View Full Version : [kubuntu] Restore Desktop from backup upon login

August 8th, 2008, 02:52 AM
I am running kubuntu. I have been trying to get a script so that when a user logs in, it will restore their Desktop from a file storage. This is the user's ~/.xsession file:

rm -r /home/english/Desktop
cd /home/Desktop-bak
cp -R ./ /home/english/Desktop

The script executes fine and it works, however the X session crashes right after its execution. What here would cause the session to crash and how can I get around it?

August 8th, 2008, 10:32 PM
I just realized that this happens with ANY .xsession file. I just created an empty file and when the user starts KDE with that session, it just goes back to the login screen. Should I file a bug report? Can anyone else confirm this?

August 9th, 2008, 07:35 AM
It's doing this because you don't quite have it right...

Try man Xsession and man xinit - these man pages specifically talk about the X initialization process and how .xsession fits into it.

August 9th, 2008, 08:53 AM
I'm as new as can be to linux and after seeing this topic I became intrigued. I'm running ubuntu and am wondering if there is a similar process by which the desktop and all its contents will reload upon startup