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Old 05-23-2011, 01:11 AM   #1
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Problem with Autostart


Well I'm sure this belongs here, I'm simply trying to add applications to autostart after I start the window environment.

I've been using CentOS for quite awhile and I decided to try something new for my new laptop. So I decided to try Arch Linux, loving it so far, but I have this issue with autostarting the applications in fluxbox, I know of the startup file in the ~/.fluxbox directory, I've tried listing them there, but that requires the
Code:
 exec startfluxbox
command to execute properly in .xinitrc file, but when I use that command it just dies and respawns another login screen.
The login manager I'm using is Slim.

Here's my .xinitrc file
Code:
 
exec fluxbox
exec gkrellm & 
exec setxkbmap -laout is
I've tried many variations I've seen in examples on different forums, and it looks as if it's quite simple. I just want to change my keyboard layout automatically and for future applications I might want to start on boot.

Last edited by GardarS; 05-24-2011 at 04:48 PM. Reason: [Solved]
 
Old 05-23-2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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Does "slim" use the .xinitrc file?

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Code:
exec setxkbmap -laout is
If that's copied and pasted from the acual config file, that's wrong. You missed the "y" in "layout".
 
Old 05-23-2011, 01:32 PM   #3
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Seems so, fluxbox wouldn't start without the first line
Code:
exec fluxbox
, nah it was just a type'o

I have the line in slim.conf
Code:
 login_cmd     exec /bin/bash -login ~/.xinitrc %session
So I'm quite sure it fetches the .xinitrc script to start up.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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The "exec" command replaces the shell with the new command. So in this script:

Code:
exec fluxbox
exec gkrellm & 
exec setxkbmap -laout is
, the shell is replaced by fluxbox and doesn't exist anymore before it even gets to the "exec gkrellm" line. If you want your session to end when Fluxbox exits or is killed, use this:

Code:
exec setxkbmap -layout is # we don't even need the "&" here since this command hardly takes any time to execute
gkrellm &
exec fluxbox
 
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
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Thanks, It worked, if I removed the exec command for everything I wanted to start before the window manager
 
  


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