[openbox] Regarding Openbox (fwd)

Holly Bostick motub at planet.nl
Tue Sep 21 07:10:38 EDT 2004

Skip Coon wrote:
> Hey there, 
> I start up using startx and put all of my "autostart" apps in this
> file: ~/.xinitrc
> scoon

I used a similar strategy when I used GDM with a variation:

I wrote a bash script such as the following:

export LANG="en_US"
#famd &
/usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon &
devilspie &
numlockx &
feh --bg-scale /usr/share/backgrounds/flower.png &
#LinNeighborhood -m &
(sleep 15 && DISPLAY=:1.0 gnome-panel) &
multi-gnome-terminal --use-factory --start-factory-server &
#gnome-terminal &
(sleep 20 && thunderbird-bin) &
(sleep 25 && firefox) &
#(sleep 40 && liferea) &
#(sleep 40 && gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=boinc) &
exec openbox

named it 'openboxstart.sh', made it executable, then edited the session 
file in /etc/X11/Sessions to point to the script (instead of 


> On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 10:29:54 +0200 (CEST), Mikael Magnusson
> <mangosoft at comhem.se> wrote:
>>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 06:44:03 +0200
>>From: Robert Rehammar <e9ravn at etek.chalmers.se>
>>To: mikachu at icculus.org
>>Subject: Regarding Openbox
>>Thank you for the (as I know) best window manager there is! It is thow
>>two feature I wolud like to request in a future release, I don't think
>>it's hard ones.
>>It is to be able to display dialoges as actions. If I for example have a
>>keybinding to start a program it would be great to be able to display
>>it's name in a dialog box similar to the ons shown when one switchens
>>The second one is some ability for auotstart similar to ~/.xsession or
>>KDE's ~/.kde/autorun. Since I use KDM, but not KDE/GNOME I have no (as I
>>know it) way to auto run stuff. And this is really a shame!
>>Best regards,
>>Robert Rehammar

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