An xprofile file,
/etc/xprofile, allows you to execute commands at the beginning of the X user session - before the window manager is started.
The xprofile file is similar in style to xinitrc.
The xprofile files are natively sourced by the following display managers:
- GDM -
- KDM -
- LightDM -
- LXDM -
- SDDM -
Sourcing xprofile from a session started with xinit
It is possible to source xprofile from a session started with one of the following programs:
All of these execute, directly or indirectly,
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc if it does not exist. That is why xprofile has to be sourced from these files.
~/.xinitrc and /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
#!/bin/sh # Make sure this is before the 'exec' command or it won't be sourced. [ -f /etc/xprofile ] && source /etc/xprofile [ -f ~/.xprofile ] && source ~/.xprofile ...
Firstly, create the file
~/.xprofile if it does not exist already. Then, simply add the commands for the programs you wish to start with the session. See below:
tint2 & nm-applet &