[oclug] Starting an X Windows term
Gilles J. Seguin
segg at infonet.ca
Tue Aug 28 21:30:53 EDT 2001
Joe Burpee wrote:
> On 01/08/28 15:54:50, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> > At 12:21 AM 8/28/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> > >On 01/08/27 22:54:02, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> > > > Is there a way to have Linux start up (boot) in text mode for TTY1 AND
> > > have
> > > > TTY2 start up either in or simply start up X Windows automatically ?
> > >
> > >$ open startx
> > >
> > So, in theory, I could add this into my ~/.bashrc and have it run it every
> > time I log in, correct ?
> I guess ~/.bash_profile would be better Patrick,
> since .bashrc is sourced every time you start a shell,
> not just a login shell.
~/.bashrc by default is not source as a personal file if shell is
~/.bashrc is not source as a personal file if shell is login.
It is the a common practice to have ~/.bash_profile to source
the personal ~/.bashrc file.
if ~/.bashrc is source by ~/bashrc_profile, you must
if [ "xSHLVL = "x1" ]; then
#what we try to do;
My preference to add this fonctionnality would be to create files
xfree86.sh and xfree86.csh in /etc/profile.d directory.
Which is the common pratice to add fonctionnality to /etc/profile file
by programme setup manager such as for example tar and rpm.
> Also, you could test whether /tmp/.X0-lock exists, to see if X has
> already been started.
You must also check for /tmp/.X1-lock and so on if you do thing like
$ startx -- :1
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