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Old 03-29-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Run application before KDM but after X11

How do you run a application at startup before KDM/GDM but after the start of X11?
Old 03-29-2010, 04:02 PM   #2
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I'm not sure you can.

One place to look would be in your /etc/rc.local startup files directory.

Another would be your global "XDM init" files (for example, xdm-config or xdm-setup).

These links might help:

Good luck .. PSM
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In the kdmrc config file, which is located at /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc on my system, I found :
# A program to run before the greeter is shown. Can be used to start an
# xconsole or an alternative background generator. Subject to word splitting.
# Default is ""
# A program to run before a user session starts. Subject to word splitting.
# Default is ""
# A program to run after a user session exits. Subject to word splitting.
# Default is ""
# The program which is run as the user which logs in. It is supposed to
# interpret the session argument (see SessionsDirs) and start an appropriate
# session according to it. Subject to word splitting.
# Default is "/usr/bin/xterm -ls -T"
Xsetup can be any shell script.
Maybe it's what you are looking for.
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thank you, that works perfectly.


gdm, kdm, x11

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