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[SLUG] Starting X
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- Subject: [SLUG] Starting X
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Jul 11 14:34:27 2000
- User-agent: Mutt/1.2i
> Peter Rundle wrote:
> [re: window managers ]
> I tried lwm and blackbox last night, helps a little but I think that Gnome
> has to go. Tried doing this but it killed X, so how do I start X and launch
> a window manager without a desktop mangler?
Are you using xdm or gdm, which make X start when you boot, or do you run
startx from the command line?
* If you're using gdm, you can choose "Xsession" from the sessions menu, and
that will run whatever is in your .xsession file
* If you're using xdm, it runs whatever is in your .xsession file [*], so
* If you're using startx, .xinitrc [*] does the dirty work.
In each case, you'll want to run your window manager on the last line with
If you want to run any other software on startup, put them before that line,
and background them using the ampersand, &.
[*] Um, I usually soft link these two together for simplicity. I'm sure this
is the way they're supposed to go around, but I could be wrong.
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