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Old 04-09-2005, 12:40 AM   #1
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How do I start a console app from Icewm menu


I'm using Icewm on a PII. I really like it because it loads and runs a lot faster than anything else I have tried on this box. Anyway the only proble is that I can't get a console app to run directly from the start menu. I can make new entries for x-apps and they work fine. Normally I have to start a terminal and then run the app.

Secondly, How can I get a program to run on starting Ice. I use SuSE 9.2 and I have gdm running. I want to run icembg to set my background when Ice starts.


Old 04-09-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
Harmaa Kettu
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You need to start an X terminal and give it the command you want to run as parameter. There probably is already a line to start a terminal in the icewm menu file, try copy-pasting that and addind -e <command> at the end of it.

Gdm runs ~/.xsession when you log in, so you can add commands there. However, a better way to start icewmbg is icewm-session, which starts all icewm-related programs at once. You need to find out where gdm stores the list of available window managers and replace icewm with icewm-session there. I don't use graphical login myself, so I don't know where it is.


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