View Full Version : [xubuntu] GDM startup scripts for Karmic?

December 17th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Prior to Karmic I used GDM startup scripts such as /etc/gdm/Init/Default for starting services such as synergy and x11vnc.

After upgrading to Karmic (Xubuntu) it appears these scripts are no longer run at startup, and I can't find which scripts I should be using.

December 17th, 2009, 05:25 PM
You might want to put something like this:

touch /var/tmp/I_am_here
early on in /etc/gdm/Init/Default to make sure if it is being run or not (e.g. your other commands may be failing for other reasons.) If you see that file created (or its timestamp updated) you know the script is being run.

Also see this post where the fellow had a similar problem from upgrade 9.04 to 9.10:

then read the rest of the thread (which admittedly goes all over the place..) for more details.

December 18th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Thanks, that thread held the solution: have to use PreSession/Default instead of Init/Default.