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#1 2007-11-30 03:50:33

RobF
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Registered: 2006-10-10
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[SOLVED] How do I autostart a program on bootup in KDE?

Where do I put commands (e.g. autostart a program) that I want to have automatically executed for a user session on startup in KDE?  I'm looking for a place that would be the equivalent of /etc/rc.local (which is for systemwide autostart) but that would be executed only for the local session, i.e. that does the same thing as running the command from a bash shell as an ordinary user.  I think in Fluxbox this would be ~/.fluxbox/startup.  What does KDE use?

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#2 2007-11-30 04:16:07

somairotevoli
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Registered: 2006-05-23
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Re: [SOLVED] How do I autostart a program on bootup in KDE?

~/.kde/Autostart

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#3 2007-11-30 04:31:50

RobF
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Re: [SOLVED] How do I autostart a program on bootup in KDE?

Yes, I did discover that one way to do that in KDE is to put a tiny shell script (I called it 'startupcommands') in ~/.kde/Autostart that contains the desired command(s).

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#4 2007-11-30 18:16:41

Snarkout
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Re: [SOLVED] How do I autostart a program on bootup in KDE?

I use symbolic links to do the same thing, but I've seen both ways recommended.  It's strange that there isn't a kcontrol panel you can just add apps to, IMO.  Explaining to new users that they have to open a console and type "ln -s `which [app name]` ~/.kde/Autostart" is non-ideal, IMNSHO.  Anyone know of a good GUI for this?


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#5 2007-11-30 18:51:22

lucke
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Registered: 2004-11-30
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Re: [SOLVED] How do I autostart a program on bootup in KDE?

I've seen some GUI on kde-apps.org.

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