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Old 05-03-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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How to auto load a script on KDE startup

Hi all

I am new here and also new to linux. Currently I am running SuSE 9.0 with KDE 3.1. I am behind a school firewall and everytime I boot up I have to run a NTLM python script that authenicates my browsers with the school's horrible win2003 servers. I usually run the command in bash: python when i am in the python script folder. Is there a way to setup KDE so that everytime it boots in it automatically runs the script?

Old 05-03-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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if you wish to run it when KDE (actually X) is started, just edit your xinitrc-file: with any text editor, open up a file called .xinitrc (dot-xinitrc) in your home directory (if there is no such file, just create it - this file doesn't need any special tags or anything, just add the command lines like you'd be in a shell)

then just add the lines you need into the file, and save. next time X is started, the script should be run.

BUT if you instead wish to run the script at bootup, when the whole system starts, search for a file called rc.local and add the needed script lines there...

this is at least how I do things. I'm not sure if KDE has some system to do this in some other way (I don't use KDE myself) but this should work..

EDIT: to make this clear, add this line (modify the path of the script, of course - I'll assume your python executable is in /usr/bin. you can check this with "whereis python" command -without quotes-) to your .xinitrc (or rc.local, if you prefer) file:

/usr/bin/python /path/to/your/script/

Last edited by b0uncer; 05-03-2004 at 05:38 PM.
Old 05-03-2004, 05:55 PM   #3
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thanks! i should have had a look first
i will try that..


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