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Old 07-10-2011
Originally Posted by Corona688
xrandr isn't going to do much when X isn't running.

You can try ~/.xinitrc, though I think some WM's ignore that these days. There might be a global equivalent of it under /usr/X11 somewhere though many X11 files aren't where they used to be these days.

As for general-purpose scripts to run on startup, see if your system has /etc/local.start or /etc/conf.d/local.start.

You can also put a line in a user crontab like @reboot /path/to/script.sh and cron will run it on poweron.
I do not have /etc/local.start or /etc/conf.d/local.start.

I already added my script to ~/.xinitrc with no luck.

Would this work? Would I need to add * in front of @reboot?

# m h  dom mon dow   command 
#44 4 27 5 4 /home/bob/Desktop/test
#* *    * * *   /home/bob/Desktop/yo
#0 * * * * echo hi >> /home/bob/Desktop/come
0 0 * * * /home/bob/Desktop/video
0 * * * * date >> /home/bob/.bash_history
#*/10 0-8 * * * /home/bob/Desktop/logout 
@reboot /home/bob/.xprofile

Originally Posted by hnrz
I usually create a ~/.xinitrc and symlink it to ~/.xsession. If I then use a login manager that does not use ~/.xsession I use its autostart facilities at point it at it.
What if I don't have a ~/.xsession?
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