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Old 22nd October 2008
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I was playing with different wm and came across flwm which is based on wm2. As it do not provide any configuration, I was wondering is there a way to execute commands from my xinitrc. Commands such as for setting desktop backgrounds, starting conky and xscreensaver.

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exec /usr/local/bin/feh --bg-scale /usr/home/user/Pictures/wall.jpg
exec /usr/local/bin/conky
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yes
here's mine (as an example, i use fvwm, and some things needs to be run from .xinitrc)
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xsetroot -solid black &
xmodmap ~/.fvwm/appconf/xmodmaprc &
exec fvwm
& is needed to continue executing script....
and last line starts fvwm, there you don't use &
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hmmmm..........

ya I tried '&' too. but didn't worked, but now its working.
I thought we need to start wm first then need to execute the rest of the commands. Which don't seems to be the case.

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it's just a shell script, so you can do basically anything you can in sh.


my own system works off an initialization script, amounting to psetbg& pidgin& gkrellm& ... blackbox
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