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Old 10-13-2006, 09:06 AM   #1
dreamtheater
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How to autostart some script after launching an X Session?


.) How can I execute a script after starting an X session?
.) I want the script only to be executed when IceWM starts but not when KDE starts.
.) I'd like to start a konsole which executes an ssh command like

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konsole -e ssh user@host
 
Old 10-13-2006, 09:37 AM   #2
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How can I execute a script after starting an X session?
Look at the /etc/X11/gdm/PostSession/Default script?


I want the script only to be executed when IceWM starts but not when KDE starts.
DE choice is in /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession, take it from there.


I'd like to start a konsole which executes an ssh command
If you want a personal script then just run it from your ~/.xinitrc.

Last edited by unSpawn; 10-13-2006 at 09:39 AM.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 09:51 AM   #3
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  1. Create a directory in your home directory called .icewm (it may exist already):
    Code:
    mkdir $HOME/.icewm
  2. Create a file called "startup" in that directory with a small shell script to do your command:
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    konsole -e ssh user@host
  3. make the file executable:
    Code:
    chmod 755 $HOME/.icewm/startup

Next time you log in the startup script should be run. This will only run under icewm.

If you use the Xsession approach, you could test the environment variable DESKTOP_SESSION to determine which type of login it is, but this is not necessary if you're using icewm's own startup script.
 
  


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