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Old 12-17-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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gnome desktop help screen automatically comes up after gui login finishes


I am using fedora8. Once I login to my machine, the GUI brings up the gnome desktop help screen and opens a terminal window by default.
I donot know what to do to stop this behaviour. I have to dispose the windows everytime by clicking on the close icon.
It must be something simple but could not figure it out on my own.
Can someone help me out plz
thanks
nishith
 
Old 12-17-2008, 12:30 PM   #2
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Go to "System"->"Settings"->"Sessions" and uncheck all programs you don't want to be started at login. That should do it.

M.

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Old 12-17-2008, 12:44 PM   #3
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well, I thought as much !
But to my dismay, the gnome-terminal and the gnome-help are not in that list
anything else ?
nishith
 
Old 12-17-2008, 01:12 PM   #4
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No real idea at the moment - I'd say use gconf-editor to search for any startup stuff. But that's tedious...

Did you ever (maybe accidentally) save the running programs? In the "Sessions" dialogue, you can also uncheck the option to save running programs, then (after stopping the two programs you don't want) save the actual state. Maybe this helps - but that's just a hunch...

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Old 12-21-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
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Did you ever (maybe accidentally) save the running programs?
yeah I did that and now I remember that. But redoing it again with the two windows disposed off, doesnot solve the problem. But if it worked one way then it should be possible to make it work the other way too, isn't it ?
I donot have gconf-editor, shall I try that out to solve things ?
thanks again
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:46 PM   #6
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Frankly, I'm not familiar enough with Fedora to give you exact tips as to which software package to use - if gconf-editor is a tool from/for Debian (and relatives), I wouldn't try to use it on Fedora since there might be unmet dependencies or incompatibilities.

Reading GNOME's documentation reveals that there is a tool called gconftool-2 (the package might not contain the version number, though, or being called something similar - gconf being most certainly a string that should be found by searching your repository.

But maybe this is already too far - maybe this helps:

http://linuxfud.wordpress.com/2007/0...re-installing/

It's for Ubuntu, but I see no real reason why it shouldn't work for Fedora (except possibly for the metacity part - you can check which of the files mentioned you have by using ls -a).

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