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Running Gnome in Apples X11
Authored by: cgull on Jan 09, '03 09:00:28AM

I had copied my .xinitrc into my home directory (~/.xinitrc) and noticed that if I tell X11.app to open from the command line it actually will load gnome from my .xinitrc file just as I wanted in my XDarwin setup (as I had "exec gnome-session" in my .xinitrc file and had Gnome installed to load as my full-screen XDarwin window manager). If I open X11.app WITHOUT the command line, I get NO window borders or anything, so I couldn't move anything around. So I either rename the file or open X11 via the command line.

#open /Applications/X11.app



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Running Gnome in Apples X11 (.xinitrc probs)
Authored by: tjfarrell on Jan 09, '03 04:44:53PM

I was running OroborOSX with a .xinitrc file before switching (window manager
was not specified in .xiniitrc) and found that I ended up somewhat similar results when
double clicking X11.app.

I found that you have to specify the full path to all commands in your .xinitrc file.
(where as with OroborOSX you appear to have your default path).

Additionally, to get the Apple window manager, you have to
start it directly using again with the full path - /usr/X11R6/bin/quartz-wm &
(normal I guess, it is just OroborOSX which normally require you start
the window manager from .xinitrc)

Also note that it appears that stderr and stdout don't appear to be set up to
go anywhere when .xinitrc is run. (Not even to the console). So it is hard
to track what is going wrong.

One cavaet on the above - I have not yet logged out and back in again to see
what the impact of that is on my path.



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