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Re: Rép. : Re: [K12OSN] Re: Text-only sessions in K12



OK, this has helped a lot - I had a long hard look at
/etc/X11/xinit/Xsession script - it does have that if () statement.

I then got the clue from this - and now feel like a linux newbie!
I had neglected to make $HOME/.xsession executable!!! OOPS.

I have now started to play with the options - this is my current .xsession
which starts a 'nice' gnome-terminal inside ratpoison, giving me (almost)
what I want - a single terminal session.

# $HOME/.xsession startup script
gnome-terminal &
exec /usr/local/bin/ratpoison

Thanks for all of the ideas and help thus far.

David F

> Look into the /etc/xsession (not sure of the right name but something
> like this), that is the default xsession file, there should be a if
> statement for $HOME/.xsession and if so execute it.
> If the if statement is'nt there (it should be), you will have to add
> one.
>
>
>
> Guy Lessard
> Professeur CÉGEP de l'Outaouais
> Gatineau, Québec
> Canada
>>>> "David Fourie (TSC)" <k12 bizmail co za> 11/06/08 12:30 >>>
>> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:40:38 +0200 (SAST)
>> "David Fourie (TSC)" <k12 bizmail co za> wrote:
>>
>>> Hmmm - also a good option, but I cannot find a .xsession file!
>>> DF
>>
>> That would be $HOME/.xsession  It is a personal setting file that your
>> user(s) may or maynot have.  If they do not already have one, and need
>> one, then create it.
>>   $ touch /home/user/.xsession
>>
>> then edit to your desire.  ONLY do this for those that need something
>> special (in this case, need a commandline only UI).  This way ONLY
> those
>> users that desire a special environment can get one.  All other users
>> will use the system wide xsession file(s).
> OK, so I created the /home/test/.xsession file for my "test" user, but I
> still get a Gnome session for this user (and others).  I ran make
> install
> after building ratpoison wm, so it is accessible.  I even tried to
> address
> the binary directly : "exec /usr/local/bin/ratpoison" in .xsession.
>
> It appears that .xsession is not being referenced?
>
> David F
>>
>>> The ratpoison window manager is not part of the 4.2 ltsp distribution
>>
>> Was not aware that it really mattered if a WM was part of LTSP or not.
>> LTSP is basically just another application running on the server (or
>> better yet, a combinations of services).  LTSP just puts it all
> together
>> for you instead of forcing someone to do it all from scratch.  As long
>> as (1) the WM is on the server and (2) it is in the users .xsession
> file
>> was all the I thought was needed.
>>
>>
>>
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