How to automatically start my applications within OpenSolaris 2008.05

Now that I am a proud OpenSolaris 2008.05 convert and have started using OpenSolaris both on my Toshiba Tecra M2 laptop as well as on my Sun Ultra-40 workstation (needless to say I am quite happy...) I realized that  the best way to learn a OS is use it for your every day task. You just run into some - that you wanted to work in a different way and google your way around until you get what you are looking for.. - no other best way to learn, IMO.

Today, I was looking around to see how I could get my set of applications to start automatically after a system restart - you need this when you are running stuffs on your laptop where you need to shut it down at the end of the day. Now, this feature would allow me to login to OpenSolaris desktop and have all these applications running automatically without any need to start them individually.

Ok, here we go... it seems that you will need to click on System->Preferences->Sessions . check out these below pictures to get a better grasp of how to get this done.

and then select the third tab to save all the currently running applications.


Af course, if you wanted to have one selected application to start automatically, then you could select the first tab and provide the command to get this application to run automatically every time you login to your laptop.

That's it. Now, your GNOME applications like Instant Messenger client like Pidgin can automatically start up and keep me online ...

Af course, if you like OpenSolaris 2008.05, feel free to subscribe to indiana-discuss mailing list and let us know how it works out for you.

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