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Programs not needed starting on sartup

Postby jhouse59 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:39 am

Ever time I reboot my computer. I've got two programs that start on startup. I don't know why they started doing this. Does anyone know how to stop them from loading? They're gedit 2.18.1 and KeePassX. So I don't need them all the time.

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Postby Husse » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:57 pm

Are you on gnome or KDE?
In gnome you have the session manager in the control panel to check. I remember unsuccessfully looking for it in KDE
However gedit at start up?
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Postby Stretch » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:23 pm

In KDE there is a setting in the Control Center to start with either a new (empty) session or to start with last session.

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Postby Husse » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:26 am

start with either a new (empty) session or to start with last session
Yes but to "edit" the session like in "Session manager" in Gnome....
I mainly use the gnome version...
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Postby Stretch » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:47 pm

There is no real equivalent in KDE.

The nearest thing to it is making a link to your applications in the Autostart folder (~/.kde/Autostart afaik). I use Gnome so I am not so familair with KDE.

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Postby Husse » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:18 am

@ jhouse59
Have you checked the autostart folder?
I could imagine something ending up there by mistake
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Postby jhouse59 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:57 am

Husse wrote:Are you on gnome or KDE?
In gnome you have the session manager in the control panel to check. I remember unsuccessfully looking for it in KDE
However gedit at start up?


I'm using gnome.I done a quick search of it. Haven't found it yet.

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Postby Husse » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:32 pm

Sorry - you are in gnome as you have gedit - was carried away by the discussion about session manager in KDE
Anything in Control center>Sessions ?
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Postby jhouse59 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:16 am

Husse wrote:@ jhouse59
Have you checked the autostart folder?
I could imagine something ending up there by mistake


I looked in /usr/share/autostart. There are 5 files kab2kabc (desktop configuration file),KDE Desktop (desktop configuration file),KDE Panel (desktop configuration file),Konqueror Preloading During KDE startup (desktop configuration file),and No name (desktop configuration file).I don't know why KDE files are on a GNOME desktop.



Husse wrote:Sorry - you are in gnome as you have gedit - was carried away by the discussion about session manager in KDE
Anything in Control center>Sessions ?


The only thing in Sessions on the Startup Programs is 3 Beagle Search,Evolution Alarm Notifier,Network Manager,Power Manager,Restricted Drivers Manager, Update Notifier, and Voume Manager.

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Postby Husse » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:19 am

There are always (?) some KDE files in gnome and the other way round as applications from KDE can bu used in gnome (and...)
In my Celena autostart I find kab2kabc, KDE Desktop and Noname - can't open them :)
I really doubt gedit would be opened from here but possibly KeePassX. I read that KeePassX is an application for people with extremly high demands on secure personal data management. Do you have such demands, and have you installed it?
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Postby jhouse59 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:24 pm

Husse wrote:... KeePassX. I read that KeePassX is an application for people with extremly high demands on secure personal data management. Do you have such demands, and have you installed it?


I just use KeePassX to keep all my passwords in one place.That way I just have to remember one password.

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Postby Husse » Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:39 pm

Do you have wifi?
If so and if you've replaced the keyring with KeePassX it opens so you can verify the wep/wpa password stored in there (see the wifi section for a solution to not have it do that)
gedit stumps me though....
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Postby jhouse59 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:58 pm

Husse wrote:Do you have wifi?
If so and if you've replaced the keyring with KeePassX it opens so you can verify the wep/wpa password stored in there (see the wifi section for a solution to not have it do that)
gedit stumps me though....


I have a wireless router. But, this just started the other day. I've never used keyring.I've opened it up a few times.Really don't know what it does.

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Postby Husse » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:24 pm

Run this command in a terminal

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 grep -r -i -o -s -I "gedit" /etc/init.d/*
the last letter in -r -i -o -s -I is a major i as in I am
You should not find anything - if you do that explains why gedit starts
You could try it for the entire /etc and you should only have hits in the fonts and gnome folders
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Postby jhouse59 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:55 pm

Husse wrote:Run this command in a terminal

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 grep -r -i -o -s -I "gedit" /etc/init.d/*
the last letter in -r -i -o -s -I is a major i as in I am
You should not find anything - if you do that explains why gedit starts
You could try it for the entire /etc and you should only have hits in the fonts and gnome folders

Just got hits in the fonts and gnome folders.

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Postby jhouse59 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:42 pm

Husse thought I'd let you know. I've installed Celena. I still have Cassandra. When I booted back into Cassandra.
Under Sessions in the Control Center. I had unchecked “Beagle Search Daemon and Beagle Search Tool (it was listed twice)â€￾. When I had done this. I noticed that “gedit and KeePassXâ€￾ didn't start up during reboot.
Then I enabled them one at a time (rebooting each time). The programs never did restart. I don't know if that had any thing to do with it or not. But, I don't remember doing any thing else to cause them to stop starting up.
Any way thanks for your help.


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