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Old 03-19-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default X Manager Wallpaper

Hey ... I feel fairly like a newbie posting this question, but I still want to know the answer. I am using Gentoo Linux, it's great. On my desktop I'm using Fluxbox, and that works well, but my laptop is too old, even with Fluxbox I can feel the slowdown. So all I did was emerge xfree and I'm using whatever manager comes with xfree. The one that when you type startx loads three copies of xterm and that awesome (**sarcasm**) analog clock. Anyways I have three questions concerning this default managers

1) What's the name of it. I should know, but I cannot think of it, and I'm not sure where to go to check.
2) Is there anyway to change the number of copies of xterm that load, and not load that clock (because I don't really need to know what time it is)
3) Is there anyway to set the background (wallpaper) ... I've used gqview, and when I click set as wallpaper it makes the changes, but when I leave X and go back in the wallpaper is back to the nice solid black. Is there some sort of Config file somewhere that I can get this in?

Old 03-19-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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That sounds like Xwindows - raw and plain. You can configure it with a file called .xinitrc in your home folder. This will open it with just one xterm
xterm  -g 80x40+0+0
The numbers alter the size of the xterm.
xclock -g 100x100-0+0
Would make that lovely clock even bigger for you. I don't know much more about it though. Maybe Google can help?


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