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(I'm kinna n00bish)

1: I had ubuntu 11.10 installed, then upgraded to 12.04.

2: I had a script in my .profile file to turn off my laptop's touchpad (it worked, and was executed on login)

3: Now it doesn't get executed on login.

4: if I 'source .profile' the script still works.

5: Still using gnome (if that matters)

I need that script to be run on login, so what should I do?

Should i put my personal scripts in another file, or is there a way to get ubuntu to execute my file again?

Thx, you guys rule!

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It should still be sourced by lightdm when you log in. Make sure it can be sourced by sh, and from any directory. E.g. this test should work: sh -c 'cd / && . ~/.profile' – geirha Jun 4 '12 at 5:42
the command executes the file correctly. – vlad-ardelean Jun 4 '12 at 10:51
Then perhaps running the script from .profile is too soon in the login process. Try running the script via Startup Applications instead. – geirha Jun 4 '12 at 11:51
thx. I did that. It seems like it should work the old way too, so i'll keep investigating, but in the mean time your solution keeps my boat from sinking, so thx. – vlad-ardelean Jun 4 '12 at 18:44
I have this problem also. I have a .profile that simply sources another .profile_ex, but beginning with 12.04, the .profile appears not to be run, despite the indication that it should be in its header. – Jason R. Coombs Jul 18 '12 at 18:11

Do you have a .bash_profile or .bash_login in your home directory. There are these comments in the .profile file:

# This file is not read by bash(1), if ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login
# exists.
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i don't have any of those 2 files. the comments inside .profile, the examples indicated will help me figure this out eventually, so thx. – vlad-ardelean Jun 4 '12 at 16:34

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