Bug 102533 - unable to add startup programs in KDE
unable to add startup programs in KDE
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-08-16 15:59 EDT by Elton Woo
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-05 07:37:36 EST
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Description Elton Woo 2003-08-16 15:59:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
from the Start Here icon on the KDE desktop, the "Sessions" applet
does not load so that one may add a program to startup when logging into
the KDE desktop.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click on Start Here on the KDE desktop
2.Go to Preferences, then More Preferences
3.Click on "Sessions" 
vfolder:/start-here.menu/Start Here/Preferences/MorePreferences/  

Actual Results:  mouse pointer shows flashing hourglass icon, then disappears.

Expected Results:  the sessions dialog should open for input

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-08-18 04:02:32 EDT
it's a bug in gnome-session
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-08-18 12:08:39 EDT
How is gnome-session involved? Isn't this KDE running?
Comment 3 Elton Woo 2003-08-18 14:22:45 EDT
This is in the KDE desktop. So if it works when the Gnome desktop, why doesn't it
work when I'm in KDE? In effect, I cannot add any startup programs to my KDE
Comment 4 Ngo Than 2003-09-16 09:20:46 EDT
the user has tried to start gnome-session-properties in KDE, and it has failed!
i don't know why.

Elton Woo:
It's wrong using gnome-session-properties to add startup programs in KDE.
There's at the moment no such program for KDE. But there is an easier way to add
startup programs in KDE by copying desktop files into $HOME/.kde/Autostart/
You have also to configure session manager before. (kcontrol->KDE
Components->Session Manager)
Comment 5 Elton Woo 2003-09-17 00:46:11 EDT
In that case the "Start Here" folder on the KDE desktop should NOT have a
"sessions" Icon, OR there should be a *separate* "KDE-sessions" icon. 

Since the Start Here folder exists on both desktops and the contents are
_identical_ in either desktop, this is misleading and confusing, since the user
_reasonably expects_ the icons to provide identical fuctionality under either
desktop. There is NO indication that the 
preferences:///MorePreferences --> Sessions icon applies ONLY to the Gnome
Comment 6 Elton Woo 2003-11-02 16:04:40 EST
There is a Start Here folder on the KDE desktop, but it is totally
unusable, since it reports "malformed URL" (Fedora Core Test 3. and 
Fedora Core 1),
Comment 7 Ngo Than 2003-11-05 07:37:36 EST
Problem is that the the url in starthere.desktop is wrong.
It should be changed to:


So it will work in both Desktop Enviroment.

or if you remove your $HOME/Desktop directory and restart KDE/GNOME
it should do it for you.

i have fixed gnome-session so that it only shows in Gnome.
gnome-session-2.4.0-2 will include this fix.

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