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Old 10-27-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
shanenin
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.xsession script?


I want my freevo box to boot and auto login upon pressing the power button. I am using gdm to autologin, it works nice. I am using this script in my .xsession file
Code:
#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/xvattr -a XV_COLORKEY -v 0 &
exec blackbox &
/usr/bin/freevo
it starts blackbox then freevo just like I want it to. Sometimes I just want to run mplayer directly(without freevo). If I exit out of freevo, it drops me out of blackbox also, then brings me back to my gdm login screen. I am not able to use a terminal in blackbox. I thouhgt maybe this is to do with my .xsession scrpt. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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you want to exec freevo before blackbox. a window manager will always happily pick up whatever's there, so should *always* be the last line, and not have an & at the end. cos when that script completes, so does X.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 12:02 PM   #3
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I changed my .xsession to this
Code:
#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/xvattr -a XV_COLORKEY -v 0 &
exec /usr/bin/freevo
exec blackbox
it is still behaving the same way. If I exit freevo, it kicks me back to my gdm login screen. I just did this command from my other computer using ssh
Code:
 ps -A | grep blackbox
it appears blackbox is not running. That would make sence to my it is not falling back to blackbox, but to my gdm login screen.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 01:01 PM   #4
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I got it to work usng this script

Code:
/usr/bin/xvattr -a XV_COLORKEY -v 0 &
/usr/bin/freevo &
exec blackbox
I removed the exec on the freevo line

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