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Old 08-07-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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Need help understanding script....?

Hi members of the forum. I will like to ask for some help understanding the different command lines in this script:
Another sample of startup file

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin
export LC_ALL=nl_NL
#export LC_ALL=nl_NL.UTF-8
export DISPLAY=:0.0
#bsetroot -solid black
fbsetbg -C ~/.fluxbox/splash.jpg
exec &> ~/.fluxbox/log
xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
xset -b
xset r rate 195 35
# xset +fp $HOME/.font
unclutter -idle 2 -jitter 5 &
xset s off

sleep 6 ; idesk &
sleep 3 ; ssh_haddock &
sleep 3 ; exec emacs --iconic /haddock:documenten/nop &
sleep 3 ; xmms &
sleep 3 ; firefox &
# sleep 3 ; fbpager &
# sleep 3 ; xscreensaver &

#exec /usr/bin/fluxbox -log ~/.fluxbox/log
#exec ~/src/fluxbox/src/fluxbox -log ~/.fluxbox/log
exec /usr/local/bin/fluxbox #-log ~/.fluxbox/log
#exec aterm
bsetroot -solid black
I will like to know also if you guys think that this script represents an unique system or it can be use in any system.

Old 08-07-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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first, don't crosspost or double post. It's incredibly rude.

Second, tell us what the man pages for "export" "fbsetbg" "exec" "sleep" "bsetbg", etc. etc. aren't telling you that you need to know, then maybe we can give you an intelligent answer.
Old 08-07-2004, 11:17 PM   #3
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Sorry for the double post. it wasn't my intentions to be rude to the fellow members. The reason I'm asking is because I'm trying to run gdesklets automatically in my Fluxbox WM, but I can't get it to work. I read all the posible references I can find doing some google search. I being applying all the suggestions I found but nothing seems to work in my system. This is a snapshot of the startup file on my system;
# fluxbox startup-script:
# Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.
# You can set your favorite wallpaper here if you don't want
# to do it from your style.
fbsetbg -f /usr/share/fluxbox/backgrounds/Underwater.jpg
# This sets a black background
/usr/X11R6/bin/bsetroot -solid black
# This shows the fluxbox-splash-screen
# fbsetbg -C /usr/share/fluxbox/splash.jpg
# Other examples. Check man xset for details.
# Turn off beeps:
# xset -b
# Increase the keyboard repeat-rate:
# xset r rate 195 35
# Your own fonts-dir:
# xset +fp /home/zero/.font
# Your favourite mouse cursor:
# xsetroot -cursor_name right_ptr
# Change your keymap:
# xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
# Applications you want to run with fluxbox.
# unclutter -idle 2 &
# wmnd &
# wmsmixer -w &
# idesk &
gdeskcal &
# gaim &
Eterm -x -0 --trans --buttonbar 0 --scrollbar=off -f orange &
Eterm -x -0 --trans --buttonbar 0 --scrollbar=off -f orange &
# acme &
gdesklets &
# And last but not least we start fluxbox.
# Because it is the last app you have to run it with ''exec'' before it.
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/fluxbox
# or if you want to keep a log:
# exec /usr/X11R6/bin/fluxbox -log /home/jmr0311/.fluxbox/log
I found that other sample of a startup script in my previous post while searching, but I want to know if I could use it in my system safely just to do a test, to see if the problem is the startup file I'm using. Any other suggestion is very welcome.

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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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