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Old 07-10-2003, 08:49 PM   #1
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Question startup folder in Gnome

I just started using RH 9 with the Gnome desktop. I cant figure out how to launch an application on startup. For example I want evolution to start everytime I log in. In windows you would place a shortcut in the startup folder. Is there a similar mechanism in RH 9?

Old 07-10-2003, 10:24 PM   #2
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within your home directory, create a file called .xinetrc (with the period in front) and type in anything you want to launch upon startup. For instance, if I want xine to open automatically upon login, I just add a line to this file that says


and so forth...
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The file you are referring to is .xinitrc
However, if this person is logging in from a graphical login manager, the file they'll need to edit will be .xsession (still in their home directory). The line they should enter would be:
evolution &

The & is very important. If they are logging in from a text login, it's .xinitrc and the syntax is the same

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No need for that.

Much easier way is to simply run Evolution, then when you log out, choose "Save session". Then your desktop will be restored next time you log in.
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Hat Menu -> Applications -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Sessions,

then click "startup programs" and add an entry. this way it starts with the rest of the gnome startup stuff, so it shows it starting up in the splash image.




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