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Old 03-12-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2013
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 x86_64
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How do I create a cairo-dock session?

Hello all,

I am looking to create a cairo-dock session that starts from xwmconfig + startx. This session should include the mate panel at the top and NOT overwrite my current mate-session. I tried to copy/edit one of the sessions in /etc/X11/xinit and call it xinitrc.cairo-dock and it shows up in xwmconfig but does not start the cairo dock... it just launches the default mate-session. here is what my launcher looks like:



# merge in defaults and keymaps

[ -f $sysresources ] && xrdb -merge $sysresources
[ -f $sysmodmap ] && xmodmap $sysmodmap
[ -f $userresources ] && xrdb -merge $userresources
[ -f $usermodmap ] && xmodmap $usermodmap

if [ -z "$DESKTOP_SESSION" -a -x /usr/bin/ck-launch-session ]; then
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --exit-with-session mate-session
exec cairo-dock

Dunno why it doesn't work but I sure would LOVE some help on this one.

Thanks in advance
Old 03-13-2014, 09:30 PM   #2
jon lee
Registered: Jul 2013
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Try this
if [ -z "$DESKTOP_SESSION" -a -x /usr/bin/ck-launch-session ]; then
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/mate-session &
exec /usr/bin/cairo-dock

exec /usr/bin/mate-session
But I think you might also have to have an entry in /usr/share/xsessions


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