[H-GEN] Do I have to use Gnome?
robert at timetraveller.org
Sat May 18 22:05:07 EDT 2002
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On Sun, 19 May 2002, Jimmy Freese wrote:
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> Yep, this is pretty much what I do all the time. For some reason I think I
> like it this way but am open to suggestions to make things easier.
Well, you can start X from the command line with startx which is really a
front end to xinit. Or you can use a member of the display manager family
to log into X. Candidates include xdm,kdm & gdm.
All display managers I've seen obey the existance of a .xsession file.
They will executr whatever is in there in preference to the defaults.
This is the correct place for a user to put their preference.
Similarly, startx reads the contents of .xinitrc.
Put your WM as your last line in either file & not background it.
It is possible to link these 2 files together so you get the same
environment whether you login using a display manager or whether you use
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