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Old 03-15-2009, 08:08 PM   #1
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Autostart Wine application to specific kde3 desktop [Solved]

Hi all,

I have a wine program that I would like to autorun everyboot, but would like it to specifically start on my second KDE3 desktop.

I have read about 'kstart' as an autostarting (desktop choosable) program, but I'm not sure about the correct syntax to get it to work.

The string I am trying to get working in the ~/.kde/Autostart directory is:

kstart--desktop 2 env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Radmin\Radmin.exe"
When I put this string in the 'Run Command' option to test it, I am presented with : "Could not run the specified command."

Is this a syntax issue?,
or is it failing because it is a wine program?,
or is it failing because I am trying to incorporate a CLI program within KDE?

Cheers for any assistance.

EDIT: I just previewed this post prior to final posting and saw my mistake, I altered the string to:

kstart --desktop 2 env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Radmin\Radmin.exe"
and now the program starts correctly (Ha Ha .. oops).

Since I have already typed this topic, I'll post it so that someone else may get help from it.


Old 03-16-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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Good info orbit. Thanks.

Another method is available in the KDE Control Center.

Select the Desktop option.
Select Window-Specific Settings.
Select the appropriate window setting.
Select the Modify button.
Select the Geometry tab.
Enable the Desktop check box.
Select the desired Virtual Desktop to run the app.

I run all of my VirtualBox machines this way in virtual desktop 2.


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