Q. How do I add an application that I’d like to have run when I log into my user account in RHEL based servers? For example I’d like to have Empathy startup when I log in.
If you are using Gnome, this can be done easily using gnome-session-propertise.
Open console and type
The program will appear and you would be able to add an application to the startup list. For example, if you want to start the chat program called Empathy, just enter “/usr/bin/empathy -h” as command. For firefox “/usr/bin/firefox”
If you are unsure about the location of the application, try “which firefox” in the console which would give you the location of firefox binary installed.