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Old 11-27-2003, 06:15 AM   #1
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fluxbox / gdm

Hi, i'm runnin slack 9.1 and fluxbox.

Now, the only way to get into flux (or blackbox, or gnome, or...) is via gdm. Nothin else works, if I try running startx (which should have started flux) I get something about missing PCI:0:0 device... (I have radeon 9200se on agp?).

The second problem is that I can't get any apps started at startup like root-tail or gkrellm... no matter where I put the commands, in /home/me/.xinitrc or /home/me/.xsession, nothing happens...
Old 11-27-2003, 08:52 AM   #2
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I've been doing some reading in /etc/X11/gdm/Xsession and it says that the firstthing gdm looks for is .xprofile and then .xsession. I tried writing the commands
sudo root-tail -g 85x7+340+15 -shade -noinital -color blue /var/log/messages &
sudo root-tail -g 60x7+15+15 -shade -noinital -color white /var/log/secure &
In both of the files or just in one of them, niether worked. Then I tried changing the /etc/X11/gdm/Xsession file by adding this commands right before the command exec fluxbox, didn't work either...

I'm running out of ideas guys... some help?

[edit] Both commands are valid, they work if I enter them into the console manually...
Another note: the funny thing is that if I run this manually and it works and then I press ctrl+alt+backspace to restart xwindows, the root-tails are still there, but when I restart x for the second time, it's gone... funny.

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