Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439959
RFE: xdg autostart instead of gnome autostart?
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:55:11 EST
Currently, gnome-power-manager is started via it's
Would it be possible to move that or add a /etc/xdg/autostart/ desktop file?
This would allow it to be started and used by Xfce users in addition to gnome
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
Please open an upstream GNOME bug, this is not the place to do feature
enhancements to upstream. Thanks!
(In reply to comment #0)
> Would it be possible to move that or add a /etc/xdg/autostart/ desktop file?
> This would allow it to be started and used by Xfce users in addition to gnome
And then it would autostart in KDE if people have both KDE and GNOME installed.
So this is not a good idea neither upstream nor in the Fedora g-p-m package.
It's better for Fedora's XFCE packages just to ship it's own autostart file and
require the g-p-m package.
srsly? Shouldn't one be able to simply install this, and have it "just work",
regardless of DE?
Regardless, upstream *is* the place for this to happen (or not).
(In reply to comment #4)
> srsly? Shouldn't one be able to simply install this, and have it "just work",
> regardless of DE?
No, KDE ships with it's own power management utilities and by the same token I
don't want these to start when logging into GNOME just because I happen to have
It's for the same reasons we have OnlyShowIn= etc. in the desktop entry spec.
imo OnlyShowIn= should be reserved for tools that are truly DE-specific, but
that's just me.
(In reply to comment #6)
> imo OnlyShowIn= should be reserved for tools that are truly DE-specific, but
> that's just me.
I think gnome-power-manager is truly DE-specific. Not just the name, also the
deps and integration with gnome-screensaver.
Well, I have been happily using gnome-power-manager on my Xfce desktop for many
years and it's been working great for me. ;)
In any case, you are correct. I will take this upstream... thanks.