[svlug] X Sessions

Jesse Monroy jesse650 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 13:17:48 PST 2014


Scott,
it's worth noting, with some of the window managers,like icewm, you have to
start your own auxilary servies - like busd.

Jesse

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On Nov 14, 2014 2:00 PM, "Scott DuBois" <sdubois at linux.com> wrote:

> On 11/14/2014 12:30 PM, Erik Steffl wrote:
> >    how to start additional X server and what is started along (like a
> > window manager) depends on which distro you are using, the following
> > will likely work in most distros.
> >
> >    Generally you have two options, startx or display manager.
> >
> >    When using startx it usually (always?) uses ~/.xinitrc (you can also
> > refer to e.g. http://www.x.org/archive/X11R6.8.1/doc/startx.1.html or
> > for KDE specific instructions see
> > http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/kde/config.html)
>
> Well, I still have a couple of questions:
>
> 1. I don't seem to have ~/.xinitrc which means
>         A. Create a new one @ ~
>         B. ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
>
> with option A will that file be referenced separate from the one in /etc
> when the system boots and be only utilized by CLI startx command and
> with option B what problems will this cause by editing the existing
> xinitrc with regards to KDE bootloading?
>
> Current xinitrc:
>
> roguehorse at linux:~$ cat /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> #!/bin/sh
>
> # /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> #
> # global xinitrc file, used by all X sessions started by xinit (startx)
>
> # invoke global X session script
> . /etc/X11/Xsession
> roguehorse at linux:~$
>
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