On 26 January 2012 01:07, Jeff Taylor <shdwdrgn@...> wrote: > I've been running trinity since the ubuntu team tried to shove kde4 onto us. > Through the various versions, and including most recently with a clean > install off the trinity maverick cd, I have had the problem that when I log > out of my desktop, kde does not save what programs I had open at the time > (which should be restored when I log back in). The only solution I have > found to this issue is to link to kwin in ~/.kde3/Autostart/ (now with > 3.5.13 its in ~/.trinity/Autostart/). Also of note is that kwin is NOT > found in 'ps' unless I do this. > > Now it is my understanding that if kwin is not running, I should be seeing a > lack of desktop affects - noticeable things like window borders and such - > however when my desktop starts up there are no apparent visual problems. > Yet unless I start kwin in Autostart, when I log out of my desktop and back > in again, I am always returned to a desktop with konsole and firefox opening > up, but nothing else. Once kwin is added to Autostart, my desktop always > opens up to whatever programs I had running when I logged out (including > correct window and multi-desktop placement). > > My wife's system: maverick trinity with the standard updates applied. > My system: maverick trinity installed, do-release-upgrade to natty, then > pulled the apt sources to upgrade to trinity 3.5.13. Through none of these > steps did kwin save my desktop on logout. > > What I would like to know is if there was an issue at some point along this > path that kwin did not get added to the normal kde startup process, and if > there is a more appropriate way that I should get it to run when a user logs > in? > Me thinks that something weird is happening with your sessions. Try getting everything setup (with kwin running) how it normally should, then save your session. See if that is a solution.