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Old 05-30-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

When i use adduser the .xinitrc file is not created and slim display manager will not login in. Is this normal for adduser not to create the xinitrc?
 
Old 05-30-2016, 11:21 AM   #2
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Adduser does not create anything, it copies over what's in /etc/skel.
 
Old 05-30-2016, 11:23 AM   #3
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yes, for new users the default /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc is used.

if you want a specific ~/.xinitrc for your new user just login (or "su - youruser") and run xwmconfig to create one.
 
Old 05-30-2016, 04:31 PM   #4
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Hello Everyone,

Ok Thanks. Is there any reason why i could not just copy an .xinitrc into /etc/skel so that
it copies that one everytime a user is created?
 
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No such reason.
 
Old 05-30-2016, 05:50 PM   #6
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In fact, in some environments I have custom skel folders for specific classes of user accounts so that each is created to be specific to that class and require little or no additional setup. Check your man page and see if yours supports the -k or --skel option.
 
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Hello Everyone,

Thanks for the info guys.
 
  


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