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Run script after Xfce menu panel has loaded?

Post#1 by rcrsf » 07 May 2015, 18:16

The icons on my menu panel are not appearing correctly upon boot.

However, if I run this script after boot, they appear correctly:

#!/bin/bash
killall xfce4-panel
xfce4-panel

My question is: Where can I put this script so that it runs AFTER the Xfce desktop has loaded?
I saw the instructions about placing startup scripts in /etc/rc.d/rc.local , but that is too soon (has no effect).

Thanks in advance for any tips!

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Re: Run script after Xfce menu panel has loaded?

Post#2 by francois » 08 May 2015, 15:43

In xfce:
xfce menu > settings > session and startup > application autostart > add > name and script+path (in command box)
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Re: Run script after Xfce menu panel has loaded?

Post#3 by rcrsf » 08 May 2015, 16:52

That worked - thank you francois!

I put the script in the /porteus/rootcopy/ folder

I'm not sure if the order of autostart items matters (some of them are items on the xfce menu panel), but I put it at the bottom by starting the name with zzz. Whether that makes a difference or not, it's working. :)

Note to anyone else with this issue: you cannot put the commands directly into the command box, as menu will stop but not reload for some reason. You must put a /path/to/script in the command box.

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Re: Run script after Xfce menu panel has loaded?

Post#4 by francois » 08 May 2015, 17:59

You could put the command given that your script would be in the defined path:

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root@porteus:~# echo $PATH
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions ... th-to-path
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