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Old 07-05-2003, 04:49 AM   #1
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startup applications??


How can I make my KDE start some apps whenever I login?? Is there a certain folder for the job like in w****** (im not using that word anymore)? Basically I want to launch kmess and some superkaramba themes.

Thanks for the help!
Old 07-05-2003, 10:32 AM   #2
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oh come on, it can't be that hard!! I am sure there are people out there who know how this is done! Please tell me!
Old 07-05-2003, 11:08 AM   #3
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well as of the startup things, i am going to refer you to here:
short article on startup apps

as of the superkaramba thing, i have not yet successfully set this up to start automatically, although it is possible....whenever i tried to set this up in the .xinitrc, if i had it before the exec gnome-session then superkaramba would be the only thing to launch, if i had it after exec gnome session then gnome would start and karamba wouldn't, so i got fed up and just wrong a little script and put a icon link to it on my desktop so when i double click it, the 4 karamba themes i use will load...
Old 07-05-2003, 11:17 AM   #4
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I'm using KDE and to start superkaramba themes at startup i just create a "link to application" an my home folder (/home/myname/.kde/Autostart/).

To do this just go to that folder, right click on the screen select "new link to application" and go to the "execute" tab and type a line somthing like (this is how I start LQ theme):

/usr/bin/superkaramba /home/myname/.superkaramba/LQ/lq.theme

So the syntax is: /path/to/superkaramba /path/to/theme
Old 07-05-2003, 11:19 AM   #5
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Its easy. Place a shortcut to whatever you want to start in the /user/Kde/Autostart folder. make sure enable view hidden files or you wont be able to find it.


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