Bug 1431 - add an alternate directory for user autostart files
: add an alternate directory for user autostart files
Status: CLOSED FIXED
: Sisyphus
(All bugs in Sisyphus/xinitrc)
: unstable
: all Linux
: P5 enhancement
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Reported: 2002-10-19 20:38 by
Modified: 2003-08-25 15:18 (History)


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Description From 2002-10-19 20:38:36
I think there should be another directory for the user-specific autostart
files, in addition to ~/Desktop/Autostart. This directory should be hidden -
e.g., ~/.xsession.d/Autostart, so it won\'t clutter the listing of the home
directory (and ~/Desktop could be deleted - not everyone uses KDE :-).

Also, I suggest to run files from that new directory in foreground instead of
running in background as ~/Desktop/Autostart/* - this may be useful for some
setup tasks.
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------- Comment #1 From 2002-10-19 21:12:43 -------
Another related suggestion: it would be useful to pass the parameter of
/etc/X11/Xsession to autostart files. For example, I want to start bbkeys and
friends only when I select a Blackbox session.
------- Comment #2 From 2002-10-19 21:12:43 -------
Another related suggestion: it would be useful to pass the parameter of
/etc/X11/Xsession to autostart files. For example, I want to start bbkeys and
friends only when I select a Blackbox session.
------- Comment #3 From 2002-11-11 15:51:29 -------
Implemented in 2.4.8-alt1:
+ sourcing ~/.xprofile;
+ executing from ~/.xsession.d/ (instead of ~/Desktop/Autostart/).
------- Comment #4 From 2002-11-11 15:51:29 -------
Implemented in 2.4.8-alt1:
+ sourcing ~/.xprofile;
+ executing from ~/.xsession.d/ (instead of ~/Desktop/Autostart/).
------- Comment #5 From 2002-11-14 23:06:05 -------
The main problem was solved (the \"another suggestion\" part reported
separately as #0001560).
------- Comment #6 From 2002-11-14 23:06:05 -------
The main problem was solved (the \"another suggestion\" part reported
separately as #0001560).