Re: naive question for beginner

richard noel fell (
Tue, 09 Jul 2002 17:04:52 -0400

I use startx so I have to call .xinitrc. I must ask how this is done and what
do I put in that file which I must create since there is none at this time.
(There is, however, one in/etc/X11/xinit.)
  By the way, I did create an executable .Xsessions file as you suggested and
used both kdm and xdm to startx. Howerver, nothing was different. The same
interface as before.

Thanks for all your help and patience,
Dick Fell
Oystein Viggen wrote:

> * [richard noel fell]
> >     I generally use kde 3. The switchdesk utility is of no help. Can
> > anyone direct me to the appropriate source(s) or instruct me on how to
> > get afterstep as my default window manager?
> If you are using XDM or another display manager, such as KDM, you can
> most likely override its preferred window manager with a script called
> "~/.Xsession".  The file needs to be executable (chmod +x), and can
> contain something like the two lines:
> #!/bin/bash
> exec afterstep
> This file is also a neat place to put various hacks that you might want
> to run between logging in and strting the window manager.
> If you don't use any display manager (if you type startx to start X),
> you have to call the file ~/.xinitrc instead.
> Oystein
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