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Old 07-29-2007, 04:19 AM   #1
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Arrow Start apps when X11 starts.


I chat a lot online and want pidgin to start when I start X11. I ask casue I boot up by init 3 not 5 were I can just tell cron to do it at start up. I do it that way casue this it the gateway.
 
Old 07-29-2007, 09:37 AM   #2
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If you want a program to start when you start X, then you can put it in your ~/.xinitrc:
Code:
/path/to/pidgin &
 
Old 07-30-2007, 06:44 AM   #3
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Alternatively use Enlightenment as your window manager and use its 'remember' facility.

There is also an X session manager which you probably already have installed.
 
Old 07-31-2007, 04:59 PM   #4
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Unhappy /home/owner/.xinitrc

I tryied that and it kill x11 till I remove that file. also I did not hav that file in the frist place. one think that was cool if you just add it with out the "&" it just load teh IM client. thank you. I am not sure how install Enlightenment. but thank you for tell it.
 
Old 08-01-2007, 06:18 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by almost000
I tryied that and it kill x11 till I remove that file. also I did not hav that file in the frist place. one think that was cool if you just add it with out the "&" it just load teh IM client. thank you. I am not sure how install Enlightenment. but thank you for tell it.
xinitrc, could also use .xsession, is a special file. Loosely X only keeps running if the program it is executing in this file is running. So, to illustrate:
Code:
! pigin &
! pulseaudio &
! enlightenment
would do it - when you close Enlightenment X stops too. (The ! is just another way of doing exec, I think.)

Put in a window manager of your choice.

Hope helps.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 05:57 PM   #6
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Cool gnome-session-properties

I have know Idea but that means be never the less I found a GUI in gome
thank you for your help.


I just loaded gnome-session-properties and it had a startup tab and its per user
 
  


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