Startup Programs

A friend of mine recently asked me how to have Pidgin start when OpenSolaris is started. With some poking around it's pretty easy to figure out, but to save you the poking...

First, get the information on the program you want to run at startup. You can easily find this from the Menu Editor, which you can open by right-clicking the Menu and selecting Edit Menus:

Browse to the program you want to run at startup:

And double-click (or right-click) it to view its properties:

With the launcher properties window still open, return to the menu and select System > Preferences > Sessions:



Click Add and copy the information from the Launcher Properties window to the New Startup Program window (I'm thinking there should just be an "add this launcher as startup program" context menu):

And that should do it. Pidgin will now automatically start when OpenSolaris starts.

Comments:

Hey Brian. You're the best! Thanks.

Posted by Teresa on November 13, 2008 at 07:40 PM GMT #

Thank you! That is great!

Is there a possibility to mount a FAT32 - Partition on startup automatically?

I have read your article of mounting FAT32 - Partitions manually, but I would like to mount a FAT32 - Partition on startup automatically in order to share my Firefox 3 profile (and bookmarks) with my Windows XP and Vista and my other Linux installations on the same hard drive.

Thank you! I like your Observatory very much!!!

Posted by Gerald Klaes on November 14, 2008 at 10:13 AM GMT #

Hi Gerald, you got me thinking more about how to mount the FAT32 partition on startup. Check this out: http://blogs.sun.com/observatory/entry/mouting_windows_shares_at_startup

Posted by Brian Leonard on November 20, 2008 at 01:01 PM GMT #

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