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Small Linux Question, start Idesk when icewm starts





kansloos
I currently expirimenting with an old PC and linux.

The comp boots itself into GDM and when u log in it continues to Icewm. A few days ago I found an app named idesk which serves desktopicons for minimal window managers, like Icewm. I got it all setup the way I wanted it too. But I didn't manage to start idesk automaticly when icewm starts.

Does anybody know how to get this done?
MrBlueSky
You can do this by changing the startup-configuration file of IceWM:

Quote:

The startup is a script (must be executable) that is executed by icewm-session command on startup.

It can look like this:

#!/bin/sh
idesk&
(sleep 2; psi&)&

Do not forget to make this file executable

$ chmod +x startup

Note: It is recommended to use '#!/bin/sh' as the first line, to use /bin/sh to execute the script.

Also make sure all applications are starting at background (&).


For this, and the location of the startup file, see: http://www.icewm.org/FAQ/IceWM-FAQ-4.html#ss4.2 and http://www.icewm.org/FAQ/IceWM-FAQ-4.html#ss4.3
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