Starting "beryl-manager" at login

Chris kubuntu at
Fri Jun 29 02:14:51 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-06-28 at 15:33 -0700, John L Fjellstad wrote:
> Chris <kubuntu at> writes:
> > Thanks John for your efforts,
> > No the Beryl icon is not in the tray..and yet when I run it from command
> > it runs find. 
> >
> > There are no errors when starting Beryl from the command line. It works
> > fine. 
> >
> > John is the last line of the Autostart file "" suppose to be
> > "fi"?
> I remember having this problem when I first installed it.  Now, if I
> could just remember how I fixed it...
> Basically, the way it's supposed to work is beryl-kde.desktop gets
> read by KDM.  Here, it calls /usr/bin/startkde with $DESKTOP_SESSION
> environment variable set to beryl-kde.  In, we check whether
> this environment variable is set to this, and if yes, calls
> beryl-manager.
> What we now have to check is what $DESKTOP_SESSION is set to and whether
> is called at all.
> So, try this.
> In,
> below the #!/bin/sh (and above the if statement) add the following line
> echo $DESKTOP_SESSION >> /tmp/log
> Save the file, and log out and log back in.  A log file has been created
> in /tmp.  Look at the file and tell me what it says.
> It should say beryl-kde, but if it says something else, let me know.
> You can also try to see if beryl-manager is called at all by commenting
> out the if statements.  Add a # in the beginning of the if and fi line
> -- 
> John L. Fjellstad
> web:          Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
That's exactly what it reads "beryl-kde"
Wow after this whole thing is over I'll have to study what we are doing
here and try and extract how and what I did.  I have to learn this
stuff,I just haven't got to this point yet in my studies.
Thanks again John for sticking with me on this.

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