Every time I start my Ubuntu computer and login, a GEdit window opens immediately; this window has nothing in it. I checked my startup applications and can't find the culprit.

I am not using the "automatically remember running application when logging out" option.

Here is my list of startup apps that are checked to run:

  • Certificate and Key Storage
  • Check for new hardware drivers
  • desktopnova-daemon
  • Disk Notifications
  • GNOME Login Sound
  • GSettings Data Conversion
  • Indicator for DesktopNova
  • Indicator-LockKeys
  • Lookit Screenshot Uploader
  • Network Manager
  • NVIDIA X Server Settings
  • Power Manager
  • Print Queue Applet
  • PulseAudio Sound System
  • PulseAudio Soudn System KDE Routing Policy
  • Remote Desktop
  • Secret Storage Service
  • Sound Icon
  • SSH Key Agent
  • Ubuntu One
  • Update Notifier
  • User folders update
  • Visual Assistance

I'm still very new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I'm sure there might be another place I can check that I'm not aware of.

Thank you to whoever can help me figure this out; and learn from it :)

  • With this gedit window open - when you look at the list of running processes (via System Monitor or ps aux | grep gedit) - does the command in the list only say gedit or something more? – arrange Mar 31 '11 at 22:01
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    What is the output of ls ~/.config/gnome-session/saved-session/? – Isaiah Mar 31 '11 at 22:37
  • @DoR: output is: 103b560ff9ca70bf7e130121207975368700000013830042.desktop 105c004cfff969f961130117169168061200000041410028.desktop 105c004cfff969f961130117169168124200000041410029.desktop 105c004cfff969f961130117169168179200000041410030.desktop – John 'Shuey' Schuepbach Apr 1 '11 at 22:11
  • @arrange: shuey 1823 0.5 0.8 173600 17140 ? Sl 17:09 0:00 gedit --sm-client-id 103b560ff9ca70bf7e130121207975368700000013830042 --sm-client-state-file /home/shuey/.config/session-state/gedit-1301212222.desktop shuey 2164 0.0 0.0 4012 748 pts/0 S+ 17:12 0:00 grep --color=auto gedit – John 'Shuey' Schuepbach Apr 1 '11 at 22:13

Disabling the Automatically remember running application when logging out option in Startup Applications doesn't cause gnome-session to forget the "remembered" applications. To do this, delete all the files in ~/.config/gnome-session/saved-session:

rm ~/.config/gnome-session/saved-session/*
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