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Re: starting Idesk automatically in IceWM on Lenny

Lisi ha scritto:
The box boots automatically into IceWM in 32 seconds from a standing start.

I have Idesk configured to my satisfaction, and it runs beautifully if I start it manually after I have booted up and IceWM is running. Any attempt, however, to make Idesk also start automatically, results in Idesk running fine - but not X and IceWM. The desktop looks odd (as if it hasn't finished loading), and although all the icons work and the applications start up and function correctly, when I shut down an application, X shuts down with it.
My guess: the startup file in icewm is supposed to do something and then exit (hint, hint)...

I have Googled repeatedly; and tried out every permutation I could think of in every file that I either found recommended or could dream up. I have looked in a large number of books. I have got Idesk running fine - but never IceWm simultaneously.

I think that I need to put "Idesk" into one of the configuration files. But which????


err... how about ~/.icewm/startup?
something like "idesk &" should do the trick; if it does not work,
try with "(sleep 3; idesk) &"

good luck

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