blackbox, bbkeys, and .xinit (update)...

Mike Hauber m.hauber at
Tue Nov 2 20:05:29 PST 2004

On Tuesday 02 November 2004 06:55 pm, Mike Hauber 
> Greets,
> This is something I haven't had to mess with before, and
> I'm confused by the docs...
> I have several WMs installed on my FreeBSD (4.10)
> desktop, one of which is blackbox.  Is there a way to
> uniquely state that if blackbox loads, then bbkeys should
> load as well?
> The instructions say to add the command to my ~/.xinit
> file, but if I do that, then bbkeys will load with
> whatever I start (If I understood it correctly.  Like I
> said, I've not had to do this before).
> Oh yeah...  I'm running KDM from /etc/ttys at startup (if
> that matters).
> Thanks
> Mike

Okay, I read up more on KDM and found out that blackbox is 
started from a config file called blackbox.desktop, which 
in turn points to the blackbox binary.

I created a script that runs blackbox and bbkeys 
simultaniously (blackbox & bbkeys), then pointed 
blackbox.desktop to the script.  It works, but I have to 
exit blackbox and _then_ exit bbkeys to return to the KDM 
login screen (a little less annoying).  

Is there a better way of doing this?



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