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Old 01-04-2005, 05:46 AM   #1
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Auto Start Programs for Any X

I was wondering how I can automatically start applications such as evolution and amule upon logging in using gdm. I read that you could do this by using ~/.Xclients, but I have so far been unsuccessful at making it work. Also, I want this for all desktop environments, not just KDE or GNOME. Any ideas? Thanks for your time.
Old 01-04-2005, 06:28 AM   #2
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hmmm...well I run fluxbox and you can add something like:

gaim &

to your .xinitrc file in your home directory and that will make gaim start automagically when X starts. Not sure if this works with gdm though.
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Thanks. But it doesn't. xinitrc is for startx only.
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I know kde has an ~/.kde/Autostart start directory that you can put in shell scripts to run when kde starts. Maybe there is an option for all desktops somewhere.

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Old 01-04-2005, 08:44 AM   #5
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Thanks redazz. But I want to be able for the application to run regardless of which desktop environment he uses (KDE, Gnome, Fluxbox), etc.


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