LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-16-2003, 06:31 PM   #1
hwood7587
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
automatic sequence on boot up


I need to be able to do a series of things automatically on boot up. I am using SuSE 8.1. I need to be able to login automatically with a regular user ( NOT root), start X, and then start an application all automatically when the machine boots up.
Thanks for any help.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 06:45 PM   #2
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
Depending on your default session manager...
both kdm & gdm support automatic logins.
Look in your appropriate session control.

As for the
Quote:
then start an application
it's probably easiest to put a .xsession file
in the "automatic users" home (KDE does have a
autostart-like feature too?)...

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-17-2003, 03:00 PM   #3
hwood7587
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I did go into gdm and set up the automatic user option but it still didn't login. Do I need to be in INIT 3?
There is a .xsession file in the directory. How to I modify it so my application will start? Do I just need to add an executable line of code near the end of the file?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boot sequence wrangler Linux - Newbie 3 03-07-2005 10:51 AM
Boot sequence fiomba Mandriva 2 12-15-2004 07:04 PM
boot sequence kermit Linux - Newbie 3 12-10-2004 01:41 AM
boot-sequence boku Linux - General 1 08-04-2002 06:50 PM
RedHat boot sequence tbarba59 Linux - General 3 01-17-2001 09:12 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration