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Old 06-02-2007, 10:49 AM   #16
kumarei
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I had the exact same problem as Easilydistrac. I navigated to my .config folder in Nautilus, and found that my autostart folder was owned by root. I then used

Code:
sudo chown -R [uname] ~/.config/autostart
and now it works fine.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 03:16 PM   #17
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Yep, mine works fine now, thanks guys!
 
Old 06-12-2007, 06:36 PM   #18
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Thumbs up firestarter

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doytch
I just registered because I had this same problem.

However, I also managed to fix it quite simply

I was getting the same error if I ran the session properties from terminal.

Code:
** (gnome-session-properties:9230): WARNING **: Could not save /home/mark/.config/autostart/beagled.desktop file
I figured it's probably a permissions problem, so I just loaded up a root session of Nautilus, allowed others to read & write, and create & delete files in /home/[username]/.config/autostart/

This fixed the problem, and changes in the Session Manager now stick instead of reverting.

Hi this worked for me after following your instructions,
Firestarter now starts up auto and shows in system tray.

thanks for all your help.

Last edited by katiem2; 06-12-2007 at 07:11 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 12:59 AM   #19
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Code:
simon@indigo-prime:~$ ls -l ~/.config
total 12
drwx------ 2 simon simon 4096 2007-05-05 19:24 autostart
drwx------ 2 simon simon 4096 2007-06-12 00:55 gtk-2.0
drwxr-xr-x 3 simon simon 4096 2007-05-21 00:25 menus
...in my case, the autostart file is owned by me.
Code:
simon@indigo-prime:~$ ls ~/.config/autostart
beryl-manager.desktop  evolution-alarm-notify.desktop
emerald.desktop        restricted-manager.desktop
... the required files are there
Code:
simon@indigo-prime:~$ cat ~/.config/autostart/emerald.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=No name
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Name[en_NZ]=Emerald Theme Manager
Exec=emerald --replace
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
simon@indigo-prime:~$ cat ~/.config/autostart/beryl-manager.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=No name
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Name[en_NZ]=Beryl Manager
Exec=beryl-manager
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
... everything seems fine.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 10:07 AM   #20
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Have you downgraded your Beryl-core version? The current version doesn't seem to work in Feisty, and gave me a lot of trouble before I figured that out.

http://wiki.beryl-project.org/wiki/I...eisty_with_XGL

Partway down the page there's a section called "IMPORTANT -- Downgrading beryl-core to 0.2.0". If that's not it, then I'm stumped.
 
Old 06-15-2007, 04:16 AM   #21
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Well it cannot be the trouble.

1. Beryl works fine with AIGLX (the downgrade suggestion refers to Beryl-GLX, but I only skimmed enough to realise the suggestion wasn't in connection with autorun.)

2. The trouble occurred in Edgy as well

3. The trouble occurs with other autostart applications... i.e. Cairo Clock. (I've removed the others as there is no point.) So it is not Beryl specific.

I suspect omething to do with the "save setup" option. If beryl crashed during the session, reverting to metacity, then that would get saved on exit to be the default startup manager right? Thus, no beryl despite being in the startup list.

This would also explain the intermittent nature of the issue.

(I have had issues with Cairo clock crashing too... so I could experiment with diferent progs, like putting gnome-terminal in there.)
 
Old 10-30-2007, 05:43 PM   #22
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Question Problems with beryl autostarting

my .config/autostart look s like this:

/home/martin/.config/autostart:
total used in directory 24 available 30433132
drwx------ 2 martin users 4096 2007-10-30 23:10 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 martin users 4096 2007-10-30 23:10 ..
-rwx------ 1 martin users 132 2007-10-30 23:27 beryl-manager.desktop

when I click on beryl-manager.desktop this is shown:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=No name
Name[en_US]=beryl-manager
Exec=beryl-manager
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true

It doesn't start automatically. What can I do to make it work?

All the best,
 
Old 10-31-2007, 10:53 AM   #23
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Well, all that was a while ago - never had it reliably sorted. Now using Compiz-fusion in Gutsy and it is perfect every time.
 
  


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