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Old 08-02-2003, 06:26 AM   #1
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Question Launching application when gnome startups

I have Mandrake 9.1 installed.

How do I launch Gaim or another application for that matter whenever I log in ?
Old 08-02-2003, 10:43 AM   #2
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i dont know about mandrake but in slackware i creat a file called .xinitrc in my home dir and add every thing there
Old 08-02-2003, 07:09 PM   #3
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The usual convention is

1) if you start your X session with startX, put programs to execute in .xinitrc

2) if you start your X session logging in with the graphical display manager,
put programs in .xsession

To see what happens once control is passed over the the user after logging in at the graphical display manager, look at the file /etc/X11/xsession.

Depending on the graphical display manager and your distribution, your mileage may vary.

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Old 08-02-2003, 11:06 PM   #4
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You can also go to 'sessions' in the gnome menu and add to the startup list of gnome stuff. Either way will be the same result.


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