not start on boot

David Woolley forums at
Wed Oct 28 03:43:05 EDT 2009

Jeremiah Robinson wrote:
> I'm running pidgin for linux (xubuntu) and I would like for it to not 
> start when I start the computer.  Is that possible?

I can't imagine any sensible reason why it should start on boot.  If you 
mean starting when you log in to X-Windows, that sounds like an issue 
with Ubuntu.  You may find that there is an entry for it in your 
.xinitrc file, that you can remove.

If this is a netbook, I suppose it is possible that you get insecurely 
logged into X during boot, but it will still be th case that it it is 
the customisation for X, not the bootup code, that would be starting Pidgin.

David Woolley
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