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Old 10-13-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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Rox-Filer does not start at boot!


Hello all,

I am finally getting some what of a handle on the installation (correct) of debian and the other software, but I have run into a problem.

I used net installer (testing), got debian installed then installed icewm, synaptic, firefox, xfe and then finally rox-filer. I followed everyone's instructions to get the desktop looking the way I wanted and then I crossed my fingers and rebooted. Everything is working correctly except the only way rox-filer will work is to start it in a terminal.

$rox-filer --pinboard=MyPinboard

My question is what needs to be done, changed or altered to get rox-filer to start at boot?
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:03 PM   #2
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the problem isn't rox, its how you set everything up

add rox to the init/startup script for X
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:19 PM   #3
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Thanks SciYro,

I understand the concept, but that is beyond my ability, what needs to be put in the /etc/init.d file to make

$rox-filer --pinboard=MyPinboard

run at boot?
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:34 AM   #4
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no!


/etc/init** is for services and boot time programs .. never for user specific apps (file managers, window managers, etc will run after a user logs in)

OK, first i don't know how you got a wm of choice to run without knowing how to setup the script that gets run every time a user logs into x ... but ....

ok, first what display manager do you use?

if its xdm, then type
Code:
cat /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession  | grep startup=
this will display a line, the location that follows "startup=" is what file gets run each time the (or a) user logs in thru xdm

simply add to the begging (not very beginning, if theres a " #!/bin/bash " then add the following line after that line

Code:
/usr/bin/rox  --pinboard=MyPinboard &

Last edited by SciYro; 10-14-2004 at 04:14 AM.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 03:45 AM   #5
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I am using KDM as my manager, so I am assuming this will make a difference where the changes need to be made?
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:13 AM   #6
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probably, i don't know anything about the kde environment really (only gnome, which i hate worse then windows)

probably search on good for kde and adding startup programs

or wait till someone comes along that knows kde enough to tell you

good luck
 
Old 11-27-2004, 10:16 AM   #7
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Hi.

Put the following in a file (you can call it whatever you want) in ~/.kde/Autostart and make the file executable
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#!/bin/bash
rox-filer --pinboard=MyPinboard
The script will be run when KDE starts.

Dave

Edit: Oops. I thought you were running KDE, but you're not, so ignore that. You might want to have a look in ~/.xinitrc if it exists, as that usually contains the programs to be run when X starts, although I don't know how it works with a display manager like kdm. The ~/.xsession script might be worth looking at too.

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