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Date:      Fri, 1 May 2020 07:33:26 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
Cc:        Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley@hotmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Xdm var/log/xdm.log
Message-ID:  <20200501073326.ace7ae66.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <24235.45694.473965.863585@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
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On Fri, 1 May 2020 01:24:14 -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
> 
> Polytropon writes:
> 
> >  > Ok, I will add xsession.
> >  
> >  NB: .xsession (the dot is significant).
> >  
> >  Or you can do the following, as you said you already have
> >  a .xinitrc (which xdm will ignore, as mentioned):
> >  
> >  	% cp .xinitrc .xsession
> 
> 	From my home directory:
> 
> lrwxrwxr-x   1 huff  huff         8 May  1 01:19 .xsession -> .xinitrc
> 
> 	This implies you want the same environment from both.

Will usually work, but doesn't keep C shell initialization
(environmental variables, aliases, settings), which might
not be a problem if you're not using the C shell for dialog
sessions or if you concentrate on GUI entirely. :-)




-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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