problems with .xinitrc

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otto
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problems with .xinitrc

Post by otto » Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:38 pm

Hello,
I´ve some problems withe the .xinitrc script because it won´t work the way I want it to do.
I emerged Icewm and Idesk without any problems so I want to start them at startup but X only loads one of them.

If my .xinitrc looks like this:
exec icewm-session
idesk
then X only loads icewm but not idesk but if it looks this way:
idesk
exec icewm-session
it only loads idesk but not icewm.
In both cases I can start Icewm or idesk manualy but thats not the way I want it.
Thx for your help.

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Post by ShALLaX » Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:19 pm

exec icewm-session&
idesk

- or -

idesk&
exec icewm-session

(Probably best to do the second way, that way when you quit icewm... Xfree will die too, rather than when you quit idesk)
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Post by otto » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:59 pm

Thank you ShALLaX now it works the right way.

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