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Old 06-10-2004, 01:47 PM   #1
sethgeekx86
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makeing an app start at fluxbox startup


I need a program to start when fluxbox starts what to i need to add to init to make this happen.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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touch $home/.xinitrc

after that (ensuring it exists, and if not, create it) open the file .xinitrc in your home directory with a text editor, like

vim $home/.xinitrc

and add there a line:

exec /path/to/your/app

that should do...the file .xinitrc should be run every time X starts, which means that when you start fluxbox (and X) it is run
 
Old 06-10-2004, 05:45 PM   #3
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If you want your program to start only when you start Fluxbox and not everytime X starts then :

touch ~/.fluxbox/apps

Then add this in apps

[startup] {path/to/your/app}
 
Old 06-11-2004, 05:54 AM   #4
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hmm...yup, but how many times you start fluxbox but not X?

just a pop-up-idea..but anyway, after thinking it's better to use fluxbox's file, because when you use .xinitrc it seems that you must sort things a bit...the last line seems to define the app that's left running as the "final" process and it ends the same time as X session ends...
 
  


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