Starting Firestarter at boot

Asked by John Hagerman on 2008-03-08

I tried the solution given in the answer to Stephen Foster - System>Preferences>Sessions - in Startup Programs add gksu firestarter. It freezes my computer, and I have to cold boot, catch the window demanding the system password before it disappears and enter the password. Then Firestarter starts, along with the rest of the system.
Is there a way to detach Firestarter from root?


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Best Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Hello John

Please refer the link below:

Its for feisty fawn i.e ubuntu 7.04 but works in 7.10 too..


Bhavani Shankar.

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #2

Bhavani, you're a genius! And so is our Mr. Best!

Works like a charm - and I've been trying to find out how to do that for weeks.

The only thing I don't understand is why something similar isn't already included in Firestarter, after all this time.
I'll make my feelings known through Mr. Best's method and a couple I've thought of on my own,

Thank you!

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3

Glad that I could help you out...:)

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #4

My enthusiasm for using this in 7.10 has faded entirely - I found it dropped out after a period of time ranging from 30 seconds to 24 hours for no apparent reason. What's more, it prevented starting again with Applications>Internet>Firestarter, which meant I had to do a complete restart.
I'm now back to the standard setup, which seems to be stable!