When I modify .bash_profile to auto start gkrellm when I log into X as such :
# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
# User specific environment and startup programs
gkrellm appears but nothing else loads in X (panels, background, icons, NOTHING ... ) UNTIL I close/exit gkrellm at which point everything loads up as usual.
Is there a way to run this 'out of process' so that the load-up doesn't wait for the application I'm asking it to launch to *terminate* before continuing with the load process?
The short and the long of it is that I just want to be able to log into X and have my environment load as usual and a few custom programs I keep in the background to also automatically load and persist.
I have spent the last 3 hours researching this little thing, I was mostly sane when I started ... but it's personal now so I *will* find a way. Any help would likely enable me to avoid an aneurysm and would of course be appreciated!
I'm running gnome under redhat 9.0 w/ kernel 2.4.20-18.9