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Old 10-04-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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running a command when x starts


im trying to get my Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer to work and so i need to auto run a command when xstarts, i tried doing this by creating a .xinitrc file in my home directory and adding xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5", however when i restart x, it goes to start up, but then just goes back to console and wont start. what am i doing wrong? why does x refuse to start when i create the .xinitrc file? is there any other way i could run this command when x starts?

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Old 10-04-2003, 10:33 PM   #2
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anyone?
 
Old 10-04-2003, 10:47 PM   #3
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from man startx:
Quote:
The .xinitrc is typically a shell script which starts many clients
according to the user's preference. When this shell script exits,
startx kills the server and performs any other session shutdown needed.
basically, your .xinitrc is too short. It does what you tell it to do and then terminates. The man page gives the following sample .xinitrc
Quote:
xrdb -load $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid gray &
xbiff -geometry -430+5 &
oclock -geometry 75x75-0-0 &
xload -geometry -80-0 &
xterm -geometry +0+60 -ls &
xterm -geometry +0-100 &
xconsole -geometry -0+0 -fn 5x7 &
exec twm
My guess is that you would have an .xinitrc that looks like:
Code:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
exec kdm
if you're using gdm, it would be exec gdm instead of kdm.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 01:09 AM   #4
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nope, didnt work, x stopped starting

is there anywhere esle i can add this command to get it to auto execute?
 
Old 10-05-2003, 01:26 AM   #5
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maybe /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
in my case the above calls the script
/etc/X11/Xsession
and this might be a better place to try out. Do make a backup of this beforehand, though. You've got delete ~/.xinitrc as well.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:57 AM   #6
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if you're using KDE, take a look here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...099#post518099
 
  


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