Re: startx toasts AfterStep start directory

David Mihm (
Fri, 18 Sep 1998 20:48:46 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 18 Sep 1998, Kevin Chu wrote:

! 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
The options are as follows:
1) rpm -e Afterstep ; then get the official non-RedHat-m4-processing
version from a download site near you listed at .
2) create an ~/.Xclients and ~/.xinitrc file with just "afterstep" in
them, this will bypass the m4 processing calls in the default (RedHat)
startx process.

	I believe this to be accurate, as this was the solution someone
else has posted to this list.  If this (2)does not work for you please
post again.

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