New LXSession autostart problem: 2 instances of nm-applet
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Mon Nov 18 22:40:07 UTC 2013
On 11/18/2013 4:52 PM, Federico Leoni wrote:
> 2013/11/18 John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com
> <mailto:lubuntu at prpcompany.com>>:
> > When understanding broke upon me today concerning LXSession's default
> > setting (in 13.10) of 'disable_autostart=config-only' (rather than
> > 'disable_autostart=no'), I changed it to NO and immediately solved a
> > weeks-old problem with SpiderOak Backup not auto-starting.
> > But this change triggered a new problem: There are two instances of
> > nm-applet running. Both instances work and yield the same information.
> > Since I had set disable_autostart=no in both
> > /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/desktop.conf and in
> > ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/desktop.conf, I considered it possible
> > unexpected) that this was causing two instances to autostart, but
> > disable_autostart=config-only once again in
> > /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/desktop.conf did not solve the problem.
> > The obvious questions: What happened? How can I fix it?
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> you need to disable "network" from Prefereces-->Desktop
> Session Settings.
That sort of works.
As Julie Lavergne noted today in a post with Subject: 'Back on 13.10
release,' lxsession-edit (Preferences: Desktop Session Settings) has
been removed from 13.10. It has been replaced by lxsession-default-apps
(Preferences: Default Applications for LXSession). I think you and I
had some previous exchange on this topic.
But the layout and functionality of lxsession-default-apps seem
confusing. You might think that its Autostart tab was intended to
replace lxsession-edit's functionality, but as far as I can tell so far,
it's major function is to disable/enable whole classes of autostarting
apps. There seems to be a provision for manually adding and controlling
single apps, but there is no pre-populated list as there was with
In any case, on the Running Applications tab, I edited Network GUI:
nm-applet and set that to NO. This results in only one instance of
nm-applet running for that user. The edit must be repeated for all
users. [There is undoubtedly a global configuration that would fix
that, but it does not seem to be achievable through the GUI, and I have
not found documentation for accomplishing that directly in a
But I still don't know where the other instance of nm-applet is
launching from. /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart is empty, as is
~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart. And there is no *.desktop entry
for nm-applet in the ~/.config/autostart folder.
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