which config files change when byobu is allowed to launch on login ?

Asked by Ahmed El-Gamil on 2011-04-13

Hi Guys,

I was wondering which configuration files change when i 'allow byobu to launch on login' ? i want to achieve this behavior on all of my servers so i just wanted to know which exact config file is edited and couldn't find that ..

Thanks in advance.

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It seems that this is answered by the same dpkg-reconfigure dialog that is used to change the setting, which says:

Byobu can launch automatically at login (e.g. console, ssh), providing an attachable/detachable window manager on the command line.

If you select this option, Byobu will install a symlink in /etc/profile.d. This setting is system-wide, for all users logging into the system. Individual users can disable this by touching ~/.byobu/disable-autolaunch, or configuring with 'byobu-config'.

Do you want to launch Byobu at shell login for all users?

Have already tried to disable using byobu menu F9 options menu ?

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) said : #3

You can also use the preseed option:
byobu byobu/launch-by-default boolean true

As demonstrated with http://bit.ly/uquick


Ahmed El-Gamil (ahmedelgamil) said : #4

Thanks Eliah Kagan, that solved my question.

Ahmed El-Gamil (ahmedelgamil) said : #5

Creating /etc/profile.d/Z98-byobu.sh as a symlink to /usr/bin/byobu-launch launches byobu by default for all the system users on login.