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"Startup Application"

#1 Post by eemaestro » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:47 pm

A poster at another forum claims to use this "Startup Application" under Ubuntu 14.04.1.
http://i.imgur.com/1uOKxor.png

Regarding this script he writes,
"The script contents I posted above are simply in a file named backup. It's located in /usr/local/bin and owned by root:root with 755 permissions, so it has executable permissions for anybody, her
[ user ] included, but cannot be edited by anyone except root."

Anybody know how to do this (automate an application to start up at login) under KDE 4.84? Am running MEPIS 12.

Anybody thing automating backup is a good idea? I understand it won't work unless the media are properly installed as mount points on the system before the script runs.

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Re: "Startup Application"

#2 Post by timkb4cq » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:52 pm

Make your script executable. You don't need to have it owned by root.
copy it to the ~/.kde/Autostart/ folder and it will launch on login.
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Re: "Startup Application"

#3 Post by Gaer Boy » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:28 pm

eemaestro wrote:Anybody thing automating backup is a good idea? I understand it won't work unless the media are properly installed as mount points on the system before the script runs.
How can it not be a good idea? My backup runs at 19:00 each day (while I'm having dinner). It backs up my 3 data partitions to a corresponding set on a USB HDD. LuckyBackup mounts the backup partitions, carries out the backups and unmounts the partitions. All I have to do is switch the HDD on before and off afterwards.

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Re: "Startup Application"

#4 Post by eemaestro » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:27 pm

Any idea why this didn't run when I logged back in?

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$ cd .kde/Autostart
jon@mepis1:~/.kde/Autostart$ ls
loginscript
jon@mepis1:~/.kde/Autostart$ ls -Fdltr loginscript
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jon users 146 Jan  4 16:21 loginscript*
jon@mepis1:~/.kde/Autostart$ cat loginscript
#Startup script
#!/bin/bash
echo "If you see this message, success is yours."
date -d today '+%a %b %e, %Y %I:%M %p'
echo "'nuff said."

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Re: "Startup Application"

#5 Post by DBeckett » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:06 pm

 
Maybe it did run—you just didn't see anything. It needs to run inside a terminal to be seen.

Or you could have it output to a file that you can read after you log in to confirm.

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 #Startup script
#!/bin/bash
echo "If you see this message, success is yours."  >> /home/jon/loginoutput
date -d today '+%a %b %e, %Y %I:%M %p' >> /home/jon/loginoutput
echo "'nuff said." >> /home/jon/loginoutput
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Re: "Startup Application"

#6 Post by eemaestro » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:10 pm

DBeckett,
I modified my script as per your suggestion. However, file loginoutput was never created.
Furthermore, KDE became disabled until I removed all scripts from ~/.kde/Autostart/
By "became disabled", I mean no icon popped up when I moused over the MEPIS button
and no menu popped up when I clicked on it.
Plus, no dialog box pops up when I click on MEPIS button....Leave.....Log out.
How can I restore KDE ?

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Re: "Startup Application"

#7 Post by eemaestro » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:18 pm

Okay, I restored KDE by removing all files from .kde/Autostart and
then typing <Alt><Print scrn>REISUB,
and then logging back in.

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