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Old 05-10-2003, 09:20 AM   #1
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Window Manager login shell


I need my ~/.bash_profile to be run when i login to fluxbox or windowmaker.

I have tried with this command:

exec -l $SHELL -c "fluxbox"

It works but for some reason fluxbox becomes very slow, it takes a copule of seconds to change theme and even longer to log in.

I can't find an anser to this anywhere so please help...
Old 05-10-2003, 11:14 AM   #2
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Your .bash_profile will be read every time you log in (run level 3 and I'm sure any other) but will only be read if you spawn a login shell. If you don't then Eterm or aterm won't read .bash_profile

Here is how I start fluxbox in .xinitc

exec /usr/local/bin/fluxbox


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