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{{ic|/etc/xprofile}} and {{ic|~/.xprofile}} allow you to execute commands at the beginning of the X user session, before the [[Window Manager]] is started. Therefore it cannot be used to start window-based applications. See [[Autostarting#Graphical]] for that.
 
{{ic|/etc/xprofile}} and {{ic|~/.xprofile}} allow you to execute commands at the beginning of the X user session, before the [[Window Manager]] is started. Therefore it cannot be used to start window-based applications. See [[Autostarting#Graphical]] for that.

Revision as of 09:19, 8 October 2012

/etc/xprofile and ~/.xprofile allow you to execute commands at the beginning of the X user session, before the Window Manager is started. Therefore it cannot be used to start window-based applications. See Autostarting#Graphical for that.

Compatibility

xprofiles are natively sourced by KDM (/usr/share/config/kdm/Xsession), GDM (/etc/gdm/Xsession) and LXDM (/etc/lxdm/Xsession).

Making it compatible with xinit

It is possible to make xprofiles compatible with these programs:

All of these execute, directly or indirectly, ~/.xinitrc (usually copied from /etc/skel/.xinitrc), or /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc if it doesn't exist. That's why we have to source xprofiles from these files.

~/.xinitrc and /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc and /etc/skel/.xinitrc
#!/bin/sh

# Make sure this is before the 'exec' command or it won't be executed.
[ -f /etc/xprofile ] && . /etc/xprofile
[ -f ~/.xprofile ] && . ~/.xprofile

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