how to configure xbiff
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Thu Mar 26 12:44:21 PDT 2009
On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:39:38 +0100 (CET), Pieter Donche <Pieter.Donche at ua.ac.be> wrote:
> From a terminal window command line xbiff -geometry 50x50-5+5 & puts
> it in my upper right corner, [...]
Do you use -5 to get rid of a window border added by KDE's window
> but if I put that in my .xinitrc
> (and chmod 755 ~/.xinitrc) nothing happens.
It needs to be loaded before the "startkde" exec (I think it was
called this way). And your .xinitrc is +x, then it should look
a bit like this:
[ -f ~/.xmodmaprc ] && xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc
xrandr --size 1400x1050 &
xrandr --fb 1400x1050 &
xclock -geometry 50x50+50+998 &
xbiff -geometry 50x50+0+998 &
xlogo -geometry 50x50+100+998 -render &
All the initial stuff has to end with &, and the window manager is
the last command, prefixed by "exec" (so it replaces the shell).
> Are you using kdm window
> manager or xdm ? (I have in my /etc/ttys:
> ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodeamon" xterm on secure)
Neither. In the past, I've used xdm (as your example above, just with
xdm instead of kdm), and this worked fine.
A note towards your shell: If you're using the standard dialog shell
(i. e. the C Shell), it might be neccessary to have a ~/.xsession
which is +x and does contain:
> Would .xinitrc not be processed by kdm window manager?
This is completely possible. Maybe kdm defaults to a "builtin xinitrc"
that launches KDE after successful login.
I'm no KDE user so I can't tell.
Just as a side question, doesn't KDE offer something with the same
functionality like xbiff, so you can use KDE's builtin tool?
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