xorg, xdm, desktop env

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Sat Mar 6 13:48:14 UTC 2010

Polytropon writes:

>  A small addition: In order to be able to use X with an
>  initialisation file even when not using XDM (i. e. starting X by
>  "startx") AND not having to maintain two startup files (.xsession
>  and .xinitrc) AND furthermore incorporating shell settings for
>  the shell of choice (default: the C shell), you can use this
>  approach:

	Perhaps since I don't run xdm from ttys (having been bit by
that in the past), I have for years simply linked one to the other.
	Works fine, and saves having to remember to update one when the
other changes.  There are no negatives I know about.

					Robert Huff

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