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Old 02-25-2004, 05:27 AM   #1
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Understanding X?? ++

i've heard a loose account of somebody running a single X program from the command line without doing a startx first. essentially it sounded like running a window manager or ? (i don't know a lot of details about X) isn't necessary, X will just show one GUI prog in full-screen type mode.

anybody know how to achieve this type of GUI behavior?
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You're still running X in that scenario, you just don't have
a window-manager ...

The "trick" is to have e.g. a ~/.xinitrc with e.g.
exec emacs
as it's last (and olny line with an exec) line.
That will bring up X with only one program (emacs)
running ...

If you're using a graphical login-manager, make an
analogous .xsession file ...

Alternatively, you can mess around with xinit,
but I don't know a "proper call" off the top of my
head, have a read ;)

Old 02-25-2004, 06:47 PM   #3
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editing .xinitrc works perfectly from runlevel 3, thanks.


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