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Old 12-14-2006, 06:54 PM   #1
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how do I start applications after fluxbox starts?

xmms doesn't behave properly unless you start it after fluxbox starts. Running any xscreesavers as the background also behave really bizzare if you don't start them after fluxbox has been started. It's like fluxbox is stuck behind them.

Starting them manually after fluxbox has started fixes all odd behavier. So how do I start them automatically whenever I startx? I can't put them in .fluxbox/startup because "exec fluxbox" has to be the last command in that script.

Where is the best place to put the commands for any programs that need to be started after the window manager?
Old 12-14-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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Edit .xinitrc file something like :

xscreensaver &
gkrellm &
exec fluxbox

exec fluxbox must be last command.
Old 12-15-2006, 07:59 AM   #3
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Actually exec fluxbox is a command in the startfluxbox script that is run from .xinitrc so I can say

#exec ratpoison
#exec wmii
#exec enlightenment

/usr/lib/xscreensaver/euphoria -r
xscreensaver &
gkrellm &

But that is exactly the answer I was looking for. I just needed to know which which script came right after fluxbox started.

Thanks a bunch
Old 12-15-2006, 01:51 PM   #4
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Have you tried putting the apps in ~/.fluxbox/startup?

I believe that is the last file that runs when flux starts.


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