startx toasts AfterStep start directory

Kevin Chu (
Fri, 18 Sep 1998 01:59:25 -0700

I customised my start menu (this is AfterStep and Red Hat
Linux 5.1), adding things like LyX, Acrobat Reader, and Communicator
to it.  I made a copy of /usr/share/afterstep/autoexec in my
~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/ directory and commented out the WinList. 
Everything was working great.  Then I finally decided to remove the
AfterStepDoc and Red Hat Linux Installation Guide from the start
menu.  I couldn't find a way to do this so I edited
/usr/share/afterstep/start/*.  I just removed the AfterStepDoc and

Now, every time I type startx, the AfterStepDoc and RHLIG are back on
the start menu, and the additions I made are gone.  Somewhere, after I
type startx, AfterStep overwrites my
~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/start/ directory.

Where does it happen?  How do I prevent the overwriting?

I think the problems started when I edited the global stuff in
/usr/share/afterstep/.  Because of the long Linux uptimes, I don't
type startx that often, and my memory is sort of fuzzy as to what
caused this behaviour.  If I put a backup of my ~/.../start directory
back in place and just restart AfterStep (by hitting the green
recycley thing on the button bar) the menu is fixed, but only until I
startx again.


Kevin Chu