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Re: Autorn of program on KDE login?

On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 02:45:21PM +0000, Peter Nuttall wrote:
> On Sunday 23 Jan 2005 14:19, stan wrote:
> > I'm trying to convert a setup from Gnome 1.4 to something current. So far
> > I'm leaning in the direction of KDE, as it seems more customizable than
> > the current flavor of Gnome (which BTW sunrises me).
> >
> > In any case, I have a perl script that picks a random image to use for a
> > desktop background. In Gnome 1.4, I'm able to configure this program to
> > be run automatically at startup.
> >
> > So far, I have not found a way to do this in KDE. Is there some way I can
> > do this?
> >
> Yeah, 

Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm still having a bit of a problem with this, though.

> Put the program in .kde/Autostart/ then it will run on startup. 

I did that, and it pops up during startup, but then it gets overwritten with
a color fill.

> You know that this can be done by kde in at least 3.3 don't you? Its in 
> control/appearance & Themes/Background under slideshow. 

I want to use a whole directory, that gets update fairly often, so I don't
_think_ is the appropriate answer. Am I wrong?

I've added the script under Appearance nd Themes -> background -> advanced.
This causes a 2n'd random image to appear during startup (yes I will remove
it from Autostart), but it _still_ gets overwritten by a color fill. I've
tries all 3 choices of select buttons (picture, no picture, and slide
show0, but at the end of the desktop startup I still get a color fill that
overrides the images.

What am I doing wrong?

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