A Series of Unfortunate Problems (Xgl, 3.4->3.5 upgrade)

Javier javiermon at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 13:34:22 UTC 2006

On 2/14/06, lordSauron <lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/13/06, Javier <javiermon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2/14/06, lordSauron <lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Instead of restoring the last session, which reincarnates old windows
> > > I don't care about any more - I'd like to just start a new session
> > > every time I log in.  However, I'd LOVE for Katapult and YaKuake to
> > > start automatically.  However, unless they were open in a previous
> > > session that was saved and marked to be restored on login, they won't.
> > >  I don't know where to begin to register a application to run on
> > > startup, but if you can help that'd be awesome.
> > >
> > > Thanks for any help - I really appreciate it and have a good night!
> >
> > IIRC (I'm not using KDE as I'm at work) there's a folder in
> > ~/.kde/Autostart/ where you can add launchers for applications to
> > start when you log in.
> Yeah, I found that folder easy enough.  However, there isn't anything
> in there to tell me what kind of whatever I'm searching for to dump in
> there to signify "execute this."  What is a "launcher."  I'm still
> fresh off the Win32 boat, so I'm still miserably stuck in the .exe is
> God world : (
> > You could also log in, launch every app you need. (No windows, just
> > yakuake & katapult) and then save the session.
> Sort of a default session?  Where'd I find how to save the session?
> My sessions menu on the desktop toolbar only has "Start New Session"
> "Lock Current & Start New Session" and finally "lsauron: default (:0,
> vt7)".
> > Hope this helped.
> It did help greatly, but I'm not all the way there just yet.
> I'd still love for some information about how to get Xgl to work, and
> how to upgrade from KDE 3.4.3 to the newer version 5.0.  If I want to
> use Xgl, will I need to install XDM and use that instead of KDM?
> That's just another little thought that popped into my head - sorry, I
> get lots of little random thoughts.
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A launcher is a .desktop file that launches an app. I'm not in front
of my kde (I'm at work) but IIRC you can create one by going to the
folder (in this case ~/.kde/Autostart/ ) and right click there to
create a new application launcher (It should be something similar to

For saving sessions you must look in the control panel. There has to
be an option about logging and saving sessions, use the search
facility and look for session).

Maybe later I can post something more concrete.


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