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    FunWithLinux NNTP User

    Default .startup??

    Hello All,

    First, hopefully this is not a repeat thread, but I search the forum and really didn't find any thread that dealt with this, or at least I didn't catch it.

    What I am wondering is: Is there a .startup type of file that is executed (if it exists in the user's home directory) that allows for things to be executed upon the user logging in? I recall this is available on some Unix boxes, and just wondering if it is implemented on OpenSUSE, or how I could implement something along those lines.

    Basically, what I need to happen is run a (dare I say it, as it gives me a bad taste in my mouth) Win-blows executable at start-up... It is a LivePerson Expert Manager to be exact, and until there is a Linux version I have to install and use wine. So I am thinking that if I could kick it off at startup, all is fine in the world (at least for me.)

    Any and all help is appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Michael.

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    Default Re: .startup??

    On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 17:56:02 +0000, FunWithLinux wrote:

    > What I am wondering is: Is there a .startup type of file that is
    > executed (if it exists in the user's home directory) that allows for
    > things to be executed upon the user logging in?


    Somewhat depends on the desktop environment you're running. If you're
    using GNOME, have a look at the GNOME Session Manager (gnome-session-
    properties) and you can set startup programs there.

    I'm sure KDE has something similar.

    Jim

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    Default Re: .startup??

    In KDE4 it's in Configure Desktop>Advanced>Autostart

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    FunWithLinux NNTP User

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    Well, you guys are "the Men!"

    I am using KDE4, and yeppers, putting that shell script under where John suggested was the key... Though it did not like the dot-file (.startup) and I had to rename it to something else, but all in all, it is performing as expected.

    Thanks for the immediate response to my question!

    Later!

    Michael.

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    Default Re: .startup??

    On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 20:56:01 +0000, FunWithLinux wrote:

    > Well, you guys are "the Men!"
    >
    > I am using KDE4, and yeppers, putting that shell script under where John
    > suggested was the key... Though it did not like the dot-file (.startup)
    > and I had to rename it to something else, but all in all, it is
    > performing as expected.



    Glad to help out, Michael. :-)

    Jim
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