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Re: gdm startup (xsession)

On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 08:35:39AM -0700, Richard Otte wrote:
> Hi,
> I have gdm installed, but am unable to have any commands executed at
> startup in .xsession or .xinitrc.  I have the line
> exec wmaker&
> in my .xsession file, but when I choose xsession in gdm the screen goes
> blank and I'm shortly returned to the gdm login session.  I can login
> by choosing windowmaker in gdm, and I then find that the 
> file .xsession-errors is created, and contains the line:
> /usr/bin/WindowMaker warning: could not find icon file "wmaker-nav.tif"
> I created a .xinitrc and put commands in it, such as:
> xplanetbg&
> but they are ignored.  Does anybody know what files gdm will look
> at when starting up an xsession?  

Look in /etc/gdm

>I looked at the file
> /etc/gdm/Sessions/Xsession and noticed it contained the line:
> startup=$HOME/.xsession
> which I thought would tell it to use my .xsession file in my home
> directory.  Does anybody know what is wrong with my .xsession file that
> would throw me back to gdm?  (by accident, I originally didn't have
> .xsession executable, and then I could login, but .xsession was ignored
> and I got some other default window manager).  Thanks very much,

Could you post your .xsession?


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