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Where is startup? [SOLVED]

Postby ario on Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:05 am

Hi.
I've installed linux mint 6 KDE and can not find its startup.
I've looked at autostart in System settings but all I've found there was a link to file "gtk-qt-engine.rc.sh".
I've unchecked "Restore previous session" from session manager and checked "Start with an empty session" in that window. restarted and some applications didn't started anymore. but some of theme still starting automatically when KDE starts.
All I want is prevent mintUpdate start all the time my desktop comes up. but I can not find anyway to do this.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks
Ario.
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Re: Where is startup?

Postby altair4 on Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:43 am

First I'm not currently using KDE4 but in searching google for another post I found this:
The system's KDE4 autostart directory is: /usr/share/autostart/
The user's KDE4 autostart directory is: $HOME/.kde/share/autostart/


Hope this helps.
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Re: Where is startup?

Postby Husse on Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:19 am

All I want is prevent mintUpdate start all the time my desktop comes up

Why?
mintUpdate is a feature in Mint and should start....
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Re: Where is startup?

Postby Boo on Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:22 pm

look in /etc/xdm/*.
there is a auto start or start file there.

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Re: Where is startup?

Postby anthony2010 on Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:32 pm

Hi.

Perhaps you dont want to run update because it temporarily slows down your pc or there is not enough bandwidth? im only guessing.

All you need to do is right click on the padlock icon and select quit.

Personally I would't disable it all together or you may miss timely and valuable updates.

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Re: Where is startup?

Postby ario on Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:51 am

Thank you all guys!
I went to "/etc/xdg/autostart" and there was "mintUpdate.desktop" and many more unwanted startups that i have moved theme all to a backup folder. So I can now get ride of this softwares spending my expensive bandwith :D
Good lock!
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Re: Where is startup? [SOLVED]

Postby altair4 on Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:42 am

I'm not smart enough to actually implement this and I guess it's counter to the original design idea of mintUpdate but perhaps a better way would be to implement something like this in the future:

Right now every time you boot into Mint mintupdate gets loaded into the tool tray and automatically searches for updates. Why not add an option that will still load the icon in the tool tray but not search for updates until the user double clicks the icon. Maybe a new icon of a padlock with a question mark overlaid on it to indicate that some action is required to determine if an update is available. Those who like it the way it is would do nothing. Those that don't would disable "automatically search for updates on startup".

Just a thought.
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Re: Where is startup? [SOLVED]

Postby slider on Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:36 pm

altair4

I think thats a valid point that you have made, and a really good idea that should be added and backported to the LTS version as well!
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