On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:39:38 +0100 (CET), Pieter Donche <pieter.don...@ua.ac.be> wrote: > From a terminal window command line xbiff -geometry 50x50-5+5 & puts > it in my upper right corner, [...]
Do you use -5 to get rid of a window border added by KDE's window manager? > but if I put that in my .xinitrc > (and chmod 755 ~/.xinitrc) nothing happens. It needs to be loaded before the "startkde" exec (I think it was called this way). And your .xinitrc is +x, then it should look a bit like this: #!/bin/sh [ -f ~/.xmodmaprc ] && xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc xrandr --size 1400x1050 & xrandr --fb 1400x1050 & xclock -geometry 50x50+50+998 & xbiff -geometry 50x50+0+998 & xlogo -geometry 50x50+100+998 -render & exec startkde All the initial stuff has to end with &, and the window manager is the last command, prefixed by "exec" (so it replaces the shell). > Are you using kdm window > manager or xdm ? (I have in my /etc/ttys: > ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodeamon" xterm on secure) Neither. In the past, I've used xdm (as your example above, just with xdm instead of kdm), and this worked fine. A note towards your shell: If you're using the standard dialog shell (i. e. the C Shell), it might be neccessary to have a ~/.xsession which is +x and does contain: #!/bin/csh source ~/.cshrc exec ~/.xinitrc > Would .xinitrc not be processed by kdm window manager? This is completely possible. Maybe kdm defaults to a "builtin xinitrc" that launches KDE after successful login. I'm no KDE user so I can't tell. Just as a side question, doesn't KDE offer something with the same functionality like xbiff, so you can use KDE's builtin tool? -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"