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Old 10-08-2004, 04:03 PM   #1
darkleaf
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How do I start programs on x startup? xscreensaver & gkrellm


I've been trying to get this to work but somehow what people (and the docs ) say doesn't work. I want to run xscreensaver and gkrellm when my x starts. I don't use a graphical login manager and start with "startx /usr/bin/fluxbox" (where's the file in which I can change the default to fluxbox?). Now if I understand correctly the ~/.xinitrc is the first file run when I start x. That file runs the ~/.xsession file which I have to edit.

Now for xscreensaver I was told to put "xscreensaver &" at the end of the ~/.xsession file. And for gkrellm do I just have to put "gkrellm" at the end of this file as well?

Thanks for the helP!
 
Old 10-08-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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personally i'd say add them to the start of .xinitrc, that's what i do. just make sure you have an & on the end of all commands before the final call for the flux itself.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 04:09 PM   #3
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Yeah, you can just put "/usr/bin/gkrellm &" at the end of the file also.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 04:15 PM   #4
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Thank you very much! that worked like a charm.

Now if I could get that xscreensaver popup away edit: fount it -no-splash

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