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Old 10-05-2003, 09:14 AM   #1
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Programs on startup???

hi , i want to know if there is any tool like Micro$oft's 'msconfig' in linux.
for example, i want GKrellM to start when i boot linux, so i won't need to type every time 'gkrellm' at the console or at Alt+F2.
Old 10-05-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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Yeah just edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and add the command line in there then on boot it will be the last thing that is started before you log on.
Old 10-05-2003, 09:51 AM   #3
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sidey has the right idea, however for programs like GKrellm, you probably want those to start running when you login and/or run X, not when you boot up. For that, you may need to add it to your ~/.xinitrc file; search these forums and Google for more info on the subject, as this is a popular question.


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