Linux: starting a prog autamatically w/KDE

This is a discussion on Linux: starting a prog autamatically w/KDE within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Hei foks, I'm just wondering: how can I make a prog (say superkaramba) start autamatically after KDE is loaded? Is ...

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    Linux: starting a prog autamatically w/KDE

    Hei foks,

    I'm just wondering: how can I make a prog (say superkaramba) start autamatically after KDE is loaded? Is there any file I have to edit to do that?

    thnx
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    Well you could add it to the tools menu, but it wouldn't start automatically

    Or create a simple shell script which does
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    kdevelop &
    superkaramba &
    At a push, you could just edit /usr/bin/kdevelop, but that's liable to loss when you upgrade
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    wait a sec, what does kdevelop has to do with this? is /usr/bin/kdevelop executed each time KDE boots?

    my question was how do i make superkaramba (or any other app) start, say, right after the kicker? so i don't have to load it manually each time (i've already made a script which loads all the themes i want)

    is there any file which contains the commands executed on KDE startup? (if so i can edit it and add a line to it which will execute my script)
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    Well yeah, I just typed kdevelop at the command line, and there was KDE all up and running
    So I figured if you just did that in a script along with your other chosen apps, then all would be well.

    But if you want authoritative information, why don't you ask on the forum on the KDE homepage where you're sure to find the highest concentration of expert KDE users.
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    ok, thnx, i'll try that
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    You know the command when you type startx. It reads a file ~/.xinitrc just add it in there with the ambersand(&) after it. Here is mine
    Code:
    xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc
    gkrellm2 &
    fluxbox
    The xmodmaprc is for my windows key to work for shortcuts in fluxbox

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