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Old 02-06-2004, 06:37 AM   #1
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Where to run scripts automatically on login/logout

I have a requirement to run a set of scripts automatically upon a GUI login/logout, but don't know hot to accomplish this. I'm using gnome with Ximian as the Window Manager. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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If you are running the GUI by typing 'startx' from the console, you ought to be able to put commands into a file in your home directory called .xinitrc. If you're logging in through a graphical login screen though, .xinitrc might be ignored, so it's a little trickier... I think XDM (the default ugly login screen) reads stuff out of ~/.xsession. You may need to google around a bit to find out what to do with KDE (KDM) or Gnome (GDM) login screens. Those may offer some GUI configuration tool for running scripts at startup, I'm not sure.
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Thanks, I've verified that gdm is what is being started. What I need to do is update the users home directory permissions as soon as they login, but before many of the login scripts begin to run.


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