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I installed GNOME Shell Google Calendar according to these instructions:

I also added to the startup applications. However the script doesn't want to run on startup and I have to manually run it each time I restart ubuntu. Any ideas why it isn't working?

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The script seems to have problems with loading the config.json-file while startup, when auto-started.

I worked around this by simply using the scripts --account argument. Your cmd for 'Startup Applications' would then look like:


Where has to be set up in your Gnome Shell OnlineAccounts.



I Forgot about this here, but as of [2013-03-08] I consider this a solution, since it's a built in feature (--account switch) and it's just working fine this way.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Aditya Jan 29 '13 at 10:45

Have you put correct directory for command at Startup Application?

From the tutorial, the folder will be at /home/user/gnome-shell-google-calendar

So in command you should put like this :


Change user to your username

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