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Old 01-01-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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starting an application automaticly on powerup

Hi all
I'm pretty new to linux i have a need to start internet explorer6 using wine on a small dedicated system .I have ie6 running well but would like it to start when the machine is powered up ( no user input) any ideas. I also plan to load an old machine for my mother-inlaw who is having fun typing her diaries into an old laptop, the laptop screen is getting a bit small for her and i am about to set up an old desktop machine for her but it would be nice if it started into her text editor the same way her win3.2 machine dose . All help most appreciated and by the way HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL
Old 01-02-2007, 04:19 AM   #2
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you could put a short shell script into
that starts wine and other apps
Old 01-04-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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not altogether sucessfull

thanks for the help but it didnt work out quiet that easy !I am running pizza pup so i modified rc.local in /etc/rc.d ,I dont have an /ect/int.d directory. This tries to run wine before the x display is fully up and running i think so it bombs out with errors i need to start wine after everything else is loaded . Any ideas thanks
Old 01-05-2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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To j-ray: Puppy is not ubuntu or suse, nor is it related to either.

To flyereddie: rc.local should work, but you should make sure that wine is started right at the end. ISTR that rc.local0 is sourced at the end of rc.local. Use a "sleep 20" or something to make sure X has time to start before wine comes up.
Old 01-13-2007, 04:00 AM   #5
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Unhappy stil not quite there yet

hi guys
thanks for your input but it still seems wine is starting before x gets up and runs, i put a sleep 20 into the script and if i run it in x it all seems to go fine but on startup wine kicks in straight off before the x display


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