This is my first question with Ask Ubuntu, so I'd like to thank you in advance for your patience.
My situation is this:
I have a
*.desktop file (which I wrote) that is supposed to execute a shell script. My initial intent was to place this file in
~/.config/autostart so that it would run automatically at startup; however, this causes Ubuntu to flash the desktop for a split second, then log me back out. I can double click the file on my desktop and it will launch the script like it's supposed to. If I take the
*.desktop file out of the
~/Desktop directory and put it literally anywhere else, double clicking it in Nautilus will also result in me being logged out immediately.
*.desktop file is set to execute a shell script which starts
gnome-terminal. My reasons for doing this are not necessarily important, so please assume that that's the way I need it to be. If I add
sleep 10 to the beginning of the first shell script, I am logged out 10 seconds after starting the
*.desktop file, regardless of how it is started. It seems like the problem is in the fact that a new
gnome-terminal window is started from the second script, but I don't understand how or why this would be.
[Desktop entry] Name=Autocapture Comment=Starts autocap program Exec=/Autocapture/Startup/InitSystem Terminal=false Type=Application
#!/bin/bash nohup gnome-terminal --title=Autocapture --maximize -e "bash -c 'bash /Autocapture/Startup/StartAutocap.sh';bash" wmctrl -a "Autocapture" # Give focus to new terminal window kill -9 $PPID # Close this terminal
#!/bin/bash source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh workon Autocap python /path/to/python/module.py
This is supposed to (and successfully does, if launched from desktop) start a fullscreen
gnome-terminal window running
bash and launch the "
module.py" program in that bash session. It also closes the first
gnome-terminal window that started and detached the child process.
Sorry for the incredibly long first post. I just want to understand what is going wrong here and how I might be able to fix it. Any help is greatly appreciated!