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Old 08-02-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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Start programs at startup and get rid of current saved session

Here are a couple questions of mine:

1) I have alltray and use it to open a borderless terminal window, I tried adding it under Preferences-> Sessions -> Startup Programs. But it didn't start up and no matter what order I change it to, it doesn't work.

2) I use gnome and one time before I shutdown I clicked "save current setup", now every time I boot up it opens the apps I had and all the info on my machine is back when I saved it. I wan't to delete this and have a new setup each time I boot, how do I do that?


Btw Im using Ubuntu linux (based off debian), with Gnome

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Old 08-03-2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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I haven't used gnome in a long time, but I think there is a checkbox on the login screen (gdm) to save the current session.

To have a program run at startup you can add it to your /etc/init.d

I'm a little foggy on the details right now. Just search around for "/etc/init"

I'm sure you can set it up with a gnome gui also, but like I can't help you with that.
Old 08-04-2005, 01:14 AM   #3
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I haven't used gnome in a long time, but I think there is a checkbox on the login screen (gdm) to save the current session.
Ya thats how it started, I found the solution: to login as failsafe go to .gnome2 folder and copy some failsafe files to the default files.

And after reading that u said to add to /etc/init.d I tried and it didnt work, then I realized I forgot to add sh before the location of my shell to boot the terminal so I added taht to the sessions and it worked.


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