Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-23-2003, 04:48 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Redhat 9
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
No .Xdefaults, .xsession, .xinitrc

I'm using Redhat 9 and I've been in the process of trying to get Fluxbox configured, mainly the aterm and transparency. All the tutorials, helps, and answers I see to questions I have deal with editing files like .Xdefaults, .xsession, .xinitrc, etc, which I dont have. And when I do create them, they appear not to do anything. Are there different files i'm suppose to edit in Redhat, or are they located somewhere other than the home directory? Thanks
Old 09-23-2003, 07:26 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: stralsund/germany
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
if you're using KDE then the directory ~/.kde/Autostart/ maybe helps you.
you can put there any executable shell-script.
Old 09-23-2003, 07:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Debian/other
Posts: 2,104

Rep: Reputation: 45
Incidentally a nice one with ~/.kde/Autostart is a symlink from an application in /usr/bin to have the application start when the desktop has loaded - for example

ln -s /usr/bin/kspread /home/<username>/.kde/Autostart

kspread starts automatically as required when kde loads.
Old 09-23-2003, 08:05 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Redhat 9
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Sorry, forgot to mention that I dont have kde, just gnome.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.xinitrc and .xsession ignored Whitman Debian 2 09-18-2005 01:11 PM
.xinitrc vs. .Xdefaults vs .Xsession frankie_DJ Linux - Newbie 4 08-02-2005 06:39 AM
Make KDM run .xinitrc or .xsession asrisk Linux - Newbie 7 08-01-2005 07:20 AM
.Xsession .xinitrc a10392 Linux - Newbie 2 12-10-2004 03:34 PM
.xinitrc/.xsession - Where are they? Fluxbox the_rydster Slackware 3 03-07-2004 02:45 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration