[Users] Claws fails to autostart under LXDE.

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Sep 11 04:42:34 CEST 2016

On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 11:37:54 +1000, 52midnight wrote:
>FWIW, Iceweasel (Firefox) also has trouble with the %u parameter, which
>I assume should either be replaced or deleted by the Window Manager.

I can't comment the behaviour of what you call the "standard procedure"
for your desktop environment LXDE on what distro ever. However, what has
got the autostart option of the window manager to do with it?

What window manager are you using?

Assuming it should be openbox (by LXDE upstream the recommended window
manager), then autostart has nothing to do with desktop files at all.

I'm not using a desktop environment, but I'm using openbox without a
desktop environment. Openbox has got a file for autostart, it does not
care about a directory such as .config/autostart/.


[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ cat .config/openbox/autostart 
~/.customization/edit-menu-app-version-entries.sh ~/.config/fbpanel/pre-summery &
(sleep 1 && feh --bg-scale ~/Pictures/wallpaper_pre-summery/walpaper_pre-summery-brightness100-contrast-16.png) &
(sleep 1 && lxpanel --profile pre-summery) &
(sleep 1 && fbpanel --profile pre-summery) &
(sleep 1 && parcellite -n) &


[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ cat /mnt/moonstudio/home/weremouse/.config/openbox/autostart 
(sleep 1 && feh --bg-scale ~/Pictures/moonstudio_wallpaper_1.png) &
parcellite -n &
(sleep 1 && lxpanel) &
(sleep 1 && fbpanel) &
(sleep 1 && xscreensaver -nos) &

On Ubuntu the openbox autostart conflicts with xdg, so I cleared
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS on top of the autostart file.


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