[LUNI] xinitrc and Debian
noesis at darktide.com
Sat Nov 16 11:15:00 CST 2002
Thank you Martin.
I'm a "Slack" guy and simply don't have the time to maintain the packages on
my workstations the way Slack requires so I'm switching my workstations over
to Debian. Servers still Slack. :) Been using Slack for a long time and the
differences between Slack and Debian are taking some getting used to!
I appreciate it!
On Sat, 16 Nov 2002 10:49:40 -0600
Martin Maney <maney at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 08:36:40AM -0800, Noesis wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > I just installed Debian on a workstation. So far so good. I installed
> > Blackbox, bbpager, bbkeys and all that good stuff as well as copied over my
> > .xinitrc. However, when I 'startx' it does not read my .xinitrc, it reads elsewhere
> > and starts KDE! In Slackware, your .xinitrc overrides all others (global) -
> > what do I need to do for my .xinitrc to be read from my home directory?
> man startx:
> Note that in the Debian system, what many people tradi-
> tionally put in the .xinitrc file should go in .xsession
> instead; this permits the same X environment to be pre-
> sented whether startx, xdm, or xinit is used to start the
> X session. All discussion of the .xinitrc file in the
> xinit(1) manual page applies equally well to .xsession.
> Keep in mind that .xinitrc is used only by xinit(1) and
> completely ignored by xdm(1).
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