Best way to start GNOME
- From: Felix Bellaby <felix pooh u-net com>
- To: "Rodrigo Moya" <Moya_Rodrigo/madrid_tecnologia sinvest es>
- Cc: "GNOME Discussion" <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Best way to start GNOME
- Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 17:25:02 +0000 (GMT)
Rodrigo Moya writes:
> My .xinitrc file looks like this:
> icewm &
> exec gnome-session
> I'm using GNOME 0.30. Is this the best way to start it, or, as I've seen in
> some posts on the list, is there a better way?
Drop the "icewm &" line.
The icewm will register with gnome-session when it starts up and
request that gnome-session restarts it at the start of the next
session. With your set up this means that icewm will be started
twice and you will get a "WM already running, exiting..." error
printed off into where ever your errors go during an X session.
I personally prefer to start X using xdm / gdm rather than going
through the xinit stuff. This usually means that the X start up
script is called .xsession rather than .xinitrc.
However, you can get xdm to start up the X session in exactly
the same way as a terminal session by including the following
line in your xdm-config file:
DisplayManager*session: /bin/sh -login
(I do not know the precise equivalent for gdm).
This means that all the scripts which are called for a
terminal login are called for an X login as well and you
can start gnome at the end of your ~/.profile with the
if [ "$DISPLAY" ]; then
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