Root tail and heavy background pixmap

Francis GALIEGUE (
Tue, 22 Sep 1998 13:39:04 +0200

First, thanks to the person whom I forgot the name for pointing me on
sudo (cleaning up mailbox...), it works OK, I can tail /var/log/messages
as a normal user now.

But now I have another problem...

I put the rt command as the last one to be executed in autoexec. So far,
so good, it's executed last. But my background is a heavy homemade xpm
which takes 30 secs to load, and when it's loaded it comes over the
tailed text, until of course another message appears in the file.

What I'd like to know is if it's possible for rt to wait for the
background to get loaded, or if I have to play with sleep?


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