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Old 03-18-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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how can i add any application in startup

how can i add any application in startup. i am using ubuntu 7.10.

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Old 03-18-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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The proper way that should work in most Linux distros is to add a script for your application in the /etc/rc3.d directory (directory number may vary from distro to distro). By naming the script with an 'S' as the first letter, that tells the OS to start that application. The number following the 'S' sets the order in which that application is started.

If you're using GNOME as your desktop manager, you can also take a look at the session properties GUI that will make things a bit easier as long as you know the command line string to launch the application. You can pull it up with 'gnome-session-properties' at the command line, or in the menu options under System > Preferences > More Preferences > Sessions (that is the path on Fedora, it may vary on your distro).
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You have to make use of the /etc/rc*.d/ directories to have start up scripts at different run levels.

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Old 03-18-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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Could you be a bit more specific, are you talking about an app opening up when you log into Gnome? If that is the case, go to SYSTEM > PREFERENCES > SESSIONS and add it to your startup.


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