how to configure xbiff

Pieter Donche Pieter.Donche at
Thu Mar 26 09:25:28 PDT 2009

On Thu, 26 Mar 2009, Frank Shute wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 08:39:38AM +0100, Pieter Donche wrote:
>> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009, Polytropon wrote:
>>> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:21:48 +0100 (CET), Pieter Donche
>>> <Pieter.Donche at> wrote:
>>>> What precise command do I have to write in what startup file,
>>>> so that this does the same thing on FreeBSD/KDE3.5 ?
>>> I have the following line in my ~/.xinitrc:
>>> 	xbiff -geometry 50x50+0+998 &
>>> This is for the lower left corner of a 1400x1050 21" CRT.
>>> If you think you need further options, consult "man xbiff". :-)
>>> From a terminal window command line xbiff -geometry 50x50-5+5 & puts
>> it in my upper right corner, but if I put that in my .xinitrc
>> (and chmod 755 ~/.xinitrc) nothing happens. Are you using kdm window
>> manager or xdm ? (I have in my /etc/ttys:
>> ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodeamon" xterm on secure)
>> Would .xinitrc not be processed by kdm window manager?
> Probably not.
> ~/.xinitrc is only run when you use startx and ~/.xsession is used
> when you run the display manager xdm(1).
> I believe kdm also uses xsession.

no xbiff icon neither when put in an .xsession file
Also nothing to see about this xbiff in the file

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