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Old 07-28-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Sudbury Ontario, Canada
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idesk on the wackie tabackie

I get this when I add idesk& to my .xinitrc file.
In a terminal, i get the result i'm looking for, but if I close the terminal, idesk dies, wether or not I put an &


Old 07-28-2003, 11:14 PM   #2
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Problem fixed. And I'm quite happy. For anyone who has this problem here is my fix:

I created a file called .ideskfix (you can name it whatever you want). Inside this file I added 2 lines,
sleep 3

sleep 3 is dependent on how fast your wm loads.

I then did a : chmod 777 .ideskfix

I then added this line to .xinitrc (some of you might use .xsession...)


That line should be added before your wm is called to execute and you might have to add a path to your .ideskfix, since I placed it in my home dir, it would be /home/vexer/.ideskfix or ~/.ideskfix

Any questions/comments are welcome,



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