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Old 07-25-2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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automatically starting gui after login


instead of editing the innit file is it possibe to automatically load the GUI for a particular user instead of for everyone... i mean once they enter their login name and password in console for the GUI to load up instead of them having to mess around in the console...

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Old 07-25-2005, 02:30 PM   #2
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maybe put "startx &" in .bashrc

Or for all users pput it into /etc/bash.bashrc
 
Old 07-25-2005, 02:32 PM   #3
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You could simply add the line startx to either their .bash_profile or to /etc/profile, I just tried it in /etc/profile and it worked like a charm.

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Old 07-25-2005, 02:37 PM   #4
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thank you, i'll give it a try...
 
Old 07-25-2005, 03:01 PM   #5
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thanks, it worked (used the bash_profile route)
 
Old 07-25-2005, 03:33 PM   #6
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if you add it to /etc/profile, you cannot login to a normal console without starting X.
so .bash_profile or .profile in the home dir. is better.

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Old 07-25-2005, 03:53 PM   #7
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Doesn't that also try and start X when opening an xterm aswell, or at least it did when I tried that. You could do with a bit of checking before executing `startx`, something of the lines
Code:
#!/bin/bash
for i in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
do
    if [ `tty` = "/dev/tty$i" ]
    then
        startx
        exit
    fi
done
You could even check X isn't running to start off with, but the above always met my needs
 
Old 07-25-2005, 04:11 PM   #8
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you're right.

but maybe testing with " ps -aux |grep X " is simpler.

edit: EDIT: you will still start a second X with ctrl-alt-F6, and then login

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Old 07-25-2005, 04:30 PM   #9
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yes true, I did think of this whilst writing it down here, but when I had X running I never felt the need to go to another ttyX console when I could open up another xterm. So it worked perfectly OK for my needs
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:38 PM   #10
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yeah i noticed that as well, when openning konsole/xterm/etc i get some sort of message saying X is already running when the GUI is loaded automatically through .bash_profile...
 
  


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