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Old 02-10-2003, 07:12 AM   #1
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run progs at startup and sys monitoring question and runlevel and windowmanager


how do i make certain programs run at startup, and i've seen a lot of ppl who have such system monitoring applet on their desktop what script are they running??? and i want to change my runlevel, i know the runlevels are described at /etc/rc.d/ but how do i make my slackware box running with gui?

also wanted to ask if i need kde or gnome if i want to run blackbox as window manager... i thought not but i'm not sure of it.

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Old 02-10-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
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Just to let you know, there is an excellent search feature on the site, here's the link (and it's located in the upper right portion of the screen):
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php

Now, your questions:
To make a program run at startup, place this program with full path in your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file, no special format, just /full/path/to/program -with-any-flags

System monitoring applet is most likely grkrellm, www.gkrellm.net

And no you don't necessarily need KDE or Gnome to run blackbox, however if you are going to be running any KDE or Gnome apps in blackbox, then you just might.

Oh, how do you make slackbox run gui? Configure X first, use xf86config then after you've booted up, you can startx into a gui. If you want to start directly into a gui after you've determined X works, then edit the /etc/inittab file, change this line:

id:3:initdefault:

From the 3 to a 4 (Slackware specific).

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Old 02-10-2003, 10:51 AM   #3
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thanks for helping me on this one MasterC about the search function, i'm just not used to use the search function i'm member on sites that don't allow search so... sorry about that one..

thanks for teaching me
 
Old 02-10-2003, 07:02 PM   #4
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You're welcome, and it was no problem

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