And "Grail", DSL does have an inittab file and I edited it previously to support the auto logon, but can you please elaborate a little more regarding your idea of using inittab to initiate startx ?
Normally in inittab you will find the following line:
The 3 in the above is the chosen runlevel. So if you set this to the number 5 it will tell the system to run all applications up until the fifth
Then if you look in your /etc directory there will be either a rc.d or rcN.d (where N is a number from 1 - 5).
Look in the rc5.d directory and this will show you all files that start at that runlevel. Then depending on which manager you are running will depend
on which file is launched. Could be one of the following:
There are others, but if you look in there you will probably figure out which one it is.
Let us know how you get on?