Skype startup

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Mon Jan 17 01:12:55 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-01-16 at 23:22 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Genes MailLists wrote:
> > On 01/16/2011 10:45 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> >> Skype works fine under Fedora-14/KDE on my Thinkpad T43,
> >> but it starts automatically when I boot and logon.
> >> I'd rather start it myself when I want to.
> ..
> >> What exactly determines which programs startup on boot or login?
> >> There doesn't seem to be any mention of skype in /etc/rc.d/ .
> >   More likely this is your kde session - I don't use kde at the moment
> > but there used to be a ~/.kde/Autostart - check if skype installed
> > itself in there.
> Thanks for the hint.
> There is nothing in ~/.kde/Autostart/ (this directory is empty),
> but I see an entry
> 	restartCommand6=/usr/bin/skype,
> in ~/.kde/share/config/ksmserverrc .
> I guess this must cause skype to start on login.
> "rpm -qf" says this file is not owned by any package.
> But I see on googling that ksmserver is "KDE's session manager".
> However, I don't see how entries get into this file.
> The references I find by googling all refer to files
> that do not exist on my system.

I'm guessing here, but it seems likely that the file is placed there by
Skype itself. IIRC Skype has a preference option to start automatically
when logging it, so maybe that's how it works. I don't have Skype on
Linux so I can't confirm this.


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