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trashbird1240 03-13-2007 01:17 PM

EVERY time I log in to E17
Dear Forum,

I would like the two following things to happen EVERY TIME I log in to E17 on Slackware 11:

1) Start gkrellm
2) Esetroot -s <my background>

I have tried the following in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.e17:


{default junk from file snipped}
# Start the window manager:
gkrellm &
exec /usr/bin/enlightenment
#set E17 background for transparency
#set up currently for "dark" theme -- may need to change later
Esetroot -s /home/joel/desktop.png

I previously had these in a different order, with Esetroot before exec e17 and gkrellm starting after.

Neither has worked.

I am logging in from KDM.

Is there a way to make this happen? (I'm open to all solutions, graphical, editing files, etc.)


Slum 03-13-2007 02:28 PM

Create an eap for each one of the applications you'd like to run
The process is a bit unusual in E17.

cd ~/.e/e/applications/all
edit_eap gkrellm.eap

This will bring up a gui, it's pretty self-explanatory. When you're finished hit save.

Lastly, you'll want to add this new eap to the list under your startup folder


echo "gkrellm.eap" >> ~/.e/e/applications/startup/.order
Good luck.

trashbird1240 03-14-2007 08:41 AM

Okay, here's what happened:

1) INstead of "edit_eap" my system has "enlightenment_remote -start-eap-edit gkrellm.eap"
2) I created "eaps" for each Gkrellm and Esetroot and copied the names to ~/.e/e/applications/.order
3) I logged out; when I logged back in all I got was a white screen with my custom enlightenment mouse pointer.
4) I logged in on tty1 and edited the files. First I removed Esetroot, figuring that it was the Esetroot that was screwing things up. I logged in to E17 again and got the same white screen with custom mouse pointer ("dark" theme ;)). So, I went back to tty1 and removed everything from applications/.order. Now I'm back in E17 and still have my non-transparent Eterm ;)

Is there a workspace-saving feature like in Afterstep?

Is there an option for Eterm himself to set the background image so that I can enable transparency? (it looks really cool with the "dark" theme!)


trashbird1240 03-14-2007 09:00 AM

As far as transparency for Eterm goes, is there an "e17-native" solution, like setting window properties for the application, rather than making it an option for Eterm?


trashbird1240 03-22-2007 09:30 AM

Update: I wanted the X screensaver daemon to start so I made XScreensaver.desktop (as opposed to .eap) and copied that to ~/.e/e/applications/startup. That worked; unfortunately I also tried this with gkrellm and login stalled at the splashscreen. I removed gkrellm.desktop and I logged in just fine.


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