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Old 02-10-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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Why does GNOME have a session manager and KDE doesn't?

In GNOME, it's fairly simple to add programs to a list that will execute when you log into your X session. In KDE, it seems you have to manually create txt files to go into the ~/.kde/Autostart directory? Why? I'm trying to set up an openSUSE machine for "amateur" users to use.. and if they can't figure out how to get their superkaramba gadgets to stay on the desktop after logging out/in again (I had to put a file in ~/.kde/Autostart).. well, that's no good.
Old 02-10-2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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You can just drag an icon from your desktop into that folder, which is fairly simple to do. (Just right-click on the desktop to create the icon.)

And check your KDE options for saving and restoring sessions. Perhaps you've turned off session saving and restoring. It's usually automatic.
Old 02-10-2007, 02:45 PM   #3
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Ah, right.. the session will auto save. I guess superkaramba is just one exception to the rule. Superkaramba runs upon startup, but its themes/gadgets don't. You have to manually add those into the Autostart dir. I guess if I'm going to set up this box for someone, I'll just make sure I do that before giving the machine to them.
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Normally Superkaramba will open previously running themes if the KDE session is set to restore previous sessions. Check your session manager settings by going to Kcontrol -> KDE Components -> Session Manager.


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