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Old 02-13-2003, 03:08 PM   #1
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Need startup script help(mandrake9)

I want to use xscreensaver as my screensaver app(mmm xmatrix...) but am a little lost. I saw somewhere that editing /etc/rc.local was the thing to do, but it doesn't look too friendly. So if anyone has any advice it would be appreciated.
Old 02-14-2003, 08:38 PM   #2
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You want that in your user's account.

How do you start up your gui? If you use startx, it's simple. Make a file in your home directory, .xinitrc and put something like this in it
# fancypiper box user phil .xinitrc file
exec xscreensaver &
exec kde
xhost +local:
#exec gnome-session
#exec gkrellm -w &
#exec fluxbox
You can do that with the file your login looks at if you use a gui login

man xdm
man gdm
man kdm

Read for the login manager you use.

Last edited by fancypiper; 02-14-2003 at 08:40 PM.
Old 02-15-2003, 12:41 AM   #3
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Yeah, I figured out what I wanted since I posted this.


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