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Old 11-23-2010, 07:16 PM   #16
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Mmmm, that script all worked... Thank you! Sorry for all the confusion, but thank you for the help, all of you! I do have one more question:
Is there a way to have the script launch when I start my GNOME session. Like, to where there is a terminal open asking the first question when I'm logged in?
Old 11-23-2010, 07:38 PM   #17
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I'm glad it's working. Do some comparison with what's in it versus what wasn't working on your end. It might explain some things or give you some new ideas.

As for the other question, yes, you can launch it automatically when you log in. In the desktop, use the top menu bar and select:
System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications

In the window that opens, click the "Add" button

In the new window that opens, put the following information in each field:
Name: This can be anything; It's just used to label the command
Command: What you would execute at the terminal. Use full paths just to be safe (for example: "/bin/bash /home/username/" )
Comment: More text to describe what the program does--in case the label doesn't jog your memory

Then click the "Add" button.

You should now see a new entry in the list of startup programs that includes your script.

Last edited by Dark_Helmet; 11-23-2010 at 08:17 PM. Reason: oh my word... I should proofread sometimes before clicking "submit"
Old 11-25-2010, 12:46 PM   #18
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Okay, I know I made this thread solved, but I realized a problem. The script does work when I start Ubuntu, but when it is all through it shuts off the terminal killing Chrome, Thunderbird, etc... How to I make this stop, or make it where they aren't dependent, per say, on if the terminal is open? I made some changes to the script, so the one I'm working with is attached. At the end you'll notice I added "Would you like to kill the terminal?" and no matter what I put, even no, it closes, but I think that's not because the if is wrong, I think it's because the terminal is sensing the end of the script.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:58 PM   #19
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Since using bash, maybe try one of the following methods of starting things from your script:
Instead of:
google-chrome &
try one of:
google-chrome & disown
# or
nohup google-chrome & disown
The former disowns the google-chrome process from the spawning terminal, and the latter goes further by using `nohup` on the chrome, making it resistant to HUP (hang up) signals. You may not want or need that, so try the first method first.

Note that `disown` may be bash only; I do not believe the command exists in (all) other shells.

Good luck!
Old 11-25-2010, 05:07 PM   #20
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I tried both of those and they didn't work... Any suggestions?


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