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Old 02-14-2013, 06:39 AM   #1
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Launching program at startup

How do I make Yakuake run at start? Tried just adding 'yakuake' (which launches the program from a terminal) to rc.lokal, but it's not working ...

Old 02-14-2013, 06:54 AM   #2
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cron,xinitrc ?
Old 02-14-2013, 06:54 AM   #3
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I'm confused you want this running in the background how a daemon would?
If you want something wierd like that yes you should look at rc scripts and how/when they get called by init.

Since I doubt thats what you want tho cause its dependant on kde->x. Have kde start yakuake( look in your kde control panel or w.e thats called; system conf? =S ) or toss and entry like you metnioned in your .x[initrc,session] found in your home dir to start it.

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Old 02-14-2013, 06:58 AM   #4
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Not sure it be good idea to put that in /etc/rc.d/rc.local as then it will run as root...

I'd rather have it executed whilst launching your X session (the exact place where to put the command depend on the DE/WM you use)

This notwithstanding:
(1) did you give the full path to it in /etc/rc.local (/usr/bin/yakuake)?
(2) did you make /etc/rc.d/rc.local executable (otherwise it won't be sourced by /etc/rc.d/rc.M)?
Old 02-14-2013, 07:41 AM   #5
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Thanks - using the menu: Settings > Session and Startup was the way to go.



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