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    linux equivalent of windows "startup"?


    was wondering if anyone could explain the different ways of having things run on start up for linux? In windows you normally just add a link to the "start" (or whatever its called) folder in the menu, and it will boot when windows loads.

    In linux it seems there are different ways to do it for the distribution itself (e.g. ubuntu) vs. kde vs. gnome.

    So i'm not sure if i wanted to tell gaim to load when gnome/kde loads, or to tell a driver to load when ubuntu loads, where to set this up.

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    In KDE there's a directory called autostart if I'm not mistaken. It's hidden inside your /home/yourusername/.kde/ directory. As for the details on how it works... I honestly couldn't tell you. It's just a place to start.
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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Check out this link:

    It should work for any distro - there doesn't appear to be anything Gentoo specific.

    Looking for a distro? Look here.
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