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Date:      Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:39:18 +0000
From:      Frank Shute <frank@shute.org.uk>
To:        Pieter Donche <Pieter.Donche@ua.ac.be>
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, "mail.list freebsd-questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: how to configure xbiff
Message-ID:  <20090326153918.GA84393@melon.esperance-linux.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0903260829160.21502@hmacs.cmi.ua.ac.be>
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On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 08:39:38AM +0100, Pieter Donche wrote:
>
> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009, Polytropon wrote:
> 
> >On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:21:48 +0100 (CET), Pieter Donche 
> ><Pieter.Donche@ua.ac.be> wrote:
> >>What precise command do I have to write in what startup file,
> >>so that this does the same thing on FreeBSD/KDE3.5 ?
> >
> >I have the following line in my ~/.xinitrc:
> >
> >	xbiff -geometry 50x50+0+998 &
> >This is for the lower left corner of a 1400x1050 21" CRT.
> >If you think you need further options, consult "man xbiff". :-)
> 
> >From a terminal window command line xbiff -geometry 50x50-5+5 & puts
> it in my upper right corner, but if I put that in my .xinitrc 
> (and chmod 755 ~/.xinitrc) nothing happens. Are you using kdm window 
> manager or xdm ? (I have in my /etc/ttys: 
> ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodeamon" xterm on secure)
> 
> Would .xinitrc not be processed by kdm window manager?
> 

Probably not.

~/.xinitrc is only run when you use startx and ~/.xsession is used
when you run the display manager xdm(1).

I believe kdm also uses xsession.

This is all IIRC. I haven't used a display manager for sometime and
I've never used kdm.

Regards,

-- 

 Frank 


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