(SOLVED) how to edit autostart - Mint 12 LXDE?

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(SOLVED) how to edit autostart - Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby veganpete on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:14 am

Hi friends, have been using LXDE Mint 12 for a few days now and really like it (moved over from Ubuntu because I hated unity and gnome 3).

I would to know please how to add commands to the autostart file. When I edit it with leafy and then try to save, I get an access denied error :s

I'm trying to get compiz and xscreensaver to initiate at startup rather than launching them manually each time on my netbook.

Thank you.
Last edited by veganpete on Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:48 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: how to edit autostart?

Postby seppalta on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:32 pm

You need to be root to edit autostart. In Pcmanfm click tools, then Open current folder as root to open directory containing autostart. Now whatever you do to the autostart file can be saved. http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/Tuning.html
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Re: how to edit autostart?

Postby veganpete on Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:45 am

Thanks - got it working now :)

pressed 'alt and F2' and typed "leafpad", clicked "open as root" and also clicked "open with file" (then navigated to the autostart which is in "filesystem/etc/xdg/lxsession/mint-lxde/autostart/")

added "@compiz --replace"
added "xscreensaver"
clicked save and closed and rebooted, works like a charm.

Thankns for help :D
Loving Mint LXDE!!! Perfect Desktop environment.
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