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Old 07-22-2005, 09:48 PM   #1
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IceWM problems

I'd like to find a way to load applications when IceWM starts, like nautilus and such. I'd assume there is a text file that can be edited for such a thing, but I don't know where it is, or what I would put in it.

Also, I can't seem to get GDM to make IceWM the default session. It used to prompt me at each change and login as to whether I wanted to make something the default (if it wasn't already), but it doesn't seem to do this anymore. Again, I'd assume there's a text file for such a thing, but I can't seem to spot it.
Old 07-23-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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You can just add the programs to ~/.xinitrc. Here's mine for example:
# .xinitrc

# run initial programs

# start icewm, and run xterm if it crashes (just to be safe)
exec icewm-session || exec xterm -fg red

Old 07-23-2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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Ok, I made a .xinitrc file, and it seems to work well, but I had to get rid of GDM. Now the only way to open X is to run startx. How do I make X run at boot?

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