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Old 01-31-2003, 09:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy confusion about starting apps in X


I know this question has been asked in one form or another but I still seem to be having problems. Please bear with me


I am running RH 8.0 with fluxbox being started from GDM.

I have read so much about all the DM's and .xinitrc and .xsession, that I think I am more confused then when I started

I just want to run some applications on startup of xbox.
I tried creating some .xinirc and .xsession files, and making sure the permissions were OK, but nothing ran.
I then tried looking up information on GDM thinking that maybe they didn't run those files.
I was looking for the "proper" way to do this on a user level instead of making these things run for all users.


man, I am so confused.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

thanks for your time,
TInesthai
 
Old 02-15-2003, 10:59 AM   #2
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I think the way fluxbox works is that it executes anything specified in the ~/.fluxbox/startup script. (Your ~/.fluxbox directory has several other scripts and config files you might want to look at too).

Do 'man fluxbox' for info on how to use it. Basically you can tell fluxbox to start up with several programs already running (for example, I use it to start gkrellm). I haven't figured out yet how to tell fluxbox to *stop* them from running when it exits, though... let me know if you find out
 
Old 02-16-2003, 06:22 AM   #3
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On my box, the file is called .xinitrc, not .xinirc. I don't know whether this is a typo, but you might want to check out. I use .xinitrc to start bbkeys on startup using blackbox...
 
Old 02-16-2003, 11:48 AM   #4
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Re: confusion about starting apps in X

Quote:
Originally posted by tinesthai

I have read so much about all the DM's and .xinitrc and .xsession, that I think I am more confused then when I started

I just want to run some applications on startup of xbox.
~/.xinitrc is only applicable if you use "startx" from console to start X. For a more universal script (graphical login <or> console "startx") create a ~/.xsession

It will basically look like this:

sleep 2 && epist &
sleep 2 && xset m 5 3 &
sleep 3 && gkrellm -w &
#etc. etc.
#notice that all of the commands are followed by a "&"
#except for the last line,
#which is most likely exec fluxbox in your case.
exec openbox
 
Old 02-16-2003, 03:01 PM   #5
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Hmmm... i have put bbkeys & in .xinitrc right before the Windowmanager gets started. This works for me... and I am using kdm...
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:06 PM   #6
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from "man startx"
Quote:
Note that in the Debian system, what many people traditionally put in the .xinitrc file should go in .xsession instead; this permits the same X environment to be presented whether startx, xdm, or xinit is used to start the X session. All discussion of the .xinitrc file in the xinit(1) manual page applies equally well to .xsession. Keep in mind that .xinitrc is used only by xinit(1) and completely ignored by xdm(1).
hmm...maybe it differs from distro to distro?
i don't think so though.

more likely, Config, your distro issues some script before/after yours -- have you checked your kdm scripts? Maybe it checks for a ~/xinitrc and runs it, or something of the sort.
 
Old 02-22-2003, 04:23 AM   #7
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I'll check may be later, but I'm going to get rid of my SuSE anyway. Things are going to be a lot different with Gentoo
 
  


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