Startup manager not loading

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amirage
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Startup manager not loading

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Hi all

I thought of changing my usplash theme in LinuxMint7. After installing startupmanager thru package manager, I thought I was on the right road. It's when I tried to run the application that I realised I had hit my first speed bump. Well, the application does not load. I have tried everything, still no cigar. I reinstalled the program, yet in vain. I also ran the program using alt+f2 still no effect.

Has anyone else faced this issue? Do you have a solution?? Please help...

Amit
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Re: Startup manager not loading

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i had the same problem however i learned that the terminal is my best friend

1. you need to be logged on as root
2. open terminal and type the following

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startupmanager
tada! should work

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Re: Startup manager not loading

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Hey there...

Thanks for the info. Works great...This forum is the best!

Amit
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Re: Startup manager not loading

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yea the forums are awesome. i am new to linux and they are a great help. i installed linux just the other day.
oh and i found out that you dont need to be logged on as root if you use the following code in the terminal

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sudo startupmanager

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Re: Startup manager not loading

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Typing "sudo startupmanager" is the same as typing "sudo" first and then "startupmamnager".

You'll have to type your passaword in both cases. In both cases you will login as root.

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Re: Startup manager not loading

Post by Aging Technogeek »

There is a bug in the mintMenu launcher for startupmanager, but you can get it to run from the menu quite easily.

Right click on the menu icon and select "Edit Menu" from the popup menu. Go to "Administration" (you may have to scroll down) in Menus. Click on "Administration and a list of applications will come up in the right window. Click on startupmanager then click "Properties" The startupmanager launcher will appear. In the command box, change "su-to-root -X-c " to "gksu" without touching the rest ofthe start command. Close the menu editor and try launching startupmanager from mintMenu. It should work.
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Re: Startup manager not loading

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Aging Technogeek wrote:There is a bug in the mintMenu launcher for startupmanager, but you can get it to run from the menu quite easily.

Right click on the menu icon and select "Edit Menu" from the popup menu. Go to "Administration" (you may have to scroll down) in Menus. Click on "Administration and a list of applications will come up in the right window. Click on startupmanager then click "Properties" The startupmanager launcher will appear. In the command box, change "su-to-root -X-c " to "gksu" without touching the rest ofthe start command. Close the menu editor and try launching startupmanager from mintMenu. It should work.
Thanks, this got me going in the right direction. Only this variation worked for me:

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gksu /usr/sbin/startupmanager

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