[maemo-users] Newbie questions

From: Antonio Orlando ant.o at libero.it
Date: Sun Oct 14 14:35:33 EEST 2007
> * How can you make an application (eg: claws-mail) start
> automatically at power-up? (I'm happy working at the command
> prompt as root.)

I don't know if it's the right way to do this, but I can successfully  
start an application at startup on my Nokia 770 (N800 might differ) after  
doing these steps:

1) experiment in terminal to find the exact command with absolute path you  
can use to launch the desired app;

2) become root

3) modify the file "/etc/osso-af-init/real-af-startup" inserting a new  
line after the n. 91, where it says "rm -f /tmp/im_disable_tools_menu"

4) write in the new line the command tested at step 1)

PS: If you're looking for a simple way to modify the "real-af-startup"  
file, you can install "mc" (Midnight Commander), it has a builtin editor.

On reboot, it should load your app...
But, *PLEASE*, wait for other replies because this one is a somehow  
dangerous way and if something goes wrong you will have to find a way to  
edit the file back to normal; if there's no way, you'll have to reflash.  
For caution, you should install open-ssh first.


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