A Series of Unfortunate Problems (Xgl, 3.4->3.5 upgrade)
lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 19:29:42 UTC 2006
On 2/15/06, Javier <javiermon at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/15/06, lordSauron <lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2/15/06, Javier <javiermon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > 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
> > > that...)
> > Just wondering, but what do you mean by "IIRC." I'm not famaliar with
> > the saying.
> > > 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).
> > Yeah, I know where to turn that off.
> > > Maybe later I can post something more concrete.
> IIRC: If I remember correctly. There's a website called acronym
> finder: http://www.acronymfinder.com/ Very useful for this kind of
> To save session & restore the session every time you load kde: yo have
> to open the system settings application. Then go to users account (I'm
> translating from spanish... so maybe it's not exactly the same, but
> should be quite similar) and select again the sessions option. Then,
> select On login restore manually saved sessions. This will create a
> new entry in the kde menu which lets you save a session.
Tried that and now it works... curious that it's not listed in the
"Sessions" part of the desktop menu bar...
> So, now you only need to launch yakuake & katapult (no windows, like
> if it's a fresh log in) and save the session. Now, every time you log
> in kde you will restore this session with yakuake & katapult on.
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