Re: starting Idesk automatically in IceWM on Lenny
On Friday 16 October 2009 13:06:42 Tim Clewlow wrote:
> > But there is still this grey greying out grid over everything
> > instead of a
> > desktop with icons that are not covered by a grid of any kind!
> > if I
> > use .bash_profile to start X and then start idesk from a terminal
> > get a
> > fully functional system with a proper desktop. It is the trying
> > start
> > idesk automatically that seems to cause the problem. :-(
> > Thanks again,
> Ok, make sure you have a directory called .idesktop, ie create it
> mkdir ~/.idesktop
I already have this directory - the instructions I followed initially said to
create the directory and copy the config files there, which I have done.
I have also tried to solve the desktop problem by altering the background, but
to no avail.
> and then kill X <ctrl><alt<backspace> and then start is again
> 'startx' - I'm hoping this means you now have an idesk icon. Will
> fix the background and mouse after this.
So I just restarted X again, and although I have literally not touched the
computer since that last time when it failed, it started up with a functional
desktop but covered with this grid. So I restarted X a few more times and it
seems to have reached that situation fairly stably. I also tried a reboot -
it booted to the command line, I entered startx, and the system started
fine - just with this grey grid over everything.
As I say, it is starting idesk automatically that seems to cause the problem.