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Date:      Fri, 1 May 2020 07:56:27 -0400
From:      Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>, Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley@hotmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Xdm var/log/xdm.log
Message-ID:  <24236.3691.152243.385927@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
In-Reply-To: <20200501073326.ace7ae66.freebsd@edvax.de>
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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. :-)

	Once	I start X, I do pretty much everything within it.  For the
rest I console-switch.
	(And the first line of the file is "#! /bin/sh".  :-) )
	What is there that one might wish to do that can't be handled out
of an xterm?


			Curiously,


				Robert Huff




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