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Old 10-13-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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Setting an order to autostart applications (Xfce)

I want to figure out how to set the Xfce autostarted applications to execute only AFTER the desktop and Xfce panels load. Some of my desktop applications (torsmo, in particular, but there are others) get covered up by the Xfce panel, and are not entirely readable and usable (without restarting the application) unless they start after the full Xfce desktop environment is loaded, or at very least, after the panel loads.

I have yet to find a way to set an order to the startup sequence (probably simple, but I have no clue how to). Could anyone tell me how to do this?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 10-14-2008, 03:21 AM   #2
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In /etc/rc.d/rc5.d you see a bunch of kill and startup scripts for, in this example, runlevel 5. You can manipulate the names of these scripts to set your own startup sequence. Try a google search for "linux runlevel scripts" or something, and I'm sure you'll find the info you need.
Old 10-14-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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I attempted this, but after I put the script in that directory and booted, the script got deleted. Somehow my system is configured for that to be a temporary directory. (Ubuntu 7.10 - based)

I found a workaround for immediate concerns (manually setting x-y coordinates for the applications), but this would still be useful for the future. Any help or other suggestions would still be appreciated.
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u can try putting it in ur .xsession
something like
sleep 15; xterm


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