How to do a test environment...
- From: Michael George <george mutualdata com>
- To: garnome-list gnome org
- Subject: How to do a test environment...
- Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 11:07:18 -0500
I'm not much of a GUI guru. As a matter of fact, I have just been moving my
config files around since the mid-to-late 80's and tweaking them as necessary.
I use CTWM, XTerms, and lately I'm getting to use more and more graphics tools
as linux gets bigger and more powerful. I manyally start X11 by running
"xinit" on the command line and putting things I want run in .xinitrc. I know
the "normal" way of running X11 nowadays is w/ startx, but I've never looked
into how much of a change that would be...
Generally, I can run KDE and GNOME software with CTWM as my wm just fine. I
have RHL 7.2 installed and I can run the gnumeric and abiword (the apps I'm most
concerned with right now) apps just fine under CTWM. But I want to try the
new releases because I have Applix data I want imported and the newer versions
have that capability. It's in progress, though, so I want to help with it if
Okay, the quick bio is done, now for my question...
I have used garnome to build a testbed for the newest gnome. However, when I
go to $HOME/garnome/bin and try to run the apps there, I get all sorts of
errors. I'm presuming that is because I'm not running the new GNOME on my
What I'd like to do is to be able to have a parallel set of .xinitrc (or
whatever) files so that I can fire up an independant X11 session on another VC
that is running GNOME. I know I can start up other X11 sessions now by
spec-ing display :1, but I'm so far behind on how GNOME is "normally" fired up
I have a way to go to figure out how to get that to happen.
I'm hoping that someone will have already done this and that there might be a
quick and easy HOWTO-like document somewhere that would indicate how it's
In light of the terrorist attack on the U.S.:
They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
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