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Old 05-12-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
Vitalie Ciubotaru
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Question How to get a self-compiled Metisse run automatically in runlevel 5?


Hi everybody.

Recently I compiled Metisse and played with it for a while (actually long enough to like it). Its documentation explains how to run it manually [through "startx", together with X]. However, when it comes to replacing "the original desktop environment with a Metisse-based one", they suggest finding a "local X11 guru", who "might be able to figure out ...".

I am very far from being a guru, but I suppose I have to change something in /etc/inittab and probably in initscripts.

BTW, I am preparing to compile KDE. I know the entire KDE session can be run manually from within Metisse environment, but I would rather prefer to have it run automatically, with Metisse as a desktop manager. The documentation says it's possible, but again it's up to the gurus...

Any hints? I'd be very greatful.

Vitalie CIUBOTARU
 
Old 05-15-2007, 08:38 AM   #2
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Are you booting directly to runlevel 5 and then logging in with some sort of session manager(GDM/KDM etc)?

If so - you should just be able to create a custom session for your session manager to run all of the stuff you need it to. (I know that's vague - but I still haven't used Metisse enough to understand its commands and how it manages things.)
 
Old 05-18-2007, 07:14 AM   #3
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Yes, I am booting directly into runlevel 5. I do not have GDM/KDM - I currently log in using X tools only [that's XDM, as far as I understand]. I do not mind logging in this way, all I want is to have metisse start after that.
When I start it manually [in runlevel 3], I type "startx", it reads my ~/.xinitrc, particularly
Quote:
Xmetisse -ac -geometry 1024x768 :1 &
metisse-start-fvwm -wd :1
and runs metisse.
"top" displays some processes running:
- Xmetisse, and
- some fvwm-related straff
- X server
I can run them manually from an xterm [in runlevel 5] by typing
Quote:
Xmetisse -ac -geometry 1024x768 :1 &
metisse-start-fvwm -wd :1
Still no idea how to automate it...
 
Old 05-21-2007, 08:23 AM   #4
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Check the second post out on this site.

Hopefully that will get you up and running somewhat.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 03:49 PM   #5
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Thanks, xpromisex

Not to repeat the contents of the forum thread you kindly pointed to, it was enough to copy ~/.xinitrc to ~/.xsessions and it worked. Manual startup [via "startx"] reads the first file, while automatic run reads the second one.
Thanks again,

Vitalie CIUBOTARU
 
  


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