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Old 03-21-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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Starting program on startup with gdm and fluxbox?


Quick question. My friend that runs linux uses GDM. I want to startup idesk when fluxbox starts. I login into a text screen, so I just use .xinitrc, but I have no idea what to do with gdm. I read that xdm just runs ~/.xsession, so I tried that but no go. Anyone know what I should do?
 
Old 03-21-2004, 04:56 PM   #2
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go to
/etc/X11/gdm/Sessions
create a file called
Fluxbox
Inside the file, write a simple script like
exec fluxbox

restart.
then hopefully you will have a choice in the menu of gdm for fluxbox.

I hope it helps.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 04:59 PM   #3
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Thanks, so I can just add idesk & at the end then.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 05:50 PM   #4
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If you are using one of the development versions of fluxbox (.9x), you can add idesk to the ~/.fluxbox/apps file. Check out the fluxbox documentation for the apps file syntax
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:47 PM   #5
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Na, 0.1.14, what I ended up doing was going into /etc/X11/gdm/Xsession . In there it had all the different wm you could start, so for the fluxbox command i just added idesk & right before it, worked like a charm
 
  


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