[openbox] Logging out of Openbox

Dana Jansens dana at orodu.net
Thu Feb 4 11:10:26 EST 2010

On 4 February 2010 10:44, Erik Iverson <eriki at ccbr.umn.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have Openbox 3.4.10, and I am starting it from my .xinitrc file, that
> is, the last line of my .xinitrc file is:
> openbox-session
> However, when I right-click and "Log Out", openbox does shut down (I
> lose all window decorations on running programs), but all applications
> running (such as dock apps, terminals, anything) stick around, and I
> have kill off the X server with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.
> If I replace the last line in my .xinitrc with
> openbox  (instead of openbox-session),
> the "Log Out" option kills off all running applications and exits properly.
> Any ideas as to why that is?

My guess is you are running "openbox &" from your autostart, and then
running something else after it, so Openbox is not the controlling
process for X.  You don't want to launch Openbox yourself from
autostart, as openbox-session will do that itself last, and pass
control over to it.


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