on startup scripts

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Sun May 13 08:53:07 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-05-13 at 18:02 +1000, James Takac wrote:
> That's System->Preferences->Sessions-Startup programs. But it wont remeber 
> anything added on either of my systems (ubuntu 7.04) 

Click new, enter a name and command, click ok. This does not work?

> and it wont let me set 
> the order or priority either. 

After creating an entry, go to the tab "current session" and enter the
order here (possibly you have to log out and in first, if you cannot yet
find the newly created entry in the list)

> Would be nice if it did but tis either broken 
> in this respect on my sys 

Did you click the Help button in the session properties? I suppose not,
because, e.g., how to enter the order is explained there, and everything
else, in great detail.

> or maybe need to be root?


>  Another thought here. I'm 
> guessing this modifies a script somewhere. Anyone know which one? 


> Maybe I can 
> modify it directly?

The format is pretty understandable, but there are many magic numbers in
there and I have no idea how to correctly generate them.

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