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Re: can menu system handle this requirement ?

	Sorry about the mangled messages. It is happening periodically since
yesterday and I don't know why.

*John Lapeyre wrote:
  I want to add rasmol to the menu system.  It runs only under X,
> but at the same time needs a terminal open for the command line interface.
> I'd like to say needs=X11, but still have the window manager open it in its
> preferred termial emulator.  Is this possible ?
>  I could just say needs=X11 and then 
> command="/usr/X11R6/bin xterm -e rasmol", but what if xterm is not
> available?  I look in /etc/alternatives and there doesn't seem to be a link
> that means "preferred terminal emulator".
> 	John

	I have one idea.  Just put needs=text, so that a terminal is opened
under X11.  rasmol is run from a wrapper script anyway, so I could just have
the wrapper script return an error message if it is run from a console.  I
guess this is not a bad solution.
John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>,  lapeyre@debian.org
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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