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Old 07-24-2003, 04:28 PM   #1
MasterKin8T
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Fluxbox question


I am recently new to Linux and have been trying to get as much info as I can. For example, I keep reading about creating/adding a xinitrc file in my home directroy. Whenever I boot Fluxbox up it never remebers my settings from the previous session. I made a file that is just plan .xinitrc and have

#!bin/sh
exec /usr/bin/local/fluxbox

I also tried adding some of my dockapps to be loaded automatcially in this script but it wasnt working. I finally put it in the /etc/x11/gdm/sessions folder where I created a file for FLuxbox to show up at my sesions for gdm. This seems to be working fine but am still wondering why the .xinitrc file wouldnt run like an auto-script. Like I said im a newbie so go easy if I mesed something up
 
Old 07-24-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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How do you log in? I think if you use a graphical login with Fluxbox as a drop down option then it wont bother with the .xinitrc file.

Flux has it's own startup file/script for launching apps when it starts, see ~/.fluxbox/startup
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it never remebers my settings from the previous session
Which settings do you mean by this? Which apps were loaded? Display configurations for Flux? Specific app's size and position?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 05:01 PM   #3
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as far as i remember fluxbox store its configuration (selected theme mame, fonts etc) in ~/.fluxbox/init
 
Old 07-24-2003, 05:35 PM   #4
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OK, so basically the .xinitrc is only used as an auto-script when you dont boot to a "session manager"?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 05:43 PM   #5
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Yeah I think it's used to override the system's default one when you login at a command prompt and startx. There's bound to be lots of info on it online.

I think an app started with .xinitrc might remain if your window manager crashes, I know you can make some apps stay, the WM isnt needed.
 
  


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