RE: Saving menu settings in AfterStep

Michael Dill (
Tue, 1 Sep 1998 15:40:53 -0700

Hi gang:

There is a simpler (is that a word?) ... way to do this.  Just create a
.Xclients file in your home directory -- in root for esample, and include in
it ony one line:

	exec /usr/X11/bin/afterstep

That's it - now when you add things to your
~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/start/"whatever" folders (menus), they will be
there the next time you start her up.

Also, if you want to add backgrounds to your desktop, make sure they are in
the .xpm format, and put them in /usr/share/afterstep/desktop/backgrounds
directory.  When AfterStep re-reads the configuration file, they will show
up in the Desktop - Backgrounds Pictures menu.  Works great.  Try it! :-)

Mike Dill
Access Telemanagement
Senior Technical Consultant

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of David Mihm
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 1998 4:02 AM
To: Michael S Costello
Subject: Re: Saving menu settings in AfterStep

On Tue, 1 Sep 1998, Michael S Costello wrote:

! Jonathan Jump wrote:
! >
! > On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, Jeff Alami wrote:
! > > > Jeff Alami wrote:
! > > >
! > > > > I'm having trouble saving the menu settings I change. For example,
! > > > > suppose I create a new menu item called NEdit in
! > > > > ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/start. It looks OK when I restart
! > > > > AfterStep, but when I restart X, the change is gone! Any ideas?
! >
! > I had the same problem after recently installing RedHat.  Copy
! > /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients to ~/.Xclients. Then delete or comment out the
! > code starting after the line:
! >
! > '# we have to start up afterstep'
! >
! > and ending before:
! >
! > 'env > "$HOME"/Xrootenv.0' in .Xclients.
! >
! > Basically you just need a .Xclients file in your home directory that
! > it's job and doesn't execute the code I told you to delete. While you
! > at it also copy /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to ~/.xinitrc and modify it to
! > liking. Don't be afraid to experiment with either of these files. If you
! > are not using RedHat there will probably be some differences in the
! > directory path I gave you, but the solution may still be the same.
! > Good Luck!
! >
! > JoNathan JuMp

! I too have the same problem with Afterstep and RedHat.  Kind of Annoys
! me.
! If there is a good sized grop maybe some teamwork and a Mini-Howto would
! be in order.
! I am up to working with any of you to help fix this problem.  One nice
! end result of it
! would be, instead of just a quick hack or workaround to address it; I
! would envision a
! way to rip out Redhats default X configuration altogether (at least the
! parts that annoy)
! and perhaps suggest a change in procedure for the folks in NC.
! Thas all
! Mikey

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