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Old 01-05-2007, 02:36 AM   #1
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x windows and login

hi i have been trying to configure x windows or my linux machine to just load up a media player or the internet browser with out a window manager dose anyone have any ideas as to how i could accomplish this

im also wondering if its posible to just logon to linux like you hit power and it powers up linux and now ur logged in
Old 01-05-2007, 03:09 AM   #2
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try running
xinit /usr/local/bin/firefox

Also look at twm as window manager: it allows moving, minimizing and resizing windows and running xterm - that's pretty much all. Maybe ratpoison will interest you.

To make automatic login you need editing /etc/inittab . Read man agetty (or what you have there), you can run something instead login, for example 'login user'.


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