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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
My desktop is an Ubuntu install. I want my instant messaging client to start automagically when I login. It doesn't make sense to use /etc/init.d to start it, because I want the app to be run as my user, and I want it to start with my windowing session.
How does one do this with Ubuntu?
1. Open the Ubuntu "System" menu, go to "Preferences", and select "Sessions"
2. The Sessions dialog will open. It allows you to control what programs start when you log into X/GDM.