By default, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 GNOME system starts a number of different programs each time a user logs into a desktop session. Sometimes the default list includes programs that are not needed by every user. On other occasions, additional programs are required by the user, or the user may wish for any currently running programs to be automatically restarted next time that user logs in to the desktop. In this chapter we will look at configuring programs to auto-load when a user logs in and how to create and manage sessions.
[[Image:rhel6_startup_options.jpg|RHEL 6 desktop startup applications options]]