Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 386571
Undesirable /etc/xdg/autostart of puplet now honoured by KDE
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:22 EST
Description of problem:
A recent change in the KDE packages (see mention in
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=247284) means that all KDE sessions
start the puplet applet whether it's wanted or not. Removing pirut is not
currently an option because it is depended on by system-config-printer. In any
case, the choice of desktop-specific applets should not be determined by
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install pirut
2. Log in to a KDE desktop
puplet is autostarted.
puplet should not be autostarted unless configured to do so by the
logged in user.
/etc/xdg/autostart is the right place. GNOME allows for users to opt-in or out
of the autostarted applications. If you _don't_ put it there, then the user has
to know it exists to start it which sucks.
How am I supposed to opt out in KDE? The only method I can see is, as root,
root@frege:~# rm /etc/xdg/autostart/puplet.desktop
Any pointers would be most welcome.