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Old 10th August 2012, 02:38 PM
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Autostart phantoms

I am wondering if anyone out there knows why certain programs start when I boot up my machine. I recently updated Firefox (14.x) and changed the icon so it points to the new location, however each time I start up KDE automatically runs the original version (3.5.9). It reloads all the legacy Addons and starts some processes that I have to kill with -9, so it's kind of a pain. I'd like to just turn that off or else point it to start the updated Firefox if the former's not possible.

I tried looking in .kde/Autostart, in .kde/share/autostart and .config/autostart and there aren't any files there. But I'm also in a vnc session and wondered if perhaps there's a vnc autostart that's causing this?

Or are there other places to look for this phantom legacy autostarting Firefox?

It's FC11, KDE 4.4.3. Thanks for any suggestions or help!
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Old 10th August 2012, 04:01 PM
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Re: Autostart phantoms

You might check for a saved session. If you ever saved a session (and then disabled saving sessions) the processes identified in the saved session will always be restarted.

I think these files are stored in .cache/sessions in your home directory.
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Old 10th August 2012, 04:38 PM
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Re: Autostart phantoms

Thanks! That's a good thought. I don't think I ever saved one but who knows...maybe I did. :-) I do vaguely remember selecting some programs to start on boot though. Thought perhaps they'd be in a file somewhere...just can't seem to find them.

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Hmmm. Don't seem to have a .cache/sessions directory/file. Back to square one!
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Old 10th August 2012, 07:57 PM
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Re: Autostart phantoms

Get everything set up exactly how you want it, then log out, selecting Save Session. When you log back in, you should still have things the way you want.
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Old 11th August 2012, 12:13 AM
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Re: Autostart phantoms

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