No Startup: Startup command incorrect?

Bug #1119524 reported by Bingo Bones
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Bug Description

I'm using Slidewall (with Live Wallpaper Mode + Clock Soundwave) on Ubuntu 12.04.2.

Slidewall wouldn't autostart until I changed the command in Startup Applications to /usr/bin/slidewall.

As far as I remember the original command pointed to /opt/ I looked in /opt/ but couldn't find any hint of a slidewall folder.

Slidewall will now autostart, but with the slight annoyance of an active launcher in the Unity bar. All have to do is open the app and then Close to Tray.

I'm sure my clumsy fix isn't the solution: is there another startup command I could use? Or does it need some heavy tinkering at your end?

Thanks very much for all your efforts: other than this slight hiccup, Slidewall is a lovely app and makes my old PC a delight to behold.


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ErikZane (erik-zane) wrote :

I'm using the same fix as Bingo, seeing the same active element in the bar. Also, any time you go to make a change and save your preferences, it overwrites the modified startup application entry. The program also overwrites any entry I try to make on my own, most likely because it's looking for any command with "slidewall" in it.

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ErikZane (erik-zane) wrote :

The bug is in line 782 of /usr/share/pyshared/slidewall_lib/, which still points to /opt/ as the location for the slidewall python script. By changing that line from:

desktop = '[Desktop Entry]\nName=Slidewall\nComment=Slidewall application\nCategories=GNOME;Utility;\nExec=/opt/\nIcon=/opt/\nTerminal=false\nType=Application\n'


desktop = '[Desktop Entry]\nName=Slidewall\nComment=Slidewall application\nCategories=GNOME;Utility;\nExec=/usr/bin/slidewall\nIcon=/usr/share/slidewall/media/slidewall.svg\nTerminal=false\nType=Application\n'

I get the desired/expected behavior for the program, at least on Precise Pangolin.

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