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Re: X startup & immediate shutdown (no errors)

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 11:53:12AM -0800, Charlie Reiman wrote:
> > Can anyone please tell me why X shuts down on its own in the following
> > situation? I want it to keep running continuously.
> >
> > I have no window manager installed (don't need one), I've got
> > xserver-xfree86 installed, I can use startx fine.  So I type startx, X
> > comes up, reads my .xsession file:
> >
> > #!/bin/sh
> >
> > /path/to/myprogram
> >
> > sleep 10
> >
> > which runs my program for ten seconds and then X shuts down by itself
> > (no errors).  So the question becomes, how do I keep X running after it
> > executes my .xsession file?  What is it looking for/to do next?
> This is what's supposed to happen. When your .xsession terminates so does
> your X session. So how you prevent it from ending depends on what myprogram
> does. If you are starting your program in the background, don't do that. If
> you have no choice, you'll need to do something more complicated. If
> myprogram must run asynchronously and never terminates, you could do this:
> while true; do sleep 100000; done

Eh, wouldn't 'exec /path/to/myprogram' work?

Nathan Norman - Incanus Networking mailto:nnorman@incanus.net
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