gnome-applet-volume-control is a huge usability regression

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Aug 21 08:18:08 UTC 2012

Patrick Asselman wrote:
> On 2012-08-19 13:00, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > Rebooting here is about a 10 to 20 minute project due to the
> > custom scripts that handle my email needing to be hand started in
> > sequence.
> > I could automate that if I could figure out where to put a script
> > that
> > would be equal to rc.local, but which was executed once X was up
> > and running.
> That shouldn't be too hard.
> (Someone correct me if i'm wrong, my knowledge is old and non-Ubuntu,
> but i don't see why this would have changed.)
> All scripts in /etc/rc.5/ will not be run until runlevel 5 is
> reached, which is typically the "graphical" run level.

Forget about /etc/rc.5/ (or rather /etc/rc5.d/) because Ubuntu doesn't 
use runlevel 5 unless you have a non-standard system. We have runlevel 2 
as standard runlevel. Furthermore Ubuntu uses upstart for many jobs at 
startup and those have their configuration in /etc/init/. I'm not so 
sure where Gene should put the script though - maybe it should be 
started from the display manager? Or perhaps from the autostart folder 
of Gnome? OTOH, why not use rc.local? Wouldn't that be started after X 
is running?


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