sorry for the idiot question, but....
kline at tao.thought.org
Wed Aug 10 20:54:01 GMT 2005
On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 11:30:55PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2005-08-10 13:06, Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
> >On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 03:04:43PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> >> On 2005-08-10 09:07, Stijn Hoop <stijn at win.tue.nl> wrote:
> >> > There is a way to start gnome using the 'startx' method but I don't
> >> > know it.
> >> 1. Copy over /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc to ~/.xinitrc and make
> >> sure it's executable by at least you, the owner of the file.
> >> 2. Replace the final commands (that spawn "a few useful programs") with:
> >> exec gnome-session
> >> 3. Done
> > I should've read all responces evidently! Giorgos, can I (dare I,
> > can/should I) put my miscellanous commands into .xinitrc, or are these
> > simply ignored by the parser?
> The .xinitrc file is a shell script that is executed by startx. All the
> commands you put in there will be run, but watch out for one thing: you
> are not allowed to start commands or programs that may "block" for any
> amount of time. The commands of the .xinitrc shell script are executed
> by a /bin/sh instance in the order they appear, so if you use:
> then fluxbox will only start *after* xterm finishes.
> The solution to this minor "problem" is to start everything but the last
> command in the background:
> xterm &
> To emphasize one more important aspect (that after the last command
> exits, then the X session terminates too), I frequently prefix the last
> command with "exec", as in:
> xterm &
> exec fluxbox
> just as a tip to myself that when the last command exits X will exit too.
> > Also: can I use .xsession instead of .xinitrc? --I have several
> > non-Gnome apps placed at various X+Y locations...
> The .xsession script is used by "login managers", like XDM, GDM or KDM
> instead of .xinitrc. Only one of the two will run at any time.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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