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Old 09-12-2003, 12:45 AM   #1
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blackbox-save session

How do I get to save the session in blackbox, to save my settings? I always have to re-add gkrellm,bbtime bbkeys and stuff ... after I restart the computer. And it's getting kind of irritating.
pls help me
Old 09-12-2003, 06:24 AM   #2
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You need to edit your ~/.xinitrc file. I haven't used bbkeys or bbtime, but for gkrellm, you just put 'gkrellm -w &' in .xinitrc on the line above 'exec /path/to/blackbox'. The commands for bbtime and bbkeys are probably similar, without the -w that you use for gkrellm. I use Fluxbox and I tried fbdesk for a while and that's how it worked. It's a little counterintuitive, but the apps that you want to run IN the window manager must be started BEFORE the window manager.

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Old 09-23-2003, 01:51 PM   #3
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i have edit my .xinitrc file in my home dir but its not working ... :<

vim .xinitrc

konsole &
bbkeys -geom top &
klipper &
gkrellm -w &
kmail &
netbeat-kmail &
opera &
exec blackbox

i must say that im using the grafical login (cause there are other users that are using this pc with KDE) .... maybe i should edit the /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/Blackbox file or?
pls help me out ... 10q
Old 10-01-2003, 06:42 AM   #4
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I'm pretty new to fluxbox, but I think you can accomplish this by putting it in your ~/.fluxbox/init file


session.screen0.rootCommand: gkrellm -w

someone correct me if i am wrong...

I could try it later today to see if that works.


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