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Old 06-23-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
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I was wondering if there was a way to get a program to load with the X server or to load when KDE loads so that it is running automatically when I turn the compter on, is this possible and if so how can it be done thanks.
Old 06-23-2004, 10:23 PM   #2
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What prog are you wanting to have start up?

You can make a symlink of a prog and place it at ~/.kde/Autostart. For example, if you want gkrellm to start when you log in to KDE,:
$ ln -s /usr/bin/gkrellm /home/your_user_name/.kde/Autostart
Old 06-23-2004, 10:34 PM   #3
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That worked great thanks for the help. I had installed kooldock from and it had mentioned something about running it in console so it ran all the time but then never gave any instructions.

Thanks again.
Old 07-04-2004, 12:45 PM   #4
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What about options?

What if I want to start a program that requires command line options, i.e.,

xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"

Could I just write a shell script and place it in ~/.kde/Autostart, or does it have to be a symlink?



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