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Great article. About time .xinitrc got its own wiki entry. Thanks for your contribution. Misfit138 14:02, 29 September 2008 (EDT)

Thanks :) Chochem 04:44, 2 October 2008 (EDT)

Maybe we could have a section on ck-launch-session? I don't know enough to be useful. Daenyth 12:52, 7 February 2010 (EST)


The article points out that any process (e.g. programs and daemons) preceding the 'exec WM/DE' statement should be backgrounded. This sounds logical in order to execute all of the desired statements (included the WM/DM launcher), without waiting for a process to exit. Looking at the file examples (some provided by myself), I noticed that 'xrdb ...' is not backgrounded. This made me test my own config, without backgrounding anything except the 'xscreensaver' daemon statement, and the results are the same - only I don't have a lot of backgrounded processes when using 'ps -a'. This matter confuses me a little so, my question is: are there any general rule on what processes should be backgrounded in .xinitrc? Starting daemons is one example of processes that should be backgrounded. --Roygbiv 16:55, 28 August 2011 (EDT)