right name :-) ). The rest is too easy to explain. Hope you can than do what you wanted... But of course you can add/delete entries and edit them. Each entry has its command - so that's the way you can do it...
 
Old 05-25-2004, 10:12 AM   #4
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ok. thanks guys!
 
  


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